04-16-2012 06:42 PM
I bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 Core i5, 6GB Ram and 2GB NVIDIA gr crd.
I want to run a Linux live distribution from a USB stick/key. In order to do that I need to be able to boot from the USB medium.
I did try all four USB sockets on the machine as well as multiple configurations in the BIOS in regards to boot sequence.
The BIOS has no 100% fitting option for media attached to USB to boot from (FCC, HDD and CD).
All testing and checking of cofigurations and options did not enable me to select my USB stick in the boot menu that comes up when pressing F12.
I then went ahead and installed the most recent BIOS update from the Lenovo website. and re-checked all my combinations from earlier... still no USB was showing up in the selection of media to boot from.
Only the internal HDD, the CD- drive and network adapter are available for selection.
I tested the USB stick on my Lenovo T410 and it gets recognized and I can boot form it without problems.
Any help on how I can get booting from USB to work is appreciated.
04-17-2012 03:13 AM