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Thinkstation P340 - NO LEGACY BOOT?

2020-12-12, 23:30 PM

Just received a new P340 workstation and after several frustrating hours trying to install Sophos XG v18 I have discovered that the BIOS does not support Legacy Boot anymore.  While XG installs ok it can't boot and renders this hardware useless for my intended function.

 

Is this by design for security?  Seems strange to remove a capability like this when the BIOS settings can be secured with a password.

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Re:Thinkstation P340 - NO LEGACY BOOT?

2020-12-14, 16:02 PM

This is correct.  Legacy Boot has been removed from the latest platforms starting with P340.  

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Thinkstation P340 - NO LEGACY BOOT?

2020-12-12, 23:38 PM
Just saw this https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/workstations/thinkstation-p-series-workstations/thinkstation-p340/solutions/ht510878-legacy-bios-boot-support-removed-in-lenovo-2020-products Quite frustrated...
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Re:Thinkstation P340 - NO LEGACY BOOT?

2020-12-14, 16:02 PM

This is correct.  Legacy Boot has been removed from the latest platforms starting with P340.  

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Re:Thinkstation P340 - NO LEGACY BOOT?

2021-05-05, 21:52 PM

After spending many hours trying to figure out how to get PXE boot working for this new model (we image all computers -> thousands of them) - I tried USB boot, -- you can't in any way shape or form, boot from USB - indeed, no legacy boot. This renders our new P340s to boat anchors - and predominantly useless. Is there no way to boot from usb or pxe? It would be nice if PXE at least works, but it just fails before you get to enter your sccm password.  

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2021-05-05, 23:32 PM

What is most annoying, is that a typical new usb 3.0 drive is substantially faster and not so much a legacy device, as compared to a DVD. Why is DVD not a legacy device? Its brutally old and mostly useless.... well, until now that is :) 
 

Because of the removal of Legacy boot, I just created a Windows 10 Ent Boot DVD to install windows with!!! That's the only solution we could come up with to get these p340's out the door to a very important school lab. They will not PXE boot far as we can tell, & no USB boot boot leaves us only one media install option--->>The DVD player! Thankfully, the think centers have a DVD drive! At first, I thought this was silly, but if only for the purpose of installing windows from DVD ;) - not sure but I got a feeling that removing legacy boot will not be a popular decision.   

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Re:Thinkstation P340 - NO LEGACY BOOT?

2021-05-06, 16:42 PM

Just tried the windows 10 Ent boot DVD, which will not work either! 

 

It stops after saying: installing, then says its missing a driver - which is non specific: hard drive, cd drive or other it says. 

The missing driver is probably for the new M2.2 1tb hd - but where do I get a driver for that specifically?  If you buy this computer, it might be good for a single person and not so great in an enterprise environment. You probably can't image it, nor reinstall windows if it fails---- I would advise to leave the factory installed windows alone and maybe its a great computer? Uber annoying, but man, the specs look great! ;)

 

Please bring back legacy boot - it might be old-- but it works 

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Re:Thinkstation P340 - NO LEGACY BOOT?

2021-07-23, 23:17 PM

Does this mean that we can't boot from a USB stick on any P340? 

 

I just bought a Lenovo ThinkStation P340 Tower 30DH00LMGE, Ubuntu version,  without an optical drive, thinking that I could just boot from a USB stick to upgrade the OS.

 

I tried to boot from the USB, and after selecting the USB drive, it always bounces back to booting from the SSD with the (old) installed Ubuntu version.

 

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Re:Thinkstation P340 - NO LEGACY BOOT?

2021-07-24, 3:25 AM

The statement that you cannot boot from USB in any way on P340 is simply not true.  The platform will support booting to UEFI bootable USB keys.

 

There are many ways to create a UEFI bootable USB key (google will help here).  Rufus is a very popular utility for this.  

 

In the past, I've often used dual boot keys (legacy and UEFI) by following a few simple steps:

- Format a USB key as FAT32 and bootable using traditional methods.

- Download bootx64.efi (from a reputable source) and copy it to you key at \EFI\boot.

- This should create a key that will boot legacy and also UEFI.




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