I’m trying to boot my laptop from a USB stick. I’ve tried multiple different boot drives, including a flash drive I use to start another laptop (UEFI). Multiple images too, including straight up Ubuntu as per the Ubuntu guide
When I try to hit F12 during the timeout window (I set it to 3 seconds) (I’ve also set the text mode boot instead of the logo boot for more information), the computer stops accepting input. I can no longer hit F2 to get to the regular “BIOS” menu. The only resolution is powering down (a short press on the power button) and then powering up again.
I’ve also tried the described 35 second cooldown from the Ubuntu guide. No success.
If I wait, I get to the “Boot Manager” which never has anything on its list, allowing me only to hit Escape and then get told “No bootable device – Please restart system”
That one bottom screw is normal. It doesn’t come out all the way so it pops up the input cover a bit to make room for a fingernail or spudger in the gap.
Does an external keyboard work? And you’ll need to be careful, but something I’ve done on other (non-Framework) laptops with defective keyboards is power on the laptop, then unplug the keyboard and use an external keyboard to test from there.
If I take my SSD out and then power on, without any keyboard input it comes to a “Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed…” error.
And if I power on and start tapping F12, then I get the Boot Manager menu but with no options available. Just thought of something, I didn’t reset the BIOS to default so I’m not sure if that’s changing the behavior.
So it sounds like maybe a defective USB-A expansion card, but the behavior with the boot keys still sounds odd to me. I take it the installer is working now if plugged into the dongle?
Two defective USB A expansion cards or 3 defective USB drives. (My normal boot drive for another laptop where my /boot and grub are on this flash drive, my normal live ISO flash drive, and another one I use for live ISOs when I can’t find the other one).
Yep I am booted into Linux via the dongle, able to run through installation. A great place to be.
I’ve installed a Linux and now I can’t get into the F12 menu, or even the F2 menu at all!
So weird. May be because I set the efi boot order with efibootmgr, but I don’t know how that would affect early boot procedures (I have a 3 second delay for the Framework logo to display before boot proceeds).