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Old 01-20-2014, 12:48 PM   #1
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I want Linux revolving Debean OS and having major problems


I have a Lenovo laptop s405 and discovered I must
Re install windows 8 first then put Linux on top
I have installed an UNSIGNED copy of windows
8 onto flash drive via Rufus.. When I insert USB into non working
Computer... The USB does boot to the install page
Then displays that there are no Signed DEVICE DRIVERS
FOUND..... Please help... Chefrelyea@gmail.vom
 
Old 01-20-2014, 01:10 PM   #2
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I have a Lenovo laptop s405 and discovered I must
Re install windows 8 first then put Linux on top
Why? For what purpose?

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I have installed an UNSIGNED copy of windows
8 onto flash drive via Rufus.. When I insert USB into non working
Computer... The USB does boot to the install page
Then displays that there are no Signed DEVICE DRIVERS
FOUND..... Please help... Chefrelyea@gmail.vom
So install the unsigned ones. If there are no unsigned drivers, then download them from the manufacturer's webpage.

What does this have to do with Debian like your thread title suggests? Wouldn't a Windows forum be more applicable for a Windows installation/driver question?
 
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:21 PM   #3
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I originally had Linux mint installed on my computer and in the middle
Of the upgrade to Linux Petra my computer powered off.. Unable
To fully boot anything....more coming soon

# 2--- My startup windows shows the following error message ( not allowing me to install unsigned copy)Windows cannot be installed on drive 0 partition 2...... click for details.... then it shows Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS...

Lastly,, In my research I found out that Lenovo made a deal with windows that you can only put windows on this laptop otherwise will not boot properly....

Last edited by chefrelyea; 01-20-2014 at 01:31 PM. Reason: more details
 
Old 01-20-2014, 01:30 PM   #4
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... and discovered I must
Re install windows 8 first then put Linux ...
Not if microcoughfed-winblow$ is installed but not bootable? Install Linux (in a partition next to losedows) thus GRUB making both boot... I see more info coming in but not enough the first link in my signature may help to start. Best wishes and have fun.

:Edit.

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Old 01-20-2014, 01:34 PM   #5
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Must put windows first then put linux on top

I need to install windows then put linux on top of the other os this is why i put it here...
 
Old 01-20-2014, 01:56 PM   #6
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I don't know about the Windoze questions (better to be asked to a Windoze forum). I'll just say that currently I am using the same Lenovo model you have and am running Ubuntu 10.04LTS (yes I need to upgrade), Debian "wheezy", and Windoze 8 (which I never even boot into). Sounds like you have some partitioning issues. Why not use a program like GParted to get a handle on that first.

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Lastly,, In my research I found out that Lenovo made a deal with windows that you can only put windows on this laptop otherwise will not boot properly....
My personal experience shows this to not be true.

Regards
 
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:00 PM   #7
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Use a live-Linux and\or let us know what partition are installed? Otherwise there are a number of ways to do it. I would use the live-Linux to wipe the drive then make a NTFS (never me personally ) leaving free space to install Linux to, install proprietor to C like normal (perhaps check bios settings, Rufus, flash drive, etc;) as far as USB booting goes and other I use CD\DVD\*X* so can't be much help there, sorry.

P.s: I have got Linux working on my sisters Lenovo.

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Old 01-20-2014, 04:21 PM   #8
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Lastly,, In my research I found out that Lenovo made a deal with windows that you can only put windows on this laptop otherwise will not boot properly....
This has to just be rumor news you found. That kind of deal could cause some serious anti trust issues for both companies. Big legal mess that I'm sure neither of them want to get into. On another forum I go to Lenovo is one of the most recommended linux laptops.
 
Old 01-20-2014, 04:24 PM   #9
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Please help me load linux then>>> linux debean or better for Lenovo s405 laptop

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Old 01-20-2014, 04:34 PM   #10
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Thank you for your input

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I don't know about the Windoze questions (better to be asked to a Windoze forum). I'll just say that currently I am using the same Lenovo model you have and am running Ubuntu 10.04LTS (yes I need to upgrade), Debian "wheezy", and Windoze 8 (which I never even boot into). Sounds like you have some partitioning issues. Why not use a program like GParted to get a handle on that first.


My personal experience shows this to not be true.

Regards
Sitting here I have my working computer that has windows XP os and my non-working computer that I am trying to load via USB Flash Drive, linux best os system for lenovo. Gparted should be downloaded on my Working Computer and the partitions issue is on the Flash Drive?????

I am not interested in having windows installed,, I only want Linux Best OS system Debian

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Old 01-20-2014, 04:34 PM   #11
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What size USB drive and do you have Ethernet or will you use WiFi to update Linux once installed? http://www.debian.org/CD/live/

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Old 01-20-2014, 04:40 PM   #12
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What size USB drive and do you have Ethernet or will you use WiFi to update Linux once installed? http://www.debian.org/CD/live/
USB is 16GB Jump Drive by Lexar

Yes I have Ethernet already plugged in the non-bootable lenovo
 
Old 01-20-2014, 05:27 PM   #13
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So, use working computer to set up USB to install some Linux from and search how, then make sure non-bootables bios is set to boot USB:
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Restart the computer. When the Lenovo logo appears, immediately press Fn+F2 to enter the BIOS setup utility.
after getting the Linux installer started it should be straightforward.
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2011/03...your-computer/

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Old 01-21-2014, 10:54 AM   #14
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Lastly,, In my research I found out that Lenovo made a deal with windows that you can only put windows on this laptop otherwise will not boot properly....
Would have been nice to see a link to whatever gave you this idea.

Win 8 Lenovo Ideapad s405, so it should have 'secure boot'. If you disable secure boot in your BIOS/UEFI, you should be able to load a linux OS (one without secure boot support, if secure boot is supported you wont need to disbale it).

By the way, its always good to list the full model number (eg ' Lenovo IdeaPad S405 59351953') as there can be a lot of models, sometimes spreading over several years, with very different hardware, using the same basic model number.

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This has to just be rumor news you found. That kind of deal could cause some serious anti trust issues for both companies. Big legal mess that I'm sure neither of them want to get into. On another forum I go to Lenovo is one of the most recommended linux laptops.
It has been done by a few manufacturers, but lenovo dont do that sort of thing as far as I know.

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Old 01-21-2014, 11:17 AM   #15
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cascade9 is correct. You have to disable UEFI in the BIOS before you can install Linux on a computer with Windows 8 installed.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...able-uefi.html
 
  


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