Lenovo ThinkPad E580 Boot From USB for Linux and Windows

Here is the Lenovo ThinkPad E580 Boot from USB guide which can work for Windows and Linux. So without wasting time lets discuss USB boot guide for your Lenovo ThinkPad E580.

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 E580.

About Lenovo ThinkPad E580

  • Lenovo ThinkPad E580 comes with 15.6-inch Display with the resolutions of 1,366×768 or 1,920×1,080 pixels.
  • It is powered by 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor with 32GB of RAM and 1TB storage.
  • The graphics are powered by AMD Radeon RX550 graphics.
  • The battery backup in Lenovo ThinkPad E580 is of 13 hours.
  • Lastly, the laptop is powered by Windows 10 pro.

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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 E580

1. Lenovo ThinkPad E580 USB using Rufus

Download Rufus

Lenovo ThinkPad E580 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 E580 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 E580 Boot from USB guide
  • 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 E580 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 E580 and click on OK.
  • The process will automatically start and in case the installation doesn’t complete you can reformat USB as FAT32.

3. Change boot-order to boot from USB in Lenovo ThinkPad E580

  • Turn off or restart your laptop
  • To enter into BIOS Press Lenovo ThinkPad E580 BIOS Key F1 -> press Enter -> press F1.
  • Now Select Security -> select Secure Boot -> set to Disable -> select Start Up -> select UEFI/Legacy Boot -> set to Legacy Only -> press F10.
  • Once you press F10reboot then press F12.
  • Now you should be transferred at the boot menu.
  • Select PCI LAN.
  • Now Press Enter.
  • The process may bring you to Intel Network Boot Agent.
  • Simultaneously press Function and P (on some Lenovo ThinkPad models, this will be the same as pressing Pause|Break).
  • Press Enter.

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