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Ideapad110s LL stuck on boot menu
« on: November 19, 2019, 10:55:00 AM »
 

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Hi, I have just installed LL 3.8 on lenovo ideapad 110s. It previously ran on win10 but with 32gb disk space it started to update untill it ran out of space. I have previously used Ubuntu on a different laptop and never had a problem.

Now after successful installation and restarting my ideapad, the system will not boot. It shows me the boot options menu where I can choose either the disk with LL or Windows boot and choosing either option ends the same - the screen with boot options appears again.(WIN10 was removed from device during installation)

It has been a long while since I have used linux OS, so I am at a total loss on what to do, and most posts on similar problems are explained in a way I d9nt understand.

Can someone please explain to me what to do in a total linux newbie terms?

Installation was done by following all necessary steps including changing parameters in BIOS.
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Re: Ideapad110s LL stuck on boot menu
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 05:25:23 AM »
 

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Hi, I have just installed LL 3.8 on lenovo ideapad 110s.
It sounds to me a bit like it it might be trying to boot in UEFI mode when your install is in legacy BIOS/MBR mode (aka CSM mode IIRC).  During disk partitioning what options did you choose?  What BIOS options do you have set that might affect booting (e.g. UEFI vs Legacy/CSM, MBR or GPT etc)?  I recall reading that the UEFI bootloader can still find the Windows licence key in it's ROM (or something like that) which is how it can still mention Windows at the boot menu...

You might be better off trying to install LL 4.6 (or use the specific 4.2 UEFI installer and go through the upgrade process after installation).  Did you choose choose to install 3.8 for any particular reason?
 

Re: Ideapad110s LL stuck on boot menu
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Hi, I have just installed LL 3.8 on lenovo ideapad 110s.
It sounds to me a bit like it it might be trying to boot in UEFI mode when your install is in legacy BIOS/MBR mode (aka CSM mode IIRC).  During disk partitioning what options did you choose?  What BIOS options do you have set that might affect booting (e.g. UEFI vs Legacy/CSM, MBR or GPT etc)?  I recall reading that the UEFI bootloader can still find the Windows licence key in it's ROM (or something like that) which is how it can still mention Windows at the boot menu...

You might be better off trying to install LL 4.6 (or use the specific 4.2 UEFI installer and go through the upgrade process after installation).  Did you choose choose to install 3.8 for any particular reason?


I second WytWun...
Re-enable UEFI in bios - you can do Secure Boot if you like..


Download and install the UEFI version of LL 4.2, there is a 3.2 uefi version but I'd stick with the current..
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/linux-lite-software-development/uefi-build-test/msg44253/#msg44253





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Re: Ideapad110s LL stuck on boot menu
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 09:00:17 PM »
 

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Yeah, that's what I thought, too. Thanks for answering!
 


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