December 3, 2013

Installing Linux on an unsupported laptop

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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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