cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
voyager99
Punch Card
Posts: 21
Location: CA
Views: 15,565
Message 21 of 372

Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

UNACCEPTABLE!!!

It's OUR hardware! WE PAID FOR IT!

We should be able to install any darn OS we wish!

 

This thing is GOING BACK!

 

Too bad Lenovo!

 

voyager99
Punch Card
Posts: 21
Location: CA
Views: 15,557
Message 22 of 372

Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

Sorry, this has NOTHING to do with Linux drivers at all!

I can't even perform a clean install of Windows 10 on this thing!!

This SSD is locked down and NOT VISIBLE to the OS!

 

Pathetic!

 

notz
Punch Card
Posts: 18
Location: AT
Views: 15,547
Message 23 of 372

Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

@

 

Perhaps you can contact some lenovo stuff (e-mail an developer) , if the plan to support linux on their new models 900-13isk2, 900s-12isk, ....). All with PCI-E SSD and Intel Raid mode hardcoded.

 

My Thoughts:

The Problem is that the Intel Raid controller hides the device on pci-e bus and remaps the device on some virtual sata ports. It seems that windows has support for that with the intel rst driver but on linux the intel rst is only supported via mdadm. And mdadm must see the device. On windows the device is also not listed on the pci-e bus.

 

The option is in bios, but hidden to all users (in the hidden advanced settings menu). So it shouldn't be that hard for lenovo to move the option out of the advanced settings menu.

Community SeniorMod
Community SeniorMod
Posts: 6,297
Location: US
Views: 15,527
Message 24 of 372

Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

I'm a volunteer mod here and don't have any direct access to engineering Smiley Sad

 

I may be able to raise the "bat signal" and attract some attention to this issue - if it isn't already being looked at.

 

Any input (via test or speculation) that members here can provide might help.  The data-point that Win 10 won't clean install, for example.  That's certainly different from a simple lag in Linux driver development.

 

Again, I'm a volunteer and don't speak for Lenovo. Can't promise anything but I'm personally interested in this issue and will see what I can find out.

 

Z.


The large print: please read the Community Participation Rules before posting. Include as much information as possible: model, machine type, operating system, and a descriptive subject line. Do not include personal information: serial number, telephone number, email address, etc.


The fine print: I do not work for, nor do I speak for Lenovo. Unsolicited private messages will be ignored - questions and answers belong in the forum so that others may benefit. ... GeezBlog

 

Communities:    English English   Deutsche Deutsche    Español Español    Português Português    ru.gif Русскоязычное





Community SeniorMod
Community SeniorMod
Posts: 6,297
Location: US
Views: 15,497
Message 25 of 372

Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install


voyager99 wrote:

Sorry, this has NOTHING to do with Linux drivers at all!

I can't even perform a clean install of Windows 10 on this thing!!

This SSD is locked down and NOT VISIBLE to the OS!

 

Pathetic!

 


Or does the stock Win 10 installer need updated drivers too?  Have you tried an "F6" (or however it's done in Win 10) or slipstream add of the latest Intel driver w/NVMe support?

 

Just asking, not saying... I don't have any way to work with this.

 

Z.


The large print: please read the Community Participation Rules before posting. Include as much information as possible: model, machine type, operating system, and a descriptive subject line. Do not include personal information: serial number, telephone number, email address, etc.


The fine print: I do not work for, nor do I speak for Lenovo. Unsolicited private messages will be ignored - questions and answers belong in the forum so that others may benefit. ... GeezBlog

 

Communities:    English English   Deutsche Deutsche    Español Español    Português Português    ru.gif Русскоязычное





voyager99
Punch Card
Posts: 21
Location: CA
Views: 15,466
Message 26 of 372

Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

Unbelievable! What a nightmare BIOS!

I am going to tell my students, my colleagues, and my department

heads to STAY FAR AWAY from this Lenovo Yoga 900!

Locking you into Windows 10 Home is disgraceful!

 

I'm contacting post-sales in the morning. Back it goes!

 

voyager99
Punch Card
Posts: 21
Location: CA
Views: 15,462
Message 27 of 372

Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

Irrelevant!

Windows 10 should have basic support to allow the drive to at least be seen!

I don't need performance on a clean install! What I do need is ACCESS!

 

freedeb
Fanfold Paper
Posts: 8
Location: US
Views: 15,395
Message 28 of 372

Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

You can probably exchange the 13isk2 for a 13isk and avoid the restock fee. I spoke with support and they flat out refuse to help you get access to the main drive, "Out of scope" was the refrain. Very dissapointing for a company that used to respect their customers.

 

 

freedeb
Fanfold Paper
Posts: 8
Location: US
Views: 15,354
Message 29 of 372

Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

Fwiw, I just spent longer than I wanted to mucking around with the bcdedit options but none of the terminology was familiar to me so I didn't make any progress. If there's someone who is a little more savvy with that stuff, there might be a way to edit the hidden options in there. 

 

I'm also approaching the end of my 30 day return window so this one will probably be going back tomorrow. 

voyager99
Punch Card
Posts: 21
Location: CA
Views: 15,300
Message 30 of 372

Re: Yoga 900-13ISK2 - BIOS update for setting RAID mode for missing hard drive on linux install

I'm familiar with bcdedit, it won't help!

This is a hardware lock (only firmware update will allow the controller

to make the drive visible), or else an entirely new BIOS!

Pathetic and ridiculous for Lenovo to do this to people!

Top Kudoed Authors