Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2
Getting Ubuntu to Install and Boot
HELP WANTED: If you want to install Linux on this laptop, please tell us on Matrix or Telegram so we can help and document the process!
WARNING: DOCUMENTATION IS NOT COMPLETE YET.
If you are not experienced with installing Linux on different laptops, please let us know in the Telegram (https://t.me/rhlug) before installing Ubuntu or making any changes to your hard drives - we do not have 100% documentation on this laptop yet and we don't want you to lose your data.
Before trying to install, please note the following: IF YOU HAVE BITLOCKER ON A DRIVE, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR WINDOWS BITLOCKER RECOVERY KEY IF YOU WANT TO SHRINK THAT WINDOWS PARTITION ON THAT DRIVE. OTHERWISE, FIND A DIFFERENT HARD DRIVE OR YOUR DATA WILL BE LOST. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Also, especially if you have little experience with the command line, PLEASE shrink your BitLocker drives within Windows, not within the Ubuntu installer. There are ways to do it using the Linux command line, but you have to be careful!
The steps are similar to the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 (BIOS version numbers will be different.)
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|Processor||Intel Core i7 9750H (not overclockable)|
|RAM||16 GB @ ???MHz DDR4 (?x?GB SODIMM stick(s)) (laptop has 2 SODIMM slots)|
|Solid State Drive||M.2-2280 NVMe 512 GB (approx. 476.837 GiB) Solid State Drive (theoretical max 3500MB/s, most cheap NVMe SSDs are slower than that, typically around ~1000MB/s), expandable with 1 M.2-2280 NVMe slot|
|Display||15.6" FHD 1920x1080|
|Video Card||NVIDIA Quadro T1000 w/ 4GB vRAM (supports Vulkan and OpenGL)|
|Network Cards||Intel Dual-Band AX200 802.11ac/ax wireless and Bluetooth (hardware is 2x2 - 2 transmit chains and 2 receive chains), Gigabit (1Gb/s) Ethernet and PxE (network) boot via 2 USB Type-C ports using a compatible USB-C to Ethernet adapter|
|Battery||4 cell Li-Polymer, 80Wh|
|USB||(2) USB 3.0, (1) 3.1 Gen1, (2) Thunderbolt (USB 3.1 Gen2 form factor) (same as Lenovo ThinkPad P1 from 2019)|
|Pointing Devices||Trackpad (Synaptics?)|
|External Video Port||Dedicated HDMI 2.0 port (HDMI 2.0 is optimized for 4K content - see CNet source below)|
|Integrated Webcam||720p integrated webcam with infrared sensor|
|Network Accessories||USB Type C to Ethernet adapter for PXE boot, probably provided with the laptop|
|Warranty||4 year with Accidental Damage Protection (ADP)|
|Other Ports and Sensors||Fingerprint reader, color sensor, microphone|