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    Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Lenovo Think Center

    When I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Lenovo Think Center I faced some problems with the UEFI boot mode.

    When I installed Ubuntu in dual boot with windows7, the PC booted windows7 directly without displaying the boot window.

    When I installed Ubuntu on the whole drive, the system displayed the following error:
    Error 1962: No operating system Found.

    Apparently the problem was with the (U)EFI boot mode.

    Anyhow, I solved these problems, but it took me some time!

    Solution:

    1) Install Ubuntu 10.04, on the whole drive, or side by side Windows. Ubuntu will run without any problems with the boot, this is because it uses legacy boot mode.

    2) Run the Ubuntu 12.04 installation from a CD/USB stick.

    3) In the disk partitioning section, choose "Something Else"

    4) Delete the Ubuntu 10.04 partition while keeping the Linux swap partition as is.

    5) Choose the now freed disk space for a new partition and set the entry point as "root" (/).

    6) Set the boot loader to install on the whole disk (sda), then proceed with the installation.

    When you reboot you will no longer face the no OS error. But you will face another error that says:
    "invalid arch independent ELF magic". To fix this, it is simple and all you need to do is:

    1) Run Ubuntu 12.04 from the CD/USB.

    2) In the terminal enter the following lines of code:
    (In this example sda1 is the Ubunutu 12.04 partition | use sudo if you do not have permission to run any of these commands)

    Code:
    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
    mount -t proc proc /mnt/proc
    mount -t sysfs sys /mnt/sys
    mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev
    chroot /mnt
    apt-get update
    apt-get install grub
    grub-install /dev/sda1
    grub
    root (hd0,0)
    setup (hd0)
    quit
    update-grub
    exit
    reboot
    And that should do it!

    Have a nice Ubuntu!!

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    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Lenovo Think Center

    I could never get 12.04 to install so I installed 12.10, which worked very nicely

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Lenovo Think Center

    Quote Originally Posted by cybergalvez View Post
    I could never get 12.04 to install so I installed 12.10, which worked very nicely
    This worked for me, but doing it wasn't pretty..

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