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Ideapad U310: Ubuntu?

2012-07-22, 22:31 PM

Hey fellow Lenovo-ers (and Lenovo-Support-people),

I've got a brand new Lenovo 310 here. I've already installed a "clean" Win7 Prof (4 partitions on the (fake-)RAID: 100MByte NTFS System, 128GiB NTFS Win7, 32GiB EXT4 Xubuntu and the Rest NTFS for Data).

Now my Question is: Has anyone successfully installed Ubuntu / Xubuntu / Kubuntu on that cached RAID?

I've managed to install Xubuntu (using 

sudo dmraid -ay

 for getting access to the RAID). But it won't start - No matter what partition I install GRUB on. Well, it starts in Win7 Mode, but nt going in for grub and with that no ability to start Xubuntu...

 

Any Guess for me?

 

huberste

Student of Informatics

 

PS: I know of the possibility to disable the RAID in BIOS, but that is kind of NOT what I want ;-)

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Re: Ideapad U310: Ubuntu?

2012-07-25, 16:29 PM

http://askubuntu.com/questions/164423/cant-see-hdd-during-install-12-04-on-lenovo-u310

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Re: Ideapad U310: Ubuntu?

2012-07-27, 9:07 AM

Right, this solution works just as fine as disabling the RAID Controller in BIOS, but that is not what I want. The Idea is to use the SSD as intended by Lenovo (Cache).

Well, I guess I need to wait until the driver Support is better fo Linux.

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Re: Ideapad U310: Ubuntu?

2012-07-29, 1:41 AM

Writing this from an U310, and Fedora 17 x86_64. All works great now, but I did have some problems with installation - there was some Windows installation that came with the laptop, and after I had tried to install Fedora, the installer complained about some unrecognised versions of BIOS RAID, and offered no disks to install.
I had to use a LiveCD (LXDE spin of Fedora 17) and remove the meta-data with:

dmraid -r -E /dev/sda
dmraid -r -E /dev/sdb

After that, the installation went as expected. Using the SSD for /boot, /boot/efi, / and swap, and the ordinary disk for /home, all but /boots' encrypted, and I must notice this U310 is really fast even with encrypted disks.

Everything should work with Ubuntu, too.

 

Edit: everything should work except the "recovery button". Trying that button just freezes the laptop, and requires a "cold restart" here, with Fedora 17, but that is not an important issue to me.

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Re: Ideapad U310: Ubuntu?

2012-08-01, 14:37 PM

Hi

 

Welcome To Lenovo Community

 

I have found some installation procedure from Ubuntu which may be helpfull. Please refer below links to check

 

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FakeRaidHowto

 

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/How_to_dual-boot_Ubuntu_and_XP_after_installing_them_separately_on_two_HDs

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Re: Ideapad U310: Ubuntu?

2012-09-02, 10:07 AM

Dear RMattoo, dear all,

 

First: Thanks for your opinions and will to help me.

 

as I stated before: There is to this moment only one solution that will work without problems for me: Disabling the fakeRAID (by setting "SATA Controller Wokring Mode" from RAID to AHCI) - which is NOT what I want to.

I've bought the Ultrabook especially for that SSD-cached HDD feature and I would want BOTH Operating Systems (Windows 7 and Linux (Xubuntu in my case)) to be using the SSD as cache. This seems to be not working for me due to driver problems with Linux and the fakeRAID.

Of course I could install Linux and Windows on the SSD only - but that will only speed up the System itself, not all the Programs etc (and furthermore, Windows 7 alone "needs" so much space that it would fill my 20GB SSD alone).

 

So these would work:

SSD for Linux, HDD for Windows & Data - I do not want that (slow Windows)

SSD for Windows, HDD for Linux & Data - I do not want that (slow Linux & SSD too small for Windows)

SSD for Windows & Linux, HDD for Data & Programs - I do not want that (slow Programs & SSD too small)

 

THIS, however, will not work:

SSD & HDD in fakeRAID mode,

Windows & Linux & Programs & Data on RAID Device (Partitioned, of course).

 

So for the moment my solution is very boring (and not very optimized)

SSD & HDD in fakeRAID mode,

Windows, Programs, Data on RAID device (partitioned), Linux as Virtual Machine in VirtualBox (though surprisingly fast).

 

Cheers,

huberste

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Re: Ideapad U310: Ubuntu?

2012-12-11, 18:51 PM

Hello,

 

I try to install Ubuntu but I fail and gave the format a SSD partitions, now I have only a black screen :smileysad:

 

Any suggestions?

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Re: Ideapad U310: Ubuntu?

2013-01-05, 13:46 PM

Hello huberste, maybe is a long time since you post your last comment, but...finally, did you get what you wanted? would be very helpful if you found a solution and you can share it with the community, there are lot of people with the same problem! Cheers, 

Janis

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Re: Ideapad U310: Ubuntu?

2013-01-22, 13:01 PM

Hi Femichel,

 

If you're still trying to install Ubuntu this might help. It's my account of installing Linux Mint 14 (which is built on top of Ubuntu 12.10) on a U310:

 

http://ralpost.org/blog/2013/01/21/installing-linux-mint-14-lenovo-u310-ultrabook/

 

Please note: the procedure described in the above post doesn't preserve the default partitions or factory installed software. It changes the SATA controller mode from "RAID" to "AHCI", creates new partitions and installs Linux (on the SSD) as the sole operating system.

 

Cheers

 

 

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Re: Ideapad U310: Ubuntu?

2013-03-09, 5:38 AM

Similar to my problem and I have no solution yet, just a black screen.  There's a few other people on this site with the same problem.  Lenovo experts haven't been much help so far.

 

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