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

2016-09-20, 23:31 PM

Update: Reply from Matthew Garrett.

 

"The kernel needs support for driving the AHCI controller even when it's in "RAID" mode, and then things should Just Work. I don't think there's going to be an easier solution. "

 

I asked if this is in progress and which kernel it might appear in. Will keep you all posted.

 

So it looks like the most likely fixes for this issue, in order, are:

 

Wait for Linux kernel to support this configuration.

 

Wait for Hell to freeze over.

 

Wait for Lenovo to fix the problem they likely introduced on purpose.

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

2016-09-20, 23:38 PM

Matthew Garrett replied again. Says he isn't aware of anyone working on this in the Linux kernel.

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

2016-09-21, 0:02 AM

The IBM-owned Thinkpad would've never let this fly.

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

2016-09-21, 0:13 AM

Does anyone actually think that the average user is going to resort to soldering

chips to "unhide" the BIOS switch that allows users to switch from RAID to SATA mode?

Ridiculous!!!

This is a Lenovo screw-up and no one who pays > $1500 for "THEIR" computer 

should have to be subjected to this!

I sold my 900 3 months ago and WILL NOT buy Lenovo again until (if) they fix this!

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

2016-09-21, 0:31 AM

In Turkey, there is no option to return the laptop. You bought means you bought. I am using my old veteran laptop while Yoga 900 is sleeping on the table. Why? Because I cannot use Windows, even I don't know how to open a calculator.

 

Btw, in Turkey the laptop costs over $2000:

http://www.teknosa.com/urunler/125033303/lenovo-yoga-900i7-6560u8gb256gb-ssd80ue005vtx

https://www.google.com/search?q=5979+turkish+liras+to+usd

 

So... do we have a right to learn if there is an agenda?

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

2016-09-21, 0:35 AM
Man, if I was in Turkey, I'd definitely help you solder it and flash the BIOS.

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

2016-09-21, 0:42 AM

There are probably some legal issues here. It's a merchantability issue. Obviously a laptop that doesn't let you install any operating system is unfit merchandise.

 

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

2016-09-21, 1:00 AM

I've begun emailing the media, starting with a reporter that covered the story about another company that sabotaged Linux in the past.

 

I'll be contacting other reporters when I get home and have access to my full keyboard and am not pecking away at my phone's keypad.

 

 

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

2016-09-21, 1:33 AM

That's exactly what Roy Schestowitz of Techrights said on Twitter. IBM sold their PC division to a Chinese company and now they're putting out some real nasty pieces of work.

 

You can't even easily install Windows on this thing if malware got in and corrupted it, because the Windows installer can't even see the SSD.

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

2016-09-21, 2:14 AM

Lenovo,
Can you tell us what you were trying to accomplish by going to the extra effort of disabling part of the BIOS? I am not one to rush to judgement, but your silence on this so far is very telling. At least a little communication about why you changed the BIOS would be helpful. Is it an attempt to create a hiding place for another Lenovo Service Engine backdoor? Did someone pay you to cripple the BIOS?

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