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#1 2013-12-21 20:52:02

Sicks3144
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Lenovo Ideapad z585 - Live CD will not boot

This laptop seems to be a real, real problem child if anything Debian-based goes near it. Arch is the only Live CD that I've got anywhere with (though not Archbang, for whatever reason), but I love me some Debian and have now resolved to force #! onto it one way or another.

Anyway, here's a quick run down of the specs:

Processor Brand    AMD
Processor Speed    1.9 GHz
Processor Count    4
RAM Size    8 GB
Computer Memory Type    DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size    1 TB
Graphics Chipset Brand    AMD
Graphics Card Description    Integrated (AMD Radeon HD 7640G)
Graphics RAM Type    DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Card Ram Size    2048 MB

Trying to boot the Waldorf CD's live session with the default parameters gives me a grey screen with a blinking cursor. Standard response: remove quiet and try nomodeset! That, at least, convinces it to talk to me, but doesn't get far. With nothing that looks like an error, everything grinds to a halt on

[    0.011495] ACPI: Core revision 20110623

With acpi=off added, we still don't get anything obviously erroneous in the output, and stop on:

[    0.153468] NET: Registered protocol family 1

And that's where I am now. Can anyone suggest anything?

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#2 2013-12-22 10:22:09

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z585 - Live CD will not boot

try check the md5 from your iso mate --> http://crunchbang.org/download/


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#3 2013-12-22 11:20:08

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z585 - Live CD will not boot

MD5 checks out sad

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#4 2013-12-27 17:39:37

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z585 - Live CD will not boot

Bump: anybody have any ideas?

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#5 2013-12-27 20:36:24

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z585 - Live CD will not boot

Fairly recent machine so should boot from USB...try booting from flashdrive instead of CD?


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#6 2013-12-30 19:40:12

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z585 - Live CD will not boot

pdc wrote:

Fairly recent machine so should boot from USB...try booting from flashdrive instead of CD?

Identical behaviour right along the line, I'm afraid sad

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#7 2013-12-30 22:37:15

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z585 - Live CD will not boot

Well...

Since you're getting to grub, maybe you could try this http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=26340

...should give you a text install with an ncurses interface


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#8 2013-12-31 18:24:21

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z585 - Live CD will not boot

pdc wrote:

Well...

Since you're getting to grub, maybe you could try this http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=26340

...should give you a text install with an ncurses interface

No joy sad Exactly the same behaviour, still.

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#9 2013-12-31 22:37:38

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z585 - Live CD will not boot

From a cursory search, the Lenovo Ideapad z585 may have UEFI...I have no experience in this area, but this entry on the Lenovo forum may be a thread worth pulling on...
http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-screen … ny-others/


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#10 2014-01-01 14:27:16

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z585 - Live CD will not boot

@Sicks3144,

After looking around on both google and this forum, it is clear that this machine has some interesting issues re: booting linux live cds, etc. Seems to be widely reported, but everyone's solution is...well...different.

As with many complex problems, you need to be clear about what you want. Are you looking to:

1. Dual boot with W7/W8 and Crunchbang
2. Wipe everything and just install Crunchbang
3. Wipe everything and partition the HDD for multiple distros

If you let the forum know where you are headed, others (who are more knowledgeable than me) about UEFI will likely chime in.

In the meantime, here is a response worth reading from a guy on this forum (ew) who seems to spend a lot of time with both Windows and Linux re: this kind of problem:

http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic. … 98#p314498


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#11 2014-01-10 17:52:48

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z585 - Live CD will not boot

Hey,

So I recently purchased a Lenovo and spent about an hour trying to get the CD to boot. Check out the bios and theres a few setting you need to change. First disable the "Secure Boot" option (I think that's what it's called). Also enable the legacy bios setting in the bios. This will make it so it stops using the UEFI bios and you should be able to boot the CD.

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#12 2014-01-10 19:23:41

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z585 - Live CD will not boot

I would definitely try disabling UEFI. Did that with mine.


Lenovo Y580: i7 3610QM, 8g DDR3, Nvidia GTX660M (Optimus), Waldorf 64bit w/ kernel 3.9

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