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Ideapad S205 doesn't support booting from SDHC-Card

2011-03-27, 19:38 PM

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

2011-03-28, 12:37 PM
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.

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

2011-03-30, 8:46 AM

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

2011-03-30, 11:01 AM
you can use usb device to install ubuntu on it.

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

2011-04-01, 6:45 AM
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

2011-04-04, 20:16 PM

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).

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

2011-04-05, 8:47 AM

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

2011-04-05, 10:35 AM
i can't view the image you posted ( 403 forbidden )

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

2011-04-05, 14:44 PM

http://notebooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Screen-shot-2011-03-31-at-4.22.29-PM-600x338.jpg

http://liliputing.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/s205-1.jpg

 

See the different enter keys.

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

2011-04-05, 16:37 PM
i don't think there'd be a problem with keyboard replacement.

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