Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Boot From USB

Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Boot From USB for Linux and Windows

Here is the Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Boot from USB guide which can work for Windows and Linux. So without wasting time lets discuss USB boot guide for your Lenovo ThinkPad X280.

What is Boot from USB?

  • It is a process of starting a Computer operating system from the USB drive.
  • Booting from USB enables us 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 X280.

About Lenovo ThinkPad X280

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X280 comes with a 12.5-inch Display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.
  • It is powered by the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor with 8GB of RAM and 1TB storage.
  • The battery backup in Lenovo ThinkPad X280 is of 16 hours.
  • Lastly, the laptop is powered by Windows 10 pro.

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Read also – Common Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Problems and their fixes

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 X280

1. Lenovo ThinkPad X280 USB using Rufus

Download Rufus

Lenovo ThinkPad X280 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 the 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 a bootable USB flash drive.

2. Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Boot from USB using Unetbootin

UNetbootin enables you to create a bootable USB drive for the 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 X280 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 X280 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 X280 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 X280

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

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