Solved message: EFI Network 0 IPv4 (68-F7-28-2B--DC-F1) boot failed

August 28, 2018 at 08:18:02
Specs: As yet none, 4 GB
Due to my mistake I have a boot failure from the SSD in my Lenovo G50 with the message EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (68-F7-28-2B--DC-F1) boot failed. I have been looking for a sort of "repair" and the install Linux. I don't even know whether the chosen category and subcategory is the right place to ask my question. Please bear with me.

I found on the Internet that I should use EASEUS or Disk Management (Win-X), then delete the partition(s) and after that create one basic partition with NTFS. Took out the SSD and with the adapter cable connected it to my desktop PC. It showed up in Disk Management with the 2 partitions, deleted them and then created one basic partition with NTFS. Inserted the SDD again in the Lenovo and with F1 got into the InsydeH20 Setup Utility Rev. 3.7 and went to the BOOT page.

Now I do not know how to proceed. I find

Boot Mode [UEFI]
Fast Boot [Enabled]
USB Boot [Enabled] |
PXE Boot to LAN [Enabled]

EFI Network 0 IPv4 (68-F7-28-2B--DC-F1)
EFI Network 0 IPv6 (68-F7-28-2B--DC-F1)
|
Under Help it says:
[UEFI]
For OS need pure UEFI.
[Legacy Support]
For OS need legacy support.

Should I choose: Boot Mode and Save and Exit ? or
Should I choose: EFI Network 0 IPv4 (68-F7-28-2B--DC-F1) and Save and Exit ? or
even something else ?

Appreciate help


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August 28, 2018 at 09:41:26
Most systems are configured to boot from any bootable media it can find. That menu is your system throwing up its hands saying, "I can't find anything! Is it on the network? Because I can't find it on the network." You should have your boot media in the system before you power it up. If you do and it's not working, either investigate your BIOS settings to see if, say, DVD booting is disabled. If DVD booting is enabled or you're using a USB drive, then there's something wrong with your live CD.

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#1
August 28, 2018 at 08:26:24
So you're trying to boot off an SSD with no data on it?

i5-6600K[delid]@4.8GHz/4.3GHz@1.4v LLC=6 | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133CL15@14-14-14-28 1T 2700MHz@1.35v
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August 28, 2018 at 08:49:55
First the bad news. By blowing away the partitions, you blew away everything on the disk, so I hope you have a backup of your data.

Now, on to the next step. You'll have to install Windows onto that machine. From your working desktop, run the Windows 10 media creation tool ( https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sof... ), and create a Win10 USB disk (requires a blank USB stick). You should be able to boot off of the Win10 disk you made, and install Windows. Assuming the laptop has ran Win10 at some point in history, authentication should happen automatically. All that's left is to download and install the latest Win10 drivers for the machine, installing your programs, and other new PC activities.

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August 28, 2018 at 09:09:19
To hidde663. I'm trying to boot with no OS on the SSD. I intend to use an Ubuntu OS on it, first running from a live disk and from there install the Ubuntu version

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August 28, 2018 at 09:09:44
To Razor2.3. The bad news is not really there, as I used to regularly save all my important data on an external disk (WD MyPassport Ultra) which is still there, so data are still available.
But I intended to NOT install a Windows version, but Ubuntu from a Live DVD ROM, I make from an *.iso file.
But I really want to know which choice I should make in the Boot menu before any OS can be installed.
I omitted another possible choice which I found at the bottom of the Boot menu, F9 - Setup Default.

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#5
August 28, 2018 at 09:16:41
you have access to another working computer, so if there was anything on the ssd which you lost when you blew away its partitions, and would like to recover (because you don’t have the files duplicated elsewhere) then you may be able to recover it using something like Recuva.

You remove the ssd and attach it via a USB adapter to a working computer and run Recuva or similar to see if it can undo the damage...

If you re-install an OS on it now you lose that possible recovery option.


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August 28, 2018 at 09:41:26
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Most systems are configured to boot from any bootable media it can find. That menu is your system throwing up its hands saying, "I can't find anything! Is it on the network? Because I can't find it on the network." You should have your boot media in the system before you power it up. If you do and it's not working, either investigate your BIOS settings to see if, say, DVD booting is disabled. If DVD booting is enabled or you're using a USB drive, then there's something wrong with your live CD.

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#7
August 28, 2018 at 10:40:32
My post came in after the others who posted replies whilst I was typing. As you have data safe elsewhere my input is of course redundant.


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August 28, 2018 at 11:15:14
For tvrl - Your input was very much appreciated. The laptop is running now. Ubuntu is being installed.

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August 28, 2018 at 11:23:26
To Razor2.3 - The laptop is running. Ubuntu has been installed. Your input was very much appreciated.

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August 28, 2018 at 13:37:47
Unless you're familiar with it, I recommend against Ubuntu. There are numerous Linux distros that are based on Ubuntu but are MUCH easier to use. Linux Mint being the most popular. You'll have to decide on 32-bit or 64-bit & which desktop environment (DE) you want to use. I prefer Xfce because it's simple & is light on system resources.

https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3599

BTW, doesn't "EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (68-F7-28-2B--DC-F1) boot failed" mean the system is attempting to boot from a network drive? Did you change any BIOS settings before having this issue?

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