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ideapad 710s and Linux

2016-06-27, 21:25 PM

Hi - the current version of the ideapad 710s BIOS does not allow changing of the SATA/drive mode from RAID to AHCI. As a result, it is pretty much impossible to install Linux onto these systems. I've tried multiple combinations of things - completely wiped the drive, disabled UEFI, Secure Boot and enabled Legacy mode, etc - and nothing works.  The currently locked SATA mode basically prevents Linux from even seeing the SSD.  I've tried the latest versions of Ubuntu and Gentoo - both with the same result.

 

Is there any reason why this setting is not exposed?  Are there any plans to expose it?  

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Re: ideapad 710s and Linux

2016-06-30, 5:09 AM

Hi I am facing the same issue, I find this really unfair to both the community and lenovo users. Please let us know how to resolve this.

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Re: ideapad 710s and Linux

2016-06-30, 5:10 AM

Hi I am facing the same issue on my 710s, Please let us know how to resolve this. I tried using a VM, that crashes as well. I generally find Windows unreliable. I can send BSOD for win 10 that I got.

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Re: ideapad 710s and Linux

2016-07-18, 17:16 PM

Those who boot Linux from MicroSD card, were you able to manage the problem with the card being unmounted after the OS resumes from a suspended state? I've got 128Gb MicroSD that is always mounted as 'removable' storage despite i'm using  kernel parameters (mmc_core.removable=0) to prevent this. As the result, the system losts rootfs every time after suspend and need to be rebooted.

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Re: ideapad 710s and Linux

2016-07-26, 17:40 PM

If you disable Secure Boot in BIOS and reboot, does this allow Linux to be installed?

 

Thank you,

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Re: ideapad 710s and Linux

2016-07-26, 18:03 PM
No, it doesn't. In fact the kernel never sees the internal SSD no matter what BIOS settings are used.
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Re: ideapad 710s and Linux

2016-07-26, 22:31 PM

I'm really interesed in this laptop but I need Linux to work. I hope Lenovo staff could solve this issue

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Re: ideapad 710s and Linux

2016-07-27, 17:06 PM

Thank you for confirming it is still not possible to install Linux on ideapad 710s systems.

 

This issue has been escalated to the Development team. I am unable to offer a timeframe for fix at this stage in the investigation. With previous cases, BIOS fixes have been delivered anywhere from several weeks to several months.

 

I will post again when I have more information on the investigation.

 

Thank you,

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Re: ideapad 710s and Linux

2016-07-28, 20:26 PM

Hi, what if using NVMe SSD ? (Sorry if it's incorrect question, I'm really not very good in block device architecture)

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Re: ideapad 710s and Linux

2016-08-05, 17:14 PM

I was looking for a laptop with good build quality amd the iris 540 (or better) gpu.  The 710s looks very promising, except for the linux issue.  Hopefully this gets fixed before I buy a laptop.  I had the the of the line 710s laptop in my shopping card and was reaching for my credit card when I thought to check linux compatibility.  Lenovo's been great with linux in the past, so I thought it was paranoid to have to check.


Hopefully lenovo fixes this soon, especially with the skylake based laptops near the end of their product life cycle, the kaby lake chips are already shipping to OEMs.

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