05-11-2019 08:02 AM
I was trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my YOGA 730 from USB. I followed the general procedure of booting from USB. Everything worked fine until the step of partitioning the hard drive. From there the installation window got stuck forever and I had to power off the laptop. I've also tried to enter the Ubuntu system with the option "Try Ubuntu without installing" and then run the command "sudo fdisk -l" to check the partition status and got stuck forever once again. I need Ubuntu for my work and since the installation failed, I have to turn to Ubuntu on virtual machine but it's super slow when running some programs and not convenient in many ways as a dual system. I'm really frustrated about that. Has anyone got same or similar issues and might be willing to help? Thank you.
05-12-2019 02:58 AM
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The Yoga 730 is not designed for Ubuntu. Please refer to this article for the list of Lenovo devices compatible with Ubuntu. https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd031426
05-12-2019 07:57 AM
I was trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my YOGA 730 from USB. I followed the general procedure of booting from USB. Everything worked fine until the step of partitioning the hard drive.
Have you gone into BIOS and changed the drive controller mode from RST to AHCI?
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05-12-2019 08:20 AM - edited 05-12-2019 08:24 AM
This doesn't directly deal with your situation but I was able to install Fedora 30.
What you might try is boot to Fedora and partition it from there.
Also my NVME "harddrives" is under /dev/nvmen1 which might be an issue.
Are you using the latest update? Ubuntu 18.04.2
I booted 18.04.2 and ran fdisk -l with it hanging.
I have my drive in AHCI mode and secureboot disable and boot legacy first
05-12-2019 08:53 AM
Thank you for your reply. I've checked the link you've attached but didn't find the specific description of whether Lenovo Yoga 730 supports Ubuntu. I've seen descriptions for other Yoga modes but not for Yoga 730? I might have missed sth.
05-12-2019 09:02 AM
Thank you for your reply. I haven't tried that yet but I think that's really a good advice that I will try. Guess has sth to do with the permission to access harddrive...
09-27-2019 05:13 AM
Don't know if you finally figured it out but these are the steps I had to go through to successfully install Ubuntu on my Yoga 730