10-28-2012 03:04 PM
I am not sure whether this post should be here or in the "IdeaPad" section. I have a v570, but my question is about linux installation.
I bought a lenovo v570 from Best-Buy in Canada. I enjoyed the ability to dual-boot Windows7 and OpenSuse or Windows7 and Ubuntu for a year. Then something in my hard-drive stopped working. I took it to Best-Buy under warranty. It was shipped to the factory, and then came back, with a new hard-drive, so there was nothing on the harddrive except a new W7 professional installation (not sure if that matters).
Now I cannot install any linux distribution. It seems there is a problem with secure boot being enabled. I didn't think this would be an issue on W7, but perhaps policy has changed. Let me briefly explain why I think I have a secure boot problem. I tried to install OpenSUSE, and when the installer starts, I get an error message: something like, "Cannot read GPT blah blah You cannot delete, resize, or create new partitions, but you can write to existing ones." Upon the end of installation, I get a permission error regarding installing the boot loader. Ubuntu 32 bit, and 64 bit, will not even boot off the install disk, the only message I get it "Secure Boot Not Enabled."
Has anyone else seen a similar scenario, and more importantly, can one suggest a way around this?
10-30-2012 06:00 AM
11-03-2012 01:53 PM
Thank you for the response.
No. There is no option to disable secure boot in the bios. Is there a way to update the bios to make this option available?
I would certainly share screenshots, but unfortunately, the boot process does not make it far enough to record screenshots.