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Thread: Can't boot ubuntu in UEFI mode!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    Can't boot ubuntu in UEFI mode!

    hello guys,
    I just download ubuntu 12.04 and was trying to install on my pre-installed windows 8 lenovo y400 laptop, I downloaded 12.04 write it to the USB using pendrivelinux, booted in using UEFI mode selected try and install ubuntu, but the screen blacks out it is more than 15 mins nothing is showing up. Can you guys please help me out.

    Your help is highly appreciated.
    Last edited by JaZZyCooL; July 2nd, 2013 at 06:53 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008

    Re: Can't boot ubuntu in UEFI mode!

    As far as I know, Windows 8 takes over the machine and won't allow booting from another OS. I just got a Lenovo G580 and immediately removed the windows 8 drive, replaced it with a 750GB drive and loaded from DVD, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. They both work fine but after I did the 500+ file update for Ubuntu the wireless card will not attach to my router. Before the update it worked fine, now, nothing.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Chicago Suburbs
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Can't boot ubuntu in UEFI mode!

    Is this an UltraBook with dual video and a small SSD using Intel SRT (RAID)?

    You may have to turn off one video mode or the other in UEFI/BIOS if you can.
    If using nVidia you need nomodeset.

    If booting in UEFI mode you get grub menu, use e and scroll down to linux line and replace quiet splash with nomodeset.
    Screen shots here for boot after install. BIOS mode has accessibility screens for live boot which are different but then after install first boot also uses grub and also needs nomodeset.
    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2 - both liveCD & first boot, but different

    Some very new systems need other boot parameters also.

    Have you made Windows recovery flash drive?
    Have you fully backed up Windows?
    See link in my signature.

    Other Lenovo, may be similar even if different model.
    Lenovo Z580 laptop
    See post #29 on removing Battery to get it to reset & boot Ubuntu.
    Lenovo Ideapad Y500 LiveUSB Problem
    lenovo u310 - install to SSD
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007

    Re: Can't boot ubuntu in UEFI mode!

    I also have a Y400. I haven't gotten ubuntu to boot from USB drive yet. I will order a hard drive and try installing it to its own drive.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

    Re: Can't boot ubuntu in UEFI mode!

    after install I couldn't boot but boot repair did the trick.


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