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fall0w
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T460 No BIOS PWD - Install linux over Network

Hello everyone! I hope you guys can help.

 

Long story short is I bought a used T460 off of craigslist and the BIOS has the supervisor password set and I don't know it. I have full access to Win 10 Pro, but cannot change the boot order or turn on virtualization.

 

I was wondering if it's possible to install linux over the network/pxe/pci lan? The boot order is the HD and PCI Lan. Will this allow me to set up a server and install linux that way? Or is it possible to set up a new HD on a separate computer with a fresh install of linux and swap it into the T460?

 

I'm really trying to avoid buying a new motherboard for it just to get virtualization and linux.

 

Thank you very much in advance for any and all help!!

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Re: T460 No BIOS PWD - Install linux over Network

You cannot turn on virtualization without the password.  Depending on BIOS options set, you may be able to use F12 to choose from a list of boot devices.


Rich


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Re: T460 No BIOS PWD - Install linux over Network

Welcome to the forum!

 


@fall0w wrote:

Or is it possible to set up a new HD on a separate computer with a fresh install of linux and swap it into the T460? 


That would be the most practical approach IMO, I did the same few times with Debian Distros and it worked well, I normally do a minimal install with no wlan drivers, then put the disc/SSD in the new laptop and complete the install there.

 

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