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Laptop Doesn't Detect/Boot From USB


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#1 ghostware

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:03 AM

Hi, all.

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad 100S that I received as a gift after it's owner forgot the password and got a new laptop. Trying to get around BitLocker, I wiped the disk and formatted a USB stick on my own laptop with an Ubuntu ISO using Rufus. The Lenovo consistently says "no Boot Device found" when I try to boot from the USB stick, and I have a limited selection of options in BIOS that doesn't let me change any boot options other than turning Secure Boot on or off, so I don't know that there's anything I can do there. I figure it may be a hardware issue with the USB ports, but I'm not positive. If anyone has suggestions, I'm all ears.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:09 AM

Update: I can boot from the USB drive on my laptop, so I know the issues isn't the USB drive.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:15 AM

Make sure SecureBoot is disabled in your UEFI settings if there. Also make sure you disable Quickboot/Fastboot in the settings. On a Lenovo tapping F12 may get you a boot menu.

 

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht500216

 

Per the below video the Lenovo 100 needs a small sim tool to access the boot menu. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBkEh3bXQ6I

See the post on this thread. The 100S has a 32bit UEFI boot loader which is not normally done. 

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/IdeaPad-100s-I-can-not-change-the-Boot-menu-of-my-Lenovo-IdeaPad/td-p/2214629

 

Also mentioned here.

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/No-boot-options-for-Ideapad-100S/td-p/3855157

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/Ideapad-100s-How-to-boot-Linux-from-USB/td-p/3308792

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/Installing-Windows-10-x64-on-100S-11IBY/m-p/3536270#M42249


Edited by JohnC_21, 12 March 2018 - 10:19 AM.





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