Lenovo E585/Ryzen installation problems

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Lenovo E585/Ryzen installation problems

Postby Laurel » 2018-10-02 11:10

Hi, I am trying to install Debian on a Lenovo E585 (Ryzen CPU/Vega APU) laptop. I have tried searching around online for how to do the installation (Google: black screen lenovo e585 linux install) and found a few pointers, but nothing worked.

Here's what I did:
1. Download the Debian 9.5 amd64 iso
2. Install the iso on a USB stick using Rufus portable
3. Edited grub.cfg in /boot/grub/grub.cfg, and added the following lines (in bold):
menuentry --hotkey=i 'Install' {
set background_color=black
linux /install.amd/vmlinuz vga=788 --- quiet
initrd /install.amd/initrd.gz
modprobe.blacklist=ideapad_laptop
ivrs_ioapic[32]=00:14.0
ivrs_ioapic[33]=00:00.1

}


Booted from the USB - still no avail. Black screen after selecting the "Install" option.

I would be grateful for any advice.

Thank you :D
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Re: Lenovo E585/Ryzen installation problems

Postby p.H » 2018-10-02 12:13

1) Kernel parameters must be appended to the "linux" line, not on separate lines.
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linux /install.amd/vmlinuz vga=788 --- quiet modprobe.blacklist=ideapad_laptop ivrs_ioapic[32]=00:14.0 ivrs_ioapic[33]=00:00.1

2) You can type them directly in GRUB's boot menu : select the "install" boot entry, type "e", edit the boot entry and type F10 to boot.
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Re: Lenovo E585/Ryzen installation problems

Postby Laurel » 2018-10-02 14:30

Thanks for your help, p.H :D
We got it working in the end. The solution was to edit grub.cfg in the location according to your advice and change the BIOS to use UEFI boot (not Legacy).
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Re: Lenovo E585/Ryzen installation problems

Postby p.H » 2018-10-03 19:40

Debian ISO hybrid images use GRUB as the EFI boot loader and ISOLinux as the BIOS/legacy boot loader. So of course grub.cfg is used only when booting in EFI mode.
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Re: Lenovo E585/Ryzen installation problems

Postby Laurel » 2019-07-18 19:04

Not to necropost but trying to install Debian 10 on the Lenovo E585 gives you a black screen or stuck installer. Following the aforementioned instructions that works with Debian 9.5 does not work now.

FYI to all interested, the solution is as follows.
Original boot parameters:
Code: Select all
set background_color=black
linux /install.amd/vmlinuz vga=788 --- quiet
initrd /install.amd/initrd.gz


Working boot parameters:
Code: Select all
set background_color=black
linux /install.amd/vmlinuz vga=788 --- noapic
initrd /install.amd/initrd.gz
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