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flobber

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    RE: Installing Linux on an unsupported laptop
    Hello again, I ended up running Ubuntu from a LiveUSB (created using LiLi) and using that to partition my drive and install Ubuntu Linux on it. Later, I had to manually install GRUB2 in order to boot it, but now I am writing from within my fresh new Linux, so I am happy. Thanks for the help.
    Link to this post 05 Dec 13

    Hello again,

    I ended up running Ubuntu from a LiveUSB (created using LiLi) and using that to partition my drive and install Ubuntu Linux on it. Later, I had to manually install GRUB2 in order to boot it, but now I am writing from within my fresh new Linux, so I am happy.

    Thanks for the help.

  • flobber
    RE: Installing Linux on an unsupported laptop
    Thank you very much! I will try the suggested method and will report my success here.
    Link to this post 04 Dec 13

    Thank you very much! I will try the suggested method and will report my success here.

  • flobber
    Installing Linux on an unsupported laptop
    Hello there, I bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p and to my disappointment I can not install any Linux distribution on it (I tried Ubuntu, Mint, and ArchLinux). They all hang after the loading screen (if there is any). Digging around I landed upon this: http://luv.asn.au/overheads/laptops.html which suggests that it might be "impossible" to install Linux on my machine. I am quite eager to get it to work though, so I would be happy for any pointers to documentation or articles I can read that would help me to get a working Linux system. Thanks.
    Link to this post 03 Dec 13

    Hello there,

    I bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p and to my disappointment I can not install any Linux distribution on it (I tried Ubuntu, Mint, and ArchLinux). They all hang after the loading screen (if there is any).

    Digging around I landed upon this: http://luv.asn.au/overheads/laptops.html which suggests that it might be "impossible" to install Linux on my machine. I am quite eager to get it to work though, so I would be happy for any pointers to documentation or articles I can read that would help me to get a working Linux system.

    Thanks.

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