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aritradas7
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Registered: ‎08-28-2012
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Message 1 of 12

BIOS setup menu is missing in my G580 after installing fedora....

Dear sir,

I bought a Lenovo G580 [59337032] laptop about a month ago.

It had no OS installed. I installed Fedora 17 in it.

But after installing Fedora, I can't be able to access the BIOS setup menu by pressing F2.

And also my boot order rearranged.

While pressing F12 during boot, the boot devices list appears.

But the first entry is Fedora, 2nd is Ethernet, 3rd is HDD, 4th is DVD drive.

I found a similar problem in this forum. But the solution [disconnect the HDD and press F2 during boot]

of that problem did not work in my case.

 

I also deleted the recovery partion of lenovo.

My BIOS version is 62CN34WW

 

How can I fix my BIOS? 

Now my OS is Windows7.

pushparaj_bits
What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-16-2012
Location: Hyderabad
Views: 31,361
Message 2 of 12

Re: BIOS setup menu is missing in my G580 after installing fedora....

Hi,

 

I too faced the same problem. I have given my laptop the authorised service centers. They said that since bios upadte is not availabel ..entirte motherboard needs to be replaced. They ordered for a new motherboard but it not getting delivered to the service center since 2 weeks.

 

cheers

 

aritradas7
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Registered: ‎08-28-2012
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Message 3 of 12

Re: BIOS setup menu is missing in my G580 after installing fedora....

This is a shame for LENOVO that they have to change your entire motherboard only for a little BIOS problem.

Why Lenovo does not provide any BIOS update utility [like Intel Integrator Toolkit] by which we can repair our faulty BIOS.

At least they can give us the original BIOS file, using which we can refurbish our Laptop firmware.

Mefody
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-26-2012
Location: Ukraine
Views: 31,106
Message 4 of 12

Re: BIOS setup menu is missing in my G580 after installing fedora....

Dear Sirs!

 

Have the absolutely same problem with one difference - installed OS was Ubuntu 9.04.

According to recomendation HDD mode was setted as "сompatible" (IDE). After rearranging

disk to 3 parts: /, /swap and /user/home and setting up system I have find that BIOS setup

are unaccessible and system won't boot up (Non system disk error).

 

From LiveCD and USB, both Ubuntu and Windows XP SP3 system boots and work fine,

HDD read/write accesible.

 

Local serviceman told, that they have no possibility to reprogram BIOS flash by themselves

and it will take 2-3 month to obtain new motherboard or whole laptop for exchange. This is

absolutely unacceptable for me, because my job depends on the health of the laptop.

 

Laptop Lenovo G580, BIOS version 62CN34WW

 

 

 

Thanks in advance for cooperation!

draytek
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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-10-2012
Location: France
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Message 5 of 12

Re: BIOS setup menu is missing in my G580 after installing fedora....

Same here, installed Ubuntu 12,04 LTS and access to bios with F2 disappear. Tomorrow I will bring back the G580 back for a refund... What a pity!

anton360
Fanfold Paper
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Registered: ‎12-10-2012
Location: Ukraine
Views: 29,340
Message 6 of 12

Re: BIOS setup menu is missing in my G580 after installing fedora....

that is normal that you can not enter bios by pressing F2  or  F12

Lenovo is now using a new bios that is called UEFI

 

if you want to enter bios  or boot device priority      you have to press a small button near the big power button

 

when you press that small button

 

 you will have a choice  

normal boot

enter bios setup

enter boot device priority

system recovery

 

i hope that this will help because I had the same problem

mikie
Token Ring
Posts: 123
Registered: ‎08-30-2012
Location: US
Views: 29,311
Message 7 of 12

Re: BIOS setup menu is missing in my G580 after installing fedora....

wish Lenovo could upgrade everybodys bios to have the choice of UEFI / Legacy MBR options. Usually there is a keyboard shortcut other than F2 for bios access.. usually its amazingly simple like press B during boot.
draytek
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Registered: ‎12-10-2012
Location: France
Views: 29,222
Message 8 of 12

Re: BIOS setup menu is missing in my G580 after installing fedora....

stop saying bullsh..t about entering BIOS through small button, B button etc. THis laptop is crap, bring it back from where you bought it and get a decent laptop...

sivasandeep99
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Registered: ‎06-22-2013
Location: Vizianagaram, India
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Message 9 of 12

Re: BIOS setup menu is missing in my G580 after installing fedora....

Even i am also facing the same problem they have ordered the new motherboard for my lenovo z580 laptop today donno how long it will take to deliver to the service center!! do anybody here got u r issues fixed by lenovo? did they replace moterboard or entire laptop?

001netmaster
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Registered: ‎06-10-2015
Location: Myanmar
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Message 10 of 12

Re: BIOS setup menu is missing in my G580 after installing fedora....

My Laptop is G480(20156). I have same problem too.

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