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Lenovo laptop Z585 won't boot linux

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – WARNING I bought a Lenovo z585. After setting up Windows 7 on it, I removed the drive and installed the drive from my defunct laptop. It absolutely refuses to boot any distribution of linux (including fedora16/17). With a DVD or memory stick, it shows the graphical grub menu, but after selection it diddles forever with a underline cursor blinking in the upper left corner of the screen. Disabling or enabling efi boot enable in the bios has no effect. I suspect that the "secure boot" is the culprit, but I don't know for sure until I reach Lenovo Tech Support. Be Warned! (HowTos)