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I can only boot Ubuntu and not install firmware on my Thinkpad X1 Carbon 7th

2021-05-07, 12:37 PM
I am not sure when this started but I am currently not able to boot anything but Ubuntu 21.04. I do not have dual boot. When I hit F12 I do get the boot device menu but regardless of what I select like a USB stick with a distro I want to try the screen goes blank and I get the normal Ubuntu boot. Also, there's firmware updates available. They install fine from my desktop or with fwupd, but when I reboot and the firmware is supposed to be installed I still just get the normal Ubuntu boot and the firmware is not installed. I have installed firmware many times without problems in the past.
 
Is there something in BIOS I may have set at some point? Could this have happened when I upgraded from 20.10 to 21,04? Anyway, if anyone know what could be wrong and what I should do to fix it it would be great.
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Re:I can only boot Ubuntu and not install firmware on my Thinkpad X1 Carbon 7th

2021-05-07, 15:26 PM

@ cdysthe6 wrote:

I am not sure when this started but I am currently not able to boot anything but Ubuntu 21.04. I do not have dual boot. When I hit F12 I do get the boot device menu but regardless of what I select like a USB stick with a distro I want to try the screen goes blank and I get the normal Ubuntu boot. Also, there' firmware updates available. They install fine from my desktop or with fwupd, but when I reboot and the firmware is supposed to be installed I still just get the normal Ubuntu boot and the firmware is not installed. I have installed firmware many times without problems in the past.
 
Is there something in BIOS I may have set at some point? Could this have happened when I upgraded from 20.10 to 21,04? Anyway, if anyone know what could be wrong and what I should do to fix it it would be great.

 

This got resolved. Turns out Secure Boot was enabled for some reason. Disabling that had the firmwares install without problems! 

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Re:I can only boot Ubuntu and not install firmware on my Thinkpad X1 Carbon 7th

2021-05-07, 15:26 PM

@ cdysthe6 wrote:

I am not sure when this started but I am currently not able to boot anything but Ubuntu 21.04. I do not have dual boot. When I hit F12 I do get the boot device menu but regardless of what I select like a USB stick with a distro I want to try the screen goes blank and I get the normal Ubuntu boot. Also, there' firmware updates available. They install fine from my desktop or with fwupd, but when I reboot and the firmware is supposed to be installed I still just get the normal Ubuntu boot and the firmware is not installed. I have installed firmware many times without problems in the past.
 
Is there something in BIOS I may have set at some point? Could this have happened when I upgraded from 20.10 to 21,04? Anyway, if anyone know what could be wrong and what I should do to fix it it would be great.

 

This got resolved. Turns out Secure Boot was enabled for some reason. Disabling that had the firmwares install without problems! 

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