Cannot boot from USB new Lenovo Idapad- SOLVED

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bushyiii
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Cannot boot from USB new Lenovo Idapad- SOLVED

Post by bushyiii » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:07 pm

Trying to install Mint 18.2 Cinnamon on a Lenovo Ideapad 120S-141AP, Model Name 81A5. It's brand new, it's weak in the hardware with a Celeron Processor, 2 gig of ram and a 32 GB eMMC drive. I'm able to access a boot option using f12 at start up, the eMMC drive and the USB are displayed but when I choose the USB drive all I get is a blinking cursur in the upper left corner of the screen. Mint boots from the USB thumb drive on another computer.

The BIOS boot mode is UEFI, do I need to change it to Legacy Mode?
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Re: Cannot boot from USB new Lenovo Idapad

Post by Lemuel111 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:20 pm

Have a look at this post and see if any helps:-

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=255726

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Re: Cannot boot from USB new Lenovo Idapad

Post by bushyiii » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:45 pm

Changing the bios setup to legacy boot and disabling Intel security curred the problem. Mint 18.3 is now operational.

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Re: Cannot boot from USB new Lenovo Idapad- SOLVED

Post by Mintner » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:36 am

May I ask where in Win10 you were able to disable the security? I have the same problem with an older Acer.

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Re: Cannot boot from USB new Lenovo Idapad- SOLVED

Post by thx-1138 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:00 am

May I ask where in Win10 you were able to disable the security? I have the same problem with an older Acer.
Mintner, he is referring to the BIOS settings, it's not from within Win10...
If you've ran into problems installing Mint, it's better to start a new thread explaining what you've done so far...

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Re: Cannot boot from USB new Lenovo Idapad- SOLVED

Post by Mintner » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:16 am

Thank You ... I will start a new thread.

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