Hi, was there ever a resolution to this issue?
I am having a similar headache at the moment and I think it is something to do with the Phoenix SecureCore Bios.
I changed the hard drive to a Crucial M4 SSD in a Lenovo z570 i7 laptop and did a fresh Linux install but on boot it first goes to the PXE screen then select boot drive screen. Whichever option I select, the process just cycles through the PXE screen and back to the select boot drive screen.
I changed the hard drive out for an Intel SSD and installed a different Linux distro with the same results. I changed it again with a Kingston SSD and the same thing happened. Whenever I put the original SSD (also a Kingston) back in everything boots fine.
I suspect it is something to do with an OEM partition on the drive. In the BIOS when I boot with the good drive the machine model number and serial number are listed on the first page and there are options for setting user and admin passwords for HDD04. However whenever I try and boot from one of the other drives the serial numbers are not shown and the HDD04 password options show as "Frozen"
Does anyone know if there is something in the Phoenix SecureCore system that requires a specific partition to exist on the hard drive for the system to boot?
Next thing I will try will be to clone the good Kingston drive to the other Kingston drive and see what happens. It seems unbelievable though that the Bios should require a particular partition to be present in order to boot...especially since the OEM partition is nearly 10GB in size - quite a considerable chunk of the 128GB capacity of the SSD drives.
I'll report back later on what happens with the cloned drives but would appraciate any feedback anyone has.
Edited by Noozybkk, 12 September 2013 - 05:36 AM.