Lenovo ThinkPad E480 Boot From USB for Linux and Windows

Lenovo ThinkPad E480 Boot From USB for Linux and Windows

We will explain Lenovo ThinkPad E480 Boot from USB guide which can work for Windows and Linux. So without wasting time lets discuss USB boot guide for your Lenovo ThinkPad E480.

About Lenovo ThinkPad E480

  • Lenovo ThinkPad E480 comes with a 14-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels.
  • It is powered by 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor with storage OF 1TB HDD and 8 DDR4 RAM.
  • Lenovo Thinkpad E480 has an amazing battery backup of Up to 13 hours.
  • Finally, Windows 10 Pro is pre-installed.

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What is Boot from USB?

  • It is a process of starting a Computer operating system from the USB drive.
  • Booting from USB enables to get booting information in a USB  rather than using a hard disk or the CD drive.
  • All new operating systems support to boot from USB in Lenovo Thinkpad E480.

Advantages of Booting from USB?

There are many advantages of Booting from USB over other booting options such as DVD and other which are discussed below,

  • No need to purchase any blank CD and you can fill your own stuff along with the ISO file.
  • USB Drives are reusable
  • Faster read and write than CD
  • Very convenient and portable

Disadvantages of Booting from USB

  • Booting from USB is depended on the Hardware such as BIOS, motherboard and flash drive model as it may be working with one computer and refuses to another.
  • CD has wider support and USB boot functionality is not available for may operating system.

Ways to Boot From USB in Lenovo Thinkpad E480

1. Lenovo Thinkpad E480 Boot from USB using Rufus

Download Rufus

Lenovo ThinkPad E480 Boot from USB guide

  1. After installing Rufus simply select the ISO file from the file manager and accept all settings when the popup window appears.
  2. Select MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI and If your laptop has UEFI bios then select the other two options.
  3. For the Filesystem select NTFS option and select if your PC has UEFI bios then select FAT32.
  4. The default Cluster size option should be selected.
  5. Make sure all three options including Quick Format, Create a Bootable disk using and Create extended labels and icon files are selected.
  6. Finally, start the process and this software will automatically format and create bootable USB flash drive.

2. Lenovo ThinkPad E480 Boot from USB using Unetbootin

UNetbootin enables you to create a bootable USB drive for Live operating system for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. To create a Bootable Live USB drive follow the instructions below,

Download UNetbootin for Windows
  • Lenovo ThinkPad E480 Boot from USB guide with Unetbootin
  • UNetbootin installs the Linux Distros ISO files for you if you want to use your own downloaded ISO file then follow instructions below,
  • Lenovo ThinkPad E480 Boot from USB guide
  • To use already downloaded ISO file select the disk image option and provide the location of the file by clicking “…”.
  • After selecting the Linux Distribution or ISO file Format your USB drive as FAT32.
  • Target the USB drive on your Lenovo ThinkPad E480 and click on OK.
  • The process will automatically start and in case the installation doesn’t complete you can reformat USB as FAT32.

3. By using Universal USB Installer

Download Universal USB Installer
  • Using Universal USB Installer is the easiest way to create a live Linux USB or bootable USB on your Lenovo ThinkPad E480.
  • All you need to do is selecting the ISO file, your Flash Drive and, finally, Click Install.
  • The process will automatically start and you will receive a ready bootable USB Flash Drive.

Change boot-order to boot from USB in Lenovo ThinkPad E480

  • Turn your Lenovo ThinkPad off
  • Now connect the bootable USB stick to the port.
  • Press F12 key as soon as Thinkpad logo appears.
  • Now Under Boot Menu choose your USB drive by using Arrow keys.

Read some installation guides,

How to install Ubuntu on Lenovo Thinkpad E480 + Dual Boot

How to install Kali Linux on Lenovo Thinkpad E480

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