07-24-2017 07:25 PM
I am in the same boat. I just got my Flex 5, and I am unable to dual boot linux to it.
Here's what I have tried:
disabling fast boot.
disabling secure boot.
Different versions of Ubuntu.
A few different usb thumb drives.
Whenever I try booting into efi usb, my system restarts and I get
system doesn't have any usb boot option
When I do boot into my usb I do not get an option to install ubuntu alongside Windows.
My system has a hybrid drive, with a 512GBSSD + 1TB HDD
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
09-10-2017 07:41 PM
I have. I actually changed my bios settings from the default Intel RST to AHCI. Unfortunately I wasn't able to install linux on the sad, but that may have been because I installed Windows first.
But as it stands I have Windows on the SSD and I partitioned some space onto the HDD forward Linux since this machines specs are good enough. No problems so far.
Just a note incase you were worried, if you clean install Windows 10 you won't need a license as it's attached to the Mobo so you don't have to worry about that like I was. Lemme know if you have questions I'll do the best I can to help
10-28-2017 01:50 PM
I had the same problem!
Here is my solution:
I hope it helps!
01-29-2018 10:18 AM
The solution provided by gospodnetic works perfectly.
When following these steps exactly as described, I was able to install both Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10 in dual boot mode, but Ubuntu 16.04 was installed in Legacy mode while my pre-installed windows was in UEFI mode. So, in order to run the other one, I had to always change my BIOS settings.
This can be prevented by taking care of a few additional things.
- While create USB live disk for Ubuntu using Rufus, select GPT partition scheme for UEFI.
- In BIOS settings, set Boot to UEFI before running installation for Ubuntu.
Everything else is fairly straigtforward, if you follow the steps provided in the previous solution.
Hope this helps! Cheers!