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Old 01-13-2019, 12:34 PM   #1
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The 32 bit EUFI/ 64 bit OS situation 2019/ Lenovo 120S - please advise


Hello. I bought this little laptop, the Lenovo 120S, on New Year's Eve a day before going away for a while. I found that Lubuntu and Debian 9.6 LXDE both worked perfectly as live usb sticks, where my previous three 32 gb emmc-type laptops would not co-operate. But install didn't work and I gather it is because 32 bit eufi is needed. The install failed right at the end.

Because this laptop comes with Windows 10S and most of us wouldn't be too impressed to be stuck with MS Store apps I used another Windows 10 license and reinstalled Windows. Once back home I use my tethered smartphone's data with computers which gets eaten too quickly with the inescapable Windows 10 updates. I would like to go back to Debian 8 or Lubuntu 18 but would feel happier if I can get comfortable with the procedure first. The file system of Linux distros seems to keep changing so that I don't know where to dump the 32 bit eufi file if that is still what's needed.

How do I splice that file in to the OS these days? I'm sure with a partial success in 2017 I moved the 32 bit eufi file onto the memory stick itself prior to install on the laptop's emmc drive. (It's annoying the file isn't present as standard when this seems to have been a common enough issue for a couple of years.)

Thanks.

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Old 01-13-2019, 01:07 PM   #2
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67 views so maybe I'm not being clear somehow. Let me know where my enquiry falls down please.
 
Old 01-13-2019, 01:39 PM   #3
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I found that Lubuntu and Debian 9.6 LXDE both worked perfectly as live usb sticks,
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But install didn't work
are you saying the live usb worked on the leveno 120 but the install didn't work? what errors did you get and when during the install?
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it usually goes in the /efi/boot/directory, but not sure if this is your problem, with out more information.
 
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The 32 bit EUFI/ 64 bit OS situation 2019/ Lenovo 120S - please advise

You must have a dedicated efi partition that you'll have to mount in /boot/efi iirc...
 
Old 01-13-2019, 02:38 PM   #5
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list of items to do:
fast boot disabled in windows 10
secure boot disabled in bios
If multbooting with windows shrink windows partition with windows disk manager to make free space on disk.
as already mentioned during partitioning stage create(if it doesn't already exist) and mount fat32 efi partition at /boot/efi
 
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Might find out if a non-uefi OS (or csm/legacy) in bios does in fact support all the hardware you need. Sometimes OEM's offer support for windows 7 that you can use.


Otherwise I've only seen the Atom processors have any issue where they wrote the 32/64 bit loader and there should be info on the web on how to do that.
 
  


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