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Thread: Lenovo E530

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Lenovo E530

    I'd like to buy a new laptop and after some searching on the web, have come up with the Lenovo E530 :

    (It's in Dutch but scroll down for the specs.

    I would like to run multiple operating systems on it : windows 7 (it comes with win8 but don't want that), ubuntu and Linux mint.
    I know Lenovo is know for its great Linux compatibility so that shouldn't be an issue.
    However, as this notebook has both built-in graphics AND a discrete graphics card, will linux be able to cope with this, especially when playing games (it's not the main reason why I'm buying this laptop, but it'd be nice to play some games).

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    SW Forida
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Lenovo E530

    All new systems with Windows 8 are UEFI secure boot with gpt partitioning.

    But you can turn secure boot off. Ubuntu is one of the few to work with secure boot systems.
    Under Windows 8 Secure Boot, all PCs, no matter what operating system they actually run, must include several Microsoft-owned keys.
    The State Of Linux Distributions Handling Secure Boot

    I thought I saw somewhere that Microsoft was requiring Vendors to not offer new drivers for Windows 7 so it can be difficult to downgrade from 8 to 7.

    Lenovo Z580 laptop
    Lenovo Ideapad Y500 LiveUSB Problem

    The current state of UEFI and Linux = Feb 1, 2013 - Matthew Garrett
    Samsung, Lenovo & Toshiba UEFI issues
    Matthew Garrett's Blog

    But some have hard coded issues in UEFI.
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p only boots Windows or Redhat.
    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.


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