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Token Ring
Posts: 56
Registered: ‎10-02-2010
Location: USA
Message 11 of 18 (2,850 Views)

Re: G470 not booting from USB pen drive

You need to write the ISO on USB-HDD mode, not in USB-HDD + mode. Many people fail to boot because of this error. Program as the "UltraISO" can help you, but it is shareware.
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Registered: ‎05-12-2011
Location: Russia
Message 12 of 18 (2,845 Views)

Re: G470 not booting from USB pen drive

Well, none of my old pen drives work for booting on this laptop, still. They do work on other machines though.

 

I got a new  flash pen drive recently. Used the same procedure for creating a bootable linux installation disk on it as with the previous drives (Ubuntu's Startup Disk Creator utility). And all of a sudden it worked. On all machines including my G470.

 

I repeatedly checked three different pen drives with two different distros on them (Ubuntu 11.10 and Chakra 2011.12) one after another. They all work on a Sony, an HP and an MSI laptops, but only the new one works on the Lenovo. Must be some hardware issue.

 

So if anyone is experiencing the same problem, I suggest you try a recent flash drive.

 

Thanks everyone for trying to help!

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Posts: 4,952
Registered: ‎01-13-2008
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
Message 13 of 18 (2,842 Views)

Re: G470 not booting from USB pen drive

Haven't read back through the (oldish) thread...

 

Does the working flash drive have the partition set active, by any chance?

 

Z.


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Posts: 253
Registered: ‎10-11-2011
Location: france
Message 14 of 18 (2,608 Views)

Re: G470 not booting from USB pen drive

may this be fixed with updated bios :

 

http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/40cn32ww_64bit.exe

 

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http://rzr.online.fr/q/lenovo# g470 s103t
Lenovo G470 | Model Name : 20078 | M fg Date: 11/03/23 | BIOS: 40CN23WW(V2.09) 06/20/2011 | CPU: i5-2410M | Linux version 3.3.4lenovog470+ (root@lap) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-4) ) #8 SMP Tue May 1 10:23:48 CEST 2012
OS:GNU/Linux/Debian


Lenovo S10-3t | Model Name : 0651 | Mfg Date: 2010/06/08
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Location: easter nus
Message 15 of 18 (2,410 Views)

Re: G470 not booting from USB pen drive

I've got the same problem with my t430s. Working boot drive in a pen drive. Updated bios to 1.14 and still not working. I'm trying to load the Windows recovery data. When I went to create the recovery d data on actual discs it says I can only create one copy! Gahhh very frustrating
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Message 16 of 18 (2,408 Views)

Re: G470 not booting from USB pen drive

wallawalla,

 

This may help to burn a set of media: Boot Media

 

Note, we're talking about a ThinkPad here (in the Essential board - where it doesn't belong).  This won't apply to the G series discussed in this thread.

 

Z.


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Message 17 of 18 (2,399 Views)

Re: G470 not booting from USB pen drive

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Thanks zoltanthegypsy, my apologies for posting in the wroing forum. That link is exactly what I was looking for.

 

The issue I'm having is exactly as described by the posters here so I thought it might be releveant.

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Registered: ‎07-05-2014
Location: India
Message 18 of 18 (902 Views)

Re: b490 not booting from USB pen drive

i am trying from evening with the help of my pendrive i am not able to updae my system

what are the steps to boot from pendrive in lenovo b490

 

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