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Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen - Most Compatible Linux Distro Question

Q: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen - Most Compatible Linux Distro Question

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Not sure why posts asking about installing an OS other than Windows 10 on this device seem to vanish but here goes my attempt for a Linux Specific question. I am unwilling to run Windows 10 because an OS that without any advance notice will uninstall your privately owned and paid for software from other companies during updates potentially costing licensing fees to acquire a replacement license or even damaging system viability if one of those packages is a required driver is unacceptable to me. Due to the aforementioned issues with Windows 10 I am looking to Linux as an alternative for this device. Are there any known Linux Distributions that will fully support the hardware?Does anyone have experience installing Linux and configuring it on this device?What Linux Distribution is most recommended for this device?What additional drivers or software are recommended on Linux to be able to use the hardware to the fullest? Thanks.  

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If there's a guide for this on TS, feel free to point it out, I didn't see one.

I'd like to download and learn to use Linux on my PC, not only to broaden my horizons, but also to help pimp out my resume. (The kinds of jobs I'm applying for are summer student things - nothing heavy. Point is, there's nothing I need to know, specifically.)

In another thread, I mentioned that I was thinking about getting Ubuntu, because I heard it was the "easy" one. Somebody in that thread, (it wasn't my own) said I should go with Gentoo instead, I guess because I'd be giving myself a better education in Open Source. So I was wondering what other people's recommendations are, and if you could outline the pros and cons of my options, that'd be great.

And the system I'm planning on using is my old PC. I don't know the specific system specs, but I had it custom made for me in 2004. Standard 520 megs of memory, P3 processor...anything else you need to know, just ask.

Thanks guys.
 

A:Generic Question: Recommend a Linux Distro

I suppose I should recommend Fedora, as I've used it and its predecessors since '97 or something (Red Hat Linux 5.0 was the first I tried).
 

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I am looking for a laptop that is compatible with a digitizer pen for drawing on the screen. Does the 10 point touch version of Thinkpad P51  and Thinkpad X1 Yoga come wiht digitizer pens?

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I found couple of SSD M.2 (2280) but not sure if it compatible with Lenovo Thinkpad X1 yoga (1st gen) The original SSD is 256gb (Samsung MZNLN256HCHP-000L7) here's pic of it: http://www.esaitech.com/samsung-mznln256hchp-000l7-pm871-series-256gb-m.2-2280-ngff-6.0gbps-internal...I'm wondering which is compatible with mine1.Crucial MX300 https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-MX300-525GB-Internal-CT525MX300SSD4/dp/B01L80DH4G/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_...or 2.Samsung 960 EVO Series https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LYFKJR7/ref=psdc_1292116011_t1_B00TGIW1XGThe crucial looks similar is minePlease advice

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Is the Wacom LP-170E-0S Pen compatible with the Wacom technology of my S1 Yoga? Which pens are you using?

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Hello! I have bought ThinkPad X1 Yoga and installed Ubuntu 16.04. All works, except LTE modem (Sierra EM7455).So, when all patches for support this modek will be released to the Linux Kernel?

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So here is the situation.I've got this great piece of hardware bound to a cruddy OS that no sane person should ever trust (an OS that uninstalls your privately owned and paid for software from other companies during updates potentially costing licensing fees to acquire a replacement license or even damaging system viability if one of those software packages is a driver, without any advance notice).  Sane reasonable people should never accept that as business as usual or acceptable.  Thus Windows 10 is unacceptable. Options:Windows 7 Downgrade (legally valid per the Windows 10 Pro license agreement):Issues for Windows 7 Pro install:No MediaNo License to enter even if one had media (none provided even though Windows 7 Downgrade is a supported item for Windows 10)CPU Support requires a hack to remove the FAKE incompatibility check MSFT put into Windows Update and Windows 7 to disallow usage on newer CPUs.  There are guides on how to disable this manually and have Windows 7 with Windows Updates work so not a real issue.  -- Pretty sleazy move on MSFT's part to disable Windows Update for Windows 7 useers running new CPUs on valid legally licensed copies (per MSFT's own agreements) to force Windows 10 usage. Linux:Install issues for Linux:Which Linux brand and version to use?Will all the features be fully supported? Sadly I cannot even begin to work on any of this due to:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Recovery-media-downloa... Read more

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I have recently purchased lenovo thinkpad x1 yoga from Germany. I have tried to install different versions of linux ubuntu in dual boot, but none of them seems to work. It boots from the bootable usb and gives the live ubuntu and install ubuntu options but when you enter then it displays a blank screen and nothing happens afterwards. I am facing another issue pretty consistently that the touch screen becomes unresponsive most of the times. When i use the pen it works fine but it does not works with my fingers. Looking forward to some solution as its pretty annoying experiencing such bugs in such an expensive machine. Thanks

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Dears, I would like to upgrade my current 256GB SSD of my Thinkpad Yoga 260 Model 20FES04T37 with 512GB SSD. I have found the below partnumber in Lenovo store which says that is compatible with Thinkpad, but I see that a special factor (M.2) is required for Yoga 260 which is not listed in the description of this part number: 4XB0L67026 ThinkPad 512 GB SATA 2.5" SSD Can anybody confirm this will be compatible with my Yoga so that I proceed with the upgrade with this SSD?

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I assume I cannot see my prior post due to the adjectives used to describe Windows 10.  Adjectives have been removed.  I do wish that the attentiveness to adjectives used in a post would also be given to the contents of post (such as the issue linked at the end of this post about the Recovery Media Creator and File Not Found during download thus being unable to create media).  Give your attention equally please. So here is the situation.I've got this piece of hardware bound to an OS that no person should ever trust!An OS that uninstalls your privately owned and paid for software from other companies during updates potentially costing licensing fees to acquire a replacement license or even damaging system viability if one of those software packages is a driver, without any advance notice. People should never accept that as business as usual or acceptable.  Thus Windows 10 is unacceptable. Options:Windows 7 Downgrade (legally valid per the Windows 10 Pro license agreement):Issues for Windows 7 Pro install:No MediaNo License to enter even if one had media (none provided even though Windows 7 Downgrade is a supported item for Windows 10)CPU Support requires a hack to remove the FAKE incompatibility check MSFT put into Windows Update and Windows 7 to disallow usage on newer CPUs.  There are guides on how to disable this check manually and have Windows 7 with Windows Updates work so not a real issue.  -- A less than nice move move on MSF... Read more

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Which linux distrubtion do u guys started with???


I saterted with corel linux(dont know if it is there now) installation failed after about 90% and left my compaq warrenty void,

after that redhat, mandrake, Suse and now knoppix and 100% happy with it

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which one, in your opinion, is the best? I`d like to go back to using Linux, but I`m not sure which distro to go with. :/ I mostly used Mandrake, but there`s probably something better that I haven`t tried.. or at least haven`t tried lately. I`m just getting sick of XP it gets fussy sometimes..

navveed
 

A:Linux distro..

Here is a start for opinions around here:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2586

Mict advertising Linux from Scratch here:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=844

Yeh we know about XP being fussy Stormbringer and I are wrestling with MSVDM and some of its problems in the IRC channel.
 

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I'm currently a appretice at a local tech shop and we're trying to find an alternate to Win98 to put on a few old computers. These old computers are like 300 mhz, 64 mb RAM, 4 gig hdd. It would also be cool to have it look like Windows, and we'll probably put the WINE thing on these machines too. Right now we are testing SuSe 10 but it seems to need at least 256 mb ram to even be useable so we really need to find something that isn't as resource hungry.

Thanks,
golfing22
 

A:small linux distro that will run on 64 mb RAM

Debian will run on it. Not the simplest of linux flavours though. (Debian x86 installation instructions/faq)

On the other side of debian, you can install knoppix to the hard drive, but They say it's not advised for reasons of requireing experience to handle the issues it'll throw your way (it's designed primarily for live cd mode, hdinstall is a secondary issue)

Any linux flavour can be made to look(ish) like XP - there aren't any that look like XP though, and WINE is not a replacement for Windows - it gets better all the time but it's not a replacement. a rough explanation of what it is can be found from the horses mouth here.

If you're going to replace win98 with linux, you'll have to start working in a different way (ie, the linux way) is about the long and the short of it.

Having said all that, any other info can come from a person who knows far more than my limited experience of linux allows.
 

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I've played with different distros of linux and I was like most Linux newbies..I didn't know the first thing about installing new programs into Linux. It would tick me off to where i would wipe the harddrive and go back to WinXP. To make a long story even longer...for all you other newbies wanting to try linux without having to learn all those confusing commands, download BLAG linux. Its based on RedHat 9.0 but includes all the media stuff RedHat didnt include and it only used one install disk. Hope this helps

http://www.blagblagblag.org
 

A:A Linux Distro for newbies like me

Originally posted by Darkshadoe
To make a long story even longer...for all you other newbies wanting to try linux without having to learn all those confusing commandsClick to expand...

That would be putting aside one of Linux's greatest ( & most powerfull ) features.
 

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I was curious to know from real people what your favorite linux distro is? With respect to look, performance, stability, &/or any other thing. & If you could tell me about the most beautiful linux distro you've seen so far?

Currently from windows 8.1 I'd to install Windows 7 for some testing purposes, after this I intend to go to linux for sometime before moving towards windows 10, previously had used linux Mint & Elementary OS, I want to try something different this time, any linux with good default look.
 

A:Your favorite Linux Distro?

I have not used linux for awhile,but I am still confortable on using any distro for some more than basic tasks. Don't get under the hood on some, `cause that damn thing will break. But I like using Fedora and Linux Mint (that Cinnamon desktop is great). And under some recent events I am starting to like Tails.
I have much work to do in this machine right now to do a dual boot machine, but in this spring will do so.
 

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I'm trying to find a lite weight Linux distro for one of the computers in our office. Its has an AMD Athlon 2.1ghz with 480MB of RAM, and with XP Pro on it, its so sluggish.
We don't use it for much - all it has to do is access the web, load pdf & maybe tiff files, and be able to access our networked server, with an easy to use GUI desktop. Not asking much right .

I have used Ubuntu some, but still a Linux noob, so I was hoping someone had some good ideas for a distro.

Thanks.
 

A:Looking for lightweight Linux distro

Ubuntu would be ideal. It'll be absolutely fine on that hardware, and faster than XP Pro is currently too. The official minimum specs are here, though you may find your RAM will struggle to run a live CD for installation. I would recommend you install using the Ubuntu alternative CD instead.

The best thing to do is try to install from a live CD, and if that fails, install from the alternative CD instead. You'll experience some slow down due to the lower RAM, but it should handle simple stuff like office documents, email, web browsing etc without any issues at all.

I've also got a step by step Ubuntu installation guide in my signature below as well, so should answer anything your unsure about.
 

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I recently built an in car computer. I am looking for help in finding the best linux distro for this application.

The system specs are as follows:
CPU: AMD K6-2 500mhz
Motherboad: Gigabyte GA-5SMM
HDD: Western Digital Caviar 80GB (IDE)
Optical drive: 16x DVD rom
RAM: 256mb PC100
Video: SIS integraded graphics
Sound: ESS integrated sound

The linux distro must have a good GUI since I'm useing a touch screen which would make a command line based OS unuseable. I will also need to be able to play audio and video.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.
 

A:Linux Distro for an in car computer.

Normally, if you're not very experienced with linux, I would suggest Mandriva, Ubuntu or openSUSE. They are all very easy to use, but I'm not sure they will all work with the low specs you have.

You'll probably need to look for a distribution, that has fluxbox as an option for the Window Manager. Gnome and KDE take too many resources.

Keep in mind, no matter what distro you choose, you will at some point need to use the console for troubleshooting and other stuff. You cannot avoid the console completely.
 

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Hello techspot members.

I've been using Ubuntu for about 5-6 years now, but I fancy more of a challenge - I feel I've gone about as far with Ubuntu as I can, and the novice type approach to everything is getting tiresome now unfortunately.

So with this in mind, what would members recommend to replace Ubuntu with? I don't mind spending hours configuring a new linux distro, and learning new things (thats the whole point of this exercise!).

With my IT degree starting in September I would like to broaden my knowledge. I'm not too sure I'm ready for the massive work required to configure something like Slackware, but I'm looking for something in-between this and Ubuntu.

I also prefer the gnome desktop, KDE is just too in your face and I just don't like it. lol. The computer being used for it is in my spec's, and it would need to be 64bit as well.

So what would you all recommend, and why?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Could you please recommend a new Linux distro

Try a stage 2 tarball of Gentoo - and if you feel that's not challenging enough you can move on down. You may even want to start from a live DVD just so you can see how everything behaves precompiled.
 

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I'm looking to see if running linux will help me with running the BBC climate change BOINC program any faster. It's a machine with only limited resources (celeron 1.7 with 512 meg of 266 ram. - very low whetstone/drhystone benchmarks compared with my athlon xp 2400 (which runs at the same speed, just proving the already known - speed isn't everything).

Sooo, can anybody tell me what the smallest/lightest linux distro is (with a basic GUI obviously), using a kernel of late 2.4 or above?
 

A:Smallest linux distro

Any Linux distro will run OK on that machine, so no need to go scrambling for extra lightweight stuff.

When installing, leave out Gnome and KDE and choose some lightweight window manager instead.
 

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I would like to install a Linux distro on this M715q.  Is there a distro that will work with this hardware?  Which one?  Thank you.

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I am looking for a distribution of linux that is featured (like xp or vista) graphically and is easier to install. I have seen a few from a website www.linux.org suggested, but it doesn't really tell me much. Thanks in advance for answers !
 

A:Fully Featured Linux Distro???

Found something! "Dream Linux"
 

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Hi there
Anybody running a Windows 8.1 Virtual machine from a LINUX host with 3-D support working. If so what distro are you using. (VMware player / workstation).

I've tried SUSE and DEBIAN - the VM runs perfectly except I can't get 3-D support or hardware graphics acceleration.

Under Windows as host (W7) no problem !!.

Cheers
jimbo

A:Windows 8.1 under Linux - which distro for 3-D support

Hi Jimbo,

You should try installing the certified drivers for the graphics card from Nvidia or AMD instead of standard installed ones, for some distro's use limited opensource versions like the nouveau driver.

Also see specific VMware info about what you need:
https://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/...ling_host.html
That's for a host,
It says WS5.5, but should still apply on newer releases, use the mentioned tools to get info about the graphic drivers.

For a guest, W8, check to see if 3D is on in the VMX file itself:
https://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/...abling_vm.html
some example for Ubuntu drivers or install procedures:
How to install Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu 13.04

Debian:
https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers

Although I'm not familiar with AMD/ATI cards, similar packages should exist:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver

Official binary releases, which are recommemded, also exist on the official sites, Nvidia, AMD.

For Intel I'm not sure what for driver will be used, I've seen something reported as Tungsten which provided pretty good basic acceleration a while back.

So in the end you'll need to install the latest official graphic driver you can get for your distro, then see That OpenGL is running well (run glxinfo and glxgears + some other benchmarking tools* are nice to see).

*System profiler and benchmark:
Good luck.

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hey noob question looking for the best linux distro that can handle 1: the largest number of hdds, 2: the largest capacity hdds. building a pvr to run mythtv on.
 

A:linux distro that can handle the most memory

Welcome to TechSpot

They're not really distribution limited / related, but kernel limited instead, and I don't think you'll hit the limits with hardware available for mortal users.

Linux kernel can handle "out of the box" up to 64 GB of RAM, see High Memory In The Linux Kernel for details.

I'm not sure how many storage controllers is the maximum, but at least you can have hard disk drives from hda to hdz, as far as I know.
 

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I was originally using Ubuntu 7.04 on this computer. But Due to A MAJOR problem that nobody has provided me with a fix for and Im tired of waiting. I want to know which Distro would be right for me.

Im going to be using it as a primary OS and IM going to keep Windows around for gaming. Im currently on a Dual boot system with Ubuntu 7.04 and XP Pro

The reason I want to replace Ubuntu is because my Lite On SATA CDburner / DVD burner combo drives DOES not exist peroid to it, and since IM a linux newbie and the Linux pros are basically being useless to me by not even seeming interested in helping me (some community heh) and the ones that are trying to help dont speak newb, or are just as confused as I am.

and IM sure you agree with thats the ONLY Disk drive on your computer and you cant use it with the OS of choice, its time to find another OS!

So Im going to be using Linux to surf the web, download, play music, burn cds in mp3 format to listen to in my car, chat with friends, and do basic general use stuff, and just keep my dual boot of XP for playing video games.

I want something as close to Ubuntu as possible since BEYOND that CD/DVD issue that ruined that OS for me, I REALLY liked Ubuntu though I cant see how people say its the best when its so ridden with bugs and apperantly has so many issues with SATA drives!
 

A:Which Linux Distro Should I Get in place of Ubuntu?

I've always liked Suse.
 

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Okay I'm gonna make a server

I already know about the following distros that seems interesting to me

1) Redhat enterprise ( hate how it is not free)
2) CentOS
3) Engarde Secure
Please suggest a good linux distro. for server or one from the list (not Ubuntu)

Thank you
 

A:Good Linux Server distro

CentOS works well, it makes some good Postfix servers, MySQL and PostgreSQL databases right out of the box. It's pretty darn versatile.
 

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I am looking for a distribution of linux that is featured (like xp or vista) graphically and is easier to install. I have seen a few from a website www.linux.org suggested, but it doesn't really tell me much. Thanks in advance for answers !
 

A:Fully Featured Linux Distro???

Found something! "Dream Linux"
 

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I have a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 7, specs are listed in my system specs, and would like to try tinkering and spending time learning new stuff. I want to be able to dual-boot and it would be nice if the OS is stable enough that it won't destroy my windows 7 to the point of having to reinstall everything.

P.s. - I have no experience with linux, but am ready to learn and spend some time on it.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Please recommend a good Linux distro for my laptop

Most people consider "Ubuntu" the most polished Linux distro; http://www.ubuntu.com/

That said, you won't destroy your Windows installation installing it either. This assumes that your HDD is much closer to empty, than it is to full, so there won't be any problem creating a small Linux partition. Ubuntu reads NTFS, all you files would be accessible with it.

Now, there are problems if you decide you no longer want Linux on the machine. "GRUB", the Linux boot loader, sets Linux as the default OS and Windows must be chosen at startup. Attempting to remove Linux trashes GRUB, and there must be repairs made to the Windows install, or it no bootie.

I haven't dealt with LInux in a while, the novelty kinda wore off for me.
 

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There are lot of Portable Linux Operating Systems. Its difficult to choose one. I just want to know what linux distro do you prefer...
My requirements are...
*Should be preloaded with VLC, Firefox/Chromium, LibreOffice and some basic apps.
*Should have easy GUI.
*Should boot in few seconds even with old pentium 3 hardware.
*Should be lightweight (less size)
*Should be error free (less crashes, hangups)
*Should not be a battery sucker(low power consumption)...
*Should support newer wireless (Intel, Atheros & Ralink) hardwares.
I am going to use it in a CD/DVD.

Suggest your preferance to me...

A:Which Linux distro will you use for a Portable Operating System?

Try one of these. Mint Mate is the more advanced system.

Portable OS - Carry your OS on an External Drive

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

PS: CD/DVD is not a good idea.

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ARCH VS DEBIAN - DISTRO WARS

ARCH WEBSITE>
Arch Linux

ARCH LINUX PROS AND CONS

PROS-
- Arch linux has an aur for the latest packages but it is bleeding edge so there are bugs
- Arch can be customized to anything you want because you start at bare metal
- Arch has the latest kernel for linux or you can compile any from the aur

- ARCH LINUX CONS
- No ui out of the box
- not used for beginners
- not supported. people have to rely on the wiki and irc.
DEBIAN WEBSITE>
Arch Linux

DEBIAN - PROS
- UI to install
-automatic installer
-wide based user base
- Ubuntu is based on debian so most ubuntu programs would work backwards compatibility

- CONS
- No drivers or anything pre installed
- no prosperity software and needs to be compiled as the aur has all the latest softwares with 'yaourt installer'
- flash acts up sometimes
- t
 

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Okay so I haven't tried dualbooting for a long time since I got so frustrated I just completely quit. So I've tried Kali Linux two times and Debian on it, trying to dualboot by installing it from my USB. Once it installs and I press escape to go into boot settings and to select which I want to boot, I choose the linux distro and it boots up, HOWEVER, I can never get the internet working on it. Every time I switched it on, it immediately switches back on. And when I try a wired D-Link internet thing (not sure what it is, router or something, it's very tiny) the internet goes on but can't find any connection, and when I spam it on and off it eventually finds internet but only for a short time and goes away. Is it just because my laptop's wifi card isn't compatable with the latest linux kernel?  It's just so confusing because I've tried everything and tried configuring the settings on the terminal and turn the things on (don't remember what it was called but I know whatever it was on Kali Linux on a VM it wasn't on so I went in and tried to turn it on but it was already on) and it just never worked. Even tried turning that "thing" off and it still wouldn't work. I really want to do some linux stuff on the actual machine and not in a virtual machine.

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Hello, Luffy here.

As you've probably noticed, i'm new and i need help.
I really want to dual boot Win8.1 with Kali Linux. ~ 64 bit.

I'm having a lot of doubts about it. A lot of people write that their Win8.1 system got, excuse my language, ****ed up. They say it's because of OEM/UEFI & so forth.

I'm unfortunately not so experienced with dual booting so i wouldn't really know what to do. Could anyone please help me clarify all of this? What's the problem with Win8.1 & Linux, what do i need to do in order to install it succesfully without errors?

Thanks in advance to everyone.

A:I cannot dual boot Windows 8.1 with any Linux distro

Hello,

Kali document regarding dual booting:

Dual Boot Kali with Windows | Kali Linux Official Documentation

This might help: (screenshots are not in english)

Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 UEFI | eLab Hackerspace [EN]

some general help guides on dual booting Windows:

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

Windows 8 VHD - Create at Boot to Dual Boot with

Cheers,
Harry

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Hello,

The title says it all.

I have tried several Linux distros before (with Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon and KDE shell) but even though in many ways I find them more secure, customizable, and geeky than Windows, I kept coming back to Windows because many apps that I use run best in Windows despite Linux having Wine and PlayonLinux (apps that allow Linux to run Windows apps).

Windows has apps that set the "standard" in today's everyday computing and use, like Microsoft Office, among many others. So even though Linux has thousands of free apps, there is a really need for me to return to Windows or at least dual boot with Linux.

Please share your opinions. I want this thread to be informative, objective, and even subjective.

Thanks.
 

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Hey there Fellow TechSpotters

After reading this site: http://www.kmfms.com/alternatives.html and this one: http://www.vanwensveen.nl/rants/microsoft/IhateMS.html and also: http://microsoft.toddverbeek.com/index.html ...coupled with the frustrating behaviour of my "win machines" I've decided that there has to be a better way.

I've watched "Revolution OS" and Linux seems to be closer to the ethos that I feel computing should embody than the software I'm running at the moment. I'm feeling confident enough that I won't need a dual boot and instead I'll just run Linux on a dedicated machine.

The machine in question is an Omnibook 6000 with the following specs...

P III 600Mhz
128 MB Ram
ATI Mobility M1
ESS Maestro
20GB HDD
Removable CD-ROM and 1.44 3.5" FDD units

Plus a wi-fi card (Netgear WG511 Mk2) - would I be able to get this working under Linux so that I could surf whilst away from home? The Omnibook will
used for playing the odd game, watching films, surfing and word processing.

Before posting, I did a google search on the forum for similar threads but there wasn't much and sites that cover Linux & laptops are a little vague. Which distro would you reccomend for a machine of this specification and my needs? I look forward to all your suggestions and advice on this as I'm just itching to get going and I'm quite excited about "A world without windows"

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A:Ready to ditch Win for Linux, but which distro should I choose for my laptop?

What type of games are you playing?
There is an unfortunate lack of support for a lot of games under Linux. There are people working on it, but it takes time..

Your wi-fi card looks to be supported, though you may need to do some work if you've got the one made in china.

Since you're new to linux, maybe Ubuntu (or Kubuntu, which uses KDE as window manager (Linus Torvalds choice window manager)) would be best suited for you...
 

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Well, I'm basically looking for a linux live distro that is....well recommended for swapping partitions on hard drives ect...
My situation is, I have a hard drive that could be failing, but I have so much data on it, I'm afraid to do a windows "repair" chkdsk, cause that usually screws things up more, and when I'm managing it regularly in windows, it has some corrupt files.

So I was thinking I would copy the entire partition over (safely) if possible to a blank drive, then reformat the possibly bad one, or at least do a scan for errors after copying.

So this may be a part 2 post.

Either a linux live recommended distro for partitioning drives, or a suggestion on how to save this data....without losing it....

I know people always say, by the time you decide to get a backup drive, it'll be to late. Well I don't exactly have alot of money, and I have many gigs to backup so online isnt an option. The bets I can do is wait for a drive to start failing, and save the data before it completely dies.

Anyways thnx for your help, and hope to hear from you tomorrow
 

A:Linux Live Distro good for drive management?

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Hi, I want to get linux on my t470p . I tried doing a fresh install of 18.1 mint to my secondary internal drive (no dual boot) with secure mode off, I ran the driver update and after that things got crazy with errors etc. I have seen this article from unbuntu saying it is supported but only with a special OEM distro https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201701-25344/ But the link only shows compatibility with a i5 model. Does anyone have any information about this.Specsi7-7700hq1440p256 PM961128 LiteOn CV3-SD

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Hi.  I'm trying to load the Zorin distro from USB on my Chromebook C720 and I keep getting a message that basically there is no bottable image.  I'm in developer mode and have no problem bringing up Ubuntu, GalliumOS and other distros.  Only have a problem withZorin OS9 and OS1.  The image does apparently work on my Lenovo T440s but not on the Chromebook.  Is it possible there is an issue with UEFI/CSM?  Any other ideas out there? i posted to the Zorin community but no response yet. Is it possible I need this?https://www.reddit.com/r/chrultrabook/comments/4rg59g/acer_c720_uefi_firmware/

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I learned that the digitizer with Helix cannot be used as an eraser, does the ThinkPad Yoga digitizer have the same problem? Thanks













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A:ThinkPad Yoga Digitizer Question

the digitiser pen on Helix, TPT2 and Yoga all lack the traditional eraser function of the traditional ThinkPad X series tablet. There is a side button on the digitiser pen, which you can use for eraser function. Alternatively, get the X series tablet digitiser pen which has an eraser function, they work with the ThinkPad Yoga (and is what i am using now).

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Hello friends, I am in the process of using the lenovo sales site to configure a new Thinkpad X1 Yoga to purchase. There is one thing that concerns me. When I go to select the OLED display option, the following warning shows: 14.0 WQHD (2560 x 1440) OLED TouchWWAN is not available with 14.0 WQHD (2560 x 1440) OLED Touch display. I tried to do some research on this, but I need some confirmation from people who have experience with this. It is my understanding that this 2 in 1 can actually use a sim chip and connect directly to 4G LTE networks. Is this correct? That is truly a great feature. However, can someone confirm that I lose this feature if I purchase an OLED display with this order? I am thinking this might get lost because of the warning "WWAN is not available with 14.0 WQHD (2560 x 1440) OLED Touch display." Can anyone confirm or clarify all of this? I would love to get an OLED display. However i know I will lose some battery life. I think that could be an acceptable tradeoff. However, if I also have to lose 4G LTE connectivity with the OLED that might push me over to an IPS display. Thanks everyone!

A:Question on Gen 2 Thinkpad X1 Yoga and OLED option

You need the WWAN card and the antennas to get 4G LTE connectivity.  My X1 Yoga does not have the OLED display and I have no access to engineering info, but my guess is that something related to the OLED display caused interference that affected FCC certification, or that something related to the OLED panel got in the way of the WWAN antenna wires inside the lid.  I really like my IPS display, but I primarily use it indoors.  For outdoor use, I think I would find that there was too much glare. 

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Hello friends, I am in the process of using the lenovo sales site to configure a new Thinkpad X1 Yoga to purchase. There is one thing that concerns me. When I go to select the OLED display option, the following warning shows: 14.0 WQHD (2560 x 1440) OLED TouchWWAN is not available with 14.0 WQHD (2560 x 1440) OLED Touch display. I tried to do some research on this, but I need some confirmation from people who have experience with this. It is my understanding that this 2 in 1 can actually use a sim chip and connect directly to 4G LTE networks. Is this correct? That is truly a great feature. However, can someone confirm that I lose this feature if I purchase an OLED display with this order? I am thinking this might get lost because of the warning "WWAN is not available with 14.0 WQHD (2560 x 1440) OLED Touch display." Can anyone confirm or clarify all of this? I would love to get an OLED display. However i know I will lose some battery life. I think that could be an acceptable tradeoff. However, if I also have to lose 4G LTE connectivity with the OLED that might push me over to an IPS display. Thanks everyone!

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The right hinge on my laptop is broken, and it is causing my laptop to turn off when it is moved.  I plan on ordering a new arm hinge to replace it.  When i try to open my laptop, or turn it into a tablet there is loud cracking and difficulty changing screen position, as if the entired screen is about to snap off.  If my laptop is on a flat surface, the entire screen is slanted down on the right due to the broken hinge. Is the 00HT617 hinge kit/part the one i need to replace it ?Has anyone else had this problem or fixed it ? Thanks,-BB

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Hello Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?  Regards

A:Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?

Hi Bidabad,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding using W700 Mini dock 2.0 with your Thinkpad x230T
IMO it is not compatible with this model.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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I posted a similar question earlier and people referred me to the Yoga (much appreciated).  However, I was interested in the 2.6 lb carbon version with touch screen capabilities.  Asus has a Spin 7 model that is very good at 2.65lb, but I miss the red mouse toggle in the middle of the keyboard and Asus's track pad was designed too large....causing unintended tapping.  The Yoga, while nice, is heavier than I was looking for.  The 14 inch screen is about 3.3lb? the 12 inch at 3? I thought that some of the earlier Thinkpad Carbons had touch screen and was hoping they would make a return soon.  Thanks,

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