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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo IdeaPad S205 laptop
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For full specifications see the Lenovo IdeaPad S205 specifications page.
|Name||Lenovo IdeaPad S205|
|Processor||AMD Zacate Processor E350/E450 1.6Ghz dual core|
|Screen||11.6“ Widescreen 1366×768|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||320GB (depend of model)|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon 6310 Graphics|
|Network||Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E Ethernet
Atheros AR9285 WiFi b/g/n
|USB||3x USB 2.0|
|Processor||Full||Shows up as 2 CPUs.|
* Tested with Debian GNU/Linux. Ubuntu not works out of the box.
* Linux 2.6: There is no standart kernel driver for card reader but you can use opensource driver from realtek. I dont recommend to use this driver because this driver brokes a USB subsystem - with this driver you can't use USB-flash, USB-hdd or other USB storage.
Linux 3.2: Now card reader works fine with standard kernel drivers.
* For install GNU/Linux you must use GRUB1 or Lilo because GRUB2 dont support UEFI booting without special partition for bootloader.
Very good device but firstly you need some information for install GNU/Linux.