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RKBock
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no installation type

Post by RKBock » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:58 am

Dear Mint Forum,

I'm trying to dual-boot my Lenovo Yoga 720, 15''. Unfortunately, the "installation type" window during the installation is empty. As far as I understood, it's because the SATA controller is currently switched to "RTS" (Rapid Storage Technology, Intel). I wanted to ask, if it is possible to install Mint anyway, or if I have to change my SATA controller to AHCI (and also, ask, what changes such a switch would implement. I'm reasonably familiar with PCs, but not well enough).

Further information about my laptop:
CPU: i5-8250U
RAM: 8GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
hard drive: HFS256GD9TNG-62A0A (256GB M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe)

I'm very sorry, if this question has already been answered. I didn't find it.
Thank you in advance for any help.

Kind Regards,
RKBock.

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michael louwe
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Re: no installation type

Post by michael louwe » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:24 pm

RKBock wrote:.
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... https://triplescomputers.com/blog/uncat ... operation/ (solution-switch-windows-10-from-raidide-to-ahci-operation without the need to reinstall Win 10 in AHCI disk mode - then install Linux alongside Win 10)

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257 (Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards)
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tara_cinnamon.php

Your 8th-gen Intel processor requires Linux kernel 4.17 or higher for full support. LM 19 comes with only kernel 4.15. Check whether kernel 4.17 is available in Update Manager, ie >View >Linux kernels or self-install it(eg by using Ukuu) or run the Rolling Release Manjaro Linux(= uses newest Stable kernel) or wait a few more months.

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Re: no installation type

Post by RKBock » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:20 am

Thank you very much!
(I have not yet followed your advice)

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