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Howto: Install Debian Stretch (Testing) on a Lenovo X1 4th Generation via USB

I have had quite a bad experience trying to install my dearest Debian distro on my brand new Lenovo X1 (4th generation). After many failed attempts, and a couple of serious hesitations to switch to Linux Mint, it ended up being quite straight forward! So I thought I’d put it out here, and may be prevent someone from switching to Linux Mint (or other Debian derivative) out of anger or despair.

Important note: the following will describe how to install a Debian TESTING (not STABLE), currently Stretch (Jessie being the current stable).

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