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Lenovo Flex 10 and Ubuntu 14.10 | Lawrence Poon

Lenovo Flex 10 and Ubuntu 14.10

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Lenovo Flex 10 with Windows 8.1 is an interesting machine. It has a touch screen and the screen can be folded backward for 270 degree. It is a hybrid of a network and tablet.
However, in turn of performance the machine is terrible. It is very slow and sometimes even inresponsive to touch and keyboard. It is almost useless unless re-engineering it for something else.

Googling from the Web reveals it is not so straightforward to install Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit or Mint 17 64 bit Linux as it has an 32-bit UEFI BIOS (http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/How-do-I-install-Linux-Mint...). Upon entering into the BIOS, I found my machine has an 64 bit BIOS instead of 32 bit BIOS (Bios version : 93CN50WW(V9.0).64bit), I got an extra pulse to convert this into a useful Linux machine. I replaced the orginal Seagate 500G harddrive with a Kingston 240 GB SDD (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX49962).

I wrote the Ubuntu 14.10 ISO file into an 8GB USB drive and Flex 10 booted up normally.
After the installation, it seems everything is working fine, including the touch screen.

It will be my next trip companion.