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      Lenovo Diagnostics - Bootable USB (Create it on Windows OS) - Desktops, Notebooks, Workstations

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      Lenovo Linux Diagnostics - Bootable Generator for Windows is a tool that can be used to create Linux Diagnostics on a Bootable USB for use on a Microsoft Windows OS-based computer. This tool can be booted by itself and tests the memory and hard drives in Lenovo ThinkPad, ThinkCentre and ThinkStation systems. Once created, it can be used on your Lenovo computer regardless of what OS your system has.

      Note:

      • You will need the following files to complete this task:
        • The bootable-generator-10.exe file
        • The .iso file (for example, linux-bootable-cd-41208665.iso).

      Supported Systems

      • All Thinkpad
      • All ThinkCentre
      • All ThinkStation
      • All IdeaCentre
      • Lenovo Essential 
        • B475e, B480, B490, B490s, B575e, B580, B590, B4400, B4450s, B5400
        • E49, E4430
        • G400, G400s, G405, G405s, G410, G410s, G480, G485, 
        • G500, G500s, G505, G505s, G510, G510s, G580, G585, G700, G710, G780
        • K29, K49, K2450, K4350, K4450
        • M490, M490s, M495, M4400, M4400s, M4450,M5400
        • V480s, V480, V480c, V580, V580c, V490u, V4400, V4400u

      Supported Operating Systems

      • Windows 10
      • Windows 8.1
      • Windows 8
      • Windows 7
      • Windows Vista
      • Windows XP

      Downloading the installation file

      1. Click the file links to download the files from the Web page.
      2. When prompted, select a drive and directory in which to save the downloaded files.

      Create Bootable USB on Windows

      Note:
      All data will be lost on the USB Key that you use to create the Lenovo Linux Diagnostics.

      To create Bootable USB on windows,download the bootable diagnostics image from the Lenovo website.
      The instructions for downloading the image is found on the same webpage as this readme file.

      1. Copy the bootable-generator-10.exe file and the image file (for example, linux-bootable-cd-4708081.iso) into one folder
      2. Plug the USB Key into your computer
      3. Log in to Windows and launch command window with Administrator privilege
        • There is one suggestion of launching command window with admin privilege:
          • 3.1 Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Accessories.
          • 3.2 Right-click Command prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
          • 3.3 If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
        • Alternative method:
          • 3.1 Click Start.
          • 3.2 In the Start Search box, type cmd, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.
          • 3.3 If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
      4. Navigate to the folder where the you copied the two files run this command:
        bootable-generator-10.exe --create -l <Drive Title> -u <Drive Letter> -f <Image name>
        Where
        • <-l> is the new name of the USB key (limit of 11 characters)
        • <-u> is the drive letter assigned to the USB key
        • <-f> is the name of the image
        For example
        If the USB key you has been assigned as Drive "I" by Windows, and the image you downloaded is "linux-bootable-cd-4708081.iso", and you name the USB key "bootable", the command would read as follows:
        bootable-generator-10.exe --create -l bootable -u i -f linux-bootable-cd-4708081.iso
      5. At the prompt, type "y" and press the "Enter" key to format the USB Key and start to create the bootable diagnostics tool

      Other Switches
      There are two other switches accepted by this tool

      • --help Displays the help message for the tool
      • --List Lists all of the USB keys plugged in to the system

      Limitations

      • The SATA Controller Mode needs to be set to AHCI in the system BIOS if the system doesn't use UEFI BIOS for storage device related diagnostic functions

      Other Switches
      There are two other switches accepted by this tool

      • --help Displays the help message for the tool
      • --List Lists all of the USB keys plugged in to the system

      Open source code


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      • Document ID:DS028698
      • Last Updated :23 Nov 2016
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