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Ubuntu 20.04 on Thinkstation p330 Tiny i7 Quadro 1000

2020-08-10, 19:08 PM

Hello there, I would like to understand Lenovo's policy for Linux certification, specially updates to newest Ubuntu releases. What are the rules?

Will the Thinkstation p330 tiny be certified for ubuntu 20.04 and 22.04 (upcoming LTS)?

 

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Re:Ubuntu 20.04 on Thinkstation p330 Tiny i7 Quadro 1000

2020-08-10, 20:27 PM

To my understanding, Lenovo isn't planning on certifying Ubuntu 20.04/22.04 LTS on the P330 Tiny.  We (Lenovo) did however certify the P340 TIny (P330 Tiny follow-on product) on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Though we may not ever certify P330 Tiny on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, I don't see any reason why Ubuntu 20.04 LTS shouldn't be compatible with the P330 Tiny.  

 

Unfortunately, I can't speak for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS as that hasn't been released yet.  

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Re:Ubuntu 20.04 on Thinkstation p330 Tiny i7 Quadro 1000

2020-08-11, 8:43 AM

Thank you for the reply. I am asking because neither ubuntu 20.04 nor 20.04.1 work on tiny p330, and that would be very bad since my machine is under the risk of being forever stuck to ubuntu 18.04. Tiny p330 is not an old machine, so it is very disappointing to hear that.

I am looking forward to hearing more about it, because if there will be no updates to guarantee at least some years of lifespan I will have to turn to another vendor.

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Re:Ubuntu 20.04 on Thinkstation p330 Tiny i7 Quadro 1000

2020-08-11, 14:22 PM

What exactly do you mean by "not working on the P330 Tiny"? 

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Re:Ubuntu 20.04 on Thinkstation p330 Tiny i7 Quadro 1000

2020-08-11, 15:57 PM

Hi there. There is an issue in the installation, it freezes if I don't choose the "safe graphics" mode.

If I choose safe graphics mode I am able to install it but then it freezes before login or on the login screen or after a couple of minutes after login.

I couldn't manage to make it work. Already tried to select dedicated graphics mode and integrated graphics mode.

Already tried to edit grub to add nomodeset.

No success. So i had to roll back to 18.04. 

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Re:Ubuntu 20.04 on Thinkstation p330 Tiny i7 Quadro 1000

2020-08-11, 16:17 PM

Let me try this on my P330 Tiny system and I'll let you know the results. 

 

 

For reference, I'm currently downloading the Ubuntu 20.04.1 image now from the link below:

https://releases.ubuntu.com/20.04/ubuntu-20.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso

 

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Re:Ubuntu 20.04 on Thinkstation p330 Tiny i7 Quadro 1000

2020-08-11, 16:39 PM
Thanks, looking forward to hear how it went.
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Re:Ubuntu 20.04 on Thinkstation p330 Tiny i7 Quadro 1000

2020-08-12, 10:25 AM

Yes, I have a Think Station P330, and yes I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 on it.

It works smoothly on the system.

You would not face any driver issue on it.

 

Feel free to ping me if you need help in this regard.

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Re:Ubuntu 20.04 on Thinkstation p330 Tiny i7 Quadro 1000

2020-08-12, 10:31 AM
Hi there, thanks for chiming in, but I did face issues that I described above. If you have any ideas I would be glad to hear them. What is your p330 config?
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Re:Ubuntu 20.04 on Thinkstation p330 Tiny i7 Quadro 1000

2020-08-12, 21:17 PM

Hello, 

 

I was able to successfully install Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS installation media on my P330 Tiny. Though my configuration doesn't line up perfectly to yours, I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work.  

 

My P330 Tiny Configuration: 


CPU: I5-8500T

Mem: 16GB 

Storage: 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe

GFX: Nvidia Quadro P620

 

 

Here are a couple of things to try: 

 

1. One thing to check is your installation media. How are you installing the OS (i.e., through USB or DVD)? 

 

2. Not sure that this would make a difference or not, but try disabling "Secure Boot" in BIOS F1 setup if you haven't already done so.  

 

3. Flash up to the latest system BIOS M1UKT59A. https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_bios/m1ujt59usa.zip

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