02-12-2012 09:51 AM
My laptop is Lenovo G570.
Lenovo didn't provide drivers and other softwares for Linux OS. As I would like to install Ubuntu, where can I get those?
I checked the website but it didn't find them for linux.
02-12-2012 12:10 PM
ubuntu should have everything you need already there. some lenovos (i don't know about your particular model) have issues with the uefi which is like a bios but hates linux. in this case you have to change out the grub 2 bootloader in ubuntu for grub legacy. if you run into this problem try linux mint its very similar to ubuntu minus the unity overlay, but it still runs regular grub. another problem my b570 and some v570's have is with the wireless. if you run into this issue open a terminal and type the following commands
sudo service network-manager stop
sudo rmmod acer_wmi
sudo modprobe acer_wmi
sudo rfkill unblock all
sudo service network-manager start
sudo rmmod -f acer_wmi
then to get the settings to stick after reboot type
echo "blacklist acer_wmi" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
and you will have working wifi
02-12-2012 03:43 PM
I would suggest you download and burn a Live-CD image of mint or the release of your choice and see if the required drivers are available to you from the Live-CD boot. If one release does not work try another, as there might be differences in the available drivers from release to release. I was allowed to boot a mint 11 Live-CD at the store to confirm compatibility before I bought my Z560 here. Hopefully you will find a release that will support your G570 out of the box. Once you do consider how you want to install it. It is possible to keep the Win7 partitions functional with some effort if you like, but it will take more than the default install from a Live-CD to accomplish it.
02-12-2012 05:27 PM
I run debian gnu linux on LenovoG 470 ... had to patch the bugged BIOS to get decent fan support...
main issue now is in sdcard driver