09-24-2017 12:56 AM
I'm considering buying the new Ideapad 720s as my new ultrabook for everyday use and I wanted to be sure about Ubuntu's compatibility with this machine. I've read about various issues with SSD and touchpad recognition on other Lenovo models, so that scared me off a bit. Any direct experience from you guys? Thanks
10-27-2017 03:13 PM
I 've an lenovo ideapad 720s, update your firmware and setup yout bios configuration, and you will be able to install any linux distribution. Now I'm running Ubuntu 17.10 on the ideapad 720s. Good Luck.
02-13-2018 12:00 PM
Would you mind posting how you accomplished this? I'm having trouble getting the device to even boot off of an Ubuntu 17.10.1 USB install drive. There does not seem to be a "linux only" BIOS update on Lenovo's site for the Ideapad 720S-14IKB. I have seen one for the 710S though. Did you use the Windows 64 BIOS update and then install Ubuntu?
08-26-2018 03:26 PM
I have this awesome ultrabook already, really good one. Ubuntu 16.04 is my main OS, and works pretty good. Nvidia drivers, SSD, touch.
The only is not working is fingerprint sensor, as I understand this model adapted the different version of sensor (different from their Workstation w550s model, were ubuntu also works well including with fingerprint reader), and there is no drivers for this reader yet
10-13-2018 06:35 AM
I recently tried installing Ubuntu 18.04 on my ideapad 720s-15Ik, but the system would hang every time I tried to shutdown or reboot. Did anyone come across this issue? I can't find much on the web about it.