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Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

2016-09-20, 8:16 AM

@Bownairo great job!

Can you boot Windows normalyy if you change to AHCI?

 

Hope someone will make similar thing for Yoga 900S...

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Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

2016-09-20, 8:37 AM

I doubt that Lenovo will ever fix it, so I just left one star reviews of it on Amazon and Best Buy explaining the situation. 

 

I'll be more than happy to take them down when and if Lenovo ever issues a fix.

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Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

2016-09-20, 9:32 AM

I also contacted Roy Schestowitz of Techrights.org and he said he would be interested in writing an article covering this problem.

 

 

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Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

2016-09-20, 13:49 PM

wrote:

@ great job!

Can you boot Windows normalyy if you change to AHCI?

 

Hope someone will make similar thing for Yoga 900S...


Yes, all it took was a boot into safe mode to load the correct drivers, dual boot works wonders. 

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Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

2016-09-20, 22:19 PM

I don't suppose that anyone has tried installing a Linux distribution that has a bleeding edge Linux kernel and other components, such as a Fedora Rawhide image to see if the latest version (or possibly a preview version) of the Linux kernel has worked around this problem?

 

If someone could do that and then report back on how it worked, at least we'd have a heads up on what the net batch of Linux distributions (next year's releases) will probably do on this computer even if Lenovo doesn't step up and fix their sabotaged BIOS.

 

Also, if anyone could report their findings in a bug report to Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSUSE, etc.... There might be someone there that could take a stab at working around the problem. 

 

It's time to go to some people outside of Lenovo to get this thing fixed. It's completely obvious to me (my opinion) after reading these posts that what Lenovo did was both intentional and malicious and if we stand around waiting for them to fix the problem, we'll be stuck with Windows 10 forever. Their past history with the Superfish malware and the BIOS that reinstalled their crapware bundle even in a clean Windows install from Microsoft's ISO only bolster my belief that this was deliberate.

 

In the meantime, we should go post this information on reviews of this computer so that people know what Lenovo did. Also comment on their Facebook posts. Let's turn up the heat on them until they release a BIOS update that fixes this.

 

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Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

2016-09-20, 22:27 PM

About a week or two ago, I tried Gentoo with the latest kernel, still no success, that's why I continued progress on the BIOS mod

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Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

2016-09-20, 22:30 PM

Sadly, unless there is a way to trick the computer into accepting the BIOS update without Lenovo's signature on it, or to somehow sign the blasted thing with Lenovo's signature, without hooking up an external flasher and potentially ruining a $1,400 computer, that doesn't help most people.

 

:(

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09-11-2016

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Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

2016-09-20, 22:38 PM

Dear Lenovo,

 

Enough is enough. 

 

You have to reply, and tell us if you have an agenda or not.

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Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

2016-09-20, 22:40 PM

I just left a comment on Matthew Garrett's blog asking if he would look into this.

 

I think we're going to have to explore options that don't involve Lenovo.

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Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

2016-09-20, 23:06 PM

I had actually tried several different distros and different installation methods. The distros with the newest kernels didn't work nor did kernel upgrades on external media. This has all been done already.

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