Anyway your previous TIP is working beautiful: Only ” – ” blinking in left corner. So i bought pc card and it worked. OK well now we’re reaching Visit the following links: Opened it up and inspected the USB ports? If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

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How to fix that is a whole new ballgame and IBM isn’t playing. There are ways to test some ports. I’m trying to manually make the disc image while on a Mac using the Ubuntu instructions on the download ubm. Proffitt Forum moderator December 17, Proffitt Forum moderator December 1, See our Sustainability Report.

But then why are other people able to boot from their external drives with their usb ports.? I know both of these install discs work because I’ve used them on other installs successfully.

Did anyone ever fined a way to fix this issue. USB ports can be “blown” but still register in windows as ok.

When I said in my previous post that I indicate to the installation wizard the folder with the drivers, this is what I was referring to. How can the port be blown if that works? OK I have an idea what might be going on here. I had only 1 year garanty and IBM would not do ibmm Message 6 of 7. I also do not have a cd rom.

After doing some more research through google i’ve found http: Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. Have You found out that to do?

When buying a used ThinkPad, remember to check that the BIOS is not locked with im supervisor’s password and that Computrace is not enabled and activated. I followed the instructions on how to create a bootable usb http: No luck unfortunately after preparing a usb drive with unetbootin ubuntu. Who is online Users browsing this forum: The other explanations seem fine.

installation – Try out ubuntu on thinkpad x40 (via usb)? – Ask Ubuntu

I followed your advice. OK well now we’re reaching Then I selected something like boot. Having a problem logging in? By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyibmm that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

I will even set the HD as the last item to boot and the usb cd as the second to last item to boot hoping jsb give the cd enough time to be recognized once it powers up Does it matter which USB port I use? YouTube Lenovo Service Channel. However it does not seem to recognize the usb stick from bios, thus I cannot boot from it.

ThinkPad buyer’s guide for n00bs. So I’ll stop with that. I entered the problem.

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