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Re: Install linux in Lenovo Yoga 720?

2017-10-06, 22:49 PM

Just a quick update:

acpi=off doesn't work as well. 

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Re: Install linux in Lenovo Yoga 720?

2017-10-06, 23:45 PM

I checked it out and you guys are right. Change UEFI to Legacy support in your BIOS. Choose the first option that is likely labeled "linpus" and boot it up. You will still not have mouse support unless you build the kernel module with the changes mentioned previously in this thread. 

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Re: Install linux in Lenovo Yoga 720?

2017-10-07, 9:30 AM

Thanks, but I want to run it as a dual boot, so Legacy is not an option for me. There has to be some way to run it on UEFI. 

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Re: Install linux in Lenovo Yoga 720?

2017-10-13, 20:43 PM

Hi!

I am planning to purchase a Lenovo Yoga 720 15" and had a quick question. Other than the trackpad issue, was there any major problem running native linux (preferably installed in dual boot along Windows 10)?

 

I am planning to use Ubuntu 16.04 or later, and especially want to make sure cuda can be enabled so I can take full advantage of the GTX 1050.

 

Thanks!

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Re: Install linux in Lenovo Yoga 720?

2017-10-13, 22:43 PM

You can dual boot fine with UEFI. You just need to know what you are doing. I made a second boot partition so I didnt mess up the Windows one. Grub can be configured to just hand off to the Windows partition. Getting the trackpad working is kinda tricky as well.

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Re: Install linux in Lenovo Yoga 720?

2017-10-13, 22:46 PM

Great. So you had no issues interacting with the graphics card?

Thanks again!

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Re: Install linux in Lenovo Yoga 720?

2017-10-15, 19:17 PM

Update on my attempt to get Ubuntu to run the 13" Yoga:

 

I changed the BIOS to Legacy Support as 1o said (thanks!), even though I thought Windows wouldn't work after that. Turns out this setting doesn't change the BIOS to Legacy but probably simply turns off some kind of safeguard (it seems like the windows boot manager stays alive when UEFI is on without Legacy Support or something).

 

After that everything works just fine out of the box, even the touchpad and everything.

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Re: Install linux in Lenovo Yoga 720?

2017-10-15, 19:45 PM

I found that the BIOS takes longer to load with legacy mode. Theres a post in the first few pages of this thread that tells how to configure Windows to not break with secure boot off but UEFI on.

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Re: Install linux in Lenovo Yoga 720?

2017-10-16, 15:40 PM

RUNNING LINUX ON THE YOGA (and a few related matters)
This is for the Lenovo Yoga 720 13", 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM

The only Linux distro I have found which runs on the LY720-13 without changing the BIOS settings at all is Knoppix:

1. Build Knoppix "live" USB flash drive.
    a. Use Knoppix v8.1 iso file.
    b. Use Rufus to create the bootable USB drive, setting partition scheme to "GPT partition scheme for UEFI", and defaults otherwise.
    c. After creating USB bootable drive, rename its "isolinux" directory to "syslinux", and the two files therein starting with "isolinux" to start with "syslinux".
        i.  I have tried "Universal USB Installer" -- it has more problems than Rufus, both with Knoppix and UEFI.
        ii. The peculiar directory and file name changes required are unique to Knoppix -- Their website discourages USB drive creation.
        
2. Boot off the USB drive.
    a. Place the USB drive directly in the back right type A USB socket of the Yoga.
    b. Pull up Windows 10. Click start button or Winkey (also known as "Super"), click on power menu button, then while holding down the SHIFT key, click on restart.
    c. You will get several different choices. To boot off the USB drive, choose "Use a device", then "(EFI) USB Device". You may get a dialog about "System doen't have any USB boot option...". If so, just press OK. At some point you should get a "Linpus" (or even a "Knoppix") boot option. Select that.
        If you don't get a relevant boot option, try just holding in the power button on the right of the Yoga for a moment, then press it again. The machine may reboot into the USB drive.
    d. This should successfully boot to Knoppix. (You may have to press the enter key if you get a "UEFI boot" banner with a blue background.)

3. Knoppix cannot access the Yoga SSD drive without changing the BIOS SATA drive mode from "RAID" to "AHCI".

4. To access the SSD in any Linux distro, you must change the SATA connection in BIOS to AHCI rather than RAID. See http://triplescomputers.com/blog/uncategorized/solution-switch-windows-10-from-raidide-to-ahci-operation/. This worked on the Lenovo.

5. Unknown exactly why at this point, but using (Linux) dd for backup to a 4TB HD in a USB 3.0 external case repeatedly failed when using a USB 3 cable. Switching the cable to a USB 2.0 cable stopped the failures and worked perfectly.

Now, HERE IS THE KEY to running other Linux distros on the Yoga:
    a. CAREFULLY following #4 above, change the SATA setting in BIOS from "RAID" to "AHCI".
    b. Now you wiil be able to change the BIOS from "UEFI only" to the "legacy support" options. Changing to "legacy support", either first or second, was the secret.

You now will be able to boot either an external DVD, or A Rufus-created USB drive, with Linux Mint or Ubuntu (probably others as well). I have found the USB booting to be finicky, but possible. I suspect a USB 2 flash drive might work more reliably than USB 3 -- again, I suspect.

Quick note: Both Linux Mint and Ubuntu recognize a quick light tap on the mousepad as a single click; not so for Knoppix.

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Re: Install linux in Lenovo Yoga 720?

2017-11-13, 18:46 PM

Thanks for the tips on installing Ubuntu on this machine. Everything runs great (sans the touchpad until I compile or wait for 4.14 in the repos), but I am having an issue and am curious if others have also.

 

Shutting down or restarting from within a Gnome session does not complete. The screen hangs with a blinking cursor top left of the screen. I have to power down with the on/off button. However, from a Terminal `shutdown -h now` or `reboot -n` works fine via sudo.

 

I haven't found any culprit via the logs.

 

Thoughts?

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