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Old 03-25-2019, 07:45 PM   #91
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Did pressing the esc key work?
 
Old 03-25-2019, 07:45 PM   #92
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Looks like you would press the F1 or F2 key to get into the BIOS.If that doesn't work try holding down the FN + F2 after the Lenovo logo shows.

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht500217

Once the Ubuntu install starts you can either install Ubuntu alongside of Windows if that's an option.

OR> you will have to choose 'something else' and delete the Mint partition.
Than from that free space from the old Mint partition make a new partition for your Ubuntu installation.
I just now saw the link. I will read it.
 
Old 03-25-2019, 07:46 PM   #93
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I just now saw the link. I will read it.
If esc worked for you before try that:-
 
Old 03-25-2019, 07:53 PM   #94
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If esc worked for you before try that:-
I again just tried holding the esc key after the Lenovo logo showed up and a GNU GRUB window opens.. whatever that is.. with lots of grub>'s. One for every time I kept holding esc?? I somehow remembered to type exit to get out of it. Is Grub the bios?

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Old 03-25-2019, 07:56 PM   #95
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I again just tried holding the esc key after the Lenovo logo showed up and a GNU GRUB window opens.. whatever that is.. with lots of grub>'s. One for every time I kept holding esc?? I somehow remembered to type exit to get out of it. Is Grub the bios?
No, Grub isn't the BIOS.

Maybe try holding down the Fn + F2 key.
 
Old 03-25-2019, 07:58 PM   #96
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From reading the link I noticed that they are referring to the lenovo folders not the windows or mint. Does that mean something. Should I try to get to bios via the Lenovo software.?
 
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No, Grub isn't the BIOS.

Maybe try holding down the Fn + F2 key.
I have tried that twice. No go. I just finished reading that link you provided. It says that I can change the way it boots up via windows. I went to that place earlier today but I did not click the correct option. I'm going to try that now. UEFI firmware settings is the place I should go... so says the tutorial.
 
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From reading the link I noticed that they are referring to the lenovo folders not the windows or mint. Does that mean something. Should I try to get to bios via the Lenovo software.?
I'm not sure if you can can into the BIOS through the Lenove software or not:-

If you have to try keys F1 through F12.
 
Old 03-25-2019, 08:18 PM   #99
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I'm not sure if you can can into the BIOS through the Lenove software or not:-

If you have to try keys F1 through F12.
UEFI firmware settings is the place I should go... so says the tutorial... on that link you provided.
 
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I got to the BIOS by following the instructions found here > https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/tro...tpdt=LPT000210
I am about to attempt to set it to boot from usb stick. Good idea??
 
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I am in the Lenovo BIOS setup utility. I don't know what to do here. Oh wait. It says select this option to configure your system's USB port. I suppose I ought to click on that one??
 
Old 03-25-2019, 08:36 PM   #102
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UEFI firmware settings is the place I should go... so says the tutorial... on that link you provided.
Right it does, I went back to the page and read it.

It says choose UEFI Settings and than choose restart. That should take you into the BIOS.
 
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Right it does, I went back to the page and read it.

It says choose UEFI Settings and than choose restart. That should take you into the BIOS.
It does and it did. I am there now trying to figure out what to do next.
 
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It does and it did. I am there now trying to figure out what to do next.
Use the right and left arrow keys to move over to the section called "Boot".
 
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There are tabs in BIOS setup. Startup has> Primary boot sequence CSM [Disabled]
boot mode UEFI Only
Boot up num lock sttus [on]

the help message says this sequence is used when the system is powered up normally. Use up and down arrows to select a device.

I don't know what to do next.
 
  


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