03-29-2019 10:36 AM
Nothing but issues on my end. Secure boot off; fast boot & hibernation off. Not getting much help on r/ThinkPad, r/Ubuntu, nor AskReddit, so thought I'd try here.
Whether you select "Try Ubuntu without Installing" or "Install Ubuntu" from the bootable USB, it just goes to a black screen and sits there.
See option #1: https://askubuntu.com/a/162076/841726
This actually loads the installer! But when asked to restart at the end of install, it freezes. Force a shutdown and try to boot into Ubuntu and it freezes at the login screen or just after entering credentials. Only twice, of a hundred or so attempts, did it actually go into the desktop... only took about 10 minutes. Then took 10 more minutes to actually open terminal or browser. Eventually just froze.
See option #2: https://askubuntu.com/a/162076/841726
White screen with gibberish:
Installer actually loads, does not freeze when asked to restart at end of installation, but when you go to login to Ubuntu, you get this screem:
Live Server and Standard Server:
It actually loads the installer in UEFI only w/o CSM! In Live Server, I can't get past the menu requiring a connection. In Standard Server, I just can't get the setup working. Probably just a lack of ability on my part.
The author of this article pretty much ran into the same issues I did:
I've never heard of this distro, but if it supports Visual Studio Code, Docker, VMware or VirtualBox, window snapping from keyboard, workspaces, a decent Office substitute, apt-get, I'll give it a shot.
Anyway, I have Windows 10 dialed in under UEFI w/o CSM and not trying to reformat it. Was a pain getting it setup properly, especially the Thunderbolt 3. Was about to RMA it when it magically started working.
Thanks for the help.
03-29-2019 11:57 AM
looks like you still run an older BIOS version.
I've setup Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS on my Lenovo X1 Extreme just yesterday successfully.
My detailed setup notes (including BIOS update hassles) are here: lenovo_x1_extreme_ubuntu1804.html
03-29-2019 08:05 PM
03-29-2019 09:54 PM
Andreas, thank you for your post and your web page on getting Ubuntu and Windows to dual-boot.
I went through much of the same procedure to install 18.10 and Windows on my X1E. It almost all works, including a 4K display on the DisplayPort and a HD display on HDMI.
However, one feature still eludes me: sleep and wake. I can put the system to sleep by closing the lid or pressing the power button, but it won't wake up. I need to hold the power button so it shuts down, then I have to reboot.
Can you reliably sleep and wake your system?
03-30-2019 03:50 AM
03-30-2019 03:53 AM
03-30-2019 08:38 AM
Yeah, actually I do hybrid on. Been "affraid" to put it on to discrete. Seemed like <= 1.17 it bricked the laptop if you did. 1.18 was supposed to fix it, but it was still bricking laptops. 1.19 was finally supposed to fix it, I've just been too affraid to try it lol. But it sounds like it is all good now. I'll give that a shot. New SSD coming Monday, so will report back then.
03-31-2019 06:21 AM
Just curious if you made the Ubuntu boot medium using GPT or MBR. I've always just used MBR for the bootable USB, so just curious if I should switch it to GPT.