Talk:Supported Boot Devices
I've got a X21, and I would really like to be able to boot off the cf slot. Does anyone else have any information?
The footnotes for the X series models regarding the UltraBase made me think that either the definition of Internal HD/FD/CD should be updated to include the UltraBase/ThinkPad Dock or that a few more columns should be added to the table for devices supported in UltraBase/ThinkPad Docks (such as SCSI devices). However, I do not have any experience with the UltraBase or Thinkpad Dock so I am really unsure to what extent they should be included or what boot performance is expected (if internal drives work, will dock devices work?). If you have an UltraBase/ThinkPad Dock and have some thoughts on this issue, please edit the table/definitions to an appropriate state or add a comment here stating what you think. --Kevinoid 14:03, 10 Oct 2005 (CEST)
You might want to add a "N/A" selection for machines that do not have appropriate hardware. The 600 series does not have Firewire, so saying "no" that it will not boot from it seems... odd. The 755 series does not have USB at all.
CardBus appeared (IIRC) on Pentium II models, so older machines have only PC Card slots, not CardBus. -- Whizkid 16:15, 10 Oct 2005 (CEST)
Netboot on X23
I have just experienced I can only netboot my X23 if I explicitely disable the boot-from-harddisk in the bios setup (that is, press INS so an ! exclamation mark is in front of it). Without this, no matter what order the boot devices are in, it always starts up from my harddrive (also when I press F12 and manually select network boot at startup) --Vloris 12:13, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
600 Series and PCMCIA
I have a 600E and 600X that I'm trying to get to boot from PCMCIA. If anyone has done it, please provide information on how. I have a PCMCIA SD card reader that boots a 560E just fine, but won't boot the 600E or 600X. Thanks. --Whizkid 23:24, 16 January 2008 (CET)
thinkpad x31 boot from usb cd
I needed to update the BIOS on my thinkpad x31 before it would boot from a Lenovo USB optical drive. This may just be because the USB drive was a recent DL DVD writer. I used the following updater http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-50298 from within windows. The previous BIOS was a 2.x version, and the new one is 1QET97WW (3.02). --Ssam 19:31, 15 April 2008 (CEST)