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aljosa1
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Problems running Ubuntu on Lenovo Y700-17ISK

My unsuccessful attempt to contact support through official Lenovo web pages (even phone number for Croatia is missing) brought me to this forum, so hi all Smiley Happy

 

I've recently purchased a new Lenovo Y700-17ISK notebook (Intel Core i7-6700HQ/RAM 16GB/SSD 512GB/Nvidia GTX960M 4GB/Bios version CDCN30WW) without an operating system, in which I'm currently using Ubuntu 16.04 with some minor issues:

 

- Boot Error: Failure writing sector 0x21c8800 to 'hd0'
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1553687

 

- Notebook subwoofer doesn't work
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/1553685

 

- Direct firmware load for iwlwifi failed
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1553941

 

- mmc0: Unknown controller version
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1553688

 

- ACPI Errors
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1553690

 

- Bluetooth issues
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1553694

 

- Can't claim BAR 6: no compatible bridge window
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1553693

 

I have been advised today by the 'Ubuntu team' to inform the 'Lenovo support' about the following problem:

 

- Firmware Bug: No valid trip found
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1553691

 

I would be very grateful for any help, thanks in advance Smiley Happy

aljosa1
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Re: Problems running Ubuntu on Lenovo Y700-17ISK

http://support.lenovo.com/hr/hr/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-y-series-laptops/y700-17isk?be...

Looking at the 'driver downloads' page, it seems that the new BIOS update is released today:

 

BIOS Update for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ideapad Y700-15ISK, Y700 Touch-15ISK, Y700-17ISK
Released 3/22/2016

 

But checking the version of the new BIOS file, here's what it says: CDCN30WW 2016/01/31???

virgosun
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Re: Problems running Ubuntu on Lenovo Y700-17ISK

Don't expect all peripherals to work. Lenovo recommends Windows.

I run Linux on my 2 laptop, Asus and Yoga 500 and found that Linux is killing my battery

and is toasting my hardware. 

aljosa1
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Re: Problems running Ubuntu on Lenovo Y700-17ISK

World is really small, besides Lenovo Y700-17ISK I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed also in Asus N750JV and X750JN notebooks.
In Asus notebooks I can turn off Bluetooth, memory card reader and other things simply by using BIOS settings.
I purchased Asus notebooks with Windows pre-installed, and I can update BIOS in 2 minutes without any need for Windows. Despite the fact that I bought Lenovo notebook empty without Windows, I can't update BIOS without Windows, which means that I am obligated to spend not only extra money, but a lot of time too every time there's a new BIOS version.

That said, I don't think that my Lenovo notebook is - all in all - a bad product, but I'm convinced that it can become much better.

aljosa1
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Re: Problems running Ubuntu on Lenovo Y700-17ISK

I wiped my SSD. Sad but true, then I first installed licensed version of Windows 10 - only because of BIOS updating. After that I installed Ubuntu 16.04 alongside with licensed version of Windows 10.
Now here's the question: what does it mean that already 10-15 days it is impossible to find any BIOS file on 'Y700-17ISK Laptop - Lenovo Support' web page? Is something terribly wrong with the 'CDCN30WW' and 'CDCN35WW' BIOS version? Is it a sign that the new BIOS version will be released soon?

aljosa1
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Re: Problems running Ubuntu on Lenovo Y700-17ISK

There's finally a new BIOS update file available today at the 'driver downloads' page:
http://support.lenovo.com/hr/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-y-series-laptops/y700-17isk?be...

 

BIOS Update for Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit) - Notebook
Released 7/18/2016, Version CDCN35WW

 

When - hoping to solve problems running Ubuntu on Lenovo Y700 - I try to install this latest BIOS update file, I get the following error message: "the version of ROM file is the same as that of BIOS" !?!?????

kitru
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Re: Problems running Ubuntu on Lenovo Y700-17ISK

is doesn't help
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