Questions about modifying the system's BIOS to make it fit Ubuntu's need, or questions about recovering Ubuntu after a BIOS modification. Note that questions about accessing the BIOS should not be asked.

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Bios splash screen freeze after removing Ubuntu

Last week I went from single boot Ubuntu to dual boot windows 10 with Ubuntu. Now I wanted to change that to only windows 10 for performance reasons since the notebook is quite old. So I read that ...
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New to Ubuntu! Fresh PC build! BIOS issues!

I've recently built a new PC (ASUS Z170A / Intel i6700k). Installed Ubuntu via USB, everything was going great. Stoked that PC booted up and installed on the first try, no problem. Set up OS, ...
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Ubuntu Install Error 16.04- Upgrade BIOS [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to install ubuntu 16.04 through a virtual machine (using VirtualBox) however, I am getting this error: I'm not particularly good with with computers so I don't really know what ...
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Unable to enter BIOS setup utility before grub bootloader appears

I have a Dell Inspiron 7537 with a Core i7 processor. I used to dual boot Windows and Linux, which was fine. However later, I ended up booting from Ubuntu 16.04, and making that the only OS installed ...
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No wifi and can't enter BIOS, nor bootable with any kind of USB after installing Ubuntu

Asus K401UB, Intel Core i5 6200U, nVidia 940M with Ubuntu 14.x.x was upgraded to 16.04. The screen lit up:- Ubuntu at your service! Issues include: Wifi does not work Unable to select / enter BIOS ...
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Disable out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu

I am having issues with the out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu. After about 2 minutes after booting up the laptop, the fans start spinning on full speed. I tried Debian too, but there this didn't ...
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Have tried every boot mode on my computer, now what?

Okay so, I apologize in advance if the solution is plainly and painfully obvious, as I am a complete Ubuntu noob. To keep things short, basically: longtime Mac user, disgruntled with Apple hardware ...
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Fans running full speed 2 minutes after bootup

after the installation of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Asus GL502VT Gaming Laptop the fans kept turning going to full speed 2 minutes after bootup. I tried disabling thermald or installing fancontrol, but ...
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Re-enabling BIOS features after succesful Ubuntu install?

I am a real noobie of Linux, I just bought an MSI, and was having problems (up to 3 days of fighting against this) with installing UBUNTU 16.04, until I followed the steps in this thread: Cannot ...
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Problem in installing Ubuntu on a win 7 lenovo laptop upgraded to windows 10

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Z570,it shows the following error message while trying to install ubuntu https://goo.gl/photos/tAKzW5vzSQND42a88 Please help!
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Can't boot windows after both windows and linux were working together (Get Repair Windows Option)

I had both OSs working together, then I did a chown on an external HDD and can not longer boot windows. Drives: SSD 223 GiB sda1 fat32 142 MiB boot,esp (UEFI Boot) sda2 ext4 37 GiB ...
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Stuck on BIOS splash screen (Dell manufacturer logo) [closed]

My computer always gets stuck during boot at this screen: Is this a problem of Ubuntu or the computer itself and how can I fix it?
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Problem getting Bios to boot Lubuntu on HP ZBook 15

My Problem is, I have a hard time getting my HP Zbook 15 to boot lubuntu now, it a long time ago could boot normal Ubuntu with out issue, but issues from my work had me get rid of Ubuntu and switch to ...
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kernel warning when I install Ubuntu [duplicate]

when I install Ubuntu with a USB disk (such as picture as below), following message occurred: task swapper/0:1 blocked for more than 120 seconds. And my computer have an CPU of core-i7-4710MQ and ...
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Why can't I have virtualization on my Dell Vostro 200?

As I stated in the question, I have a Vostro 200 with an Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2160. When I had Windows 10, I could run virtualization, but now, I cannot find it in the BIOS? Why is this? I need ...
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Redirect PXE boot to normal boot

I have a PXE server and few computers. Those computers have PXE boot enabled in the BIOS. I would like to know if there is a way, from the PXE server, to tell the computers to boot normally (Linux) ...
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problem installing another os onto a hp laptop [duplicate]

I'm trying to install windows 10 on a hp laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I have created a boot able USB with windows 10 on it, I made the boot order with the USB first, I also turned legacy support on....
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How can I add Ubuntu's boot entry in Windows 10 bootloader in a dual boot system with Windows 10 (UEFI) and Ubuntu 16.04 (UEFI)?

Using EasyBCD from Windows is a solution to my answer. But this program allows only a user to add an entry on Windows bootloader, using Windows, only when Windows are installed with BIOS Mode being ...
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IS there any way to force UBUNTU to install in BIOS Boot mode?

I have a NON-UEFI laptop. However UBUNTU keeps detecting and wanting to install UEFI. Obviously the system never boots if I allow it to install in UEFI mode. Once a UEFI partition and installation has ...
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How to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 10? Ran into a roadblock

http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2015/11/how-to-install-ubuntu-linux-alongside_8.html I've been using this guide to try and install Ubuntu onto my computer. It was a Windows 7 machine with a standard ...
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16.04 LTS: Drives not recognised when moved from older MoBo/CPU

After updating my old build, some drives are not recognised, not by bios, not by Ubuntu. If recognised by bios, a drive is also seen by Ubuntu. Drives are: Sony multi BD/DVD/CD. Worked perfectly in my ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 7

I have ubuntu 16.04 and windows 7 installed on different hard drives, ubuntu on SATA port 0, and Windows 7 installed on SATA port 1. At this moment if I need to use windows I have to go on BIOS and ...
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Bios not working and cannot boot

I've got a problem after installing Ubuntu on an external drive with Windows 10 on my compute. My bios is not working anymore and I have a blank page. After the bios, if I don't ask it, it goes on ...
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Installation on HP Pavilion

I am using Windows 10 on HP Pavilion. I want to use Ubuntu as primary OS. I made a bootable USB stick using RUFUS, but I can't boot into Ubuntu OS. I am tired of changing USB as my 1st preference in ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 will not boot after making dumb changes to BIOS settings

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 after recently buying a Thinkpad Yoga 11e and it worked great when first installed. Then after I tried charging it, the screen went all checker-board/ static-y on me. I ...
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Issue with installing new OS on Ubuntu machine? [closed]

I am having a major issue with installing Windows 10 on my PC that is currently running Ubuntu 14.04. The computer refuses to boot from any Windows 10 live media that I make. I have written the ...
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Update Dell Inspiron 1501 BIOS to 2.6.3 on Ubuntu

All previous post say use linux.dell.com which is no longer available. I've tried to install via FreeDOS to get "This program can not be ran in DOS mode" I only have Ubuntu 14.04 and a 256mb usb ...
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Install Ubuntu to usb drive and boot it to Uefi and Bios system.

So I'm totally new to linux. I don't want to install to my internal HDD. So I've been trying to install it independently on a usb so i can boot it on any pc (UEFI or BIOS). So i created a live usb ...
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Installation issues with bios on my HP Envy. I'm using Legacy setting. I think the problem is the TPM

The bios on my HP Envy is very not friendly to anything not windows. After much effort I've managed to install Ubuntu and remove windows but the bios still doesn't like to load the os. Sometimes it ...
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Cannot get to BIOS to Install New Lubuntu over Xubuntu on Microsoft Surface Pro 1st Gen 128GB

I have been trying to figure this out for some time now. When I installed the Xubuntu on my Microsoft Surface Pro it seems it has disabled the original BIOS or something. I cannot get into the BIOS ...
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WiFi No Longer Works after Installing Xubuntu 16.04 on a Microsoft Surface Pro 1st Gen

This is quite exciting, my first post on ask Ubuntu. Initially, the Wifi was working and then an update was pushed(I apologize, I don't remember the update that affected it) and for some reason, the ...
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Unable to find a medium containg a live file system

I'm getting this message each time I try to install Ubuntu on my system: Unable to find a medium containing a live file system I've tried booting it from 2 different usb drives and a CD. I've ...
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Cannot boot into Windows after Ubuntu 16.04 install

I am unfamiliar with Windows UEFI and changed the BIOS to Legacy to get my Lenovo B50 to boot from a USB port to install Ubuntu. Now the only way I can boot is to use UEFI in the BIOS to boot Windows ...
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BIOS clock getting changed by Ubuntu - cant sync time with BIOS [duplicate]

I recently installed version Windows7 alongside my Ubuntu 14.04 and noticed that despite the time zone being in the correct setting (Pacific Standard time), that the Clock Was off by several hours in ...
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How to convert a Ubuntu BIOS install to EFI/UEFI without boot-repair on dual-Ubuntu boot hardware?

Previous configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 on /dev/sda [WD 2T HDD] Ubuntu 14.04 on /dev/sdb [Hitachi 2T HDD] ~10 years old PC in BIOS mode (no PC in EFI in 2006!), basic nVidia graphic card. The BIOS is ...
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UEFI Boot repair [duplicate]

I installed Ubutnu after Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode and I have had it in my boot list. I disabled UEFI in bios and enabled it once again and my system shows only Windows Boot Loader. Does anyone can ...
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How to install Xubuntu to ASUS Transformer TF303K and replace Android

I have an Android ASUS Transformer TF303K and would like to replace totally the Android system as I have two computers with Ubuntu. How do I find the BIOS screen or similar to be able to load the ...
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Won't boot into other OS over USB drive

I have Ubuntu on my hard drive but when I try to boot from Kali on my USB drive it takes me back to the GNU GRUB of Ubuntu. I've tried booting from my USB in the BIOS and using boot order. I'm ...
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MBR and GPT pointing to same OS?

I understand there are a lot of questions regarding this topic of MBR partitions, GPT for UEFI, having dual OS, one with MBR and the other with GPT, but due to my own inexperience I cannot figure this ...
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Switching to AHCI causes somewhat bricked (?) dell xps 9350

I was looking to dual boot Windows 10 and ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a dell xps 9350. gparted/ubuntu was unable to detect the drive to commence an install (live usb worked great), so it was suggested to load ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Installation Problem

When i inserted my Bootable USB to my Dell N4050 Laptop and tried to boot my laptop, Setup is Missing -Press any key to restart error occurs. I have no options of secure Boot in BIOS. What could've ...
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Grub Rescue prompt appears after deleting Ubuntu partition. Can't boot Windows

I have an HP Pavilion dv 9543 cl. I decided that I wanted to update Win Vista to Win 8 several years ago, but did not know how to remove grub 2, so I naively decided to simply remove the Ubuntu ...
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Dell Precision 3510 update failed

I have a new Precision 3510 with SSD. Loaded by DELL with UBUNTU 14.04. Once I received it, I loaded firefox and set up updates. Attempted an update. During the install of the updates it asked me ...
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Unable to get to POST/BIOS settings after installing 16.04 LTS 64-bit Desktop

Just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit Desktop on a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H motherboard with a Samsung 850 Pro SSD (MZ-7KE512BW). On install, I selected UEFI DVD (had disabled Secure Boot/Fast Boot and ...
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Looking for recommended BIOS and other config settings for my hardware

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04LTS x64 on the following hardware: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H - Intel Z87 Express Chipset- LGA-1150 Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 Quad-Core Desktop ...
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Bios and ubuntu only sees one disk whilst I know this laptop has 2drives

I recently had to reset bios because of issues and decided to remove windows and install my first linux distro on this laptop. But since I had reset the bios it will only detect my harddrive and not ...
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Having trouble with mouse pad working after installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

So I just received on old laptop from a friend and currently trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on the laptop. Here are the specs of the laptop: Brand: ASUS Memory: 2.8 GiB Processor: Intel Pentium(...
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Error-2 : End kernel Panic while booting

After running sudo apt-get -f install command at terminal and downloaded about 351 MB of fixes, I restarted Ubuntu 16.04 OS but after selecting "Ubuntu" From Windows Boot Menu (Default OS : Windows 10)...
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Why can't I boot to live USB anymore?

There is not much to say. After I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10, I am unable to boot to a live USB! I used to do it all the time before I installed Ubuntu. I am unable to find an answer online....
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In Ubuntu 16.04, which ACPI Global State does Suspend result in?

I have read the post on "What is suspend". However, I would like to know exactly which ACPI Global State does pressing the Suspend button lead to. Can someone explain this? Specifically, how do I ...