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#1 OFFLINE   Purhonen

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 04:57 PM

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (14.14) on a Lenovo T60p laptop with Windows 7 64bit.
I ensured the boot order in the BIOS had the DVD drive listed first and that the DVD had the Ubuntu disc image file burned to it.
(I have screen shots of the BIOS Boot Priority Order screen, but I don't know how to insert images into these posts.  So I will write the info as best I can)
The BIOS Boot Priority Order screen has "ATAPI CD0:Optiarc DVD RW AD-7910A-(PM)" listed as number 1 in boot priority order.
I know the DVD player works because the Lenovo can read what's on the DVD when it's inserted.  The following file is the only one on the DVD: "ubuntu-14.04-server-amd64"  The type of file is "Disc Image File."  Its size is: 546,611 KB

My problem is that when I reboot the system it boots to Windows with no hint of the Ubuntu installation.

Any help in solving this is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 05:28 PM

View PostPurhonen, on 21 May 2016 - 04:57 PM, said:

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (14.14) on a Lenovo T60p laptop with Windows 7 64bit.
I ensured the boot order in the BIOS had the DVD drive listed first and that the DVD had the Ubuntu disc image file burned to it.
(I have screen shots of the BIOS Boot Priority Order screen, but I don't know how to insert images into these posts.  So I will write the info as best I can)
The BIOS Boot Priority Order screen has "ATAPI CD0:Optiarc DVD RW AD-7910A-(PM)" listed as number 1 in boot priority order.
I know the DVD player works because the Lenovo can read what's on the DVD when it's inserted.  The following file is the only one on the DVD: "ubuntu-14.04-server-amd64"  The type of file is "Disc Image File."  Its size is: 546,611 KB

My problem is that when I reboot the system it boots to Windows with no hint of the Ubuntu installation.

Any help in solving this is greatly appreciated.

Steve


Maybe ... I think you have burned the iso file incorrectly as a data file.  What is needed is to burn it as a 'disk image' file.  After which the disk should be bootable.  

Don't think you can do that directly with any version of windows. but most linux burner apps would offer that as a choice.   On Win7 I use a freeware burner app named "CDBurnerXP",  Google for that.  There's also ImgBurn.  If you have a linux distro with K3B then look under the Tools menu.

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 05:45 PM

I tried to find specs which led me here:
https://support.leno...ents/migr-62722

All the processors listed are Intel. Why are you trying to install ubuntu-14.04-server-amd64 distro? I think you burned the wrong ISO for the hardware you have. You also want a desktop, not a server edition for the Lenovo laptop.

Latest LTS http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

Someone can probably point you to an older version download if that is what you want.

Found some downloads
http://old-releases....leases/14.04.0/

Edited by zlim, 21 May 2016 - 05:47 PM.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:47 AM

I've pretty much given up on optical drives and now install from a USB Flashdrive. Does your T60 support a USB boot? If so you can use Linux Live in Windows:
http://www.linuxliveusb.com/

or dd command in Linux to make the USB. Most Linux distros have a good USB Creator app as well. I don't like Unetbootin as I've had trouble with it in the past.

When I used to make CD/DVD images in Windows I used ImgBurn.
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Posted 22 May 2016 - 09:11 AM

Thank you all. I think you've put me on the right track.
After posting I realized I had downloaded the Server version; I've since downloaded the Desktop version.
I always seem to have difficulty understanding the whole "burner" "ISO" stuff; I'll get it this time, I hope.
The BIOS' Boot Order List did have some promising USB mentions: "USB CD" "-USB HDD"and "USB FDD." Not sure what they mean,but at least they have "USB" in their names.
Do you think this indicates boot ability from a USB stick?

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:12 AM

I think USB FDD is a stick. Although FDD stands for floppy disk drive, in one of my computers if I select FDD, it boots from a USB stick.
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Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:39 PM

Thanks zlim, I'll reconfigure the BIOS boot sequence and give it a try.
Steve





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