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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How do I install Ubuntu on a Lenovo Thinkpad?

I have Ubuntu on all of my computers that I use, so I am fairly clear on how to install it via USB, but this time has been different. I receieved a Lenovo Thinkpad tablet(no keyboard) from my school ...
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Know my windows 8 product key

I have had several problems trying to install Ubuntu alongside my windows 8.1 so as it was booting in UEFI mode, as Im not that into pc games, I decided to format the hard drive and just install ...
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HP Proliant Server dl380 G4 - Ubuntu 14.04 64 [on hold]

i bought this old server to study for Linux exam having DIMM error issues on the server, I want to upgrade the firmware before i look at replacing the MB, please advise? Ubuntu is not listed as an ...
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Not booting ubuntu14.04

I was nicely using Ubuntu14.04 but due to some software requirements I had to upgrade and also install NVIDIA so when I reboot, I am unable to see a GUI screen and while trying Ctr+Alt+F1, the login ...
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Unable to access BIOS menu after installing Windows 8

After installing Windows 8 in UEFI mode I can no longer access the BIOS menu. I have tried different solutions to access the BIOS menu but I was unsuccessful. I want to switch to Ubuntu but the live ...
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Installing a second OS next to Ubuntu

At the moment, my notebook us running on Ubuntu 14.04. I want to install a second operating system (windows 8.1) but I can't seem to install it via UEFI. Either the medium is to small(USB stick), ...
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Can't boot ophcrack with Ubuntu installed on system

On all my other computers I am able to boot ophcrack from a bootable USB drive. On my Acer Aspier E-15 running Ubuntu I cannot boot it up. Don't ask why I need to boot ophcrack on my Ubuntu laptop I ...
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Write bootable BIOS update .ISO to USB stick

Lenovo distributes BIOS updates as .iso files (example) that are supposed to be burnt on a CD and booted. Burning it to a CD worked and booted correctly, but now I want to use a USB stick instead ...
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Does Ubuntu support my PC? [closed]

Hello folks i would like to know if my PC will support Ubuntu or Debian, and yes i know that there are alot of questions about it but mine is let's say special because is AMD Hardware and yeah i'm a ...
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How to change Ubuntu 14.04 logo and BIOS logo?

I've tried making some searches but i can-t manage to find anything about this or it's not understandable, so i keep installing useless stuff and getting more confused about how i change the Ubuntu ...
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How will this terminal command affect my partitions?

I recently posted a question asking about how to fix a complicated problem with my laptop after partitioning my hard drive. The problem is here -How do I undo those partitions I made for dual booting? ...
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I installed Ubuntu and Zorin and other linux distros on this very old HP Compaq 6720s

I installed Ubuntu and Zorin and other Linux choices of Linux distros on this very old HP Compaq 6720s which is driving me Insane !!!! I got the machine running; I am now trying to get the permanent ...
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I am having trouble booting the Ubuntu 15.04 64-Bit ISO file on computers with BIOS, and no UEFI support

I tried booting the Ubuntu 15.04 Installation DVD on a computer that was able to boot and install Ubuntu 14.04.2 Long Term Support, but it would just hang for a while and then skip trying the DVD. I ...
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Correct Way to update BIOS in dual boot machine

i would like to update my current BIOS version because my laptop is running rather hot in idle. I have a DELL Inspiron 5547, single HDD, with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 installed (dual boot). I went ...
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Help In changing fastboot option from ubuntu

I have have Windows 8 and Ubuntu installed parellely along with it Was going without a problem as I had used to change confuration from uefi to I think csm Today I choose fast boot option in bios but ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview not in GRUB

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 a while ago. Then I followed guides like this one on how to install windows after Ubuntu and I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview after Ubuntu. Then I booted up from a ...
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cant load grub2, even though it's ready to go on the hdd

My netbook (acer aspire one250D) cant load GRUB2. It loads the BIOS and I can access the boot menu. Unfortunately after that, it is just a blinking cursor (e.g. '_') . So it doesnt matter what boot ...
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Ubuntu Live CD with /dev/nvram available

Is there any way to make /dev/nvram available when running from the Live CD? It says on the manpage for the nvram driver that it has to be compiled into the kernel. Is it possible to do that while ...
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ASUS Zenbook BIOS only boot

Scratching my head here on this one... Brand new Asus Zenbook UX305FA, came with Win 8 installed--upgraded to Win8.1, then to Win 10 prelim; dual boot with Ubuntu 15.10; I've had absolutley no ...
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How to install ubuntu alongside installed windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I am trying to dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu, but i don't know exactly how to do it, since i tried it once and it went really wrong. Now, as i said, i have windows 8.1 installed, and in system ...
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Backup live server, migrate to new hard drive (simulating recovery from hard drive failure)

Goal: to take image of live system, transfer to new drive (from MBR, to GPT), separate /boot from / partition, and not have to go through tedious system re-install and re-configure from fresh. ...
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GRUB rescue mode after deleting ubuntu partition

I had windows 8.1 preinstalled on my MSI cx61 2pc 1214xes. I installed Ubuntu a lot of time ago, in dual boot. But this morning I wanted to remove it in order to have more free space. So I deleted the ...
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How to revert to previous version after bad update

I've had both ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7 running on my machine for a few months now and everything was running fine. I recently installed some updates in ubuntu, but had waited a while and so many ...
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Legacy mode versus UEFI mode

I have got a Lenovo g50-70 with a SSD. The strange thing is: when I install Ubuntu in normal mode (boot from BIOS), it takes LESS time to boot( round about 8 seconds) than installing Ubuntu in UEFI ...
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I cannot access the BIOS after installing Ubuntu in a Samsung Ultrabook [closed]

I've already tried F2, F4, F9, F10, DEL, ETC... during boot but no key shows me de BIOS menu that i could access before i had to make some changes in order to install UBUNTU,
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I installed Ubuntu and when I try opening the setup utility it comes with GRUB

Okay. I used to have Windows 8. Then I installed Ubuntu over Windows 8. When I tried the setup utility on Windows it worked, but now it sends me to the GRUB menu. I tried installing zorin but GRUB ...
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Can't enter BIOS after installing Ubuntu on a Lenovo z530 [closed]

I used to have Windows 8. I installed ubuntu but I still cannot not enter the BIOS.I had the secure boot still locked. Now I can't seem to open the bios. I tried F1, F2, F12, F11, Esc, Fn+F2 and ...
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Installing ubuntu 15.04 on my compaq cq-41 laptop

I downloaded ubuntu 15.04 and burnt it onto a DVD. While booting from the disc, a warning message came up. I tried same disc on another laptop, and it worked. My one run ubuntu 14.10 well. What do I ...
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Will updating the BIOS remove my Ubuntu EFI entry?

I have an HP ProBook G1 with Windows 8.1 OEM on which I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dualboot. This laptop has a BIOS that makes it difficult to change the default boot loader called at hardware ...
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Ubuntu will not boot all the way

Recently, my computer lost it's ability to normally boot ubuntu. I am very perplexed as to why it may be happening. An interesting clue: about a week ago, I was trying to move some files around into ...
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Booting OS of Ubuntu 1.1.20.0-8ubuntu1

I have a problem in booting version 2.00-13ubuntu3 moving to recovery mode, it requires me to fill the initramfs using built-in-commands which i dont know how to add them. Help me
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Computer does not boot after changing hdd and reverting back [duplicate]

1) I have an existing HDD in my computer that dual boots linux and windows using the traditional bios way. 2) I then took out the existing HDD and swap in a new HDD to install linux on it with uefi. ...
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8GB RAM installed, free only shows 4GB

I've installed 8GB of RAM (2x4GB) in my computer. Before I have only 4GB (1x4GB), and I've installed the new cards one where the oldest was and the other in the other slot of the same type. But if I ...
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Can't boot Lenovo laptop (v570) after installing Ubuntu

No, this is not a 'I want to boot Windows after installing Ubuntu' question, I installed Ubuntu, fully wiping everything, every default settings, but now it won't get past BIOS. It just gets stuck ...
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BIOS Showing 8 GB RAM while Xubuntu only Showing 7 GB

I have a Lenovo Thinkcentre M78 Tower Desktop. In the BIOS it says I have 8192 MB of Installed Memory. However, when I run free -m in Xubuntu 14.04 it says I only have 7111 MB of memory. It seems the ...
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Cannot update BIOS on a Lenovo G series laptop [closed]

I own a G50-45. I have already asked this question over at Lenovo's official boards but with no response and Lenovo's website doesn't offer an option to get in touch with support directly. To sum up ...
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How to get OS selection screen?

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8.1 in my dell inspiron 15 5547 (Legacy Mode, windows 8.1 in uefi mode), while restarting OS selection window is not displayed. Every time I need to ...
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Troubles after installation ubuntu to my usb stick

I've inserted two usb sticks to my pc (with ubuntu installed). One is installation usb stick and second one is usb stick where ubuntu is installed to. After installation I have a few troubles with ...
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Need Bootable CD To Kickstart Hard Drive Boot

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from DVD to an internal hard drive but the BIOS doesn't recognize the hard drive during boot. If I boot from DVD the hard drive is attached to the file system and polulated ...
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Upgrading the BIOS on Lenovo IdeaPad B50-70 Without Windows

I would like to upgrade my Lenovo B50-70's BIOS. The only options for OS on the product's Site are Windows 7 and 8. When I try to run the EXE file inside Hiren's MiniXP it claims the system battery ...
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How can I boot via USB with GA-945GCMNX-S2 BIOS? [closed]

I'm using a computer with a Gigabyte GA-945GCMNX-S2. So my issue here is the BIOS does detect the USB drive but does not boot in. I've tried Unetbootin, Live USB Installer and other tools but no ...
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Lenovo B590 BIOS upgrade

I am currently running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo B590 notebook with BIOS version H5ET69WW (1.12). But as my current BIOS version is buggy, I need to upgrade it to version H9ET84WW (2.0). And I have ...
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Phoenix BIOS 3.08 Hard Drive boot Priority Menu Freezes

2015-04-30 My compaq Presario SR1020NX computer's Phoenix AwardBIOS 3.08 Hard Drive Boot Priority menu fails to respond after I highlight one of the listed hard drives. The BIOS simply does nothing ...
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Unable to load Windows in grub [closed]

I have Ubuntu installed alongside Windows8.1. Grub has the menu item for windows but if I recall correctly I only get message saying it is unable to mount the drive. I know the windows partition is ...
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Can't boot to Ubuntu after changing motherboard

My computer was no longer booting, so I took the hard drives out and I put them in a different computer (i.e I swapped motherboards). I had a dual boot Windows Vista OS and Ubuntu 10.14 (I think). For ...
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ubuntu dual boot problem

I recently bought a new laptop (z50 20354). it came with win 8.1 pre installed, i decided to dual boot it with ubuntu(14.04). i had to change my bios settings and did the following: changed OS ...
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How do I get Xubuntu to automatically boot from startup? [Xubuntu 14.10] [duplicate]

At the moment to boot up my Ubuntu system I have to: Turn on my laptop Hold Shift to start up GRUB Select Ubuntu and press enter Log in I would like to just turn on my laptop and then when Ubuntu ...
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With a custom built PC that hasn't gone through the BIOS setup could I get Ubuntu? [duplicate]

So I just built a PC with 8 cores (4.0Ghz) and a GTX750. So since I don't have a OS on it yet could I download Ubuntu on a USB and install it as my OS on the BIOS setup? I don't know much about how to ...
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Old Dell Optiplex GX520 running Ubuntu; how would I go about installing multiple Linux distros?

I'm a newbie to Linux (I installed it about a month ago) and there are some other distributions that I would like to run on my old computer (specifically Linux Mint). I've tried everything and I can't ...
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Windows Installation on linux pc from .iso? [duplicate]

I have had Ubuntu installed on my laptop now for a while, I have also been switching distros. Now that I want to install windows back again I am having a problem: I have tried making a bootable ...