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LawITGuy
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X1 Yoga 2nd Gen - Unable to Boot from USB-C

Hi A-- I have not been able to find any support information about this - 

 

I have a LaCie 500GB USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 SSD Drive, that I would like to boot off of USB-C. When I go into the BIOS during boot (press enter, then F12) I can see the drive listed, but when I select the drive, it returns to the list and does not boot.

 

I have it set for Both (Legacy and UEFI), and have tried UEFI only with the same results. I have a Corsair USB 3.0 flash drive with the same boot image on it, and it works as expected.

 

Any help appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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Re: X1 Yoga 2nd Gen - Unable to Boot from USB-C

I have a 2nd gen x1 yoga.  I put a non-UEFI image onto a Transcend 16GB USB-C flash drive from an iso image using RUFUS.  I set the BIOS to turn off secure boot and to boot from Legacy first.  It booted up fine from the USB-C stick.


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Re: X1 Yoga 2nd Gen - Unable to Boot from USB-C

Rufus does not recognize the drive unfortunately. The only difference between the two, is that the Corsair is FAT32, and the LaCie is exFAT. Would that matter?

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I've reformatted the drive as FAT32, and am mirroring the working Corsair drive and will test again.

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Re: X1 Yoga 2nd Gen - Unable to Boot from USB-C

apparently the drive must be FAT32. It boots now, albeit it is slower than my USB 3.0 Corsair flash drive for imaging purposes for some reason.

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