Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a ThinkPad Helix

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The ThinkPad Helix is shipped with Windows 8 Pro. Dual boot installation is possible.

Pre-Installation steps

  • Windows:
    • external CD-RW drive
    • minimum 800 MB CD-ROM
    • burn Image
  • Disable Fast Boot (german only:
  • BIOS:
    • Disable Secure Boot
    • start with alternative device

Basic Installation

Some things worked out of the box:

  • basic needs as both batteries, keyboard, touchpad, TrackPoint,
  • touchscreen

Boot Repair

After basic installation you can't boot Windows from GRUB, temporary workaround

and proceed with recommended repair to fix the problem.

Function Keys

F1 to F6 worked out of the box.