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osp001
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Can't change boot order on Lenovo Z580 laptop

I purchased a used Leovo Z580 laptop; the seller put in a SSD, no operating system (the way I asked for it). It's like brand new, I don't think anyone ever used it. I have another Lenovo Z580, so I am familiar with this model.

 

I purchased it to install Linux Mint, which I put on a thumb drive after downloading the .iso file.

 

When I turn on the laptop, I get a blank screen and then after several seconds I get a list of options for the Boot Menu, starting with Windows Boot Manager. All the other drives are there, including the CD/DVD, the SSD, and the USB thumb drive, as well as two PCI LAN options. When I select any of these, the menu disappears, and the computer apparently reboots as the same menu comes up after a delay of several seconds.

 

When I choose App Menu > Setup, I get the BIOS Settings menu. Under the Boot tab, I make certain that "boot from USB" is enabled. I change the boot order, putting USB at the top, and make certain to save these changes. When I exit out and reboot, the exact same menu comes up, with the exact same boot order as before, i.e.: not the USB.

 

What am I doing wrong, and how do I fix it?

 

Booting while holding F2 doesn't work, nor does F12, nor does booting it without the battery in. This series of laptops is kind of weird in that holding down the "b" key seems to summon the menu, but that does not work with this laptop. Plus, I seem to be getting to the boot order menu, just that changes never seem to "stick."

 

What am I doing wrong, please?

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Re: Can't change boot order on Lenovo Z580 laptop

Hello Osp001

Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.


Try to reset the settings back to default, and then try to set them again once you  reboot the unit.

 

Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.


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osp001
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Re: Can't change boot order on Lenovo Z580 laptop

Turns out the thumb drive was bad.

 

Once I got a new thumb drive, installation went OK.

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