My laptop’s internal hard drive is broken, and while there is an SSD, it is 22GB capacity and is also not the boot drive. Whenever I try to boot from a Live CD (ParrotOS) it loops an I/O error (blk_update_request) and eventually stops with “BOOT FAILED!” even though I want nothing to do with that drive.
My laptop is a Thinkpad S230u, which I don’t know the specs of offhand.
I just need to know if I can somehow boot without it attempting whatever its doing on the broken drive. I have an issue right now that I can only solve with ParrotOS and don’t have access to anything else today.
EDIT: I don’t know if this is important, but the terminal also inconsistently says “mount: mounting /dev/sda1 on /run/live/medium failed: invalid argument”, maybe this is because I took everything out of boot order save for the live cd? I’ll put it back at the bottom and report back.
EDIT2: Restoring hdd, ssd, and others to the bottom of the boot order made no difference. Also, switching the Live CD to a different USB port made no difference as well.