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05-01-2015

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Is it possible to install alternate os on Lenovo G50-45?

2015-05-01, 3:03 AM

Everything I have tried has resulted in a boot error that says "PXE-E61: Media Test Failure" I've tried Windows XP CD, Ubuntu Live USB, Ubuntu install CD, and even a hard drive that has Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it. The only medium that works is the stock Windows 8.1 hard drive that came with the laptop.

 

Was the G50-45 really designed to not allow anything but the stock hard drive to be used? What's the point of allowing booting to USB or CD if those features don't actually do anything?

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04-30-2015

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Re: Is it possible to install alternate os on Lenovo G50-45?

2015-05-01, 3:12 AM

Have you tried turning off secure boot? and switching it from UEFI to Legacy?

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Re: Is it possible to install alternate os on Lenovo G50-45?

2015-05-04, 1:06 AM

No need to switch to legacy only for booting an other device...

 

I have linux on g40-30 booting with grub-efi

 

now fighting with : RTS5129

 

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller

 

some hints in my sig

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http://rzr.online.fr/q/lenovo# g470 s103t
Lenovo G470 | Model Name : 20078 | M fg Date: 11/03/23 | BIOS: 40CN23WW(V2.09) 06/20/2011 | CPU: i5-2410M | Linux version 3.3.4lenovog470+ (root@lap) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-4) ) #8 SMP Tue May 1 10:23:48 CEST 2012
OS:GNU/Linux/Debian


Lenovo S10-3t | Model Name : 0651 | Mfg Date: 2010/06/08
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