[ubuntu-uk] Lenovo N500 will not load Ubuntu

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Tue Aug 3 20:27:08 BST 2010

On 03/08/10 10:04, John Stevenson wrote:
> On 3 August 2010 10:00, Rowan<rowan.berkeley at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>  Hello again,
>>  I have figured out how to load from the Live CD; I had to follow a
>>  slightly unfamiliar sequence, using Lenovo's own  BIOS; I couldn't see
>>  how to do it from GRUB. So now I am installing !0.04 from scratch,
>>  meaning I lose all my user files, but this is OK because I have them all
>>  backed up on an external hard drive.
>>  --
> Hello Rowan,
> I was thinking of getting a Lenovo, can you let me know what the problem was
> with loading the Live CD.

I was trying to run a N500 today from a live CD and it would not boot 
from the cd drive without first changing the bios boot order. I did 
not want to do this so I booted from a live usb stick (10.04)

I saw a reported comment that the n500 by default does not have the 
bios set to boot from CD.

I got to the boot  order menu by using F12 at the first screen, then 
choosing usb. If I had edited the bios for a changed boot sequence I 
think I would still have needed to use F12.

alan cocks
Ubuntu user

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