View Full Version : Unable to get past boot

October 8th, 2017, 04:55 AM
Hello, i've been unsuccesfully trying to boot Lubuntu 17.04 to my laptop running Windows 10. Everytime i have the usb stick in and turn on my computer, it stops before booting and restarts to a never ending loop. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on the same laptop months before without issues but had to delete it due to memory and space issues. I believe that it has to do with the GRUB booting since i deleted Ubuntu directly from the partition before uninstalling GRUB and had to manually uninstall it from the cmd. I already have my data backed up and want to do a clean install, replacing Windows completely so i don't mind losing any files on my pc. Hope someone can help me.

System Specs
Lenovo Yoga Ideapad
Intel Pentium CPU 2129Y 1.10GHz
Windows 10

October 9th, 2017, 08:07 PM
Hi, welcome to the fora.

Does the USB stick work if you try it in another computer?

October 9th, 2017, 08:11 PM
What model Yoga?
And have you updated UEFI from Lenovo.

Some Yoga were part of a big flap from Linux & Lenovo as it did not have the AHCI mode.
supposedly fixed with updates.

Lenovo Linux support - many obsolete versions of Linux
Warning: Microsoft Signature PC program now requires that you can't run Linux. Lenovo Yoga 900 ISK2 UltraBook Sept 2016
The 13" Lenovo 710S-13ISK is also affected by this. Not providing an AHCI mode makes sure:
- you can't run Linux on it
- you can't use the Gentoo based System Rescue CD to rescue data
- you can't use the Acronis True Image Boot CD (which is also Linux based of course)
- you can't use Crystal Disk Info in Windows to judge your SSD health (doesn't show the disk)
- you can't even install Windows 10 from the normal installation media without putting special drivers on an additional USB stick.
Well done Lenovo. Putting a machine that only has a single disk and cannot be expanded to two disks in RAID mode, that is quite a feat.