Lenovo V130 Boot from USB guide to install Linux or Windows

Here is the Lenovo V130 Boot from USB guide which can work for Windows and Linux. So without wasting time lets discuss the USB boot guide for your Lenovo V130.

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 V130.

About Lenovo V130

  • Lenovo V130 comes with a 15.6 inches Full HD Display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
  • It is powered by the Intel Pentium 4415U processor with the RAM of 4GB DDR3 RAM and the storage of 256GB SSD.
  • The graphics are powered by Intel HD Graphics 610.
  • Lenovo V130 has a battery of 30Wh.
  • Lastly, Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition is pre-installed.

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 systems.

Ways to Create a Bootable USB in Lenovo V130

1. Create Bootable USB using Rufus

Download Rufus

Lenovo V130 Boot from USB

  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. Create Bootable 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 V130 Boot from USB
  • UNetbootin installs the Linux Distros ISO files for you if you want to use your own downloaded ISO file then follow instructions below,
  • Lenovo V130 Boot from USB
  • 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 V130 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 the Universal USB Installer is the easiest way to create a live Linux USB or bootable USB.
  • 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 V130

  • Shut Down your Lenovo V130
  • Now connect the bootable USB stick to the port.
  • Press Novo Button
  • Lenovo V130 Boot from USB by Novo Button
    Notice: The Novo button enables PC to power on and goes straight into Boot mode.
  • In “Boot menu” select Boot from USB
  • Save and Exit

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