07-08-2019 08:58 PM - edited 07-08-2019 09:05 PM
I know this is an old post, but I had the same query.
My PC is a M715q MT-M 10VG-000SUS (Purchased May 2019, Ryzen 5 2400GE CPU) which I want to run Linux on.
First I tried Debian v10 (kernel 4.19.0-5). This installed really nicely with the graphical installer. There are proprietary drivers for the Atheros WiFi card. If I try to load them during installation, then on first boot it hangs. So I disabled the WiFi card in the Set Up and will come back to that later. However, WiFi card issues aside, on booting the system gets some way through the loading process and hangs with the black screen and blinking cursor. I think it's a graphics issue because I can use CTRL+ALT+1 to get to the consol and work from there. This is perhaps not too surprising, the Vega graphics were only added to the 4.19 kernel, and my other Lenovo Ryzen laptop (A485) only runs properly on the v5 kernel.
At the time of writing Debian Stable only supports kernel 4.19. To get to kernel v5 I would have to compile my own (probably) and this is going well beyond the scope of what the original poster (and myself) are after.
Next, Ubuntu 19.04 Desktop...
07-08-2019 09:40 PM
I downloaded Ubuntu 19.04 Desktop version and made an ISO using Tuxboot. I re-enabled the onboard WiFi in the Set Up because I wanted to see it if would work. The system booted and the graphical installer ran very nicely. During installation I ticked the "Use 3rd Party Software" because I suspect this is required for the WiFi.
Installation was quick. The system booted into Ubuntu without any issues at all. A quick check verifies that all peripherals work as expected. Success.
Note: The M715Q was shipped with Win10 on a 256GB SSD. I shrunk the Win10 partition by 100GB and installed Linux to that space. The Ubuntu installer automatically rewrote the boot loader so that on boot I can choose between Win10 or Ubuntu. All-up I'm very pleased with it. Thank you Lenovo. Thank you Linux.
07-14-2019 12:28 AM