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I have a Lenovo B460e laptop. The BIOS does not detect and boot a Linux LiveCD in the optical drive. A Linux LiveUSB does not work either. They are detected from within Windows so there is not hardware damage.

What could be the problem? How can I get my computer to boot from the LiveCD?

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Could you clarify the question? What is not detected; the cd ? –  spuder Sep 3 '13 at 3:58
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As I may have misinterpreted the OP's question please see the original question –  justbrowsing Sep 3 '13 at 4:43
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  • Which Linux LiveCD distro is it?
  • Did you burn it to a CD-R as an ISO image or data? (Needs to be burned as an image to be bootable)
  • How did you clone the image to the USB thumbdrive? (Needs to be hybridized and copied "raw" such as with dd)
  • What is the boot priority/order in the BIOS? (F2 to enter BIOS)
  • Have you tried this LiveCD/LiveUSB on another machine?

I have a guide for burning a livecd in Windows

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what liveusb sir? –  Jaya Gopi Sep 3 '13 at 4:37
    
Feel free to revert your question if I misinterpreted it. You mentioned it wouldn't boot from usb, I only assumed you mean a "liveusb". Perhaps you meant a usb harddrive? –  justbrowsing Sep 3 '13 at 4:41
    
But not detected in BIOS ... –  Jaya Gopi Sep 3 '13 at 4:55
    
I appreciate the accept but I don't feel your question has been answered. –  justbrowsing Sep 3 '13 at 5:00
    
then how to solve this problem sir? –  Jaya Gopi Sep 3 '13 at 5:04
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