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GoatRapist
Blue Screen Again
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-21-2017
Location: AQ
Views: 18,090
Message 1 of 6

Ideapad 320

I had some significant issues when attempting to install Linux on the Ideapad 320, but finally discovered a solution.

 

I updated the BIOS via the pre installed Windows 10, disabled secure boot, and set it to legacy first.

 

I tried about eleven distros before I found one that would not only boot, but also recognise the touchpad and wireless card.

 

Debian was my preference, but it was a hassle to get the touchpad and wireless working.

 

CentOS 7 - full install iso was the saviour.

 

I needed to have a USB mouse plugged in pre boot for the touchpad to be recognised, but apart from that, the install was flawless.

 

Anyone having issues with the Ideapad might want to try this method, it was the only one that worked for me without any post install jiggery pokery.

Abhie_lp
Paper Tape
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-29-2017
Location: IN
Views: 17,458
Message 2 of 6

Re: Ideapad 320

i installed mint and xubuntu on my 320.. only changing the safe boot.. touchpad was not workinng in mint but upgrading the kernel fixed..
jonathanvases
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎04-13-2018
Location: PE
Views: 11,614
Message 3 of 6

Re: Ideapad 320

install linux mint with iommu=soft on GRUB and install
justkurt
What's DOS?
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-17-2017
Location: US
Views: 11,126
Message 4 of 6

Re: Ideapad 320

Thanks for the info, eveybody! How is the performance of IdeaPad 320 with Linux Mint?

tamas79
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎08-06-2018
Location: HU
Views: 6,721
Message 5 of 6

Re: Ideapad 320

 

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet ivrs_ioapic[4]=00:14.0 splash"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="ivrs_ioapic[5]=00:02.0 iommu=calgary amdgpu.dc=0"

 

I added those codes in /etc/default/grub. This could be bit different, depends on your hardware and output message. I have Ideapad 320-17AST, after changing the parameters, My computer goes like the wind.

justkurt
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎12-17-2017
Location: US
Views: 3,566
Message 6 of 6

Re: Ideapad 320

tamas79 - Thanks. Did you do final boot install or did you wipe windows of the machine? Any guidance you can offer of appreciated!

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