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Unable to select Legacy Boot option on Lenovo ThinkPad 8

2014-03-30, 12:23 PM

I've been trying to install Linux for testing porpuses as well as a Windows 8 pro i have here with license. Sadly enough the Tablet comes with legacy boot disable by default so i'm nable to boot anything that isn't UEFI. How do i enable the legacy option on the ThinkPad 8? i've checked a thread here where it points to the restart screen where i can see the option to enable it but right now i can't see no option for that.

 

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Re: Unable to select Legacy Boot option on Lenovo ThinkPad 8

2014-03-30, 14:41 PM

Hello and welcome,

 

I've moved this thread to the Linux forum.

 

I don't have an answer to your question :(  I do have a question for you - to clarify things for others reading this thread:

 

Is the heart of the problem that the TP 8 is a 32-bit device?  You can certainly install Linux in UEFI mode - but it requires a 64-bit distro.

 

There may be (complicated) ways to finesse this.  For instance: http://askubuntu.com/questions/392719/32-bit-uefi-boot-support

 

I have't tried this - just asking The Google.

 

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Re: Unable to select Legacy Boot option on Lenovo ThinkPad 8

2014-03-31, 21:00 PM

Thank you for the prompt reply. All i'm looking for is to boot the device using a USB stick to install a different version of Windows or even Linux just for testing. I know i shouldn't do that but i like to experiment with my devices and thought i can just go ahead and install a different OS just to see how it works on it. I know i can use UEFI but my goal is actually to boot OSes the legacy way rather than UEFI. Right now i'm slightly dissapointed because of that even if the devices is pretty awesome.

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Re: Unable to select Legacy Boot option on Lenovo ThinkPad 8

2014-06-07, 1:09 AM

I've also tried to access the legacy BIOS on the Thinkpad 8, and tried to boot to USB in all the possible ways. Even with a USB key configured to be perfectly bootable on UEFI, it's just impossible.

 

It's very dissapointing that Lenovo gives us no way to install another OS than Windows 8, and no way to activate legacy BIOS. To me that makes my little tablet almost useless.

It's the most expensive 8 inch windows tablet, and Lenovo shouldn't rip off its custommers with these cheap "security" tricks!

I'll avoid all Lenovo products in the future.

Windows 8 is also to blame: they force PC companies to make UEFI systems, on which it's hard/impossible to install other OSs like linux. So a Windows 8 device is officially no better than a phone/tablet. I have really rooted for Windows, but now I think they're completely on their way down. I'm sort of hoping they fail now, to be replaced by Android or Linux or who knows what.

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