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 to add CD/DVD to boot sequence

I have a macbook pro that dual boots Ubuntu and OS X. When I enter grub on ubuntu with a bootable CD inserted, I don't get an option to load from the CD drive. How can I allow Ubuntu to start to boot ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Asus X550Z (with UEFI)?

This laptoop has UEFI. I can't install ubuntu on this laptop as I always did. I've removed Windows, I created bios-boot partition, turn off safe boot, used Boot-Repair and it doesn't not help.
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Ubuntu 15.04 Boots to a blank screen after Enabling Virtualisation in BIOS

I had dual booted my pc with Windows X and Ubuntu 15.04 I happened to enable the Intel Virtualisation flag in BIOS, and found that the PC does not boot into Ubuntu as after the grub2 screen, after ...
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My Acer C720 all of a sudden won't boot my ubuntu install

I have a Acer C720 Chromebook. I was on Ubuntu. I rebooted, and I pressed Ctrl-L for Legacy Boot. It showed the bios screen. It said Booting from hard disk... and didn't do anything else. ChromeOS ...
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How to install Ubuntu on non-UEFI? [duplicate]

I have an assignment in which I have to give the steps of the installation. So I request you to be very specific on the steps
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Ubuntu will not automatically boot from SSD

I have both Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and a boot loader installed on my SSD. My SSD is not showing up as option to automatically boot from in the BIOS in my boot load order; however I can manually boot from it ...
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“Boot error” When loading a working ubuntu 15.04 usb installer

I cannot find any information what so ever because my amazing POS system doesn't actually give me anything other than "boot error". I have a dell 530 (07 era) desktop. I had windows on it, but the ...
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Making Live USBs won't work on Windows

I am teaching a C++ class for high schoolers. The students bring their own computers, and to standardize things I'm making everyone boot from a LiveUSB of Ubuntu with persistence storage. I had ...
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Boot Repair Failure

Long story I'll try to keep short: Win7 / Ubuntu dual boot setup on Asus G75 with Aptio 2.14.1219 bios Had 12.04 on sda5 - became corrupt / wouldn't boot, so reformatted partition. Couldn't get ...
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Problems with booting on recovery mode [closed]

I want to access my recovery mode because I have problems with my nvidia drivers. But I don't get a chance to use my shift key because I have a black screen for 10 seconds (when I boot my pc) and the ...
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Cannot enter BIOS after installing Ubuntu-Mate 14.04 LTS

I purchased a refurbished Dell Optiplex 755 with Vista (I think) over a year ago. I installed Linux Mint after booting into Windows once to verify the computer was operational. Earlier this year I ...
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Can UEFI be activated after an installation (14.04)

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 first time with a fresh usb in uefi mode. When I needed to reinstall the system I tried again, but this time it wouldn't boot from usb unless it was in legacy mode. After ...
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“Ghost” Ubuntu entry in BIOS UEFI [duplicate]

Here's my problem : When I go to my BIOS (Asus P8P67 UEFI , not legacy available ) , my system detects a possible boot option called "ubuntu" (If I try to boot on this very entry , the system will ...
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Dilemma with Dual boot in HDD and fresh installation in SSD

I'm stuck with a strange situation regarding an existing HDD and an SSD (connected via optical drive Caddy) in my laptop. Context: The HDD already has dual partition with Ubuntu and Windows. I have ...
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Windows 10 & Ubuntu dual boot not working correctly

Basically, I had Windows 10 and then installed Ubuntu to dual boot with it. The dual boot prompting screen only works if Ubuntu is selected to be the first boot in the BIOS. So, when I restart my ...
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Can't change brightness of laptop in ubuntu 14.04 / 15.04

When i just try adjusting brightness, the indicator changes but the screen does not change brightness. I have tried adding acpi_backlight=vendor to my grub file and also doing echo x > sudo tee ...
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Grub always boots to CLI instead of Boot Menu

When booting my PC, grub always boots to the CLI. When I type exit, it shows the regular boot menu and I can boot Ubuntu or choose one of the other options. How do I get rid of grub always loading CLI ...
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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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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 ...