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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Could I put both the AMD64 and i386 Ubuntu images on one usb drive?

Basically, the PC I use at home is 64-bit and the computers at my school are 32-bit. I'm kind of doubting it, but I'm wondering if I can make a persistent liveUSB of Ubuntu with the startup disk maker ...
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Unable to access BIOS, GRUB menu only [on hold]

I have the latest dist. of Ubuntu and a Toshiba Satellite laptop. I've already searched for the default keys that access the BIOS, (F2, holding ESC) and had no luck. To describe what happens when I ...
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How to check if hardware clock is in UTC or Local time

From what I've read the hwclock -r command only returns the time in local time no matter how it is set. I think hwclock --utc or hwclock --localtime will change the clock to UTC or localtime. But I ...
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UEFI Bios Issue from Ubuntu Install On Dell Inspiron 14-3452

I'm fairly green with Linux but have successfully put on different linux distros on my machines years ago. My friend got a virus on Windows 10 and I offered to install Ubuntu on his machine. He ...
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Won't boot from HD or USB

Attempting to install ubuntu over an existing Windows 7 install: Sony Vaio 2010 model, was running Windows 7. Created bootable image of ubuntu 15.10 using UNetbootin Restarted, booted into ubuntu ...
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how do I boot ubuntu on a dual load with windows10 on BIOS boot mode

On a preinstalled windows10 i installed ubuntu 15.04 on a free local disk which was completely installed but my problem is I cant seem to boot the the ubuntu . I installed grub2 on windows and it ...
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System is taking a long time between pressing the power button and showing the bios screen

Recently my system started presenting this problem, every time I boot the computer it takes a long time between me pressing the power button and loading the first image (bios screen). After the bios ...
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15.10 Investigate Blazing-Fast vs Slow Boots

I have an old machine, recently acquired: a Dell Optiplex. I installed Ubuntu 15.10 'fresh' from a USB stick. My problem is I cannot get this computer to boot consistently fast. From ...
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ubuntu gnome black screen

Whenever i boot Ubuntu gone off my laptop it comes up with a black screen and i cannot do anything. This has been happening for a while, the OS was working fine then i closed the lid of my laptop and ...
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BIOS problems. I accidentally erased ubuntu from BIOS boot menu

TL;DR at the end if you don't want to read up on how the problems occurred. So, it all started when I tried to install windows 10. My computer ran out of battery, I tried to wipe the HDD, win 8 gave ...
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How to install unbuntu on a laptop with a broken screen

I currently own a ASUS Notebook that I want to install unbuntu on. It currently is running Windows 10. My main problem being that the notebook's screen is broken(,and I have no ability nor money to ...
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can't enter BIOS to install Ubuntu

i put a new hard drive in my laptop and used my daughter's oem version of windows 7 home premium to install on laptop. do drivers were present for hardware. decided to install Ubuntu because of ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu in BIOS mode?

I am really desperate to solve fan noise problem on my laptop. I tried many ways and they all failed. Then I found this post on samsung forum: "I'm guessing you installed linux in EFI mode. It ...
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Accidently did sudo mv /*

I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 laptop running Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 8.1 on dual boot. I was moving some files in the terminal when i did sudo mv /* to an external SD card. I immediately realized that ...
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Does Ubuntu write to certain memory addresses?

I have some options in BIOS setup that allow caching video BIOS, system BIOS and video RAM to C0000h-C7FFFh, F0000h-FFFFFh and A0000h-AFFFFh, respectively. Does Ubuntu write to these locations? (Doing ...
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I flashed my bios and bricked my laptop please help [closed]

How do I unbrick my Asus laptop without sending it in to get repaired? I flashed bios and it froze, I then accidently turned it off... Now it turns on cd works but black screen. It's an Asus gaming ...
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BIOS update in my HP Pavilion g6 Laptop

Is there a way to update my BIOS of HP Pavilion g6 from Ubuntu 15.10? Hp has released the BIOS update only for Windows 7. I don't have windows installed in my laptop right now. So is there any way to ...
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How to boot from a DVD on a UEFI laptop with Linux [duplicate]

I've bought a Windows 8.1 Lenovo laptop last year. Then on July I upgraded to Windows 10. Yesterday I formated it and re-installed Windows 10, but it isn't activating. So I ran the Ubuntu live DVD and ...
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Regarding installing Ubuntu on an empty drive

My computer (Windows 10 64-bit, BIOS) has got three drives viz. C, D and E. I plan to install Ubuntu (14.04.3) on 'E' drive. When I check open up My Computer, I see the Windows logo on only the C ...
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Lenovo T430s BIOS does not hold time settings after powering down

Lenovo T430s CMOS/BIOS does not hold time settings after powering down. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as single boot stand alone I have replaced the CMOS battery, and have spent hours searching online ...
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Update BIOS on T430s

Does anyone know how I can update the BIOS on a T430s running Ubuntu 14.04? I have searched Lenovo support and Wiki pertaining to BIOS updates.
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install ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 13 - Windows version - 59431031

I wish to install Ubuntu on a new Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 13 (Windows version - 59431031) which has 4GB RAM and windows 8 Home 32 bit. I assume that the BIOS is configured for 32 bit OS. Is there a ...
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ACPI : EC: Fail in evaluating the _REG object of EC device. Broken bios is suspected

I can't install linux with kernel over than 4.x on my computer. (MSI GP72-6QE-087XFR Leopard Pro) Tried : Ubuntu 15.10, debian 8 and linux mint 17.3. This is saying: "ACPI : EC: Fail in evaluating ...
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0.003006 ACPI: Unable to load the system description tables Acer F5-571

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my Acer F5-571 with no success!.. when trying to install in UEFI mode i get a black screen when i select any option and when in legacy mode i get 0.003006 ACPI: ...
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Need to press f12 for selecting os every time i boot

Hi i have two Operating Systems installed,both on different hard disks .One is ubntu 14.04 and other one is windows 10. When I start my system , I always have to hold down F12 for selecting which ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not boot after successful fresh install

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using a verified CD created from a verified ISO. The entire process runs smoothly. The CD drive pops open and I am prompted to reboot the machine. I only have a single drive ...
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Did Ubuntu mess up my EFI? Computer no longer boots from thumb drive

I'm currently on a mac. When I installed Ubuntu in the first place I created a bootable thumb drive, rebooted, held alt, chose the thumb drive, and that was about it. I've decided I would like to ...
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How to install Ubuntu on an old laptop missing its built-in display

I have an old HP laptop that is missing its built-in display. I use it plugged in to my TV via VGA. It runs Windows Vista fine, but it has recently started to slow down, and I decided it needed a dose ...
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Hard drive not detected in BIOS

I had dual booted Ubuntu / Win 8 in my Dell Inspiron N5110, I am not sure what started all of this, I think I ran BitBleach as root and it got hung and had to force close it. But I am not sure if ...
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xUbuntu USB boot

I just created an xUbuntu boot USB key using Universal-USB-Installer. My Sony Viao has a USB port but xUbuntu did not load when I powered the computer. I learnt I have to configure my bios to allow ...
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How to boot ubuntu off an SDXC card

I'm wondering if anyone can help with this issue. I currently have an Asus UX303LA, on this laptop I plan on leaving Windows on my ssd and installing Ubuntu on a Lexar 128 GB SDXC card for the ...
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Problem with UEFI locked boot menu

I have got into a very big trouble as i cannot change my boot order and also not able to boot from any installations am making on my hard disk. Recently my harddisk was crashed and i gave it to ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 15.10 with windows 10 in a non UEFI mode

i have a machine Fujitsu Lifebook UH572 that does not support secure boot, initially it comes with Windows 7 preinstalled, but I is updated to Windows 10. Now I would like to install Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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Is it possible to Flash BIOS to F.34 Intel via Ubuntu?

Is it possible to Flash BIOS to F.34 Intel via Ubuntu? My current BIOS version is F.29. If so, what sort of download am I looking for? What packages would be required to achieve this? Where could ...
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How can I change the BIOS boot order from the command line?

I'm actually searching for a way to edit the BIOS boot order from the command line to set a USB device first and the hard disk second. (I don't know if it's important, but this is for a Dell ...
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“USB HDD” option replaced by “ubuntu” in BIOS, now cannot use USB boot media

So, being foolish old me, I tried to use os-uninstaller to remove my Windows installation and make way for Arch Linux. Unfortunately, now nothing on this computer boots, and I cannot even boot from ...
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“Booting system without full network configuration”

My Computer: DELL INSPIRON 5558 5000 series CORE i5. 8GB RAM 1TB HD. Currently running windows 8.1. I inserted the DVD image, restarted the computer, and the starting nice purple screen came up ...
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Is it better to boot ubuntu in UEFI or in non-UEFI? [closed]

I have a laptop with windows 8 installed in UEFI. I want to remove windows 8 completely and boot Ubuntu in it. Since i am going to use the laptop for embedded and robotics, how am i recommended to ...
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How to: setup Intel rapid start

A short How TO guide, on how to setup intel rapid start on your laptop.
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Ubuntu, How to Enable Forced GPU on HP Pavilion

I recently installed Ubuntu MATE on an HP Pavilion dv6 (XG759UA#ABA) to be a dedicated Minecraft machine. MATE works perfectly, but Minecraft insists upon using integrated graphics instead of the GPU. ...
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Configuring the BIOS before installing Ubuntu

Recently I was asked about whether Ubuntu go on laptop ASUS F552CL-X211H. Now I would like to know what you want to disable or, conversely, to include in the BIOS to make it work as it should.
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BIOS upgrade not working on Lenovo X Carbon 2nd

I tried to upgrade the BIOS of my Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon 2nd generation by loading the corresponding image file via grub (not grub 2). This has once worked for me in the past. After downnloading the ...
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Why do I have to access a special BIOS menu to boot?

As the title says, everytime I boot I need to access the F12 menu (single-time boot menu),and it says 'Unknow Device [the name of my hard drive]'. When I boot without the F12 menu, nothing opens, ...
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Installation is giving me major grief please help

I'm having issues installing the newest Ubuntu release (either 14.0.x or 15.0.x, can't remember)? I'm having some issues and askubuntu isn't helping. If someone could walk me through what I'm doing ...
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Updating the BIOS before installing Ubuntu [closed]

I want to install Ubuntu on my computer, but do not know whether you want to update the BIOS before installing. Tell me, whether it is necessary to update the BIOS before installing Ubuntu?
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I want to remove windows 8 and keep ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I have been testing out ubuntu for a few months now and now I decided to keep it on my system (It's a dual boot with windows 8.1). My question is : If I remove windows 8.1 from my system, will my BIOS ...
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Make BIOS boot over GRUB [closed]

After installing Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows, my BIOS was replaced by GRUB. How to replace it with the BIOS again without reinstalling Windows?
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Shuttle DS 47 USB Booting

I was trying to install Ubuntu Server from usb flashdriver. It was unsuccesfully, from the almost very begining my keybord became like unconnected. on enother PC everything is ok! My keyboard have usb ...
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ubuntu 15.04 acpi pcc probe failed starting version 219

I am using windows 8.1 Enterprise (64bit). In the beginning I'm try to install ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) on my VirtualBox Version 5.0.6 r103037. But the virtual Box doesn't show any 64 bit operating ...
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WinUSB installation ERROR: Exit code : 512

Tried installing Windows 10 on SD card (Tried using 2 ubuntu PCs and both have same error. I have made previous bootable sd cards successfully on those PCs), all files extracted to the SD card, ...