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fishnchips72
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Registered: ‎02-28-2019
Location: US
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Installing Ubuntu 18.10 on ideapad 720S-15IKB

Hi, I'm installing Installing Ubuntu 18.10 on brand new ideapad 720S-15IKB.

The only thing I've done in Windows 10 is to shrink the main partition so I have 200 GB for Ubuntu.

 

During the install, In the partioning step I do not see all the partitions that I have. It is empty. I definitely do not want to tap Install Now and destroy my windows installation. I want Windows and Ubuntu to co-exist.

 

So why is this happening and how do I fix it, so I can run Ubuntu on my ideapad.

 

Thanks

 

Pianoman_72
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Re: Installing Ubuntu 18.10 on ideapad 720S-15IKB

Hi,
I am no ubuntu-expert at all, but I just recently installed one.

1st : You could make a backup of your system with clonezilla, then you can mess around with no risk.
2nd: On my system there was another OS installed, but I did not shrink the partition. In this case, Ubuntu offers to shrink it for you.

So maybe it would have been better not to shrink the partition. But as you already have, maybe
3rd : https://www.tecmint.com/install-ubuntu-alongside-with-windows/

this will help you, as it describes exactly your situation.

Regards, Andreas
fishnchips72
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Re: Installing Ubuntu 18.10 on ideapad 720S-15IKB

Resolved: I needed to enable AHCI in the bios to get Linux to detect the partitions.

 

And then once installed, I ran the following commands in Windows

 

bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot .

 

Follow this guide. It worked for installing Ubuntu on my Lenovo

 

https://medium.com/@peterpang_84917/personal-experience-of-installing-ubuntu-18-04-lts-on-xps-15-957...

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