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September 9th, 2016, 12:05 PM
Can someone please advise me on how to install Ubuntu 16.06 dual booting with Win 10 on a brand new 'LENOVO ideapad 100'. I need to know the best layout of the hard drive including the type of partions to use.

Also, is it possible to have a shared 'Home' Directory?

I have attached Screensots of the Hard Drive and System Information.

Thanks & Regards



September 16th, 2016, 12:31 PM
# clicking on your attachment brings up ..
"Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator"
# How to .. Dual-Boot (http://www.tecmint.com/install-ubuntu-16-04-alongside-with-windows-10-or-8-in-dual-boot/)
# "Also, is it possible to have a shared 'Home' Directory?"
# Yes it is possible but not advisable as that's where Linux stores the user config files. You could create a separate NTFS partition and access that from both systems. Or use the Linux Reader for Windows (http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/) to access ext4 partitions.

September 16th, 2016, 04:38 PM
Is your Celeron in the Bay Trail family?
Do you know if booting with 32bit UEFI even though system is 64 bit.

Many of these lightweight systems used a 32 bit UEFI to prevent install of Linux as back when designed Linux did not have a 32 bit UEFI and did not want to create one as it is not a good idea anyway. But now Linux does have 32 bit UEFI so you should be able to install either way.
Don't ship 32-bit UEFI firmware on x86

(http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/26734.html)But Bay Trail have had some other issues also. Not sure if 16.04 is better now.

Older version instructions for Asus, may be similar:
Instructions to install Ubuntu 16.04 on ASUS EeeBook X205TA - Atom Bay Trail 32 bit UEFI

Issues are often common by vendor, but Lenova has many different models and issues are more by model. Not sure if older info on model may still apply or not.

Lenovo Community Bios Access
Lenovo Active Protection System™ – for hard drive

Lenovo Ideapad Y500 LiveUSB Problem, also brightness

See Summary UEFI install instructions in link below in my signature. Lots of other links & info if needed.

September 17th, 2016, 04:41 PM
Hello and thank you for you replies.
I am not sure what happened to the attachements :confused:

Is your Celeron in the Bay Trail family?
Yes, I've done a search and I believe that it is.
Do you know if booting with 32bit UEFI even though system is 64 bit.
I'm not sure about this.... How would I find out?

Up to now, I have resized the Win partition (C) using Wins own disk utility.

I have also burnt 16.04 iso to a USB and it boots up and it seems to be running 'live' OK.

The next step is to try and install it I suppose :o

September 18th, 2016, 12:53 AM
If able to boot 16.04 without installing a special version of 32 bit grub then it must be 64 bit.
And if live installer works in live mode that is a good sign.

September 21st, 2016, 02:53 PM

I've just installed 16.04 along side Win10 and they are both are booting up fine.

The only thing that I did in the BIOS was to disable Secure Boot.

I created a seperate home directory for Ubuntu only and I'll use 'Linux Reader for Windows' if needed.

Thanks for the helpful links guys.


ps: The lappy is a LENOVO ideapad 100
pps: Can a mod please edit the title to read Lenovo (to help others).

September 30th, 2016, 12:19 PM
Hi Mel,

I also have a lenovo 100 ideapad. I also managed to install Ubuntu 16.04.
But if I accidently leave any USB stick on while my laptop goes into stand by, the grub is gone when I get it out of stand by.
Any USB stick, meaning an usual USB stick with textfiles LibreOffice
The Grub is gone completely So I cannot restart Ubuntu.
Windows 10 always immediately start up without showing the grub.
I think this is because it is on secure boot.
So I want to disable it.
But I cannot find the option secure boot at all in the boot menu (UEFI)

My question to you is:

How did you disable secure boot in a Lenovo ideapad 100 windows 10.

Please advise.

September 30th, 2016, 02:54 PM
It is in the BIOS.

Check this out: https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/ht118360

Good Luck!

September 30th, 2016, 04:48 PM
Hi Mel,
Thankyou for your quick reply.
Unfortunately it did not answer my question.

I already knew how to get into the BIOS (EUFI)
However, once I'm in there on my Lenovo Ideapad 100 I do not have an option to enable or disable "secure boot" at all.
The option "secure boot" is not there.
So where did you find it, because it is not in the BIOS (EUFI) menu

Kind regards

September 30th, 2016, 07:31 PM
Many brands do not call it Secure Boot.
Do you have a setting called "Windows" or "Other"?
Detail is that you have to use "Other" for Windows 7 UEFI installs, as Windows 7 does not support secure boot.

October 3rd, 2016, 10:47 AM
So where did you find it, because it is not in the BIOS (EUFI) menu

If you follow the advice in the link it will take you to 'System Utility'. You can find 'Secure Boot' under the 'Security' tab.

I have just discovered that Ctrl F2 on boot up also takes you there.

Good Luck!