Boot from CD- is there a shortcut with Win8?

  SparkyJack 15:44 25 Mar 2014

Lenovo Deapad BIOS seems not to allow 'boot from CD but does from USB BIOS is accesssed via a button on side oof the machine and can be used to start from 'cold'

I wish to make it dual boot with a Linux distro.

To archive this boot from disk is required

I have also put the file on USB, but has not so far worked

Any thoughts please

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:21 25 Mar 2014

Lenovo Deapad?

Press the power button, you should see a Lenovo splash screen.

Press F12 and a boot menu will pop up.

Select your CD/DVD drive and press Enter.

  Bris 19:30 26 Mar 2014

I think he means an "IdeaPad".

Some/all models dont seem to have a DVD drive.

  Bris 19:38 26 Mar 2014

Try this.

  SparkyJack 09:52 27 Mar 2014

Fruit Bat /bris The machine is indeed an Ideaspad

There is an optical CD/DVD drive(plus 1tb HDD +25gb SSD 18gb RAM--etc,)

Pressing f12 does bring up a BIOS window just as the 'side button mentioned

No 'boot from CD option is there the f12 lists 3 network options.

So as boot from USB is there ,copied CD to ussb.

  Jollyjohn 10:55 27 Mar 2014

Simply copying cd to usb will not make usb bootable. Google for a usb writer program to create a bootable usb stick.

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