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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System76 BIOS gone after update to 14.10

A few hours ago, I updated my System76 Ratel Performance from 14.04.1 (what it shipped with) to 14.10. Everything works fine, but I noticed that the BIOS screen no longer appears. When I boot it up, ...
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No Legacy BIOS setting/Ubuntu not detecting Windows 8.1

I have recently purchased an Asus X551M laptop and have tried installing Mint in a dual boot configuration multiple times. I have successfully installed it twice, but bot times was unable to actually ...
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Computer not booting into live usb

I went to the BIOS of my computer to set it boot from usb first.Already did that but doesn't boot into the live usb. Before, my computer did boot into live usb's.Now, not any more! Any ideas what's ...
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How to perform a HP BIOS upgrade with only Ubuntu?

I have a HP Spectre XT netbook. The installed BIOS is F14 and the latest one on their website is F26. I'd like to do an upgrade but they only provide a Windows executable. I tried booting with FreeDOS ...
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Bios doesn't appear when I connect my HDMI Cable

I have a desktop computer with dual boot using grub and a permanent HDMI cable between my computer and my TV. When I start my computer, I don't see Bios Screen in my computer, I can only see it in my ...
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Reset BIOS using Ubuntu

I need to reset the BIOS. I took a look into my laptop, but the CMOS battery and the jumper are covered with a lot of stuff and I don't feel like taking all of that out. So is there a way of resetting ...
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Booting from usb?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on my laptop right now, but its kind of glitchy so I want to switch to Zorin, at least until 14.10 comes out. I made a bootable USB with Startup Disk Creator, but what do I ...
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How do I fix a problem in installing Ubuntu on my Lenovo 560G laptop?

I have installed Ubuntu in my system many times and worked well and installed the same OS in other laptop then also it went smooth. Today I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my friend's Lenovo ...
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Manual UMA = plymouth stop

I've a problem: if i set UMA to manual, using 128M size, ubuntu doesn't boot, stopping while running plymouth. Samsung 535u3c AMD A4 4355M
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Cannot see bios after installing nvidia drivers

I've installed nvidia graphic card GeForce GTX 750 Ti and drivers for it from the official site. After it when I press Esc during reboot I can't see BIOS menu. Just a dark screen. Did anyone face such ...
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Removing Ubuntu from boot manager

I have a similar problem like in this post. The answer there suggests using the 4 commands: sudo apt-get install efibootmgr sudo modprobe efivars sudo efibootmgr sudo efibootmgr -b X -B At first, ...
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No boot after reseting bios to default, Ubuntu partition gone

I set my bios to their default settings in order to try and boot a Lubuntu Live-cd but something I didn't consider is that it would wipe out my Ubuntu boot-entries. The only option I have now is an ...
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How may I boot up 14.04 lts without having to worry about having a usb or cd inserted during startup?

I installed via a usb thumbdrive, and before doing so I had to change boot options to boot from usb. Now upon boot, im prompted at startup to choose an os to boot from usb or boot ubuntu(which isnt a ...
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BIOS not recognizing hard drives

For starters, I have this laptop: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3184129 "ASUS G75VW-DS71 Laptop Computer - 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz, ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recongnize USB

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop and it works well, now I'm trying to install in my new Desktop PC, it has dual bios and you can also choose if you want to use Uefi or Legacy...But can't make the ...
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Ubuntu Bootloader Help

I'm thinking of installing Ubuntu on my PC (quite old) alongside Windows 8.1. My BIOS mode is Legacy BIOS so no worries about UEFI settings. I have a separate partition (Local Disk E: 30GB) for ...
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What is EFI v2.31 Lenovo? Where do I find it?

At http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201307-13930/ the bios version it says is certified is EFI v2.31 Lenovo But the latest UEFI version available from Lenovo's website is 2.25 How do I ...
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Replacing Windows XP completely to Ubuntu (booting issues)

I am trying to replace my old existing Windows XP(service pack 3) completely with Ubuntu latest desktop version over the last two days with no sucess due to the following: Created both a bootable ...
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Home partition in ubuntu 14.04

If I partition my home drive in recovery mode (ubuntu 14.04), will my os get formated?
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Can not access BIOS after Ubuntu UEFI Installation!

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my Fujitsu AH532 laptop. It was just working fine before the installation. But when I planned to install Windows 8.1, I could not access the boot menu or BIOS ...
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can't select Ubuntu drive in Boot Order if multiple drives are present

After disconnecting Drive C: which contains Windows, I re-started my PC and booted to the Ubuntu CD and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a spare hard drive. I can boot to Ubuntu if I disconnect the ...
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What is the Ubuntu os loader and where does it reside?

I am studying for a class on System and Network Engineering and in one material we are told that Ubuntu uses the OS loader to load the bootloader GRUB. My question is what is the Ubuntu OS loader and ...
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How do I change battery charge back to 100% when it only charges to 80%

I have recently uninstalled Windows 8.1 from my Toshiba Laptop, but left the "Battery life cycle" in Toshiba Eco utility turned on, which limits my battery charge to 80%. I do not have Windows ...
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Hardware Virtualization not possible, virtualbox alternatives?

I have two processors, but virtualbox won't accept that unless I have hardware virtualization (vt-x) enabled, for which my bios setup doesn't give an option, and the option was never added in bios ...
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use grub2 command line to boot from CD

I can't run uBuntu (it stucks in loading). I tried to boot with disc but It goes directly to Grub2 menu. I can't enter BIOS it displays 'please wait' and then goes to grub2 menu either. the only ...
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windows doesn't show up in grub2 can't access bios or boot with cd

I installed Ubunto yesterday I had 3 partitions c:/ Windows d:/ other files w:/ linux mint when installing ubunto I chose 'replace linux mint' problem: after rebooting windows didn't show up in Grub ...
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peripherals switch off, caused by overheating: ACPI problem

I have an HP Pavilion dm1-4125sa Laptop, 64 Bit with 1.7 GHz AMD Dual-Core E-450 CPU, dual-booted with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Often when I am in Ubuntu (only Ubuntu, Windows is fine), when it ...
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A bit of a keyboard problem

So I've looked all over but I can't seem to find a solution anywhere nor can I find a problem exactly like mine so maybe someone can help me. I want to be very specific just in case I did something ...
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How to set USB flash drive as first boot device in dell inspiron 15

i m trying to install ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15 using USB flash drive using USSB installer. But in booting sequence there are only two boot options. Legacy boot and UEFI boot mode. Can anyone tell me ...
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I removed Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu 14.04, now my fn keys to manage brightness and volume don't work and I can't boot into BIOS

To clarify, this isn't a dual-boot, I just have Ubuntu now. My FN keys are no longer working on my ASUS K55n, this includes changing my brightness and volume. I've already tried editing the GRUB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Restarts after Shutdown

I've had this issue after upgrading from 12.04LTS: every time I try to shotdown my laptop (hp probook 4540s, with dualboot win7/ubuntu14.04) it actually shuts down, but after few seconds (2-3 secs) it ...
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Notification every 2 minutes, with QR code, What is it?

Does anybody knows what is the meaning of the notification, is a QR code and says: KERROPI 20140416-1, BIOS f.0.5 System ID: 21f7? This is in Unity, with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am not signed into any ...
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How can I access my BIOS settings now?

I cannot access my Thinkpad E430c BIOS setting even I press any of my keys after installing UBUNTU 14.04 32bit. HELP !!!
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Booting Ubuntu from USB on Zotac Zbox HD

I successfully made bootable USB with Ubuntu 14.04. I've already tried it on couple of computers, and it works perfectly. Because I want to boot Ubuntu on these PCs just time from the time, I don't ...
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Problems to boot ubuntu partition after updating BIOS from my windows partition

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop L50-B-18E. So, one day the toshiba center asked me to update the BIOS, and I did. But now the menu that asks me what system do I want to start doesn't appear ...
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Windows 7 Drive Not Showing in BIOS Boot Menue after Ubuntu Install

I've looked through many problem solving techniques for similar problems, but with my set-up it appears none of them are quite relevant. My computer is a HP Envy Phoenix with 3 drives installed: ...
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Boot-repair (Or ubuntu grub) somehow stopped bios setup

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 since it launched. All of functioning of bios and grub where running properly. One day I used boot-repair for some reason. After few days I noticed that Bios set-up doesn’t ...
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Can't upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04 / Can't access the BIOS for clean install

Skype stopped working for seemingly no reason (I use 12.10), it would display "Skype can't connect" even though everything else was working perfectly. After checking a bunch of forums & questions ...
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Migrating Ubuntu from a MBR disk to a GPT disk (non-UEFI)

The question is: how to Migrate Ubuntu installed on a LVM Logical Volume with a separate boot partition from a MBR disk to a GPT disk on non-(U)EFI hardware without data loss to enable the usage of ...
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How to boot Ubuntu automatically?

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 13.10. I have made one backup image with Clonezilla. The backup includes 2 partitions — one is /dev/sda1, where is the EFI (only the EFI folder from /boot/efi/EFI), and the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Karbonn S11 (win8) Tablet

I've recently bought a win8 Karbonn s11 Tablet PC and now i want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. The point is that the BIOS (windows calls it UEFI [?!], but it's certainly BIOS up to me) doesnt see the ...
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Can't enter BIOS settings after installing Ubuntu (Samsung NP300E5S)

I've Samsung (NP300E5S-01IN) laptop, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it and now I want to install Windows 8.1 on another partition but whenever I press "F2" key to Enter BIOS settings. it brings me to ...
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BIOS settings not appearing

My friend installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on his Samsung NP 300 G5X laptop that had 4GB RAM and a 700GB HDD. He encrypted the Ubuntu installation and used LVM. After reboot he was taken directly to grub. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 wont boot from BIOS using USB install, am I doing something wrong?

This is my first time messing around with Ubuntu. Ok so I've been at this the last few hours and I'm not sure what's going wrong.. I've downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04.1 ISO twice and confirmed the md5 ...
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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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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 ...