Boot Lenovo Thinkpad X131e from any USB device!!
Posted on 2013-11-19
I'm trying to boot to run some tests using the Lenovo test program image but I can't get the computer to boot from a USB DVD drive or from a USB Flash Drive. It doesn't matter which disk is in the DVD drive (ones that work otherwise don't work).
I have set the BIOS to not Enable shutting out unapproved OSs - that's the default Disabled.
I can't find any other settings.
I've set the USB to boot ahead of the HD. Doesn't help.
I've selected the boot menu at boot time and selected the boot source manually, also doesn't help.
This thing has Windows 8 on it and it always boots to Windows 8 no matter what.
The X131e is a "netbook" style with no internal DVD drive.