12-04-2018 02:02 PM - last edited on 12-05-2018 03:52 AM by Pavlo_Lenovo
hi, someone installed successfully, running everything, linux on the new Yoga Book C930 i5 processor? thank you
02-27-2019 04:35 AM - edited 02-27-2019 04:36 AM
I tried to boot Ubuntu 18.10 from a USB 3.0 pendrive, using an Anker Premium 7-in-1 hub as middle-man, but it doesn't work. The pendrive doesn't appear at all in the BIOS.
I have to order a USB-C pendrive on Amazon and try again with that.
I'll update this thread when I get the pendrive
03-12-2019 01:49 PM - edited 03-12-2019 01:49 PM
I purchased a Sandisk USB-C pendrive, flashed Ubuntu 18.10 on it, and tried to boot the Yoga Book C930 from it.
No success at all.
I tried to disable the Fast Boot option, but it's still enabled after you restart the machine and go into the BIOS again.
I tried to disable the secure boot, but it doesn't help.
I tried both Etcher and Rufus to flash Ubuntu on the pendrive, no changes either.
I run firmware 05WT21WW (the latest).
Somebody else managed to successfully boot Linux on this machine?
03-14-2019 01:39 AM
Thank you for posting the update. I was about to purchase 3 Yoga Books C930s and load Linux onto them, thinking they were Yoga C930s. The latter works (mostly) with Linux, while the former does not.
I have no use for Micro-Malware, so no Linux, no buy. I guess I'll have to have to buy the Dell version instead.
04-09-2019 06:50 PM
SUCCESS installing Ubuntu on the Yoga Book C930 (but see note below). As you can see:
NOTE: The Eink keyboard does not work out of the box. But the touch-screen and stylus work, wifi works, you can connect a bluetooth keyboard too.
HOWEVER, I have been reverse-engineering the Eink display protocol and I have successfully enabled the Eink keyboard under Linux by creating a hacky Linux driver. It may be a little while before I have time to make it ready to share. If anyone (who knows a bit of C or can read hexdumps) would like to collaborate please reply or message me.
04-10-2019 03:52 AM
that's very interesting!
How did you manage to install Ubuntu on the Yoga Book C930?
Could you please share:
- which Ubuntu version you used
- which pendrive you used (USB via USB-C hub? USB-C pendrive? ..)
- which software you flashed Ubuntu on the pendrive with (Rufus, Etcher, ...)
- which BIOS settings (if you changed some) or which procedure you followed
I didn't have any luck on mine!
Additional question: are the USB-C ports working under Ubuntu? Did you try to plug something to them?
04-10-2019 05:37 PM - edited 04-10-2019 06:00 PM
Nothing special. Just put an Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on a USB drive using 'dd'.
Actually it is a dual USB/USB-C drive—but I highly doubt that makes a difference. It was flashed using the USB-C interface.
BIOS was not touched. I don't even know how to get into it? I booted the drive from the Windows recovery console thing.
USB-C ports are working. There are some issues with closing the screen and sleeping on timeout but I forgot to mention that because it's part and parcel of running GNU/Linux on laptops...
If it's of any use:
Product Name: ZA3S
Version: Yoga Book C930
Serial Number: HA0YRUD3
04-11-2019 03:56 AM
Weird, I used the same kind of pendrive and performed exactly the same steps (apart from using "dd")....
But thanks man, I'll try again in the next weeks and see if I can manage to install Ubuntu on mine as well
04-28-2019 07:59 PM
04-30-2019 04:19 AM - edited 04-30-2019 04:21 AM
The Yoga Book C930 is not the same thing as the Yoga C930. (Confusing, I know.) The most obvious difference is that the Yoga does not have an E-Ink display/E-ink keyboard, while the Yoga Book does.