Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: How to boot from DVD on Lenovo IdeaPad laptop?

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    1

    Question How to boot from DVD on Lenovo IdeaPad laptop?

    I downloaded Knoppix and burned it on a DVD. I have setup boot preference DVD as first option. When I am rebooting my laptop, it's not booting from DVD and goes to Windows vista.

    How to boot from DVD now? any help or suggestion?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Moderator Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Asheville, NC, USA
    Posts
    528
    Quote Originally Posted by neha View Post
    I downloaded Knoppix and burned it on a DVD. I have setup boot preference DVD as first option. When I am rebooting my laptop, it's not booting from DVD and goes to Windows vista.

    How to boot from DVD now? any help or suggestion?

    Thanks in advance.
    Do you have access to another PC with DVD-boot capability? Try the disk somewhere else and see if it has the same problem. I'm guessing that this is a case of a bad DVD - that happens a lot with Windows burning programs, unfortunately. If it does boot up, the original DVD drive may be marginal and not work with that disk. There is a self-test feature built-in if you can access it - just wait for the big penguin to come onscreen and type in:
    Code:
    knoppix testdvd
    Hope that helps!
    Krishna

  3. #3
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    348
    I would also try a boot menu if available on your system. Some systems use F10 or F12 to select the boot order. Your system documentation might have the details, or there may be a message on the screen during the boot.

    I would also suggest reading the downloading facts located here: http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Downloading_FAQ

    Pay attention to downloading and burning the iso to disk. Use a slow speed, since faster speeds usually result in poor quality disks. Using poor quality disks in the first place can also result in a poor quality disk. Garbage in-Garbage out!

  4. #4
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    802
    I have had a similar problem with Windows 7 on an ASUS UL30VT laptop (no CD/DVD drive there, but using USB). For safe operation, I have to use the boot menu which I on that machine get by pressing ESC at bootup.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


MSI ProSeries ATX Motherboard Intel LGA 1200 Socket Z490-A Pro picture

MSI ProSeries ATX Motherboard Intel LGA 1200 Socket Z490-A Pro

$85.17



ASUS ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard picture

ASUS ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

$129.99



HP Pavilion Gaming TG01-0030 AMD Motherboard AM4 DDR4 L57088-001 picture

HP Pavilion Gaming TG01-0030 AMD Motherboard AM4 DDR4 L57088-001

$46.59



GIGABYTE Z790 UD AC LGA 1700 Intel Z790 ATX Motherboard with DDR5, Triple M.2, P picture

GIGABYTE Z790 UD AC LGA 1700 Intel Z790 ATX Motherboard with DDR5, Triple M.2, P

$199.99



Asus H81M-C Intel LGA1150 DDR3 Desktop Motherboard MicroATX Socket H3  picture

Asus H81M-C Intel LGA1150 DDR3 Desktop Motherboard MicroATX Socket H3

$27.99



GIGABYTE B365 HD3 ATX Motherboard Intel Socket LGA1151 DDR4 HDMI picture

GIGABYTE B365 HD3 ATX Motherboard Intel Socket LGA1151 DDR4 HDMI

$54.99



ASUS PRIME B450M-A II micro ATX Motherboard AMD Socket AM4 DDR4 HDMI picture

ASUS PRIME B450M-A II micro ATX Motherboard AMD Socket AM4 DDR4 HDMI

$64.99



ASUS - ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI Socket LGA 1200 USB 3.2 Intel Motherboard picture

ASUS - ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI Socket LGA 1200 USB 3.2 Intel Motherboard

$149.99



Gigabyte GA-Q170M-D3H-GSM Intel LGA1151/Socket H4 DDR4 mATX Motherboard & I/O picture

Gigabyte GA-Q170M-D3H-GSM Intel LGA1151/Socket H4 DDR4 mATX Motherboard & I/O

$54.99



ODROID-XU4 - BOARD ODROID (FREE CASE) ; $27.00 ONLY 80% OFF  (FAN COOLER ONLY)  picture

ODROID-XU4 - BOARD ODROID (FREE CASE) ; $27.00 ONLY 80% OFF  (FAN COOLER ONLY) 

$27.00