I have run into a lot of conflicting information for this laptop, and I want to warn you all about a couple of things before you jump to conclusions.
1) Lenovo has several Laptops sold under "100s" - some with Celeron others with Atom processors. I am referring to the Atom notebooks here.
2) There is a lot of information suggesting that a 32bit EUFI bootloader is required for these, but I have found nothing in the bios suggesting this.
3) These laptops have very limited bios. You cannot edit the boot order! You cannot disable EUFI!
The complete list of editable options in the bios include:
- Secure boot (on or off)
- Reset to setup mode
- Restore Factory Keys
- Hotkey mode. (on or off)
I am serious, that is it.
If you enable the boot menu you only get Windows Boot Manager no matter you have on the USB drive. Other options exist but are greyed for unknown reasons.
Does anyone know how to get Linux onto an Atom with such a restrictive bootloader? I have seen threads that suggest it's possible, but no one has described the absolutely limited boot environment I have encountered.
Will booting from USB magically become available if I arrange an image with a 32bit EUFI bootloader?
How do I troubleshoot this?