A couple of months ago I bought a Lenovo U410 (i5 ivy bridge, 8gb ram, 25gb SSD, 500gb HDD). Great quality which I got real cheap.
Unfortunately it came infested with this thing called Windows 8. Have not really had time to install Ubuntu on it, but now I am going to take time.
However, when checking around it seems like it will be a little more complicated than usually. So does anybody have any experience of doing it? I would like to get rid of Win 8 completely and likewise I was thinking of installing ubuntu on the SSD and using the HDD for dumb storage, will that be good setup (not going to install any applications except Eclipse and some other small media applications)?
So far I have figured out that I must diasble the RAID setup: Unable to install 12.04 on a Lenovo U410 Ultrabook
Alternatively I migh also need to delete the raid partitions, use dmraid to remove the meta data and label the disks as 'gpt': http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2052975 Or will that be needed only if I want a dual boot option? (Wow to "lable the disks as gpt"?)
Also it seems like some people have had problems getting into BIOS after installing Ubuntu: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Lenovo-U410-Cannot-access-to-BIOS/td-p/877703 But all those people seem to have disabled UEFI. I do not need to do that to install Ubuntu, right?
So, does anybody have any helping comments for me?