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Thread: Does Lenovo Ideapad G780 work with Ubuntu?

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    Does Lenovo Ideapad G780 work with Ubuntu?

    I recently purchased a Lenovo Ideapad G780 and I want to know if there are any Linux or Ubuntu drivers for the hardware. It came pre-loaded with Windows 8 and I can't stand it. Please help.

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    Re: Does Lenovo Ideapad G780 work with Ubuntu?

    Hi OR83, welcome to the forums

    I do not own one, but got some forum hits that may intress you.

    http://www.googlubuntu.com/results/?...ch&cof=FORID:9

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    Re: Does Lenovo Ideapad G780 work with Ubuntu?

    Thanks, I tried doing a dual-boot setup of Ubuntu and it didn't work it said some file was missing so I was unable to login to my Ubuntu boot. I guess I might have to call Lenovo and ask.

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    Re: Does Lenovo Ideapad G780 work with Ubuntu?

    looks like I'm stuck with the pre-loaded junk because they don't have any drivers for Linux.

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    Re: Does Lenovo Ideapad G780 work with Ubuntu?

    Did you try booting a live CD first? That's usually a smart first step- that way you can see what will work/not work before you actually install. Give it a try.

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    Re: Does Lenovo Ideapad G780 work with Ubuntu?

    Yeah, I tried it with my old version of 11.10 and nothing not even with kubuntu. I guess I could keep this latop with windows 8 and have my other laptop run Ubuntu I have and extra drive for it.

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    Re: Does Lenovo Ideapad G780 work with Ubuntu?

    Maybe a newer kernel would do the trick. 13.04 will be out in a few days or download beta.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RaringRingta...d_Ubuntu_13.04

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    Re: Does Lenovo Ideapad G780 work with Ubuntu?

    As ibjsb4 mentioned, 11.10 is old. Try a newer version such as 13.04 or 12.10, or 12.04 LTS.
    If you prefer a traditional desktop (I make that assumption based on your distaste for Win8) try Xubuntu rather than Ubuntu/Unity.

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    Re: Does Lenovo Ideapad G780 work with Ubuntu?

    Yeah I have 12.10 since it came out but I dont know why I didn't try it with the newer version.

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    Re: Does Lenovo Ideapad G780 work with Ubuntu?

    Nope doesn't work it gives me the following error message at dual-boot time The following file is missing or contains errors /Ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr Status 0x000007b

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