I have Ubuntu on my Lenovo T410 and it recently stopped working.
On load up it shows a screen saying ‘GNU GRUB version 2.02’ and then ‘Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)’.
I cannot load a new Ubuntu operating system via the usb stick. I created the stick on an old macbook.
How do I resolve this?
I have an older Lenovo T410 that i’ve successfully used for Linux-based distros for years and now I’m trying to install Win 10. The machine currently has Fedora 29. I should note that it’s legacy BIOS only.
I’ve got a valid copy of Win10 and have tried using the following methods:
Using ‘dd’ from the iso to the drive (which has always worked in the past.) This makes a UDF drive that is seemingly unbootate from the Lenovo, but I can boot from my desktop (AMD Ryzen 1700) no problem.
Creating a vfat (FAT32) drive which is compatible with the BIOS. This failed because this filesystem type cannot handle files larger than 4GB.
Creating an NTFS drive with the parition boot flag set to ‘on’. This just hung at a blinking cursor.
Creating a LinuxUDF drive and copying the files over. This had the Lenovo tell me the drive was unbootable.
It feels like I’m missing something simple but it’s been over 10 years since I last actively used Windows so perhaps there’s something different now.
Thanks in advance.