Lenovo S21e: How to enter the BIOS

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Lenovo S21e: How to enter the BIOS

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Actually, this article shouldn't even exist - if manuals for new notebooks would actually contain the basic information of "how to enter the BIOS on this computer".
Well, the German Lenovo S21e user manual actually mentions "press the Novo-key".

Well... I can't find anything that makes the description of a Novo-key (which I had to look up on the Internet, because the manual won't tell you where it is, either).

Long story short:
It's "F2".

This means, hold "Fn + F2 (=loudspeaker minus)" immediately after powering on.

Just cost me 40 minutes of my life.
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Lenovo S21e: How to boot Linux from USB

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The s21e drives me crazy. We've had a lot of fun together, but now I finally write down how to make it boot a Linux installer from a USB stick.

First of all:
By default it's "Fn + F2", but I immediately disable the Fn-Default back to normal F-Keys.
If go set "Configuration > HotKey Mode = Disabled", It becomes "F2". Makes sense.

But it confused me. What was bad about ESC for BIOS?
Politically incorrect?


Set the following in your BIOS to boot from non-UEFI USB:
* Boot mode: [Legacy Support]
* Boot Priority: [Legacy First]
* USB Boot: [Enabled]
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