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lop3
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Install Linux on Thinkpad 8 20BN?

Hi,

 

I've noticed the Thinkpad 8 20BN Tablet has an Atom x86_64 CPU and can boot from USB.

I will only buy it if it can run Linux. Is it possible to boot an Ubuntu 16.04 bootable USB flash drive on it?

Ubuntu DOES support UEFI BIOS booting, but I think there is more flexibility when disabling UEFI and using Legacy BIOS boot mode.

Can someone please tell me if this tablet will boot Ubuntu and whether UEFI can be disabled?
Secondly, is the display, Wifi and USB working properly with a modern Linux distro and kernel? (eg: Ubuntu 16.04 and Kernel version 4.X)

Otherwise my only other option is a MS Surface Pro, which is too expensive.

lop3
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Re: Install Linux on Thinkpad 8 20BN?

Hi,

 

It's been 1 week without any reply?

 

Surely Lenovo tech support should be able to boot Ubuntu 16.04 on a flash drive on this tablet and say if it works or not?

It should only take 5 mins (excluding time for downloading/copying onto flash drive)

 

Download

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

 

Copy (in windows)

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows

 

Copy (in Linux)

sudo dd if=/home/bob/Desktop/ubuntu16-04.iso of=/dev/sdX

 

More guides for all OS's

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

reddirt
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Re: Install Linux on Thinkpad 8 20BN?

The forum is mainly peer to peer, your best bet is to go to the Ubuntu site, and check out there forums. Since you don't already own a product to open up a case.
lop3
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Re: Install Linux on Thinkpad 8 20BN?

Come on, surely someone at Lenovo can tell us if this tablet can run Linux? There are millions of linux users.

 

Lenovo, can you please help know if we can buy your product?

lechndo
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Message 5 of 6

Re: Install Linux on Thinkpad 8 20BN?

Hi everybody out there.

 

Is there any new information about this topic?
I have Lenovo Windows 8 Tablet (20BN-001RGE) and were not able to boot Ubuntu from a USB stick.
I already disabled the Windows Fast Boot option and the Secure Boot in the startup menue and moved all the USB devices on top of the boot order list.

Is there anything else I have to do to boot Ubuntu from my USB pen drive and install it?
Did anyone out there already solve this problem?

Thanks and best regards from Austria.

aldary
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Re: Install Linux on Thinkpad 8 20BN?

now it is ubuntu 18.04,   i have try boot by usb,i just download the ISO from ubuntu,after creat boot USB by "refus",use this .ISO

boot to ubuntu success now ,all is better than windows ,

just wifi not work,i try find the driver now,who can find this driver for linux ? .

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