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stahl_mann
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YOGA 730 install Ubuntu 18.04 failed

Hi all,

 

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.

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Re: YOGA 730 install Ubuntu 18.04 failed

Hi stahl_mann,

 

Welcome to the community forums.

 

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

 

Thanks!



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Re: YOGA 730 install Ubuntu 18.04 failed


@stahl_mann wrote:

Hi all,

 

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.

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Have you gone into BIOS and changed the drive controller mode from RST to AHCI?

 

Z.


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Re: YOGA 730 install Ubuntu 18.04 failed

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.

 

[update]

I have my drive in AHCI mode and secureboot disable and boot legacy first

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Re: YOGA 730 install Ubuntu 18.04 failed

Hello Auxen,

 

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. 

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Re: YOGA 730 install Ubuntu 18.04 failed

Hello zoltanthegypsy

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Re: YOGA 730 install Ubuntu 18.04 failed

Hello Proftheory,

 

Thank you for your advice. I would try to switch drivecontroller mode to AHCI and see if that works.

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Re: YOGA 730 install Ubuntu 18.04 failed

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

 

  1. Follow the steps found here to set the install to boot into safe mode on the next reboot http://triplescomputers.com/blog/uncategorized/solution-switch-windows-10-from-raidide-to-ahci-opera...
  2. Make sure you read the whole thing. Initially I got hung up because the first command wasn't working but there's a note that if it doesn't work to use "bcdedit /set safeboot minimal" instead
  3. Once you switch your drive controller to ahci and boot into safe mode (and remove the safe boot minimal after that) you should be able to use the Ubuntu installer as expected and it will see the drives

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