Ubuntu on Lenovo B490s

The Lenovo B490s notebook with the components described below has been awarded the status of Certified for Ubuntu.

Please note that for pre-installed systems:

  1. The system is available in some regions with a special image of Ubuntu pre-installed by the manufacturer. It takes advantage of the hardware features for this system and may include additional software. You should check when buying the system whether this is an option.
  2. Standard images of Ubuntu may not work at all on the system or may not work well, though Canonical and computer manufacturers will try to certify the system with future standard releases of Ubuntu.

Releases

Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS 64-bit

Certification notes

Media Card Reader
Please do not use "Safely remove" to remove your media card, it will cause your card reader stop working until you restart your computer.
Active Hard Drive Protection
Accelerometer and associated Active Hard Drive Protection are not working properly on this system.
BIOS
Lenovo HBET19WW(1.03) (Legacy)
BIOS
Lenovo HBET20WW(1.04) (Legacy)
BIOS
EFI v2.31 Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (UEFI)

Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64-bit

Certification notes

Media Card Reader
Please do not use "Safely remove" to remove your media card, it will cause your card reader stop working until you restart your computer.
Active Hard Drive Protection
Accelerometer and associated Active Hard Drive Protection are not working properly on this system.
BIOS
Lenovo HBET19WW(1.03) (Legacy)
BIOS
Lenovo HBET20WW(1.04) (Legacy)
BIOS
EFI v2.31 Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (UEFI)

Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64-bit

Certification notes

Media Card Reader
Please do not use "Safely remove" to remove your media card, it will cause your card reader stop working until you restart your computer.
BIOS
Lenovo HBET19WW(1.03) (Legacy)
BIOS
Lenovo HBET20WW(1.04) (Legacy)
BIOS
EFI v2.31 Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (UEFI)

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.
BIOS
Lenovo HBET19WW(1.03) (Legacy)
BIOS
Lenovo HBET20WW(1.04) (Legacy)
BIOS
EFI v2.31 Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (UEFI)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor
Intel Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1017U @ 1.60GHz
Video
Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
Network
Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Storage
Multiple Card Reader
Storage
Advanced Silicon S.A. HGST HTS545032A7E380
Storage
Unknown HGST HTS545032A7E380