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raiza2201
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
4GB RAM
x64
Windows 10

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

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

oldfred
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.

https://linux.slashdot.org/story/16/09/21/1838252/lenovo-denies-claims-it-plotted-with-microsoft-to-block-linux-installs#comments
Lenovo Linux support - many obsolete versions of Linux
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/pd031426
Warning: Microsoft Signature PC program now requires that you can't run Linux. Lenovo Yoga 900 ISK2 UltraBook Sept 2016
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2337719
http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/44694.html
https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/16/09/21/1516230/microsoft-signature-pc-requirements-now-blocks-linux-installation-reports#comments
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.