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T520 BIOS settings to boot from DVD?

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T520 BIOS settings to boot from DVD?

#1 Post by marbux » Tue May 19, 2020 4:23 am

I recently purchased a t520 as a gift for a friend. I want to install Linux Mint on it from DVD, replacing Windows, but thus far haven't been able to get the system to boot from DVD. I have changed the boot priority, but apparently it wants some other setting changed. Any guidance here?

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Re: T520 BIOS settings to boot from DVD?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue May 19, 2020 4:27 am

You may want to format the drive with Windows first.
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Re: T520 BIOS settings to boot from DVD?

#3 Post by marbux » Tue May 19, 2020 4:42 am

How would that help? At this stage, I want to boot from Linux Mint on an install DVD, not from the hard disk drive.

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Re: T520 BIOS settings to boot from DVD?

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue May 19, 2020 5:05 am

Linux uses a different file format and boot system.
Windows interferes with that.

At cold boot, press F12, then select the Linux DVD.
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Re: T520 BIOS settings to boot from DVD?

#5 Post by marbux » Tue May 19, 2020 5:44 am

Got it without that step. Not sure what I did to do it, but Mint is installing right now. Thanks for the assist.

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