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Lenovo N23 - Boot from Live CD??

2018-07-08, 20:33 PM

I purchased a Lenovo N23 with Windows 10 (NOT a Chromebook). Turns out, Windows 10 is so slow on this device it's unusable! Pretty disappointing.

 

I wanted to try running Linux on it -- not necessarily reinstalling or dual booting, but at least running from a Live CD to be able to USE the thing. I've got an ISO image on a USB thumbdrive which I've confirmed works great with my other PCs.

 

But when I try to boot to it on this notebook (whether from Windows' Recovery Options screen, selecting the thumbdrive as the boot device -- OR pressing F1/F12 to select the device on boot), it just goes to a blank screen and sits there for a long time -- then eventually it reboots itself back into Windows.

 

Is there something Lenovo has done to lock down this system to prevent it from booting to another OS? I'm pretty angry about this whole situation, I spent nearly $300 and I can't use this machine at all.

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Re: Lenovo N23 - Boot from Live CD??

2019-09-13, 7:46 AM

It's totally possible to run Linux on these, I've personally ran both Manjaro and Ubuntu on it without issue although, for Manjaro to boot I had to disable secure boot in the BIOS idk if that helps you another thing is make sure you are using Rufus to put iso on USB and use options for gpt  

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Re: Lenovo N23 - Boot from Live CD??

2019-12-06, 10:29 AM

How did you enter the BIOS on the N23?  Mine has no Novo key, and I can't find any documentation on the pre-boot hotkeys.

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Re: Lenovo N23 - Boot from Live CD??

2019-12-09, 17:27 PM

In that situation I don't know, the only biis keys I know if are next to the power button with a small non metallic pin push the Novo key, or f1 as it boots 

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Re: Lenovo N23 - Boot from Live CD??

2019-12-09, 17:29 PM

Alot of these tablets were made for schools and have alot of customization to them 

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