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Lenovo G50 30 - booting from CD

I've just bought a Lenovo G50 30, and I'm planning to install Linux on it. I don't want to boot it to Linux so that I can claim a refund on the Windows licence. When I boot  the laptop, it doesn't seem to give me an opportunity to go into the biops settings so that I can change the boot sequence to boot from the Linux installation CD - how can I do this?

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Re: Lenovo G50 30 - booting from CD

hi Tim_E,


Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.


Can you try the following:

1. Boot into the BIOS via the UEFI Firmware Settings or by pressing the OneKey Recovery button (while the computer is turned off).

   - Link to picture


2. Once in the BIOS, set the following settings (if applicable) to boot from a Linux installation disc.


Security Tab:

Secure Boot = Disabled


Boot Tab:

Boot Mode = Legacy

Boot Priority = Legacy First


Exit Tab

OS Optimized Defaults = Other OS or Disabled



Please backup all important files and create a recovery drive before making changes to the HDD.




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Re: Lenovo G50 30 - booting from CD



I am using GNU/Linux on g40-30 I can share some hints if needed...


I'd like also to claim for a refund for Windows-8.1...



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