I want to boot my computer with Kali Linux on my laptop (ThinkPad X1 Carbon). I followed the following procedure in disabling secure boot and fast boot. How could we ensure that my computer is set to boot from CD / USB in my BIOS?

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I think my real problem is when I went to Settings -> Update and Security -> Recovery -> Restart now, I am supposed to find my USB key in the previous picture, but it is not the case. Could anyone be able to help me to reveal this USB key in this menu?

  • Try this guide and see if it helps. – George Udosen Dec 31 '16 at 15:04
  • You say you want CD/USB, so I suggest you choose "USB CD" on the screen you show. Background - there are a number of devices that the system can boot from, in addition to the floppy disk, hard drive and cdrom shown there is zip drive. You are selecting which to emulate with this menu. – icarus Dec 31 '16 at 17:20
  • @icarus or usb Hdd, if your usb is a usb mass storage device (not a CD drive connected via usb). [I love the icons, so you can quickly see which option is which.] – ctrl-alt-delor Dec 31 '16 at 18:00
  • @richard it is not a matter of it being a mass storage device, all USB keys are mass storage devices. An iso image has a very different information at the start than a hard disk image although you can have hybrid images. The OP needs to select the boot method to match the format of the data on the boot media, – icarus Dec 31 '16 at 18:14
  • @icarus, yes that is also correct. – ctrl-alt-delor Dec 31 '16 at 18:47

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