Problem installing Fedora 29 on Lenovo Y530

asked 2019-02-21 04:30:21 -0600

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updated 2019-02-21 07:29:49 -0600


I'm trying to install Fedora 29 on a new Lenovo Y530 laptop (i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 2TB HDD) for two days now - unsuccessfully.

I want it to be a dual boot config so I've already installed Windows 10 Home x64 on one part of SSD and want to install Fedora on the other.

Windows is installed in UEFI mode and is working OK.

First I've tried installing it from newly downloaded full install x64 ISO. I've managed that but experienced a lot of problems such as wifi not recognized, screen and/or touchpad freezing and so on. I've read that Lenovo laptops have these problems so I've managed to get in the console (ctrl-alt-F2) and do a full "dnf update" which took like forever (1.2GB). After that I couldn't boot Fedora at all! Not even in rescue mode, it would hang during loading of modules, lots of dependencies missing and so on.

So I've deleted all the Fedora partitions and decided to try net installer ISO hoping it would automatically get newest kernel and drivers so it would maybe work.

I've run it twice, once with some additional sw, once with just "Fedora workstation" option selected and both times setup hung on the same spot: "installing udisks2.x86_64"

I would really like to have Fedora installed, which I'm using on other computers and I think is a great OS, but I'm running out of ideas how.

Does anyone have any ideas how to make it work?

I'm thinking of trying to install Rawhide ...

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Next time give a try, those are current release images with latest updates incorporated.

There' are also netinst images that download latest packages during installation

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2019-03-31 11:01:20 -0600 )edit