Install Ubuntu on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

How to install Ubuntu on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon + Dual Boot

Here is How to install Ubuntu 18.04 on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. We will explain each and every step to install this Linux Operating system on your Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

  • Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is powered by 1.9GHz Intel Core i5-4300U with 4GB DDR3 of RAM and storage of 180GB.
  • It has a 14-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.
  • Lastly, it weighs 3.15 pounds.

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Advantages of installing Ubuntu 18.04

  • It is free of cost while the official Windows operating system is chargeable.
  • Ubuntu can be run without installing and can be used for testing purposes. You can simply run it live from your USB or DVD drive and it can be a portable OS.
  • Ubuntu is customizable while on Windows you can only customize some components.
  • It is more secure.
  • Ubuntu is good for developers. It provides Unix utilities combined with Piping and redirection which can blow any programmers mind.
  • The Unix shell can be customized to make it easy to write the programs.
  • It can be updated without restarting.
  • The way Ubuntu has been created it is very difficult for a virus to survive so there is no need to install anti-virus software in Ubuntu.

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Instructions to install Ubuntu on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

Make sure you have the latest Ubuntu Operating system Downloaded from the official Site, if not then download it from here

1. Create a Bootable Disk

The downloaded ISO file is to be burned into a USB/DVD or flash drive which will be used to boot the computer.

Recommended drive – USB 

Tips to Boot a USB Device

Download Rufus

 

install Ubuntu on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

  1. After installing Rufus simply select the ISO file from the file manager and accept all settings when the popup window appears.
  2. Select the MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI  and If your laptop has UEFI bios then select the other two options.
  3. For the Filesystem select NTFS  option and select if your PC has UEFI bios then select FAT32.
  4. The default Cluster size option should be selected.
  5. Make sure all three options including Quick Format, Create a Bootable disk using and Create extended labels and icon files are selected.
  6. Finally, start the process and this software will automatically format and create a bootable USB flash drive.

2. Change boot-order to boot from USB in Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

  • Turn your Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon off or restart it.
  • To enter into BIOS press F1 or F12 repeatedly when Lenovo logo appears.
  • Use Right Arrow to navigate to sections and use on-screen instructions to change the boot order to USB.

Read – Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Boot From USB for Linux and Windows

3. Boot from the Drive USB/DVD

  • After successfully booting your USB stick you need to turn off your Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon to install Ubuntu on it.
  • Insert the USB in port and once you will restart your laptop the screen presenting “Try Ubuntu” and “Install Ubuntu” will be shown to you.
  • You can either try Ubuntu or install Ubuntu, Although the Try option is for testing the operating system this process will also take some time.
  • So if you are continuing with install Ubuntu then read the further guide.

3. Installing Ubuntu

There are many steps in the process of installing Ubuntu on your Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon which will be provided step-by-step below,

1. Choosing Keyboard

  1. Choose a keyboard layout and click Continue and by default English option is selected.
  2. Now you have to choose a type of installation as there are two types – Normal and Minimal installation. In our case, we have preferred the normal installation.
  3. Downloading updates while installing must be turned off for a faster installation.
  4. install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, MP3 and additional media formats should be selected only is internet connection is available while installation.
  5. Finally, click continue to proceed.

2. Selecting the installation type

Installation options,

  1. Erase the whole disk and install the Ubuntu: It is the easiest way to install Ubuntu on your Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. A fresh copy will be installed on your Laptop by erasing all the stored data on your PC.
  2. For security Encrypting new Ubuntu installation for security: Not to worry about this option as this option will ensure the security of your drives.
  3. Using LVM: LVM or Logical Volume Management
  4. Something Else: Use this option if you want to install Ubuntu along with existing Operating system such as Windows 10. In addition, only select this option if you are familiar with such technical task.

3. Creating Partitions for Something Else Option

  • To create the partition on your own you can click “New Partition Table
  • Click on Continue and create a /boot partition of size 1.5GB. Select free space and click on the “+” symbol for creating a new partition.
  • Now click on OK
  • Let’s create the /home partition of size more than 18GB.
  • Next, create partitions /  of 6GB and /var of 4GB by using the process we have discussed with you.
  • Lastly, Create the swap area partition of 2GB.
  • Check that all the partitions are made correctly or not. Once you have created the partitions successfully you can proceed to the further steps by clicking Install Now.

5. Selecting Time Zone

Choose the desired time zone and click on continue

6. Providing user credentials

Give your information to the page prompted to you. The page will ask your name, computer name, username, and password. Finally, click on continue to begin the process of installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on your Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon.

7. Start installation

Installation may take around 5 to 10 minutes on your Lenovo Laptop which may depend on the speed of the Laptop.

8. Restart and Login

Restart your computer and enter the login details you have provided previously in User credentials.

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install Ubuntu on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

In conclusion, we have successfully discussed the complete process of installing Ubuntu 18.04 on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. Enjoy your new operating system.

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