05-26-2016 04:00 PM
I have no luck installing Ubuntu 16.04 on my yoga 900S because the Samsung NVM disk is not detected. I tried several BIOS options and also arch linux without luck.
Does someone has a hint for me?
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07-18-2016 11:44 PM
07-19-2016 02:36 AM
Do you have an PCI-E SSD and the SATA-Controller in RAID Mode? The Problem is the RAID Mode it's something intel special an not supported by linux. A complete lspci -v shoould be enough to see if the controller operates in raid mode.
07-26-2016 11:30 AM
No, that doesn't help. We need an Bios where we can set the SATA controller to SATA mode instead of the default RAID mode.
Competitors also have done Bios updates to get Linux support for their newer models that have a PCI-E sata drive. But they are reacting much faster than lenovo...
07-27-2016 10:22 AM
Thank you for confirming it is still not possible to install Linux on Yoga 900S-12ISK systems.
This issue has been escalated to the Development team. I am unable to offer a timeframe for fix at this stage in the investigation. With previous cases, BIOS fixes have been delivered anywhere from several weeks to several months.
I will post again when I have more information on the investigation.
08-23-2016 09:08 PM - edited 08-23-2016 09:09 PM
For the record, this issue is not limited to installing Linux. This problem effects any 900S-121SK owner wishing to reload Windows as well. When attempting to install Windows 10 from the official .iso downloaded directly from Micro$oft, one is unable to see the NVMe PCIe SSD as an option for installation. This is absolutely unacceptable. Being able to reload Windows is a fundamental troubleshooting tool for any device owner experiencing problems on their operating system.
Please fix this quickly. Opening an AHCI/SATA flag is an easy BIOS option to unhide.
Be wary of your reputation in the Linux community, Lenovo. Many of us Linux users control or have great influence over corporate hardware budgets. Guaranteed if this is not fixed, I will never purchase another Lenovo product.
08-24-2016 03:02 PM
I've been using Linux on Lenovo laptops for around 10 years - on 2 ThinkPads and on an IdeaPad. I've bought 900s with the expectation to continue using Linux.
Inability to install Linux on it is a major disappointment. I'm waiting for the fix from you.
08-27-2016 03:19 PM
See our problems with Yoga 900
It seems that is similar...