- # Ubuntu / Xubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Ideapad S205
- This piece of shit hardware does not play nicely with Ubuntu, yet again.
- ## Important Info
- - The S205 uses UEFI and has no bios switches to disable it.
- - This means that we need to create an EFI partition and use the 64-bit version of Ubuntu (32-bit won't work!) and only use primary partitions
- # Steps
- - Create a live USB for Ubuntu 64-bit
- - While on the live USB installation, select "Do Something Else" and make /dev/sda1 an "EFI" partition with size 150MB. It must be a minimum of 100MB, recommended 200MB.
- - Partition the rest of the drive however you want ( / and swap, / and /home and swap, whatever). Use primary partitions only (you might be able to get away with an extended for /home but I haven't tried it). This is my setup:
- - /dev/sda1 150MB EFI
- - /dev/sda2 20GB ext4 /
- - /dev/sda3 5GB swap
- - /dev/sda4 50GB ext4 /home
- - Set the boot installer to install to /dev/sda1 (or your EFI partition #). Do not use /dev/sda.
- - Install
- - Pray
- - Awesome, now Ubuntu is installed
- - Restart your laptop, and boot back into the live USB
- - Now, mount your EFI partition somewhere like this: "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt"
- - Change directories into the "EFI" directory in the mounted folder "cd /mnt/EFI"
- - Copy over the super secret important EFI files "cp -rfv ubuntu boot"
- - CD into the boot directory "cd boot"
- - Finally, move grubx64.efi to bootx64.efi "mv grubx64.efi bootx64.efi"
- - Restart, and you should finally have a working Ubuntu/Xubuntu 14.04 on your dumbass Lenovo S205 computer! Yay!
- Why is it so fucking hard to install linux on this computer. FUCK.
Ubuntu / Xubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Ideapad S205
a guest Apr 11th, 2014 914 Never
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