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T410: BIOS Update from USB Stick via Linux

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Preferred Solution: T410: BIOS Update from USB Stick via Linux

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Hello, i was trying to flash my BIOS with the 'BIOS Update Bootable CD ISO' download from the support page (see here). The offered .iso file seems to be empty but does have size of ~37 MB, as a result i can't boot from my prepared USB Stick.Does any one else faces this problem?kind regards, Chris

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Toshiba NB100
Memory 1GB - Kinston - KTT667D2/1G
Ubuntu 8.04 - Ubuntu Netbook Remix -CD from Toshiba
CD-rw/DVD-rw LG GE20 externel USB-drive
Keyboard differences

Hi,

I was very happy to buy my netbook from Toshiba.

First I configured the System ready - reaching the Ubuntu-desktop the first time and everything was fine. Then I navigated the menues and soon found "Aktualisierungsverwaltung" in German - should be "Updatemanagement" in English - and started. After that I had a slow system with, no soundcard and the later downloaded bios-udate 1.6 did not work too.

I bought the LG DVD-burner (~75US/~60Eur) and restored the system with the Ubunto Remix-DVD. That worked good and is done in about 10 minutes. I bought a Kingston memorymodule too and replaced the original one. The Kingston-modul works fine too.

After i had read the thread, that the BIOS-update doesn´t work after Ubuntu-update I tried it again and now I have a good working BIOS 1.6.

But I have still 2 faullts:

The "|" (pipe-symbol) is not as shown on the keyboard Fn+X - it is Fn+Alt+<.

The 151 Update-"pakets" still damage the System - I tried it out for 2 times doing nothing but restore, setting network and updating.

The new sound-driver 1.06 I found at Toshiba-Germany and Toshiba-France are dead links (404), the Toshiba help line will now fix this since 2 weeks and do not call back.

Any ideas?

Answer:NB100 Linux - problems with update Linux and update BIOS

Read this link regarding bios update, and Linux updates

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=40156&start=15&tstart=0

Try this link for the sound

https://edge.launchpad.net/%7Ejouston-huang/+archive/ppa/+files/nb100-sound_1.09_lpia.deb

The keyboard link on my for | is Fn+Alt+z. This for the UK keyboard.
Have you checked that your keyboard is correct for your country?

System/Preferences/Keyboard.

System/Preferences/Keyboard shortcuts

Hope this helps

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Hi, I realized that  my DVD was gone after bios update, I can't see it on BIOS startup and windows and device manager. I try google but nothing useful. Someone help me please

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hiI want to upgrade my BIOS, but there is no update available for bios in windows 8.1.. My Bios version is 1.18, I want to update because i read somewhere that if your fan make noise make sure you have updated BIOS :A.. I want  to know if I can install "BIOS update for win 8" in my lenovo t410 with windows 8.1.. thanks everyone for helping..sorry any mistake in english, I am from Kosova <3













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Answer:lenovo t410 BIOS update for win 8.1

Hello.
 
The Windows BIOS upgrade isn't OS specific, it runs on all OS's between XP-Win8.1, even if it doesn't list 8.1 specifically.
 
You can either update it manually, using the update here:
 
BIOS Update Utility for ThinkPad T410, T410i
 
Or make a bootable CD/USB with the ISO file here:
 
BIOS Update Bootable CD for ThinkPad T410, T410i
 
Either way works like a charm on a Windows 8.1 machine, but be aware of the risks involved in updating your BIOS.
 
Good luck!

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I have a T410 from June 2010 that freezes during start-up; that is to say, the screen freezes. I am still able to log in and shut down the computer blindly using the keyboard, so it appears to be a GPU problem. Before I contact Lenovo support to get it repaired, I would like to try and see if a BIOS update could help, which leads me to my question. Does the BIOS update bootable CD (version 1.39-1.17) require any input from the user, or can I just boot from the CD and wait? If it does require user input, I would very much appreciate it if someone who has done this recently could give me an exact description of what keys to strike. Thank you.













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Answer:Update T410 BIOS blindly

I recommend *NOT* to update the BIOS. call the service an let the notebook repair.

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Is there a reason as to why the latest BIOS version for the T410 release back in mid-December has been pulled from the website? Did an issue come about with that version after it was released?

Answer:T410 BIOS Update Ver 1.40 removed??

You can download the BIOS update dated 19 Dec 2011 and version 1.40 from the website now also. As it is available for download.
You may download it from the mentioned below web link
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014149
 
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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I updated the new BIOS for T410, then I found SLIC missing, and now Windows 7 can't be activated.Please don't update the new BIOS: Version 1.12-1.04 http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...IGR-74268#main
 
PS: How to resolve the problem now ?
 
Moderator edit: Removed accidental link to ads.













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Answer:T410, update new BIOS, SLIC misssing!

I updated to this BIOS a while ago and do have this issue as well.

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Dear Community, I updated the BIOS of my TP T410 (2522), German keyboard, to 1.45. After the update both CTRL keys do not work any more. The same for AltGr. When I activate the FN CTRL switch in BIOS the FN key - as supposed - works like the CTRL key. But when I deactivate it again the FN gets back to its proper funtion and CTRL does not work. When I connect an external keyboard via USB it works perfectly. Any suggestions how to get the CRTL key working again? Kind regards, Simon













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Answer:T410 CTRL key does not work after BIOS update to 1.45 (German keyboard)

Try downgrading to your older BIOS and see if it works again.

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Well I mistakenly decided to try updating the BIOS on the Stick 300 before I was going to try slapping x64 Windows 10 on there.....and it bricked spectacularly, using the EFI USB method.  Found these forums and I have the same behavior as others, blue light on for a bit, flash flash activity on attached usb memory stick, blue light off, and it repeats, zero HDMI output to the monitor at any point. I cannot find a way to ask Lenovo about a repair option.  I would like to talk or email someone about sending it in to be addressed for a certain price type of deal. It is out of warranty, which I find strange that the warranty is so short on this product, and that seems to make it about impossible to contact support. Anyone know of a way to get their attention to get replies?

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I was trying to update the BIOS of my X61 (7673-CTO) but surprisingly read, that with Vista 64Bit I am only able to do this via a bootable CD which is fine for me (although to my very personal opinion a bit old-fashined). The bigger problem is, that this CD obviously does NOT boot properly from/with a third party external USB-CD-ROM, which I personally think is outrageous! So I am somehow forced to buy "an original Lenovo-Drive" to make a BIOS update?? Forum, please proove me I am wrong!

Answer:X61: BIOS Update with/from USB Stick or 3rd party CD-ROM

It has to be a drive in the ultrabase.  No USB drives will work for a bios update, not even a Lenovo thinkpad USB cdrom drive.

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I want to update BIOS to latest level v1.6 .
I don't have a selectabay FDD ,only a DVD drive.
Now it would take 3 DVD's to do this i presume .ie having to sequentially update the BIOS to the latest.,
v1.4 then 1.5v and lastly v1.6.

Does the board support booting of a USB Mem stick, or a USB FDD.
Any thoughts on the best way to do this.

Is there a utility that I could download and do it from windows..

My system is an 820E. Tecra series 8200.

Thanks.

Answer:Can I update my BIOS using a USB Mem stick on Tecra 8200

I doubt you cannot do this.

Toshiba page provides a trad BIOS update which can be update only using the FDD drive.

Please check this Toshiba BIOS update ?How to? document:
[How do I update the BIOS on my Toshiba Notebook and where can I get the latest BIOS for my machine?|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/faq.jsp?z=234&service=EU&from=faq_selection&CFID=B IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07]


Regards

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After upgrading my Toshiba Satellite C640-10E (PSC02E) bios to 2.00 WIN, I cannot boot the laptop using USB Stick, When I checked the BIOS using F2 I was stunned because the USB connected to laptop was labeled as FLOPPY drive. Is there any option to downgrade the BIOS?

Thanks

Answer:After BIOS Update cannot boot Satellite C640 using USB Stick

Wait a moment.
Set BIOS to default settings and after restart use F12 to enter boot menu.
Is USB option available there?
What is saved on your USB device? I mean why do you want to use USB device to boot from it?

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My 300-01IBY won't boot anymore after bios update today. Unsually I don't update the bios unless there is an issue. In this case, I have to update because I ran into issue updating WIndows 10. According to the support web page for 300-01IBY, I have to apply the bios update to resolve the issue. I downloaded o27kt10aus.exe and followed the instructions verbatimly. The stick now no longer boot and it is a $160 brick. It goes into an endless loop of LED flashing with no signal to the display. I called technical support and I was told that my warranty has expired and nothing can be done. I thought I can trust the drivers/updates provided on Lenovo's offical website but now I have to think twice for Lenovo's quality. It is too late for me to find out that other users in this forum reported bios update issue. I wish Lenovo will take on the responsibility to issue a recall with this particular issue. I used to be a very happy Lenovo customer until today.

Answer:Ideacentre Stick 300-01IBY not booting after Bios Update

It is an quick update. There is a customer care manager assigned to my case. Unfortunately, Lenovo has no courage to take on the responsible to look into the issue. It was the firmware update that broke a good functioning device. I  am now questioning how Lenovo's development/engineering team tested the firmware. If you are looking for quality assurance, I am sorry that you won't find it with Lenovo. I am prepare to fight this all the way. I might be wasting my time but it is a matter of principle. Stay tune!

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I recently updated my Thinkpad T410's BIOS because the fan wasn't working properly. The fan is working fine now, but ever since the BIOS update I've been experiencing severe audio pops and crackles. I used the tool LatencyMon to inspect, and the chief culprit seems to be ACPI.sys, with execution times as long as 10ms. I've tried disabling all the power management options in the BIOS and changing everything to max performance. I've also tried disabling other various devices such as the network adapters, but nothing seems to help. Any idea?

Answer:T410 - high DPC latency in ACPI.sys on BIOS update (leads to audio pops and crackles)

Hi agrilledfish,
 
Is your BIOS 3.03?
 
I found a post on MixVibes regarding audio drops:
Audio drops/USB problems
 
You can try to disable ACPI.sys in device manager or uninstall and reinstall the software.
 





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Hello. I recently noticed that I can't access BIOS through Keyboard Shortcuts like F2, F12, or any other, apparently due to an outdated BIOS. Is there any way to update the BIOS on Linux, or to get around this?  PC: Acer Aspire V5-571GOS: Ubuntu 15.04 

Answer:Update BIOS in Linux

I am not 100% sure this would work. IF you were using 8.1 or 10 I could give you another way to enter. I know you said that F2 didn't work. But here is an Idea I would like you to try..... Press and HOLD the F2 button then turn on your Laptop while holding the F2 Button and see if that helps you get into your bios.  Then I would change your Bios to Lagecy from the UEFI James

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Hi, My laptop (HP Probook 4440s) is in the list of laptops with BIOS updates related to security issues [1]. But I am running Linux, for which no update seems to be available [2], while there is a BIOS update available for Windows [3]? Could anyone tell me how to get and apply this update via Linux..  Thx,Aaditya [1]: https://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c04393276[2]: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5229488&swItemId=ob_107629_1&swEnvOid=202...[3]: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5229488&swItemId=ob_135974_1&swEnvOid=413...

Answer:How to update BIOS on Linux

BIOS updates for your notebook are provided in softpaq form for use in Windows only.  Some HP notebooks do have Linux BIOS upgrade support, but unfortunately yours is not one of them. If you want to update the BIOS, then you will have to install Windows. Any Windows version from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 will suffice. The BIOS updates are in the driver and software  download section of the support portal for the Probook 4440s notebook at the following URL.http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5229487&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4158

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Hi there,i would like to make a BIOS Update for my Lenovo 3000 N200 Notebook. I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 as my only OS, and i have no dualboot.Are there any hints to do a bios update under Linux?Greetings from CologneSchnoopMessage Edited by Schnoop on 05-19-2008 02:43 AM

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Can anoyone tell me where to find a bios update in some form compatible with linux for the G500 series?  I need to update it so I can fix the fn-key always locking. cheers

Answer:bios update for linux

Hi Vpostman,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to inform you that BIOS update is not available for Linux and disabling the functions keys will not work in Linux OS (Operating System).
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hi. I have a lenovo G50-80.The BIOS update aviable on the web site is a .exe file executable only on Windows systems. How can I update the BIOS under linux?

Answer:Bios Update under Linux

Tricky... The BIOS file is buried in the compressed (zipped) .exe file, is identified by the .ROM extension.  Obvioulsy running from a DOS prompt under Linux may not work with the "Windows" updater program as it may not have the ablity to interact with the EEPROM.
 
I would check with your Distro support team for a working Linux bios flasher that could read/use the Lenovo ROM but proceed carefully - if it fails to work you may end up with a very expensive door stop.
 
CB

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Hello,I was wondering if it is possible to update the BIOS on the E520 from 1.17 to 1.23 using linux? 

Answer:E520 BIOS update for linux?

Hello and welcome,
 
I don't think you can update BIOS directly in Linux, but there's a bootable CD BIOS update in the E520 downloads.
 
BIOS Update Bootable CD  (It's an ISO.  Burn it as an image, not a data file.)
README for BIOS Update Bootable CD
 
Z.
 

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Hi Community, I want to know if there is a way to update a BIos in a Lenovo 3000 N200 using Linux as an operating system. Thanks.Hope to hear from you.

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Greetings! I'm Ubuntu user and I want to update bios of my SL500 laptop. How i do that using Linux? I can only find windows software for this purpose O_o

Answer:How to update BIOS in SL500 using Linux?

Hi jyri, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
You can use the bootable BIOS update CD:
 
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70040

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Ok, I have found and downloaded the BIOS update file from Toshiba, I've not been able to find any instructions as to how to properly apply the update.

For the Linux version, it's in the form of a .sh, however, it's not a standard shell script. Is this something to be just run from a command prompt? Anyone know or could someone point me to the documentation I don't seem to be able to find regarding this?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:NB100 BIOS Update on Linux

A great question! Searched the manual and the web, I cannot find anything.
Hope someone has an answer.

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Hi,

I have only linux (antergos) on my Portage Z30-B-100, Does anybody know of any way to flash update bios?
Thanks

Answer:Portege Z30-B-100 update bios from linux

Hi

On the Toshiba EU driver page you can find only the win-based BIOS update version.
This means that BIOS can be updated from running system only and you need to run Windows OS in order to start the BIOS update procedure. Linux isn't supported in this case...

Here you can find the How to doc about the BIOS update
forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?82280

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I am trying to refurbish my old T500 which is running Linux Mint 18.2 and I can't find the latest BIOS either to update the existing one or confirm it is current.  The output of dmidecode is: 6FET92WW (3.22 )
# dmidecode 3.0
Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
SMBIOS 2.4 present.

Handle 0x0028, DMI type 11, 5 bytes
OEM Strings
String 1: IBM ThinkPad Embedded Controller -[7VHT16WW-1.06 ]-Advice is appreciated.

Answer:How to update T500 BIOS under Linux

Hello and welcome,
 
If you're looking for the ISO download to check the version and perhaps install, it's here:
 
https://download.lenovo.com/eol/index.html
 
Looks like it's v3.23 or 3.25.
 
Z.

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Windows 7 Pro 64bit My wireless loses connection.  Wiindows 7 update trys to install an  Advanced-n 6200 AGN Driver, but the update fails and I have to restore to a prior systems backup. I have "hidden" the update, but is there a solution for this?













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Answer:T410 ThinkPad T410 advanced-n 6200 AGN driver update fail

Hi NickSteel,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
Uninstall the current Wifi driver from the system and do not update the drivers from Windows update, use only ThinkVantage system update utility to update the latest drivers for your system hardware.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hello,I am able to see/download Z510 BIOS files for Windods 7, 8 and 10 operating systems from Lenovo support site. I formated my drive and installed Ubuntu(16.4), any idea where I can find Z510 BIOS for Ubuntu/Linux operating system? thank you,EPanosian 

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Hi

I own a Toshiba Satellite A200 23Q (PSAE6) laptop,
my OS is Ubuntu 12.04 (but i have previously used Windows Vista, previous Ubuntu releases, and Fedora)

and i have a problem with the BIOS.

Is there any available download to make an update, or even downgrade? I d prefer the first version or at laest an old one, because i know it worked fine

thank you

Answer:Satellite A200-23Q - BIOS Update on Linux

Generally speaking Toshiba doesn't support Linux and BIOS update cannot be done under Linux. All offered BIOS updates are Windows versions and can be updated under running Windows operating system.

Out of curiosity but which kind of problem do you have with actual BIOS version?

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How do I update bios when I use Linux?

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Hello,

How can I update my BIOS when I have only Linux installed? Your BIOS updates require windows.

Thank you for the answer

Answer:Satellite P100-437 - How to update BIOS on Linux?

Hi

First of all what notebook you have exactly?

Normally the BIOS can only be updated on Windows so you have to install Windows to update the BIOS. The point is that BIOS update is only possible on preinstalled OS and that?s not Linux. ;)

Alternative you can contact an authorized service provider. Maybe they can update the BIOS in DOS mode via bootable disk or floppy. It?s worth a try?

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Hi there, the latest bios-Version 1.23 is out since July, but the latest .iso version available is 1.21. Please update the iso so all the linux (etc) users are able to update

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I am using a Acer Swift 3 Laptop which had a preinstalled coomandline Linux installed.I thought perfect. There ll be no problems at all and i dont have to do any further research.HAHA, the worst laptop i ever bought. I only had problems installing ubuntu. After a long time i found a solution.But that solutions is still crap. Laptop freezes. Mouse suddenly not working and much more problems.Now i thought I give it a try with a bios update to 1.8But what do i see the update is a bloody Windows exe file. Sry i dont use windows and the laptop had a preinstalled linux.So why offer it only for windows?????????I am really really disappointed. The laptop is for my wives business and she makes hell on earth for me.The time I invested already I could easily buy a new laptop.Any help appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:Swift 3 - How Update Bios on Linux System

BIOS flasher is only for windows enviroment, i read someone was able to flash it using a Windows To Go USB flash drive.give it a try:https://www.howtogeek.com/196817/how-to-create-a-windows-to-go-usb-drive-without-the-enterprise-edit... i don't have direct experience, to be honest.

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Hi all,

I have a 3 yo Toshiba Satellite A200-193 (PSAEC), bought in France, it was apparently not released in the US - or not under thos reference - because I can't find it in the Toshiba bios database. (I could post in a french forum but there is no such support :-/ )

The bios is a Phoenix,v1.30. This bios is known for having an inside bug, preventing unofficial and unpatched OS like linux to deal correctly with acpi (fan control in particular). The temperature is higher than it should be.

I tried to update my bios to 1.80 through the toshiba fr website, but I have and alert saying "This bios has to be used with Vista Only".
Okay, so this is purely scandalous considering specific OS instructions have NOTHING to do inside a bios, what are my options?

Has someone installed this BIOS? Did it end up correctly ?

Thanks a lot

Answer:Satellite A200-193 - BIOS update on Linux

Hi buddy,

Please don?t understand me wrong but Toshiba doesn?t provide any support for Linux. That means you have to search yourself for drivers or solutions and that?s the reason why BIOS update is only Windows Vista supported.

That means if you want to do this update you have to install the preinstalled OS from Toshiba, I think in this case Vista. Then you are able to update the BIOS.

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Hi there.

I manage an IT company, and some of our equipments are portege z930.

We use Linux as the main OS, and in order to use all HDD space, we've erased Windows partition.

How can I update BIOS from a Linux operative system? I asked in an official technichal support company, and they told me they use an special linux live CD handled by Toshiba.

I don't know if I can get this live cd somehow. If not, I'd like to know how to update our Bios without having to reinstall Windows OS.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Portege Z930: How to update BIOS having LINUX/UNIX OS

As far as I know on BIOS download page Toshiba offers Windows version only. Generally speaking Linux is not supported at all.
Try to contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. Maybe they can obtain such special CD.

By the way: why you didn?t prepared machine (BIOS update) before you have started to install Linux?

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Hello Sory for my very bad English I have a Lenovo 3000 G530, under Linux (Mandriva 2010 X86_64), and it works fine. My only "problem" is the system sound of charge battery (beep when plug/unplug adapter).... It's not a minor problem : there are many circumstances where we want to be silent .... and these sounds are horrible. One issue to resolve this problem is to correct it in the Bios settings. But in my Bios, no options for that. On the other hand, I've found an update Bios (http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_show_1350.html#) 0CCN52WW version (I actualy use 0CCN48WW). So 1 Can somebody tell me if the 0CCN52WW Biosmakes possible to disable system sounds alarms ? Before flashing Bios, I want to be sure this will solve the problem ...2 This Bios can create other problems ?3 Is there a method to flash without using Windows (creating bootable CD) ? Thank you YL

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Hello,

I want to change the following settings in my bios on my laptop Satelitte A110-180
* AHCI for SATA
* Disable IDE

But there are no such options.
So I thought maybe I have to update my bios.
I found the download page, but there are 2 options: Windows Vista or NOT Windows vista, but I want to dual boot windows 7 and linux.

Wich one I have to download, or is there an other option to change the settings?

Thank you!
Bart

Answer:Satelitte A110-180 - Update Bios for Windows 7 and Linux

Hi

Satellite A110 does not support such options (SATA AHCI).
The BIOS update will not help you!

Linux is not supported and therefore you will not find any special BIOS for Linux OS!

The both BIOS updates are for Win Vista or OS independent.
Therefore if you are using OS other as Vista then you should take the OS independent BIOS update!

But like mentioned above; both options will not appear after BIOS update!

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I want to update the BIOS of my hp t620 thin clients. It should be possible with Linux OS.But the files are missing: there is no flash utility and no firmware download. Only a Windows .exe file. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5404709&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=54 HP Thin Client System BIOS (L40 BIOS) (International)            

Answer:Thin client t620 Linux BIOS update

John___Smith Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, but I don't have very good news for you ...THIS is the primary reason many folks retain dual-boot setups with both MS Windows and a Linux distro -- the apps that OEMs provide for updating BIOS only run in MS Windows, not in Linux. If you have an MS Windows box, you can install and run 7-Zip to uncompress the HP BIOS softpaq archives into the constituent files.  But then, you still need a BIOS flash utility to apply the updates, and HP does not supply one that runs in Linux.

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I have purchased  Y700 with FreeDos OS, installed Ubuntu 16.10 with latest kernel.Hardware wifi network wirks fine, subbuffer is not wokring, but it is not critical. There is other proble, fan runs all the time.I read here that bios update can help, currently I have ...30WW  version, 52 is available for now. But there is no wat to update bios without windows install and it is crap! 

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Any idea how I can update a C660 PSC0QE from linux? It runs really well, but the keyboard issue is very annoying.

Answer:How I can update a Satellite C660 PSC0QE BIOS from linux

You cannot update the win based BIOS in Linux!
You have to use Windows in order to update Win-BIOS.

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I am running linux OS alongside windows 10 in UEFI mode, I am worried that updating the BIOS in this situation may cause some kind of problem. Please tell me if it can induce any kind of problem into my system. Should I update my system BIOS or not? 

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Hi,
My system specs: i5-2320
Motherboard: Dh61WW
RAM: 4 GB

I recently updated my Bios from 0048 to 0099. After update my pc dint start (many users had problem of boot failure after update to 0099). So then i updated it to 0109. Pc now works but since then my PS/2 Keyboard is not working partially.Tried updating to 0111 and 0113(latest at present) but still problem is same

When I start Pc, I can enter Bios menu by pressing the key, but once Bios opens, I cannot use my keyboard (surprisingly, usb mouse works in bios,vich, before update dint used to work.). Same with boot sequence menu,i can enter but cannot select nething as keyboard stops working. If I dont enter Bios or boot menu, I come to a screen where i ve to select the os vich i want to start (I ve windows 7 and ubuntu dual boot options) I can use keyboard to select an option i.e keyboard works at this point. If i go to ubuntu, keyboard works perfectly fine. But if i select windows 7, Keyboard stops working. In device manager, the keyboard option isnt seen only..

if i update Bios, Keyboard will work when it restarts 1st time after bios update, but if I shut down or restart again, It wont work. So,if i want to use a keyboard, I ve to update bios everytime i start pc( doesnt matter even if i install same version of bios).

Also, I tried resetting bios configuration via battery removal, jumper reset method but dint help. Installing windows 7 or windows 8 doesnt work.I already tri... Read more

Answer:ps/2 keyboard not workin in windows7 aftr bios update bt wrks in linux

Could you not use a usb keyboard? ps/2 are going out these days. There should be the old verison of bios on the manufactors website. Can I asked why you updated the bios?

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Hello,On my laptop was installed ubuntu 17.10 which corrupted UEFI bios, right now linux loading with kernel panic, windows live cd shows "dead screen".I have  tried to reflash  BIOS  but it failed.I have techical problem during updating BIOS. I am using boot usb flash drive and lenovo update tool opens, but during update it shows error message:"failed to update secureflash is no in ROM", model of my laptop is t470p. I have tried to use  boot cd images, but they do not load at all and ISO image looks like empty. HELP HELP !!!!


























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Lenovo Releases BIOS Update to Allow Linux Installation on Windows 10 Devices

Back in September, complaints that reached the web (and even got confirmed by a supposed Lenovo official) claimed that installing Linux on a Yoga 900 was impossible because the operating system was blocked as part of a deal between Microsoft and Lenovo.

Both Microsoft and Lenovo denied that such an agreement existed, explaining that installing Linux was actually impossible because Windows 10 was running on a SSD locked in a proprietary RAID mode that could only be read by Redmond?s operating system.

And yet, following all this controversy Lenovo has released a new BIOS update for Yoga 900 that unlocks this proprietary RAID mode and allows the installation of Linux on the device.

?This BIOS creates an AHCI SATA Controller Mode selection to allow for the installation of the Linux operating system. This BIOS is NOT intended for use with machines running a Windows operation system,? the official changelog of the new BIOS version reads.

Drivers should allow Linux installation on any device
Lenovo confirmed from the very beginning that installation of Linux on its devices was possible with the right drivers, but the company didn?t say a single thing about updates that would be provided for the Yoga 900 Signature Edition.

?To improve system performance, Lenovo is leading an industry trend of adopting RAID on the SSDs in certain product configurations. Lenovo does not intentionally block cus... Read more

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After updating to BIOS A15, the keys to my Dell Latitude E5440 get "stuck" again with Linux. This has been a problem for many frustrating months back when I originally bought it, then solved by a BIOS update eventually, and now back again with A15. A14 worked fine.

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Hi, The bios can see the hard drive but not the linux installer. I heard a lot about the BIOS sata mode.  Unfortuneatly there is no option to change it from RAID to AHCI or disabled. Will there be a BIOS update for this in the near future? Or is there another work around?

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Hi, The bios can see the hard drive but not the linux installer.I heard a lot about the BIOS sata mode.  Unfortuneatly there is no option to change it from RAID to AHCI or disabled. Will there be a BIOS update for this in the near future?Or is there another work around?

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I have Linux Mint 18 on a T410 but am having difficulty because the cursor keeps wandering acreoss the screen.Is there any solution that does not require Windows?

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I have been bought an Acer Aspire D255 netbook and I want to be able to try Ubuntu Linux on it. I have a spare 4Gb USB stick which I have put Ubuntu netbook on. I did this with Universal usb boot installer and the Ubuntu iso file. On my desktop it boots without a problem, but the net book starts to boot with it and then stops. I know the iso file is O.K. as I have also burnt it to CD and used that with external CD drive to boot the netbook without problems. How do I fool the Bios into accepting the USB stick as either an external CD drive or USB hard drive? I don't want to go down the route of dual booting just yet as it is only a week old and I want to wait until it has proved that it is likely to outlast the warranty until I really commit myself.

Answer:Linux from USB stick

At least one other person found that trying with a different flash drive works.
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I have various flash cards and it's always hit and miss on my laptop's 3 USB ports.
Although I would expect if it started to use one, it would continue.
Or you could try making the flash drive with 'unetbootin' instead of USB installer or use a different
version Ubuntu or distro eg Mint or Puppy.

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My aim is to create a bootable linux USB stick holding persistent cabability.
For HD video editing.
I am happy to follow any suggestions.
I have used Ubuntu but I don't think it is persistent.
I'm really after software suggestions.
Thank you.
s.
 

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Hey there everyone!
I currently have windows xp installed on my computer downstairs, and Ubuntu upstairs. I was just wondering if there is a version of ubuntu or another linux that can be run from a memory stick, without duel booting or messing up windows?
Any queries don't hesitate to ask :)

Answer:Best Linux to use from memory stick?

Most folk, when they have some free time, watch tv or read a book.
Me, I put some music on, fire up the PC plug in a 8gb stick I keep for just these times and run Universal-USB-Installer and pick a Distro I haven't tried yet. They have quite a selection available from the dropdown box.
Universal-USB-Installer
I keep Linux Mint on a larger drive for everyday use. Its every bit as good as Win 7, better if you take in to account the free software thats available.

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I read a tutorial by WHS (I think) outlining steps to take when you need to use Linux to get files off a system with a corrupted OS.
I would like to know which of the following first boot device choices I would use to boot Linux off of a USB stick ??

USB-FDD
USB-ZIP
USB-CDROM

Answer:Loading Linux From A USB Stick

FDD

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I have a Puppy Linux Live CD that I want to use to remove a virus from my USB stick. But I can´t figure out how to access my U3 USB stick. Nothing happens when I plug it in. I guess I have to mount it, but how can I do it?
 

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Curious if this would work as the PC I'm considering putting Linux on no longer has a CD drive...?
 

Answer:Could I run a Linux Live Trial from a USB stick

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/category/new-usb-linux-tutorials/

This site seems to have a bunch of tutorials on how to boot into Linux from USB flash drives.
 

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I downloaded a driver to my sparklan usb adapter (wireless network adapter)
for my Linux Ubuntu computer in a zip. folder ready to be installed on a memory stick. When i connect the memory stick (on my other Linux ubuntu computer, this is a laptop that i'm using), nothing happens. I can't view the folder. Anybody that knows what might be causing this, and if you know and are using Linux Ubuntu already, any solutions ? :wave:
 

Answer:Linux Ubuntu won't open my memory stick?

If it has U3 technology, you will need to format the stick completely and remove U3.
 

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Before we get started, two things are needed:

1. A USB memory stick, with at least 1GB capacity
2. A computer/laptop capable of booting from USB devices

So in this guide, I?m going to explain how you can utilise a spare USB memory stick as a tool to install, and use (in live mode) Linux distro?s ? thus completely replacing the need to burn CD?s. It is also much quicker to run in live mode, and installs your chosen linux much faster as well.

So let?s get started....

Step 1: First thing we?re going to do is download your favourite Linux live distro. In this case, I?m downloading Ubuntu Linux, 10.04 32bit edition. Save it to the desktop to make life easier shortly.

Step 2: Insert your USB memory stick. Then quick format it to ensure everything is clear and it?s ready for changing into a bootable USB stick. At this point make note of its assigned drive letter. Remove any other memory sticks.

Step 3: Download Linux live USB creator from here: http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ and save it to your desktop.

Step 4: Double click the .exe file you just downloaded, and Click run when the security warning box opens. Extract the contents when requested.

Step 5: Double click on the ?Linux Live USB Creator? folder on your desktop, and double click on the ?LiLi USB Creator.exe? file.

The program will now open and you should see it as below:



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Answer:Guide to using a USB memory stick to install or run Linux

Step 10: Click the lightning tab to start installation.

It?ll start extracting the ISO to the USB memory stick like below:



It will then build up the space for your persistence (to save items)



It?ll then format the persistence file as below (mines approx 15min due to being 3.3GB in size)



Once complete this will appear, and a page will load in your web browser:



It?s now safe to close the application. You?re done. J

Step 11: To use this, press whichever key your prompted to press during bootup to enable you to select what drive to boot with. Then select your memory stick, and hey presto, it?ll start and run exactly like a CD/DVD would, but MUCH faster!
 

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Hi I updated my Lenovo ThinkCentre m92p tiny 3237-A1G to the BIOS version 9SKT59A.I use an OCZ SSD with GRUB2 and Linux/Win7 dual boot (GPT/UEFI) without any problem.After the BIOS update there was SecureBoot enabled and I couldn't obviously boot GRUB2.Then I disabled SecureBoot and changed the Boot order, but when I try to include the SSD with x it disappears in the list of the excluded boot devices but don't appear in the included devices. Now I am only able to boot via USB stick where a grub2 is also installed. I am pretty sure this is a BIOS bug!Anyone else can confirm that or solved such a probem? Cheersmijenix













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Answer:M92p Tiny - no Disk boot after update BIOS to 9SKT59A (dual boot Linux/Win7) GPT/EFI

Hello, I also have same problem on Lenovo M92p 3212-BL3 with BIOS version 9SKT39A. I use an OCZ SDD Vertex 2 with Windows 7 x64 only. The SSD disappears from the list on included and excluded boot SATA devices. The SATA ports still appears but with empty device.  It seems BIOS issue, hope Lenovo will fix this issue ASAP. 

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Since there is an unsupported upgrade path to Creators Update for the Lumia 830, I'm curious if it's worth it. For those of you who have had experience with it the Creators Update on the Lumia 830, I'd like to consider the following:
1) Which build is more stable?
2) Does the 830 lose any functions such as camera capabilities, Wi-Fi, or other driver related issues?
3) Which build has better battery life?
What else can you think of?
Some have said that the 830 runs faster with the Creators Update. Has that been your experience?
So, the dilemma... stick with a stable known or enjoy the cutting edge.
Thanks to all for your feedback.

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I tried flashing the newest Bios on my T410 (2537-25U) using Lenovo update and my system wouldn't boot while in my Mini Dock Plus 3.   I have 2, 24" DVI monitors hooked up to the Mini dock as well as USB, Keyboard, Mouse... I tried using the bios from the web-site by downloading it also.  This is 6iuj24us.exe.    Still no luck.  Thinkpad won't boot (won't even get to the Thinkpad screen in the Bios) while attached to the mini dock.  It boots fine while undocked. Tried an older bios 1.38/1.14 6iuj21us.exe and now everything works fine.  Boots up fine while in the minidock.   I tried going back to 6iuj24us again and no luck.  Then back to 6iu21us and everything works fine again. Seems like there is some kind of bug in the latest bios, at least for my configuration.

Answer:T410 Bios 1.39/1.17 6iuj24us.exe Bios Bug

This same bug is present in 1.40/1.17 Bios.     Had had to go back to the 1.38 bios again. I discovered the thinkpad will boot if the laptop screen is open, but not if it is closed while in the mini dock.  Is there some way to put in a bug report?

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 I have a lenovo T410 running W7 (2516CTO).  My issue involves updating drivers.  When I run "system update" it identifies several optional drivers which need updating.- Wireless WAN- Wimax for Kilmer Peak- Wifi for Kilmer Peak- Conexant Audio SoftwareI've tried to install these several times with no luck.  The result is always that I loose all internet connectivity (first three) and audio (last one).  In addition, my system becomes unstable and "system restore" doesn't work either.  I have been forced to use "rescue and recovery" from my external harddrive to reinstate a saved working operating system.  I think the wireless wan update tries to install the Qualcomm Gobi 2000.  Each time I've tried to install it, upon reboot the system searchs for an appropriate driver, seems to find it, but fails in its attempt to install it.  I've even tried to manually install the drivers by following the instruction on the lenovo site.  The program runs, but each time it tells me that windows failed to install the necessary driver.  Could anyone help me with these problems?  My default action right now is just to ignore these optional updates.Many thanks. 

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Hi.. ? It is possible to recover bios on T410 laptocs?. I have downloaded the bios from official site, T410, and flashed it on Windows 7 (lenovo software), it said that flash is succefully updated (bios updated) and needs to restart the computer, but after make that, the system does not run anymore, it freezes on the "ThinkPad" Screen at the begining, i don´t know what could be?,, i can´t even enter to the bios... is there a way to recover bios or reset it??.. Thanks in advic  

Answer:Hi, Help me please with my T410 Bios..

Hi digimikeh, welcome to Lenovo forums!
 
That sounds bad. What happens if you press your start button and immediately F1?
 
If that doesn´t work, try to de-attach the battery and AC. Then press your start button 20 times.
 
Then insert the battery and connect the AC adapter and try to start and go into the bios.
 
There press F9 (loading defaults) and F10 save&exit.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Andreas

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Question: T410 mod bios bug

Hi all,I have flashed a WL-free BIOS from Serg008 to my T410 2537-DA3. I had the latest factory BIOS before. Flash was successful, i disabled the TPM because the beeps at startup.Then i realized, that i cannot read CPU speed from the OS (Ubuntu), and the battery isn't charging.I can see on the indicator, when it is inserted or not, but no charging. I installed TLP, started a calibration, but it only discharged the battery, and charging is not working. (Or if it is working, BIOS does not see what charging circuit is doing.)EC ROM is 1.18, in addition.I tried to flash factory BIOS, but it cannot be done with 0% battery. I'm afraid to flash FL1 and FL2, as i have two FL2 files extracted from factory flash.Have someone seen a bug like this before? Can someone tell me how to flash FL1 and two FL2's (and .PAT files) with Winphlash? Or force the boot CD image to update? I ned to revert the factory BIOS to check that the charging circuit is OK. Thanks in advance

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I'm experiencing really slow boot-up process and sometimes hangs at BIOS that I need to restart. Not sure if this is a virus thing or a BIOS issue. Anyone had the same issue before? I already tried to reformat but that didn't help. Apologies if there's an existing post about the same.

Answer:How to upgrade the BIOS of T410?

Vince_02,Try running a HDD test using LSC to check the HDD health. Your HDD might be failing since you mentioned that problem persist despite formating the laptop and also hanging at BIOS level.

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This question is very similar to the ones athttp://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T400-BIOS-and-virtualization/m-p/239282#M27... and https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/How-to-enable-virtualization-in-T400-BIOS/... But those threads are several years old, and the solutions in them don't work for me.  So I'm launching this new thread. I need to enable hardware-assisted virtualization (HAV) in my ThinkPad (details below), in order to install Windows XP Mode in this Win7Pro environment, so I can run some old apps that are too expensive to replace.  Here's what I have tried so far, and the results: I know the process for editing BIOS that is described in the above threads. My problem is exactly the one described in the first thread above:  In the BIOS setup, when I get to the BIOS->Config->CPU-> Intel Virtualization Technology and ...->Intel VT--d settings, I can't reset them.  That is, putting the cursor in those fields and pushing the F5 or F6 keys, which are supposed to toggle the values in those fields, does nothing.  Nor does pressing any other key.I am able to reset at least some other BIOS settings, and the F5/F6 keys work OK there.  For example, I successfully swapped the Fn and Ctrl keys.The supervisor password is disabled.  An enabled supervisor pw apparently was the problem in one of the threads above, but not in my case.Here's system data&colon; Mo... Read more

Answer:T410 BIOS and virtualization

For the solution to this problem, see http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=113817&p=731447#p731447.

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Hello, I am trying to enable my T410 2518C5u Virtualization Settings.  In the bios I see an option to enable Virtualization and then furthermore to enable VT-d for direct access.  My problem is I need to be able to enable VT-x extension of virtualization.  I am needing this to virtualize VirtualBox x64 operating systems.  I have seen sometimes there is a dos utility you can run and manually edit.  Could this be possible?  I am running bios version 3.14.  I have also looked up the cpu of this laptop, intel core i5 540 cpu and it says it supports the VT-x extension.  Please advise if this is possible and if so how to enable it. Thank youRichard

Answer:T410 VT-X Bios Setting

Has anyone read this question and posted an answer somewhere?I have t410s and the AT-d/AT-x was disabled by default.  But F1 into BIOS 1.41 DOES NOT have any CPU setting to enable it.Please help thanksChester

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I installed a full encryption program which modify the MBR to include a bootloader code. The modification in the MBR is done but T410 won't boot and display "missing operating system" although the "missing operation system" string is not in the sector0 of the disk (MBR) because it has been encrypted. So I suppose that the MBR is cached in the BIOS or there may have some virus protection feature but I don't see anything in the bios ???????????

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Question: T410 BIOS restore

Hello there,during update of BIOS, I had a blue screen  Now, I need to restore my BIOS. I searched in this forum, found some interesting articles, but I'm stuck.I'm using this as a manual. I extracted a BIOS update for my computer, but there is no .WPH file in it...where I can found it? Thank you  

Answer:T410 BIOS restore

Hi,modern Thinkpad's Phoenix/Insyde BIOS use another format and capsule name, not .wph one. Have a look at the .FLx files of your laptop BIOS package, they are BIOS itself and EC firmware. Crisis Tool doesn't support .FLx files, moreover you'll get a break if even force the Crisis tool to flash renamed .FLx (or bios.bak) to .WPH file.What stage are you facing the BSOD on while laptop is booting up? Did you perform BIOS/EC reset w/o battery and AC charger plugged in?

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I upgraded my harddrive on my T410 to an Intel 335 SSD.  I cannot encrypt the drive in the BIOS using the harddrive password option.  After typing  the passwords the option remains "disabled". I have the latest BIOS for the T410. Any ideas?--Thanks

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Hello all! I am new to having a thinkpad and I know that my system has a the intigrated graphics and the discrete nvidia nvs 3100m Optimus card.  Here is the issue though.  I have been trying to run some programs that are more video oriented (gaming).  I discovered that my system is only reading the intigrated graphics and doesn't even acknowledge that the nvidia card is there.   I have updated to the latest drivers and checked the Bios to make sure things are there.  Sadly they are not.  I looked at the bios, followed the directions I found on the forum to set that to card to on only to find that the the only card it recognizes is the intigrated graphics.  So the question is, how do I get the bios and the computer in general to recognize the nvidia card on my T410 (2522)?













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Answer:T410 - Discrete gfx missing from bios

Welcome to the forum!
 
What is the full model number of your T410, found on the same sticker on the bottom that holds the production date and serial number (please do NOT post the serial) ? 2522-???

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I have a t410 with ssd.  It has been working perfectly for the two years or so I've had it; and I love it.  Over one night, with no system changes, the time to the bios flash screen changed from 2-3 seconds to 60 seconds.  Then the flash screen stays up for another 50 seconds before the OS bootloader screen comes up.  After the bootloader, the OS loads in only a few seconds. I've been chasing this for a week or two. I have replaced the cmos battery.  And left it unplugged to reset the bios. And unplugged all devices including memory (one at a time). And done the power button discharge the capacitor thing (several times). And updated the BIOS/EC to 1.45/1.18. And probably some more things that I can't remember right now. Occasionally, when turned on, the power light flashes then goes out and maybe tries again every 3 seconds or so.  Usually, it comes on, doing what I described above  Once it gets to OS loading, I'm at a login screen almost immediately.  It is not an OS problem, nor a ssd problem (the ssd works fine in another machine; the slowness is before I get to OS loading.) System load and temps look fine once the OS boots; However, I do have a repeated message in the logs about intel ips probably being hung.  The two could have a common cause. I'm suspecting maybe a failed firmware program associated with PCI device 1f.6, (Signal Processing Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal ... Read more

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  I was trying to upgrade BIOS and system restrated abruptly without completing installation and since then I am not able to boot. here is the video  link. I currently use windows 7 pro

Answer:T410 corrupt BIOS installation

Hi, scorpi2909
 
Unfortunately, this means that the systemboard has now been corrupted, which means that it will not boot or run anything until it is replaced. I would recommend contacting Lenovo Support in India and seeing what your options are. The number for support is 1800-3000.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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Hi , due to a bad bios flash I need to replace the bios chip on a T410 , I have a new chip but am unsure as to the exact location of the existing chip on the T410's mobo , I have a likely suspect from which I have lifted these numbers MXIC MX ,25L6445E M21-10G, 386900?(this part  is obscured by pin 1 white dot ) L102 855 is this the Bois chip ? , I have searched for 3 days for a diagram that points to the chip but with no success so i'm hoping that this forum can help , thanks in anticipation , Gary .

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I only have one T410 here so I cannot check another one.  Is there a Bluetooth option in your BIOS (probably under security/I-O Port Access)?  I have a machine here where I cannot see the bluetooth radio. (I tried 2 bluetooth cards and 2 cables.  It is acting like it is disabled in the BIOS, but there is no setting there I can find.  Thanks

Answer:question for someone with T410 and recent BIOS

There should be a Bluetooth option there regardless of whether you have one installed...Maybe reflashing to an earlier BIOS then back again?

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My T410 crashed and went blank while updating BIOS at the suggestion of Lenovo "Solution" Center (quite ironic )The machine was bricked and rendered useless. Being out of warrant the customer support team here in Bangalore, India threw up their hands and absolved themselves of any responsibility. Not only did they not believe it, but instead argued against it referring to high quality standards that Lenovo ensures while putting any BIOS/software out to the public. Had a terrible and frustrating experience. This was despite the fact that the same issue had been faced, and acknowledged by Lenovo in the past which troubled many users. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-L-R-and-SL-series/SL510-crashed-in-the-middle-of-BIOS-upgrade/... All this was informed to the customer support team but to no avail, Their argument was that it was something specific to SL510 series and no fault in any BIOS version for T410 had been discovered. The guy just would not understand that it is not about the BIOS but rather the update process, which can go wrong, though very occasionally and there is clear documented evidence for that. Besides the process of reaching out to the team was a cumbersome one with no reliable means to establish contact.  I had the same miserable customer suppoort service experience as described by people in the above post (not referring to the online help rendered).  After great effort, the customer support team lead made me tr... Read more

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**WARNING: Flashing motherboard BIOS is a dangerous activity
that can render your motherboard inoperable! ***
For the other brave Geeks, Click Here
 

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I just upgraded my T410 BIOS to 1.45; I don't recall the exact previous version number but I believe it was in the 1.30's. Since I've done this, two things have happened: the trackpad no longer works, and the Trackpoint is now very laggy/slow/jumpy; it looks like it only updates about twice a second. Here's a video of what it's doing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzHL5ZI2TcM I'm using Windows 10 here in this video. The CPU load shown in Task Manager is very low, indicating it's not the computer itself lagging. Secondly if I boot the Windows 10 install CD, or an Ubuntu LiveCD, the same problem is happening, indicating that it's an issue with the laptop/BIOS itself, not with Windows. So far I've tried: - removing the battery/unplugging the laptop- disabling the trackpad/trackpoint in the BIOS, booting Windows, re-enabling it... I found this while searching on here for the same problem. Though it's a different laptop/BIOS, maybe it's the same bug? https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/UltraNav-Trackpad-stops-working-after-ne... Anyway the onboard Ultranav is now pretty much unusable on this laptop and I'm now stuck using an external mouse, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Upgraded T410 bios, now have Ultranav problems.

Also, I attempted to file a support ticket except the Lenovo website is doing this. http://i.imgur.com/kNyUMcl.png

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Will there be BIOS updates for the T410 to address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities?

Answer:T410 BIOS updates for Meltdown and Spectre

Good day and welcome to the community.Please watch this page: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/len-18282 for developing information.
 
As this topic is being addressed in the Security forum: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Security-Malware/bd-p/Security_Malware please search and engage discussion there.
 
This thread is now locked to avoid duplication, which only splinters discussions.
Regards.

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Hi all,Normally I'm pretty handy with laptops, but I'm truly stumped on this one. I have a T410 and recently it's been taking a while to bootup sometimes around 30 seconds before it'll post - the power light illuminates, then caps lock for a few seconds and eventually the wireless light illuminates for a split second then it'll post.There is also an issue with the laptop shutting down and going into sleep, although the power light goes off the battery charging light will stay illuminated and the fan continues to whirl away (no AC adapter connected).I've tried dropping the CMOS battery in hope this would clear any bios related issues, with no luck. I've updated bios from 1.34 to the latest version, 1.45 still with no luck.I'm now stuck as I cannot get back into windows as I am unable to change the sata operation to ATA (as this was previously configured) because when I go into bios and go into config the laptop locks up and freezes.I have strong suspicions that the motherboard is faulty, however I thought I'd seek further assistance on the forum.If anyone has any further guidance I would be grateful in hearing what you have to say.Many thanks,Jamie

Answer:T410 - bios locking & slow boot

Hi there,If you enter BIOS, try change the HDD compability from ATA to AHSI.If you unable to enter Windows, perhaps you can try a bootable live linux to enter the HDD and make a backup/run a LSC diagnostics.

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LENOVO T410 with latest BIOS and AMT available to this date it is unable to establish and maintain CIRA connection with MPS server.ThinkPad T410
BIOS Version 6IET85WW (1.45 )
Intel® ME v6.2.61 activated in Admin Control Mode (ACM) Lenovo Thinkpad T410 initiate CIRA connection to server but to any data server send back T410 AMT respond with Protocol Error and drop that connection.... after that T410 will initiate another connection to server... I try CIRA in both modes with the same failed result:- user & pass- certificate I tried to solve this problem directly with Intel developers, and we log the AMT - MPS communication, unfortunately they are unable to find this problem related to MPS server or AMT data configuration, which point to a Thinkpad T410 BIOS or AMT firmware bug.Here you have the communication log from T410 and MPS Server in both modes where you can see the quick T410 drop comm response: CIRA with certificate:MPS:New CIRA connection
MPS <-- (93):c00000000100000000000000030ce6c781503911cb9bdca97c62db075600000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
MPS:PROTOCOLVERSION 1 0 81c7e60c-3950-cb11-9bdc-a97c62db0756
MPS <-- (23):05000000127066776440616d742e696e74656c2e636f6d
MPS:SERVICE_REQUEST [email protected]
MPS --> (23):06000000127066776440616d742e696e74656c2e636f6d
DispatchEvent [ '*',
'mesh//89F6E015A105E952C6043779A2C94E1B029A2761A89A5F1AFC192CC7... Read more

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I have updated my T410-2522 with bios 1.44 (with new W8 support). I am running W8. I have two issues related to this BIOS: - it is not possible to use Bestcrypt Volume Encryption anymore for system encryption because the bootloader doesn't work anymore. I have been in touch with jetico team and I troubleshooted the problem, it is bios related. - If bluetooth is disabled via the communication center, at the next reboot, it is enabled again. With the previous bios, it remained desactivated at the next reboots. Thanks for supplying a fixed BIOS as soon as possible !

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My t410 was running BIOS version 1.35, and I was trying to use it with 4 displays. After more than 10 hours of reading the knowledgebase, forums, and googling for help, I had come across many articles that probably would have held the solution except when I tried to do the steps involved there was always something that didn't work. So, I decided to flash update the bios to version 1.43 to see if that would fix the problem, and now whenever I power on the laptop, the bios loads, but then I get an error saying "ERROR 1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - power off and remove the miniPCI network card."So, 1) How do I solve the network card problem, and 2) How do I run more than 2 screens simultaneously. My machine type model is 25376T1Embedded controller version: 1.18 (I don't know what this is)My computer specs: i7 Core, 8 GB RAM, NVIDIA 3100M Graphics (mostly integrated, some discrete graphics as well, I don't know how much of either).

Answer:Updated bios and t410 won't boot windows

Okay, so I am now aware that the problem with the network card was that it was not bought from Lenovo and only supported on the specific bios version 1.35. That problem is now solved, does anybody have any ideas for my second concern?

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hallothe integrated webcame is not detected in bios my lenovo is Thinkpad T410BIOS version is 2013 

Answer:the integrated webcame is not detected in bios T410

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that webcam of your Lenovo ThinkPad T410 is not getting detected in BIOS.
 
Are you sure that your system was shipped with a camera? Enter the MTM number of your system in Lenovo Support page and check the specifications of your device.

 
If camera had stopped working suddenly, it could probably be a cable issue. Try reseating the cable. Please refer the hardware maintenance manual which will shows you how to take perform disassembly of the system and where the components are located. 
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Our T410 model 2522 had some issues with total freezes so we were recommended to update the drivers to the latest and greatest. While updating the Bios this freeze issue occurred again causing the bios flash to crash in the middle of the update procedure. Now the T410 will not boot and sounds an error beep when it is powered on.  What can we do to recover the bios and update the bios firmware to the latest working version? Any help is much appreciated,  Regards Nico

Answer:How can we recover a T410 Bios after flashing went wrong?

Hi niki68, welcome to the forum,
 
could you describe the beeps you are hearing, how many are long and how many are short?
 
If it's beeping all may not be lost. Have you tried removing the power cable and battery, then pressing the start button 10 times for 5 seconds finishing up by reattaching the power cord only and attempting to start the system?  Sometimes this works.

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Hi, yesterday received a demopool T410 2522-EE9 and I've done a Bios update to latest 1.36. After restart and hitting F1, I was asked for a password which I hadn't set before. My dealer told me that nobody set passwords.So I just press Enter and OK was displayed. I was able to enter Bios but not with all functions. So I assume a Supervisor password was set by Bios update utility. Now I read that in this case it is necessary to replace system board. But is there a chance for a bios rollback to solve this issue?Because it is the 2nd laptop I received from dealer the 1st one had broken pixels. Thanks for help 

Answer:T410 Bios upgrade sets password ???

Hi asetek!
 
It's more likely that this being an ex-demo machine is the reason the Supervisor password is set. Call the dealer and ask for the password. If they don't have it, ask them to replace the machine.
 
Hope this helps!

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Hi, My T410 seems to always turn itself on when connecting the AC as long as the battery is also not connected. I have verified that the "Power on on AC attach"-option in BIOS is set to disabled. If the battery is connected it does NOT turn on, but if I enable the BIOS-setting then it does (as expected).  Can anyone else confirm this is the case with their T410? Thanks!

Answer:T410 powers on when connecting AC (even with correct BIOS setting)

Did you set the "Power on on AC" to disabled or was it set before?
 
If you did it by yourself:
The computer should be turned off after changing the setting to work permanently. Reboot does not work always.
 
Other question:
Did the keyboard get contact with liquids? In that case a replace of the kbd is recommended.
 
I had the same issue appearing about half a year after getting contact with a cup of coffee (by annother owner). Replacing the R52 - keyboard helped me.

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In preparation for Win 10 key I updated the BIOS on an E520 using the Lenovo Service Bridge.  Os is Win 7 64-bit.  LSB showed old BIOS was backed up. Old bios   LENOVO 8HET30WW(1.12) New bios LENOVO 8HET44WW(1.26) Now bootup and windows start up are painfully slow.  Further there is a black screen in the middle of the wake up process. How can I undo the BIOS update to revert back to Old bios   LENOVO 8HET30WW(1.12)? Or can anything be tweaked to improve the bootup time?

Answer:E520 slows/black screen after BIOS update. Can I undo BIOS update?

Hello and welcome,
 
The older versions of the BIOS are located at the bottom of the download page:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-Edge-laptops/ThinkPad-Edge-E5...
 
Z.

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