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

2016-06-08, 6:54 AM

Perhaps it get's some attention if we write some (not so good) reviews on their product page:

 

900: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/yoga/900-series/yoga-900-13/

900s: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/yoga/900-series/yoga-900s/

 

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

2016-06-08, 12:03 PM

Wrong product page!

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/yoga/900-series/yoga-900-13/

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

2016-06-08, 15:21 PM

voyager 99, thanks for assuring me that I didn't miss anything in the obfuscatory bcdedit options.

 

The thing that I am finding the most frustrating is that apparently some versions of the Yoga 900 have this problem and some versions don't, (https://allanbogh.com/2015/12/23/installing-ubuntu-16-04-daily-on-a-lenovo-yoga-900/) but nobody at  Lenovo seems to know which is which. Locking people out of their own $1400 machines is serious difference between what is being sold and what people expect. At the very least, Lenovo should be able to tell you which machines are which.

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

2016-06-08, 15:27 PM

The 13ISK2 (Yoga 900) model and the 12ISK (Yoga 900s) model have the locked SSD. The older Yoga 900, model 13ISK, did not have the locked SSD. I've already RMA'd my purchase, but apparently the 13ISK is no longer available through Lenovo, so I was unable to exchange it for an older model. I got a refund instead.

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

2016-06-08, 15:29 PM

All Yoga 900 (13isk2), with PCI-E SSD (Samsung SSD NVME PM951). So every new sold 900 will not work (at least on lenovo shop).

The old (13isk) was sold with an SATA SSD (Samsung SSD PM871 M.2)

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

2016-06-08, 15:51 PM

Bummer. Exchanging for the unlocked SSD version was also what I was hoping to do.

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

2016-06-08, 16:57 PM

So since my last post.

 

I contacted Lenovo Support (like many others) and they said it was impossible to modify the BIOS. I tried to explain how it was a trivial task to modify the BIOS (it's a standard Insyde BIOS). They seemed to think it was impossible.

 

I'll probably try again and harass them a bit more about it, otherwise I am liking the computer and not willing to pay the 15% restocking fee.

 

For now I have linux installed onto a 64 gb sandisk ultra fit USB drive. A shame because I got the 512 gb ssd just for this reason.

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

2016-06-08, 17:14 PM

I too bought the 512Gb SSD to allow installs of Windows AND Linux!

I wonder if perhaps the SSD(s) are actually 2 X 256Gb in RAID 0 configuration???

Perhaps that's how Lenovo were able to get the faster > 1200 MBs/Sec read

speeds on these drives?

But, if the drives are in RAID 0 configuration, any errors would make the entire

system unusable!

 

 

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

2016-06-08, 20:05 PM

Best Buy still has the older sk laptops, albeit in silver only. 

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

2016-06-09, 11:34 AM

I have the same problem with the Lenovo Yoga 900 for BIZ / Business Edition (which I am returning).

 

Do you have any suggestions what else to buy? Unfortunately Lenovo won't change my model for a working one - so I have to return my Yoga 900.

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