[CLOSED] Installing Debian in a Lenovo 100S

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[CLOSED] Installing Debian in a Lenovo 100S

Postby qyron » 2020-03-18 20:57

I have an opportunity to get one of these machines for very cheap, with the drawback that allegedly the password for the computer was forgotten which, in my experience usually means I'll have to reinstall the machine completely.

After a little search on the internet, apparently this system runs on UEFI, making it a bit more stubborn to reinstall, and I've only found people saying they are installing Ubuntu... a distro I make my best to avoid.

Does anyone know if installing Debian on such machine is even possible?
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Re: Installing Debian in a Lenovo 100S

Postby pylkko » 2020-03-22 11:11

But Debian supports UEFI... Also Ubuntu is essentially Debian with some tweaks. Why exactly would it not be installable?
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Re: Installing Debian in a Lenovo 100S

Postby esp7 » 2020-03-23 22:14

qyron wrote:Does anyone know if installing Debian on such machine is even possible?


yes, Debian will of course work but please think twice before buying this machine. it is very basic netbook, too slow for today's computing by our grandmothers. even new it is cheap, like 200 usd. for this price i would go for an used thinkpad, you can find perfect condition X230 for 150EUR/USD or less, add a basic SSD and double the ram to 8Gb and you have a machine which will perform for less than 200 usd.

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/id ... 8EM10S0639

lenovo 100s, atom cpu, with max 2gb RAM, these machines are obsolete, stay far away... my honest advice. i do not understand how this thing is shipped with W10 pre-installed :mrgreen:
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