08-15-2018 03:36 AM
I tried to install Linux (Ubuntu on a MiiX 320-10ICR (since I dislike Windows 10 home because of it's really poor privacy).
I have read all the how-tos I could find, but without success.
step 1: shutdown Windows 10 completly (command: shutdown /s /f /t 00)
step 2: reboot into the boot menu (use: Power on + key volume up)
step 3: diable secure boot and Platform Trust Technology
step 4: boot Ubuntu from USB
Also have a look at
Unfortunatelly he did use other hardware (I guess no USB 3.0)
These are the errors:
running /scripts/casper-premount ... done
then the system fails with:
creating debconf-communicate file mechanism [...]
usb 1-2.1: device descriptor read/64, error -110
The USB memory stick is fine, I am quite sure it's a USB-3.0 problem, butr I have no idea how to disable it.
Lenovo HW spec:
USB Type-C 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
Any idea is very much appreciated!
09-26-2018 08:02 AM
Because you are from Germany you can take a look at this post on ubuntuusers.de (https://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/ubuntu-auf-lenovo-ideapad-miix-320-10icr-80xf0/) It addresses many problems.
In general: Using Linux on Miix320 is a pain, especially the installation process. I tried a lot of kernels (4.15, 4.16, 4.17, 4.18RC) and different distros (Ubuntu, Manjaro, Debian) and install methods (USB Stick over USB-C and USB2 (over keyboard) W/ and W/O sd card plugid). All methods sometimes worked and sometimes failed.
So if the boot ends with black screen or error, try again multiple times and hope and ..... be patient.
I give up for now with Linux on Miix320. Laptop mode works okay at best, but I'd like to use it as tablet.
09-26-2018 08:27 AM
Thank you fror answering.
I wonder if I only need to use a different USB slot. The keyboard has 2 old-style slots and the thouchpad has a new very thin one.
The problem seems to be the USB slots.
Though the Lenovo T-series is really good, I would never buy this piece of hardware again with the Windows-crap-OS.
09-26-2018 11:38 AM
I used the USB from Keyboard at first but you need only small shocks or vibrations and the connection between keyboard and tablet is interrupted (noticed it on a train first). I bought a USB-C to USB-A adapter and using the tablet USB-C 3.1 port ever since.
I just checked the daily build of Ubuntu Cosmic 18.10 with Kernel 4.18 and it works solid! The first 5 boots no issues at all, then two times the "screen keeps black" issue.
I havent installed to emmc, Linux live mode from usb only, so no optimising any configs or parameter yet
Background light and black scrren maybe fixable by setting acpi_osi=Linux and acpi_backlight=vendor in Grub.
I might give it another try in the next weeks.