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Some have suggested that the issue which prevents Linux from being installed, while real, could be due to a lack of Linux support/drivers for the specific RAID configuration/SSD/BIOS in the Lenovo line I have one and they are awesome, if manufacturers support Linux they get my $. lol768 196 days ago I had nothing but trouble with my XPS 13 developer edition As it does on the blocked model that someone SPI-flashed to unblock. I responded because I partially disagreed with your earlier statement; I think it misses the point.It's a locked UEFI setting causing a problem: true. have a peek at these guys

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Instagram Search Search for: Text Widget This is a text widget, which allows you to add text or HTML to your sidebar. No other operating system supports this particular Intel storage chipset in RAID mode, but they all support it in AHCI mode. Someone from Lenovo had already posted in the thread saying that it had been escalated. qb45 196 days ago > That's incorrect. theshadow2001 23rd September 2016, 21:00 It also prevents Windows 10 being installed without first adding the drivers during installation.

Lenovo Yoga 900 Linux Compatibility

It is locked per our agreement with Microsoft.' Microsoft has previously toyed with device-locked licensing for low-end Windows machines, offering Starter Editions for netbooks and small-screen tablets entirely free of charge Under TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION it list OS as Windows 10. This is sold as a Windows Laptop, if you don't like it buy something else. I think those should help clarify matters!

You appear to be talking about features "not included" in a BIOS; what we're talking about here is a feature deliberately removed (technically, hidden - it's still there, you just can't In other words, an appliance is not a stripped-down computer -- it is a fully functional computer with spyware on it out of the box.Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUEvRyemKSgTranscript: https://github.com/jwise/28c3-doctorow/blob/master/transcrip... wolfgke 196 days These PCs/laptops are designed to adhere to Microsoft's Windows PC hardware standards doc (which was never, ever an open standard) and, with few exceptions, only tested against various versions of Windows. Lenovo Thinkpad Ubuntu They have not made any demands to Lenovo to set up their laptop this way (as evidenced by all the other machines with Windows 10 released as 'signature editions' that can

Lenovo’s new BIOS has an AHCI option that lets you install Linux… but if you’re using the new BIOS, then Windows is not officially supported. Ubuntu is a registered trademark of Canonical Ltd. You'd need an OEM network the size of Microsoft or enough capital and brand trust so you can make your own devices. why not find out more If you view it from the perspective of the average Linux user, I think you'd agree that:1.

Quote:Originally Posted by JimbobIf however, in the BIOS it detected a specific OS and stopped it installing then that would be a BIOS block. Lenovo Yoga 710 Ubuntu Folio Stand Case Cover For Lenovo Tab 3 Essential 7.0 7-Inch Tablet 2016 Release Expire: Sunday Apr-30-2017 23:00:03 PDT [BUY!] $9.99End Date: Sunday Apr-30-2017 23:00:03 PDTBuy It Now for only: $9.99Buy And yet, following all this controversy, Lenovo has released a new BIOS update for Yoga 900 that unlocks this proprietary RAID mode and allows the installation of Linux about the device. Lenovo verified within the very beginning that installation of Linux on its devices was potential with all the right drivers, although the provider did not say a one point about updates

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it was just a few bits inside the internal SPI flash!" Okay. https://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2016/09/21/microsoft-blocking-linux/ Even more like another few hundreds technology-aware customers, possibly thousands if you include those not looking to buy anything right now but who will be looking at today's news in the Lenovo Yoga 900 Linux Compatibility Not only that, but even if it was "BIOS locked" which it isn't. Microsoft Signature Edition Review It's already there.

Check the link to imgur in that post. More about the author Jimbob 23rd September 2016, 12:49 Thanks edzieba for writing more than I could be bothered with. " to clarify: Lenovo has installed a BIOS block " No, Sorry Gareth but this At no point did I tell you this limiter was there. We’ll keep you updated as the story develops. Ideapad 710s Linux

Gareth Halfacree 23rd September 2016, 13:32 For those still struggling with the concepts introduced in the article, two metaphors ('cos we all know how much I love metaphors.) You rent a A lot of video/battery/driver issues unfortunately rch 196 days ago That's valuable feedback, thanks. Perhaps you'd like to be more specific, especially when being so contemptuous. check my blog Jimbob 24th September 2016, 08:20 "You're still not answering my question.

I'm sad to see that Lenovo is now in that camp. jschwartzi 196 days ago One of my co-workers bought a Linux laptop from Dell, and while the Linux capabilities Yoga 910 Linux Lenovo reps temporarily restricted access to the thread when the news began picking up momentum, but it’s currently back up. If you do not consider said hiding of the setting within the BIOS - which even extends to resetting it if you try to change the setting via the EFI shell,

Using your car analogy, here's how most PCs work: You buy a car that can reach 100MPH, but you're stuck by the law with a speed limit of 60MPH.

Hell, how do you know there isn't a fault in the implementation of AHCI so it was dropped to prevent crashes or other technical issues?Because Lenovo sells the same laptops without Once Intel releases a Linux driver (or someone else writes one, I'm not familiar with which is more common in the Linux world) Linux will install on this laptop just fine. You'll be upset when Synaptics releases a new touchpad with a different protocol, for which Linux doesn't yet have a driver? Lenovo Yoga 910 Linux All rights reserved.

It is locked per our agreement with Microsoft." -- whatever that means.4. Lenovo does not block customers using other operating systems on its devices but relies on the alternative operating system vendors to release appropriate drivers. To be honest, if you want to be completely correct it would be a missing UEFI feature. news Contact Mail Tweet Location Amsterdam Posts 607 Posts / mo. 31.81 All posts by Dimitar > The latest articles around Lenovo Lenovo's Phab2 Pro Project Tango phone is delayed until

They don't, so now somebody must write a driver for what they do support. Gareth Halfacree 23rd September 2016, 09:22 Quote:Originally Posted by Jimbob95% of this article and comments are total BS. Their lineup is truly forgettable in the above-starbucks market, tragic considering the history of the macbook. If I bought your car that you said would do 60mph and then took it back to you because I wanted to modify it to go 100mph and it wouldn't what

It even resets back to RAID if you try changing it directly in the EFI shell. Why wouldn't I include them?Any cpu in my household is mine (presumably.) I don't care what peripherals it has, it's just a computer.From my POV all those devices are just computers Trouble is, Lenovo's customised the BIOS so that you can't even see the setting to change the mode over. Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading...

Who knows.It's still a bad policy, and even if it were an accident they have to fix it. Prices are provided by the merchants. Not only that, but even if it was "BIOS locked" which it isn't. Given the level of communication fluency among some programmers, I would not be surprised if this were the case; and the fact that the machine still boots into Windows because it

for Lenovo Tab3 8 Tablet 2016 Release Slim Folding Folio Skin Cover Case Expire: Thursday Apr-13-2017 16:21:21 PDT [BUY!] $8.99End Date: Thursday Apr-13-2017 16:21:21 PDTBuy It Now for only: $8.99Buy It Others posit that this could be a simple a bug in Lenovo's BIOS that doesn't ‘set' changes made. No conspiracy. And to clarify, there's still the possibility that Lenovo is using an Intel RAID controller, but one with modified firmware.

The only 'issue' is that every time I have a kernel update, it whines at me to turn off SecureBoot. They don't deny disabling AHCI, because they clearly did. It's basically there, they just don't show you. Laptops have always been a bit of a walled garden anyway...

Maybe just maybe that'll change in October, but then we'll still have to deal with the iOSification of OSX to the detriment of developers. If they made a driver available this wouldn't be an issue.Porque no los dos?