View Full Version : Can't install Ubuntu 16.04 or 18.04 on Laptop Lenovo Legion Y520

June 2nd, 2018, 08:48 PM
I have this issue with Ubuntu (and I think that I tried Lubuntu too) :
What happens is that the pc freezes after installing or it wont start up at all... Sometimes the liveUsb works sometimes it doesn't.
The strange thing is that I can install Linux Mint 18.3 and use it...

This picture shows my error


This is my Laptop's short info

H/W path Device Class Description
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system 80WK (LENOVO_MT_80WK_BU_idea_FM_Lenovo Y520-15IKBN)
/0 bus Provence-5R1
/0/0 memory 128KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
/0/4/5 memory 256KiB L1 cache
/0/4/6 memory 1MiB L2 cache
/0/4/7 memory 6MiB L3 cache
/0/24 memory 8GiB System Memory
/0/24/0 memory 8GiB SODIMM Synchronous 2400 MHz (0,4 ns)
/0/24/1 memory [empty]
/0/24/2 memory [empty]
/0/24/3 memory [empty]
/0/100 bridge Intel Corporation
/0/100/1 bridge Sky Lake PCIe Controller (x16)
/0/100/1/0 display NVIDIA Corporation
/0/100/2 display Intel Corporation
/0/100/14 bus Sunrise Point-H USB 3.0 xHCI Controller
/0/100/14/0 usb1 bus xHCI Host Controller
/0/100/14/0/6 multimedia EasyCamera
/0/100/14/0/b communication Bluetooth wireless interface
/0/100/14/1 usb2 bus xHCI Host Controller
/0/100/14.2 generic Sunrise Point-H Thermal subsystem
/0/100/16 communication Sunrise Point-H CSME HECI #1
/0/100/17 storage Sunrise Point-H SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
/0/100/1c bridge Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #2
/0/100/1c/0 generic O2 Micro, Inc.
/0/100/1c.2 bridge Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #3
/0/100/1c.2/0 wlp3s0 network Intel Corporation
/0/100/1c.3 bridge Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #4
/0/100/1c.3/0 enp4s0 network RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
/0/100/1f bridge Sunrise Point-H LPC Controller
/0/100/1f.2 memory Memory controller
/0/100/1f.3 multimedia Intel Corporation
/0/100/1f.4 bus Sunrise Point-H SMBus
/0/1 scsi2 storage
/0/1/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 1TB ST1000LM035-1RK1
/0/1/0.0.0/1 volume 511MiB Windows FAT volume
/0/1/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 923GiB EXT4 volume
/0/1/0.0.0/3 /dev/sda3 volume 8065MiB Linux swap volume
/1 power CRB Battery 0
/2 power OEM Define 5

Any recommendations'?

June 2nd, 2018, 10:12 PM
Your nVidia will need nomodeset for installer & first boot or until you install the proprietary nVidia driver from Ubuntu repository. Do not install directly from nVidia.

Are you only installing Ubuntu in UEFI boot mode?
How you boot install media is then how it installs.
Shows install with screen shots. Both BIOS purple accessibility screen & UEFI black grub menu screen

At grub menu you can use e for edit, scroll to linux line and replace quiet splash with nomodeset.
How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2 - both BIOS liveCD & grub first boot ( also UEFI with grub)
How to add boot parameters, grub menu after install (also grub when UEFI)
Lenovo Legion Y520-15I Installer does not detect SSD and HDD: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

(http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132)Have you updated UEFI? Required for all PCs.

Is/Are drives in RAID mode. If RAID 0, breaking RAID can cause major issues. Be sure to have good backups.
Drives need to be in AHCI mode, not RAID, IDE, nor some Intel SRT thing. But if still using Windows make sure you have added the AHCI driver first.