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TS130: after bios update, cannot boot from USB flash drive

2016-09-15, 1:58 AM

I have a TS130 I bought new with no OS, maybe 5 or 6 years ago. I installed CentOS/RHEL before it was supported.

 

I decided to update the bios manually since there is no Lenovo manager or what ever for linux, that I have been able to find.

 

I got through 2 bios updates with a flash drive running FreeDOS. On the third update, I can no longer boot from USB.

 

I moved the USB option to the top of the boot sequence but its not recognized.

 

It just quit working.

 

How can I finish installing the two remaining bios updates?

 

TIA

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Re: TS130: after bios update, cannot boot from USB flash drive

2016-09-20, 16:10 PM

tedukes,

 

Create a new bootable USB key using FAT32 and MS-DOS and see if you get a better result. 

 

If you are using rufus go to version 2.2 so you can have the MS-DOS option.

 

Once you create the new bootable USB key go to BIOS Update Utility for DOS and follow the README steps provided.

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Re: TS130: after bios update, cannot boot from USB flash drive

2016-09-20, 23:49 PM

Hi,

 

Thanks! I did read somewhere to use MS-DOS. The newer version of rufus does not support it.

 

So, I d/l'ed rufus 2.2 but it fails to create a MS-DOS flash drive. Tried 2.1 as well with the same result.

 

I thought maybe something was wrong with my USB flash drive so I went out a  while ago and bought another. No go either.

 

Trying to create it on a Lenovo ThinkCenter M83, Windows 10 Pro.

 

Will try it again tomorrow at work on a Lenovo running Windows 8 Pro.

 

This make no sense!!

 

Thanks!!

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Re: TS130: after bios update, cannot boot from USB flash drive

2016-09-23, 16:20 PM

I got the USD flash drive flashed with MS-DOS, copied the bios files to it but still won't boot. It no longer sees the USB as a bootable device.

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Re: TS130: after bios update, cannot boot from USB flash drive

2016-09-23, 17:25 PM

Tedukes,

 

Are you seeing any error messages either on boot up or in the sel?

 

 

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Re: TS130: after bios update, cannot boot from USB flash drive

2016-09-23, 17:58 PM

No errors.

 

Did one the two previous bios updates change anything regarding booting from a USB drive?

 

I never went into setup mode on either of the first updates. The USB option was there when I hit F12. I noticed after going into setup, I have USB Key and USB HDD. I have put both of these as the first device but they do not appear.

 

Thanks

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Re: TS130: after bios update, cannot boot from USB flash drive

2016-09-23, 19:05 PM

Try doing a reset by powering down and then uplugging the power cable for a few minutes. 

 

Also, unplug any other usb devices (other than keyboard and mouse) you may have attached so no confusion occurs. 

 

If still no luck try going into the Setup Utility --> select F9 to load default settings to make sure nothing was changed  --> press F10 and see if better luck. 

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Re: TS130: after bios update, cannot boot from USB flash drive

2016-09-24, 19:49 PM

Thanks,

 

I only have a mouse and keyboard connected.

 

I did go into setup and reset it to factory defaults, the powered off dor 5 minutes.

 

That didn't work either.

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Re: TS130: after bios update, cannot boot from USB flash drive

2016-09-26, 13:27 PM

Tedukes,

 

Run diagnostics to see if you may be experiencing a hardware issue.  

 

Since you are unable to boot with a USB try creating a bootable cd iso image. 

 

Here is the link to the Diagnostic Tool (Bootable ISO) and README.

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Re: TS130: after bios update, cannot boot from USB flash drive

2016-09-26, 15:33 PM

It still boots from a CD/DVD. I installed a VM on it this weekend.

 

I'll give the Diagnostic disk a try this evening.

 

Thanks!!

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