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Frank_Schutz
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Yoga 730 15 BIOS has no option to boot from DVD.

Hello all,

 

I am new to the Forum and I just bought the Yoga 730 15. So far it looks great, but I have a few questions:

 

How can I boot from an external DVD? I want to install Linux on here and cannot find a way to enable booting from the DVD.

 

I also tried booting from USB which I could do, but for some reason when it came to partitioning the Hard drive it only gave me options to partition the usb drive and I could not get it to see the 500Gb SSD drive. My question here is whether there is something on the system, BIOS or whatever, that would cause this? This may be related to the distro or the media, but I want to see if there might be an issue/setting on the computer that could cause this.

 

I am going to try a network install, but I would like to understand what is behind the above, if anyone can explain it to me. 

 

PS I am generally familiar with hardware and software, but I have not done much of this kind of thing in about 5 years so apparently I am way out of date!

 

Thank you for your help

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Re: Yoga 730 15 BIOS has no option to boot from DVD.

Is it possible that you have secure boot turned on?  (In BIOS, under security)

 

Turn that off and under the boot tab, enable legacy support.


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Frank_Schutz
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Re: Yoga 730 15 BIOS has no option to boot from DVD.

Thank you Richk. 

 

I have actually disabled the secure boot, but when I go under the boot tab, there is no option for legacy support.

 

I should have put that in my original post, because I did find that advice in my google searches. I have no idea why I do not have a legacy option. 

 

Any one have any ideas?

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Re: Yoga 730 15 BIOS has no option to boot from DVD.

Hi,

 

This is going to be an"iffy" suggestion since I don't have a similar machine and The Google is failing me...

 

It may be that your Yoga accesses the SSD in RAID mode like some other Yogas.  This makes it invisible to Linux installers.  If you can find the setting in BIOS, change the drive mode from RAID to AHCI. This may affect your ability to boot Windows if you're trying to dual boot.

 

With a modern Linux and a properly prepared flash drive you  should be able to install in UEFI mode.  Legacy isn't necessary.

 

FWIW,

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Re: Yoga 730 15 BIOS has no option to boot from DVD.

Thank you 

 

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