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BIOS for G580 notebook

2012-10-13, 18:40 PM

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Win 7 on my new G580 notebook

 

However I am not able to access the BIOS settings via F2 (or Del, Esc, F1 and other permutations)

The boot order is all wrong. Hardware virtualisation is set to off. And there is mess with EFI / BIOS

 

The lenovo driver download site does not offer a download for BIOS !!!

Driver download page

My work involves developing/testing on multiple virtual machines

 

How do I repair my BIOS?

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10-06-2012

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Re: BIOS for G580 notebook

2012-10-16, 13:31 PM
I had indeed noticed your thread but not the PM. Responding to your PM here, in case someone finds it useful.

Luckily, I managed to set up my BIOS before it conked out, and managed to get Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 running under a UEFI/GPT setup, just as I wanted. So, I have given up on the BIOS for the moment - and am forced to wait for their BIOS update, if ever there is going to be one.

Among options I have tried before: pressed the 'B' key during POST, removed both the main battery and the internal battery, moved the RAM to a different slot, tried with no hard drive connected. None worked. And couldn't get through to their customer care either.

I find multiple users with the same issue. I understand this is not an official support channel, but I would think the worst Lenovo could do is to at least acknowledge the issue. Disappointed with their support - the forums here have been of great help, though.
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10-28-2012

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Re: BIOS for G580 notebook

2012-10-28, 11:37 AM

* In Lenovo G580, of the BIOS screen does not appear even if you press F2.

Since I do not speak English, I have translated in google.

my laptop hardware:
G580 2689-7LJ
dual-core cerelon B820 1.7Ghz - Intel HD Graphics
memory 4GB
HDD 320GB
BIOS version: 62CN34WW
                date: 04/26/2012

my laptop condition:
All formatted the hard disk.
I have installed in UEFI mode ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64bit.

BIOS screen does not appear even if you press F2 when the POST.
remove the battery backup of the BIOS --> same condition
remove the hard disk --> same condition
remove the memory --> same condition
Does not improve the situation.

(there is no need to bother with UEFI BIOS can access the windows 8.)

But now I have been able to to display the BIOS.
press F12 during POST -> Press the TAB from the [boot menu] -> [App Menu]
--- App Menu -------------
| 1. Diagnostic Splash |  <- Normally there is only No.1.
| 2. Setup                       |  <- Item to display the BIOS.
| 3. Diagnostic Splash |  <- Item No.1 is a duplicate.
-------------------------------



****************************
Although it was discovered by chance, I'll write.
I do not know how to succeed in the environment dual boot.
There is no guarantee of success.
Please work at your own risk.
****************************
I'll be sure to do it first.
Since the operation the UEFI boot entry, create a LiveCD for recovery efforts.
I have not only installed ubuntu, I used the ubuntu-secure-remix-64bit-LiveCD.
Download [https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSecureRemix]
(It's a link in the place of "Getting Ubuntu Secure Remix")
****************************

In a nutshell, only two things to do.
1. Briefly, then restart it manually delete the UEFI boot entry.
2. Restore the UEFI boot entry has been deleted.

*** LiveCD is ready ***
1. From the hard disk to start the ubuntu.
2. Run "sudo grub-install" in the terminal.
   I remember UEFI Boot Entry Number will be displayed. (example:0000)
3. Run "sudo efibootmgr -b 0 -B" in the terminal.
   "0" is a number you remember.
   "Ubuntu" from the UEFI Boot Entry is deleted at this, you will not be able to boot from the hard disk.
   step.3 there is a danger of the [App Menu] items are grown and over and over again.
4. Press F12 after restarting, I'll try to switch the menu on the TAB.
   If the setup is successful items have been added.
5. recovered in the boot-repair to start with ubuntu-secure-remix-LiveCD, are registered with the launcher.
   did not appear in step.4, I will check after recovery.

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Re: BIOS for G580 notebook

2013-03-13, 13:51 PM

How do I repair my BIOS?

I have the same problem with G580, Bios menu has gone after installing Ubuntu ... any chance for repair?

Thank you

 

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Re: BIOS for G580 notebook

2013-03-13, 16:07 PM

I also have this problem, with the G580 (2689). I installed Linux mint on a seperate harddisk, got bored of it, and put my windows 8 harddisk back into the machine. Then I noticed that I couldnt get into the BIOS, and in the boot menu, linuxmint still appears, even though it was installed on a totally different harddisk!

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Re: BIOS for G580 notebook

2013-03-22, 2:16 AM

#################################
# installed OS --> ubuntu only (Not dualboot)
# machine : Lenovo G580 2689-7LJ
# BIOS : 62CN34WW 04/26/2012
#################################

 

# ready for ubuntu terminal
---------------------------
step.1 copy grubx64.efi to /boot/efi/EFI/boot
$ sudo mkdir -p /boot/efi/EFI/boot
$ sudo cp /boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu/grubx64.efi /boot/efi/EFI/boot

step.2 delete the EFI boot entry
$ sudo efibootmgr -b 0 -B
# "0" is zero

step.3 press F12 during POST
reboot & press F12 during POST --> appear Boot Menu
selecte the physical HDD entry
boot up the ubuntu

step.4 repaire EFI entry on ubuntu terminal
$ sudo update-grub
$ sudo rm -fr /boot/efi/EFI/boot

step.5 check App Menu
reboot & press F12 during POST --> appear Boot Menu
press TAB key --> appear App Menu
select the new entry of "setup"

## appear bios setup  ##

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Re: BIOS for G580 notebook

2013-04-12, 11:48 AM

dude.i still haven't install ubuntu but my bios went missing ! i had tried but i lost my BIOS instead.now i can't even install it YET.its says that i've problems with GPT ! so any solution ?

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04-13-2013

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Re: BIOS for G580 notebook

2013-04-13, 12:38 PM

Here follow this link, this contains the flashable .exe package for x64 or x86 systems.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z6ypzldbqy0zr6g/62CN40WW.7z?m

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Re: BIOS for G580 notebook

2013-04-15, 18:14 PM

Can you please upload file again? :)

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10-10-2012

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Re: BIOS for G580 notebook

2013-05-14, 19:02 PM

Here is the bios file that the repair technician gave me

 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11021687/62CN37WW.7z

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