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How to install Ubuntu on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga from USB

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga Ubuntu

Here is the complete Guide to install Ubuntu 18.04 on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga. We will be installing the latest Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on your Laptop please follow this step-by-step guide.

About Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga

  • Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga is powered by an 8th-gen Intel Core processor, 16GB LPDDR3 RAM, and storage up to 2 TB PCIe SSD.
  • The display is of the 14-inch IPS touch with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels.
  • For security, it provides a Fingerprint reader, IR camera and dTPM 2.0.
  • Lastly, it has a battery life of 51WHr.

More Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga Specs

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga Problems and their solutions

About Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu is a free and open-source Linux Debian operating system.
  • Also, Ubuntu offers three editions Desktop, server, cloud, and Ubuntu core.
  • It provides new releases every 6 months while LTS occurs every 2 years.
  • Ubuntu is developed by Canonical which provides free security updates and support to its users.
  • Furthermore, for installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on your Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga you meet minimum requirements such as 2GB RAM, Dual Core Processor (2 GH) and 25 GB free space.

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Advantages of installing Ubuntu

  1. It is free of cost while the official Windows operating system is chargeable.
  2. Ubuntu is customizable while on Windows you can only customize some components.
  3. It is more secure.
  4. Runs without installing.
  5. Ubuntu is good for developers.
  6. It can be updated without restarting.
  7. Lastly, Ubuntu provides more resources.

instructions to install Ubuntu on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga

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

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
  1. install Ubuntu 18.04 on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga
  2. After installing Rufus simply select the Ubuntu ISO file from the file manager and accept all settings when the popup window appears.
  3. Finally, start the process and this software will automatically format and create bootable USB flash drive.

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

  • To change the boot order in Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga
  • First of all, turn off your Laptop or restart it
  • Then to enter into UEFI BIOS Press F12 key as soon as  ThinkPad Logo appears. In case, you have not entered into BIOS restart your Laptop and retry with the F12 key or other key provided by Manufacturer
  • Storage tab, then select Boot Options and finally change the boot order to the USB
  • Save, Reboot

Read – Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 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 Yoga 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.install ubuntu on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga
  • You can either try ubuntu or install Ubuntu, Although 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.

4. Installing Ubuntu 18.04

There are many steps in the process of installing Ubuntu on your Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 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 Yoga. 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, computers name, username, and the password. Finally, click on continue to begin the process of installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on your Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga.

7. Start installation

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

8. Restart and Login

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

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