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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Bypassing secure boot on Aspire XC-603G

I just bought an Acer aspire XC-603G and I found it has secure boot. You used to be able to go to the bios and turn this off to setup dual boot. With this model you can not. That option has been ...
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Can't upgrade within Ubuntu or from boot

I'm a Linux beginner. I've used Ubuntu for a year but only for the every day stuff. I tried to reinstall Windows 7 on many occasions but it kept coming up with errors. I had tried lots of different ...
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How to install Dell BIOS on ubunto 14.04 with no windows dual boot? [duplicate]

All questions and articles about updating BIOS on Ubuntu dell machine points to running the BIOS update through the FreeDOS USB stick, the issue with Dell BIOS A05 for XSP does not run on DOS and you ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 BIOS update [duplicate]

OK. So. In my attempt to install Ubuntu 14.04 for dual booting on my Toshiba Satellite C55t somehow the install disk wiped my hard drive before I ever even gave the ok to install. So I had to just ...
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grub rescue out of partition

So I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 from an ISOBoot and the thing goes wrong, the PCs frozes just after setting the disk partitions< and after a while I decide to turn it off the hard way. So now I ...
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BIOS don't boot from USB

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FE41E, which comes with Windows Vista pre-installed. A year ago I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with an USB and it worked perfectly fine. Now due to some errors I have to reinstall ...
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Operating system not found - tried everything

As the title says, I get the freakin' "Operating system not found" when I try to boot up my netbook. A little bit of history Back in 2012 my netbook prompted the message for the first time. I just ...
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Gateway Laptop not booting Ubuntu from USB

I have a Gateway MX8738 and when I try to boot my USB with the Ubuntu ISO on it it doesn't work. The POST screen stays stuck loading. Does the .iso need to be in a different format or do there have to ...
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Bios stuck on system start

When I press the power button to start my laptop stucks at black screen. To exit from this situation I have to wait about 10 sec to press CTRL + ALT + DEL and then my laptop reach at the grub ...
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Black screen on resume after suspend, pm_test is fine [on hold]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo IdeaPad S205. When I resume from suspend-to-RAM, fan goes on but screen stays off. The computer does not respond to anything except a hard shutdown (press and hold ...
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How to get information about BIOS from terminal? [duplicate]

I want to get BIOS information and print information about all structures. How to get via command-line?
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grub rescue -> no such partition [duplicate]

I have a big problemm with my computer... I have reduced the windows partition and when I reboot then I have the grub rescue with the error message : no such partition. Moreover, I don't have access ...
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Grub menu not showing after exiting BIOS

So I've dual booted Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a UEFI system. So far I've been able to switch OSs from the grub menu at the boot screen, which shows entries for both. Recently, I tried to run ...
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Dead ASUS laptop - Can I boot Windows from within Ubuntu terminal?

I have an ASUS laptop (model u56e, windows 7 64-bit) that is baffling me right now. I was recently on a trip, laptop working fine, though partitioned SATA HDD a bit overloaded with vacay pics. On way ...
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Lenovo Y510P: Battery wont charge past 60%

On my y510p, I set Lenovos battery software to "Optimize battery health" while I was in Windows 8.1. I forgot to change it before overwriting that partition with Ubuntu, and now my battery in Ubuntu ...
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Installing Lubuntu 14.04 in UEFI

I have an Asus N56VZ. In the BIOS, UEFI is enabled. I am trying to dual boot Lubuntu 14.04 with preinstalled 64 bit Windows 7. I booted from a live-USB and there were two options, a normal USB boot ...
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Can't get back to Windows 8.1 from seemingly dual boot to ubuntu

my laptop is pretty much brand new (bought it this January). I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my USB or atleast I think I did (I'm not sure). Also, on startup, it doesn't ask me which OS I want and ...
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need help removing wlan 'white list' on compaq QC-60-419wm

Okay i have bios that are blocking my Wlan card on boot up, i have the original phoenix bios file, along with modified bios that are supposed to remove the Wireless lan 'white list.' the biggest ...
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Partition Resizing to Add Windows 7

when I got Ubuntu, I accidentally formatted Windows 8 and now I only have Ubuntu. I was able to obtain a windows 7 ISO, and I would like to put that in. I have installed the ISO into my flash drive, ...
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Unable to Install ubuntu onto a blank hard drive

I just built a pc and I am trying to install Ubuntu 14 onto it. I did the process in which you format the flash drive to be able to have Ubuntu 14 and install directly in BIOS. BIOS is set up to ...
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how to configure BIOS settings while installing ps2 emulator

i got this error statement while installing the ps2 emulator it says to configure BIOS how can i get it done
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Trying to boot Ubuntu from a second SSD

My problem is that I can not get my BIOS to let me change bootorder so I can get my second SSD to be SSD number 2. I have an HP6751c. Are there BIOS that will not let you select the bootorder?
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Uninstalling ubuntu and installing windows [duplicate]

Recently built a computer and installed ubuntu 14.04 from USB. I struggle with using the interface, programs and terminal so I plan to put windows 7 ultimate iso onto a USB while in ubuntu. Then ...
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How to update my BIOS

I've been having some boot problems with it so I have Ubuntu and booted from the Drive. I wanted to update my BIOS to fix this issue but I don't have my product key so I looked up the website ( HP ...
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Ubuntu does not enable bluetooth after suspend

My bluetooth is not recognized after sleep. Probably is something related to BIOS but I am not 100% sure. The output of hcitool dev shows nothing and rfkill list all only lists the wireless card. I ...
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Unable to access BIOS in my laptop after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I have a Sony Vaio S Series that came with Windows 7 and U installed Ubuntu 14.04 by creating a bootable USB, setting the boot priority in the BIOS and booting from it. During the installation, I ...
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cant boot bios ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, and got rid of my Windows OS, on to my dell Inspiron 7740 and I can no longer access my bios. When I start my laptop I hit F12 and I go straight into Ubuntu and the same ...
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error while installing windows 7 through virtual box [duplicate]

i have installed the extention packs of virtualbox a few monent ago and and again i click the button to install it it shows an other error related to BIOS currently i am using an integrated ...
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Will Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or later Wubi installer be returing

will Wubi Instaler ever be returning in ubuntu 14.04 or later i have a friend that really wants ubuntu and is upset becuase he cant figure out how to create a partition on his hp pavilion g6 64bit ...
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my bios does not support booting from usb

Hello i got an old computer and i want to put linux on it but the bios does not boot from usb.i do not have a blank cd my cd player is not a burner is there still hope for me. thank you for taking ...
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Problem Installing ubuntu via usb in ASUS R510C

My boot loader doesn't recognize the usb for booting and installing ubuntu. I already disabled the secure boot and it still does not recognize the usb. If there is anyone that has encountered the ...
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New processor woes

my motherboard is an ECS c51gm-m and the processor im trying to upgrade to is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 5000+ 2.6 GHz Processor with 1024KB L2 Cache and 64-Watt Socket AM2 (ADO5000DSWOF) by AMD ...
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my laptop BIOS crashes after install ubuntu 14.04

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 and ubuntu worked without a problem, today when i turn on my laptop i see an blue window before the ubuntu boot menu: Now ubuntu doesn't work and i can't enter BIOS, i ...
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New laptop won't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

I removed the HDD from a Toshiba Computer I bought today and installed a 250GB SSD. After installing it, I immediately installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it from a USB drive. Everything went fine during ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not indicate my discrete GPU

After installing Bumblebee and Nvidia 331.38 driver with primus I get this error delmomd@Dell:~$ optirun steam [ 887.242992] [ERROR]The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Thinkpad T410i system problems and missing graphc device selection in BIOS after repair

my Thinkpad t410i had an overheating problem so I gave it to a certified Lenovo store and they changed the mainboard. After the replacement I am facing now two new problems: The graphic device ...
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why can't I install from a bootable USB? [duplicate]

My computer refuses to install from a usb, it keeps insisting on a cd, which I don't have. How do I create a bootable USB and enable my system to boot from it?
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Dell Inspiron n4110 Doesn't Start with recurring low battery beep

Took the Dell n4110 Inspiron to school today, I opened it up, and when the low battery noise beeped I realized I forgot to charge it and shut the lid immediately as it was loud and in the middle of ...
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After Ubuntu 14.04 install error with tmp/ files

When I install Ubuntu as desktop (as a dual boot, like a program on Windows), the whole process completes but when after finishing an install my laptop restarts, the launcher won't run and I get a ...
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Can't access BIOS OR boot Windows (Samsung NP300E5C, UEFI install to external HDD) [closed]

Before anyone bash/trolls me let me admit first that I'm a total noob to Linux. I was looking into getting into it but apparently I jumped into the deep end of a foreign pool so to speak. I will need ...
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Systematic freezes with Unity on 14.04 [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my secondary SSD (primary has Win 8.1 on it). First of all (it might not be completely relevant with my freezing issue but I think it's worth mentioning) : my bios ...
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DELL Latitude E5500 BIOS Error : No boot sector detected on USB during the Ubuntu installation

I am trying to install the Ubuntu in external HDD (Transcend Store Jet USB 3.0 1 TB) using the Laptop Latitude E5500 (of course old model). Laptop is able to detect the Boot device from Pen drive (16 ...
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Unable to access BIOS [closed]

I switched to Ubuntu a while back and over time entropy and inexperience lead to a bunch of redundant applications, a very messy directory tree and general slowness. I figured rather than upgrade to ...
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USB Keyboard not working in the bootloader, but does in BIOS and OS's

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu installed alongside on my computer. However, my USB keyboard doesn't seem to work when supposed to navigate the GRUB menu. This was also a problem when i only had Windows ...
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Error sending USSD Ubuntu 14.04

GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such interface 'org.freedesktop.ModemManager1.Modem.Modem3gpp.Ussd' on object at path /org/freedesktop/ModemManager1/Modem/2 modem manager ...
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Blank Screen after trying to upgrade 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

So I tried upgrading my Lenovo G505 laptop from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. It was working at first and I got the installation menu but when I clicked on upgrade 12.04 to 14.04, my screen went black. After ...
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Reboot instead of shutdown Ubuntu 12.04

As the title suggests, when I try to shutdown my computer from Ubuntu 12.04, it shuts down but then powers back on about three seconds later. I've changed my Grub settings and added: ...
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Dual Boot problems 13.10

my windows 8.1 loads up fine if I turn on secure boot but for me to load up ubuntu I have to change my settings to legacy mode and the reason I installed it this way was because it wouldnt display the ...
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update Dell Bios from ubuntu [duplicate]

I would like to know how i can update my laptop bios from ubuntu I have Laptop E6430 i see Dell released a version for windows only so is there a way to do it from ubuntu
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Live DVD ignored when booting

I want to resize the / partition of a computer, and for this I need to use a Live disk. I've downloaded the ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso file from the Ubuntu website, and I burned it onto a regular ...