05-26-2012 10:16 AM
07-30-2012 08:20 AM
I know this thread is kinda old, and I have a different system (z580 almost the same), but i would like to know what happened if you dont mind.
I have the same problem and it's getting frustrating. Did Lenovo fix the problem? if so, what did they do?
08-06-2012 04:51 AM - edited 08-06-2012 05:03 AM
I am not sure you can update bios using virtual machine , please try to search about it. So all you need to do install virtual machine on ubuntu and set windows virtual machine and update the bios. I am not sure but it might work.
09-30-2012 12:36 AM
12-05-2012 05:17 AM
I am having the same problem.
I replaced my WD hard drive with an Intel 520 SSD of 180 GB. The I put the original WD HDD in a caddy instead of the CD_ROM.
After I tryed to install Windows 7 in UEFI mode ( Formatted the SSD as GPT) I can no longer enter BIOS or Multiboot menu. I has the similar simptoms as jan3594 and nothing works.
I am in luck because I still have the old Windows 7 on the WD HDD.
Now I am worried that if my windows will break I can't install anything else.
Seeing that many others have the same issue and it isn't fixed make me seriously question the Lenovo brand.
Is there a solution for this problem?
12-10-2012 12:30 PM
You are correct, this is a UEFI messed up problem. I have (until tommorow when I will return it) a Lenovo G580 and I delete the Windows 7 partitions which was installed using BIOS; I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using UEFI and no more F2 menu to enter the BIOS...
I have tried to recover the image from Win7, no way since BIOS installation used and Ubuntu was installed using EFI.
Bye bye Lenovo!
12-10-2012 02:37 PM - edited 12-10-2012 02:43 PM
I dont know if this will help you but it helped to all of my friends who had a Lenovo with a UEFI bios
Lenovo is now using a new bios that is called UEFI ( or somethink like that)
and I dont know no one who can enter bios by the old way by pressing F2 or F12 on a Lenovo laptop with UEFI bios
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
enter bios setup
enter boot device priority
i hope that this will help because I had the same problem