For 6 month I use the X1 Carbon (6th gen).
I really enjoy this laptop. The battery is great, screen awesome but the best part is the Keyboard.
Now that I’m all set up in Windows 10 Pro I need a way to Dual Boot in Linux.
I search the web and didn’t find much info on how to do this.
What you need:
- 1 USB stick for Ubuntu ISO. I use a 16gb cheap Verbatim USB thumb drive.
- 1 USB stick or micro USB stick. I use the Sandisk 256 Go Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive
- About an hour of your time
This is the step I used that work in my case.
Do not attempt this if you don’t have backup.
I read that in some cases user broke the Lenovo bootloader and was unable to boot back in Windows.
- In Windows of Mac download the Ubuntu 18.04 from the Ubuntu website.
- In Windows of Mac download and install Etcher.
- Use Etcher to burn the Ubuntu ISO on the USB Drive that you select for Ubuntu
- Shutdown your X1 Carbon
- Connect Both USB drive to the X1 Carbon
- Power your X1 Carbon and Hit Enter as soon as you see the Lenovo Logo
- As menu will prompt Press F12 to select Other Boot Drive.
- In the menu go over USB Press the Right Arrow on the keyboard and Select the USB containing Ubuntu.
- After a few second you should see a dark menu with the option to install or try Ubuntu.
- Select Try ( I prefer this method then Install Right away)
- When Ubuntu as finish booting don’t connect to the internet.
- On the desktop you should see an Install Icon
- Double click on it.
- First Step Select your language
- Now select Your input language and keyboard layout
- Don’t connect to internet
- Select Minimal Installation
- Select Something else in the Installation Type
- In the list, Select the drive you want to install Ubuntu on. Make sure to NOT select the drive inside your X1 Carbon
- Click on Change
- Now select Ext4 Journaling file system
- Format the partition checked
- Mount Point to /
- Click ok and wait. In my case for 256 GB it took about a minute.
- Now on the bottom of the screen make sure to select your drive in the dropdown for the place to install the bootloader.
- Click Install Now
- A pop up will ask you to confirm what you are doing. There is no coming back now 😉
- Select your city
- Now name your install, create a user and password
- Click Continue
- Most likely you will have to try this more than once to complete.
- In my case, it only works the second time. But when done it works flawlessly.
When you start your computer after this you will need to Hit enter when the Lenovo screen appears.
The Press F12 to select your boot
In the list Select Ubuntu or Windows.