I purchased a second hand ThinkPad from an ebay outlet. When it arrived I wiped windows 10 from it and installed ubuntu with no issues. It runs perfect without any weird fixes needed. However, after just checking the bios to see if I could change some settings, I realised it has a supervisor password.

I contacted the seller and they gave me a few to try but they haven’t worked.

They said their tech will be back next week and will contact me then but I may have to send it back.

My question is, will this be an issue in the future? Or does it depend on which settings are locked?

I don’t really want to send it back unless it’s critical, as I have a lot of work to do and my previous laptop is moments away from death.

  • Nate@programming.dev
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    7 months ago

    Try this

    bios-pw.org doesn’t explicitly say it supports any Lenovo products, but I’ve had luck using them with Dell products before. No clue if this will work for you or if it’s a generic article meant to suck you in and grab ad revenue.