After installation of Ubuntu 12.04, still boot into Windows on Lenovo Y580
I guess Lenovo Y580 has caused a lot of problem with all kinds of Linux installation b/c they install Windows in a strange way.
I tried both Ubuntu and Fedora. Fedora doesn't let me install and reported lack of GPT partition.
Ubuntu installed, but it still boot into Window. You know what, I almost want to get rid of the Windows!!! However, I have to admit that their Window is optimized and very fast. So I want to keep it.
I have the same problem as mentioned there
The original question was focused on partitioning and then mentioned bootloader. They are smart enough to solve the bootloader problem. However, I am not. I don't even know what MBR, GPT, UEFI,... were before running into this problem.
It is marked "Solved" and I don't know if people still look at it.
In short, Lenovo comes with 4 primary partitions and I get rid of one and resized one. Therefore, I have 3 primary for Windows and empty space (220 GB)
Then in Ubutun live USB, I partitioned the empty space into 210G Ext4 and mounted as / (sda4 logical) and 2G as Linux swap.
For where to install grub, I tried both sda( I guess the whole disk), and sda4 ( the 210 Ext4 as mentioned before)
The installation went through. However, it boots to Windows 7 every time!!!
I tried on BIOS, both enable and disable UEFI. No luck.
I read a little bit about MBR, GPT, UEFI and got some concept. However, I have no idea how to make my Linux partition GPT and bootable.
I don't even know what kind of partition the pre-installed Windows is.
Would you mind telling me how exact should I set up dual boot on Y580. Maybe we can create a Wiki page for Lenovo Ideapad Y580.
Here is one for Arch Linux
I think it is way too complicated to follow.
And this is the post for Fedora
I still don't know the answer.
Thanks a lot!
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