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Kailin
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How to install Linux on Miix 720?

I have tried Debian, Ubuntu and Arch, and I can boot into the live-cd, but not hard drive detected so I just can't install Linux.

 

I keep googling this topic for several weeks, and find that the same problem exists in some recent Lenovo laptops (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12545878). Lenovo had released special BIOS updates for this problem on these laptops (https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/forumkb/LL06_EN@TKB!!3466850), but Miix 720 is not included.

 

Could anyone solve this problem? Will Lenovo release a BIOS update for Linux on Miix 720?

KokuraAsahi
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Re: How to install Linux on Miix 720?

As there is no AHCI supported BIOS, it's impossible to install Linux on internal SSD now.

And you can 1) try WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux, or called bash on Ubuntu on Windows)  2) install Linux on external storage(USB drives).

 

I have given feedback on Chinese support website, but no solution. They know this but seem to do nothing. 

Kailin
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Re: How to install Linux on Miix 720?

Thanks for your reply.

 

I wish Lenovo could release a BIOS update for us Linux users.

Kailin
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Re: How to install Linux on Miix 720?

Any update on this issue? Is Lenovo trying to solve this problem?

Kailin
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Re: How to install Linux on Miix 720?

get up

KokuraAsahi
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Re: How to install Linux on Miix 720?

Solved.
Lenovo has released the new bios  3SCN57WW that added AHCI mode.
You can find this update on global support website
Kailin
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Re: How to install Linux on Miix 720?

Thanks! I'm really appreciate all the people working on this issue.
lenovochobo
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Re: How to install Linux on Miix 720?

So what is Linux like on the Miix 720 please?

 

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