[ubuntu-uk] Lenovo N500 will not load Ubuntu

Josh Holland jrh at joshh.co.uk
Tue Aug 3 13:18:14 BST 2010

On Tue, 2010-08-03 at 11:50 +0100, Rowan Berkeley wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Aug 2010 10:04:33 +0100, John Stevenson <john at jr0cket.com>
> wrote:
> I just couldn't find an option inside GRUB for loading from the Live
> CD, never having done it before, but it's probably quite obvious.
> Anyway, the Lenovo machines have an option built in for entering their
> BIOS at start-up, and it is quite easy to do from there, by just
> telling it to load from "other DD" instead of HD", which is done by
> using the down button and moving to the second option on the BIOS
> menu, so it could hardly be simpler. I am now back on my Lenovo,
> having installed 10.04 on it.

You wouldn't expect to find an option to boot off the CD inside GRUB,
since by the time the computer is showing GRUB, it's already booting off
the hard disk. Changing the boot order via BIOS is the expected way to
do this.

Josh Holland <jrh at joshh.co.uk>

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