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Lenovo S540 (2019) - dual-boot Ubuntu

2019-08-08, 13:29 PM

Hi ,

 

I am trying to dual-boot my S540( bought in June 2019) with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

I have allocated a separate partition, and boot to Ubuntu pen drive..but somehow Ubntu cannot detect my "unallocated" partition meant for Ubuntu installation. I have already disable Secure Boot in BIOS.

 

 Have anyone successfully installed Linux as second OS?

 

Thanks

 

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Re: Lenovo S540 (2019) - dual-boot Ubuntu

2019-08-19, 18:05 PM

Hi there! DId you manage to get this solved? I'm wanting to buy this laptop and install Ubuntu on it and there's not much online about its compatibility. 

 

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Re: Lenovo S540 (2019) - dual-boot Ubuntu

2019-08-21, 14:52 PM

Hi Ubuntuser! Welcome to our forums community. We highly suggest you not to install the Ubuntu OS because the Ideapad S540 is not compatible in running an Ubuntu OS. Soon you will be experiencing issues on your computer. You can check the list of certified Ubuntu compatible models here: https://support.lenovo.com/ph/en/solutions/pd031426.



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Re: Lenovo S540 (2019) - dual-boot Ubuntu

2019-08-23, 14:04 PM

I have the Ideapad S540 15,6" with i5-8265U and Nvidia GTX 1650. I am dual-booting Windows 10 and Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.2.

 

ubuntuser:  my BIOS settings are:

Security -> Intel Platform Trust Technology: Disabled, Secure Boot: Disabled

Configuration tab, Storage -> Controller Mode: AHCI mode

 

I didn't have any problems installing Mint. Had some problems with wifi. This solved the wifi problems. For battery life I turned Bluetooth off, installed TLP and it's running with default settings. GTX 1650 eats battery like it's candy so I had to turn it off and use Intel. But, turning it off didn't work with the default drivers even though the logo changed from Nvidia to Intel. Had to do this. Most of the hotkeys are working including sound controls, brightness, airplane mode (wifi doesn't come back up without running a command), refresh etc. Lock current user hotkey is not working, neither is microphone hotkey. HDMI working ok, so is card reader. Fingerprint reader is not working.

 

simmehchan: Haven't tried Ubuntu directly, but Mint is working pretty good. Did the install yesterday so I can't say for sure about actual battery life yet, but power usage seems to be between 4W and and 9W (40% screen brightness, wifi on) when using Chrome (browsing) and writing in Visual Studio Code. The 70Wh battery might very well last over 10 hours this way.

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Re: Lenovo S540 (2019) - dual-boot Ubuntu

2019-12-10, 19:53 PM

Hola

 

Es por la configuracion en la Bios en Storage, Cambia a AHCI 

 

Al comienzo ni iniciaba Windows por lo que tuve que reinstalar el sistema pero ya tengo Windows y Linux cada uno en su particion aparte con dual boot

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Re: Lenovo S540 (2019) - dual-boot Ubuntu

2020-01-19, 19:24 PM

So I just spend one thousand  bucks and I cant even install linux ?

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01-20-2020

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Re: Lenovo S540 (2019) - dual-boot Ubuntu

2020-01-20, 17:16 PM

Guys please help, is it or not a good idea to dual boot with ubuntu this pc?? Maybe another distro loke debian will work better? 

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Re: Lenovo S540 (2019) - dual-boot Ubuntu

2020-01-26, 12:14 PM

I'm a bit late and just saw this today. I hope my answer can help other users. I'm able to dual boot Ubuntu 19.10 with Windows 10. So far theres no issue with Ubuntu 19.10. I'm using Lenovo s540 with Nvidia MX250 graphics (81NE003GIN model). I've heard there were issues like graphics driver not working for Ubuntu 19.04 and might be the same for other previous Ubuntu versions with this laptop model. However if you wish to install LTS versions you can wait for Ubuntu 20 LTS which will be released on April otherwise you can dual boot Ubuntu 19.10 with pre-installed Windows 10. 

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Re: Lenovo S540 (2019) - dual-boot Ubuntu

2020-01-26, 15:23 PM

i dual booted  ubuntu 18.04 LTS along side windows. I didn't encounter any issues during installation and the dual boot is working fine for now. But i am unable to use fingerprint scanner while logging into ubuntu even after installing finger print gui.

The GUI is not recognising the device.

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Re:Lenovo S540 (2019) - dual-boot Ubuntu

2020-03-16, 5:42 AM

I cant install linux Ubunu || mint in my laptop lenovo idepad s540-14iml. When I installing linux I cant select store directory it looks like ssd store not exist ?

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