Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2

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Getting Ubuntu to Install and Boot

WARNING: DOCUMENTATION IS NOT COMPLETE YET and will likely not be until students get their laptops in person (~late August 2020).

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.)

These links are also useful for more information:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Lenovo_ThinkPad_P1_(Gen_2)

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Lenovo_ThinkPad_X1_Extreme_(Gen_2)

Specs

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
Optical Drive None
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

Additional information about the AX200

Additional information about what "2x2" even means

What is different about HDMI 2.0 vs 1.0 - CNet article