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Paper Tape
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Location: Bonn, Germany
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Ideapad S205 doesn't support booting from SDHC-Card

Hello,

 

 I have the Ideapad S205 and  I cannot boot from a SDHC-Card (Ubuntu Linux) with the internal cardreader. With an external card reader  I can boot from the SDHC-Card.

 

Is there any solution or maybe a BIOS-Upgrade?

 

Thanks

 

Simon

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Re: Ideapad S205 doesn't support booting from SDHC-Card

when you see lenovo logo, press f12 to set bios order.
also, check for bios booting option. if there's not option, i don't think s205 supports booting from sdhc, but apparently it supports usb boot.


Paper Tape
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Re: Ideapad S205 doesn't support booting from SDHC-Card

There is no option for this (not in the bios and in the bootmanager). Unlike other netbooks ( e.g. Asus Eee Series) the Ideapad does not actually support booting from the internal card reader. The Idea was using a installed Ubuntu on a SDHC-Card for mobile and rough use (and keep the internal harddisk switched off), but without booting from the internal cardreader there is no chance.

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Re: Ideapad S205 doesn't support booting from SDHC-Card

you can use usb device to install ubuntu on it.


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Re: Ideapad S205 doesn't support booting from SDHC-Card

Are you happy with the oevrall performance of the s205? Can you also confirm the version sold in Germany come with a L-shaped enter key?
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Re: Ideapad S205 doesn't support booting from SDHC-Card

The Enter Button is L shaped but a little small (width (half Size of the standard desktop keyboard), heigth is ca. 4/5 of the standard desktop keyboard), but I have large hands. The overall performance is very good. I hav bought the version with 4 GB RAM and 500 GB HDD, but I have extended the Memory to 6 GB, because of  digital photography and programming.

It's also quite tricky to install Ubuntu alongside the existing windows (bootmanager grub2 is quite problematic).

dou
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Re: Ideapad S205 doesn't support booting from SDHC-Card

The s205 sold in Taiwan is of rectangular shape! Anyone know whether this will be a problem when I want to change my keyboard to the L-shape version at a later date?http://attach.mobile01.com/attach/201102/mobile01-2ac6712cdcdbca7f3c994a04968b789c.jpg

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Re: Ideapad S205 doesn't support booting from SDHC-Card

i can't view the image you posted ( 403 forbidden )


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Re: Ideapad S205 doesn't support booting from SDHC-Card

i don't think there'd be a problem with keyboard replacement.


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