[ltp] Can't change boot order on an X31 to boot from USB

Jason Brooks linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 10 Dec 2010 00:30:39 -0800

There is also a key you can press to get a boot drive selection while
POST is active .selection.   It should be the blue access button.
Press it during POST. You may also be having issues because of a power
requirement if this is a mechanical drive. Try powering the drive off
of a power supply or powered usb hub.

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 6:41 PM, John Magolske <listmail@b79.net> wrote:
> * Jason Brooks <jaybrooks76@gmail.com> [101209 08:48]:
>> turn on legacy usb in the bios to boot from usb devices
> I did set:
> =C2=A0USB BIOS Support [Enabled]
> But the problem persists -- USB HDD remains parked in the
> "Excluded from boot order" zone. Pressing x to toggle it
> out of the Excluded zone or F6 to move it up just results
> in a beeping sound. I also confirmed these settings:
> =C2=A0Supervisor Password [Disabled]
> =C2=A0Lock BIOS Settings [Disabled]
> So the behavior is not locked in by password... Any ideas
> as to why USB HDD remains stuck in the Excluded zone?
> I notice that when a USB Flash drive is plugged in there
> is a "+USB HDD" but when there's no USB drive plugged in
> there is "-USB HDD". The other thing that's stuck in the
> Excluded zone is "IDE HDD2"
> John
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