I just bought a new notebook without os and was trying to get linux going. So I burned the linux ubuntu iso from https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop on a dvd and set up my bios menu to boot from dvd. However when I start the pc, he just refuses to boot from my dvd. So I tried to do the same thing with a win on a different dvd and it worked just fine. I tried to figure out what I am doing wrong for several hours now. Its a lenovo notebook with freeos installed. bios settings are booted from legacy and ofc dvd.

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  • What MODEL of Lenovo notebook? – user8779 Oct 18 '17 at 19:26
  • by the way, I am not 100% sure how it is suppost to work, the win DVD is a unziped iso version. I tried it with ubuntu with the iso on the dvd only and with the unziped folders, still none will work. – FrontMobe Oct 18 '17 at 20:38

Not sure, my answer could be too helpfull: I solved something similar with Lenovo ThinkPad, but there was MS-windows8 preinstalled. It was necessary to toggle many settings in BIOS. Namely: the BIOS reloaded the factory default; the option "quick boot" blocked to boot anything else than WindowsBootManager; usualy there are some dirty trick under the "Secure boot" BIOS menu; if possible use "legacy" instead of UEFI. I do not have CD/DVD drive, hence I booted from USB "hybrid" - I hope, the Ubuntu Live CD ISO image can be also used on USB-flash. You can test also some other Live distributioins - Kali, CAINE, ArchLinux, Fedora, Debian etc. Cross fingers or pray.

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  • I can only set these things in my bios->boot boot mode: legacy support; boot priorit: legacy first; pxe boot to lan: disabled; usb boot: disabled; boot priority order: 1st atapi cd 2nd..... – FrontMobe Oct 18 '17 at 19:53
  • If you make some changes, then "Save & Exit", do they remain after restart? – schweik Oct 18 '17 at 20:19
  • yes they do. I even tried a little bit of settings around, but it wont work – FrontMobe Oct 18 '17 at 20:39
  • Try to search on the last leaf of BIOS, there have to be something like "Reload default on restart" and check it off. To describe it precisely, I must restart may notebook :-). – schweik Oct 18 '17 at 20:51
  • 1st thanks for restarting :D I have a setting called "load default settings" in the exit leaf. I tried it already and had no succes, I tried the os optimized defaults as well – FrontMobe Oct 18 '17 at 21:34

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