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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Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 7

I have ubuntu 16.04 and windows 7 installed on different hard drives, ubuntu on SATA port 0, and Windows 7 installed on SATA port 1. At this moment if I need to use windows I have to go on BIOS and ...
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Bios not working and cannot boot

I've got a problem after installing Ubuntu on an external drive with Windows 10 on my compute. My bios is not working anymore and I have a blank page. After the bios, if I don't ask it, it goes on ...
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Installation on HP Pavilion

I am using Windows 10 on HP Pavilion. I want to use Ubuntu as primary OS. I made a bootable USB stick using RUFUS, but I can't boot into Ubuntu OS. I am tired of changing USB as my 1st preference in ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 will not boot after making dumb changes to BIOS settings

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 after recently buying a Thinkpad Yoga 11e and it worked great when first installed. Then after I tried charging it, the screen went all checker-board/ static-y on me. I ...
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Issue with installing new OS on Ubuntu machine? [closed]

I am having a major issue with installing Windows 10 on my PC that is currently running Ubuntu 14.04. The computer refuses to boot from any Windows 10 live media that I make. I have written the ...
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Update Dell Inspiron 1501 BIOS to 2.6.3 on Ubuntu

All previous post say use linux.dell.com which is no longer available. I've tried to install via FreeDOS to get "This program can not be ran in DOS mode" I only have Ubuntu 14.04 and a 256mb usb ...
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Install Ubuntu to usb drive and boot it to Uefi and Bios system.

So I'm totally new to linux. I don't want to install to my internal HDD. So I've been trying to install it independently on a usb so i can boot it on any pc (UEFI or BIOS). So i created a live usb ...
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Installation issues with bios on my HP Envy. I'm using Legacy setting. I think the problem is the TPM

The bios on my HP Envy is very not friendly to anything not windows. After much effort I've managed to install Ubuntu and remove windows but the bios still doesn't like to load the os. Sometimes it ...
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Cannot get to BIOS to Install New Lubuntu over Xubuntu on Microsoft Surface Pro 1st Gen 128GB

I have been trying to figure this out for some time now. When I installed the Xubuntu on my Microsoft Surface Pro it seems it has disabled the original BIOS or something. I cannot get into the BIOS ...
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WiFi No Longer Works after Installing Xubuntu 16.04 on a Microsoft Surface Pro 1st Gen

This is quite exciting, my first post on ask Ubuntu. Initially, the Wifi was working and then an update was pushed(I apologize, I don't remember the update that affected it) and for some reason, the ...
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Unable to find a medium containg a live file system

I'm getting this message each time I try to install Ubuntu on my system: Unable to find a medium containing a live file system I've tried booting it from 2 different usb drives and a CD. I've ...
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Cannot boot into Windows after Ubuntu 16.04 install

I am unfamiliar with Windows UEFI and changed the BIOS to Legacy to get my Lenovo B50 to boot from a USB port to install Ubuntu. Now the only way I can boot is to use UEFI in the BIOS to boot Windows ...
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BIOS clock getting changed by Ubuntu - cant sync time with BIOS [duplicate]

I recently installed version Windows7 alongside my Ubuntu 14.04 and noticed that despite the time zone being in the correct setting (Pacific Standard time), that the Clock Was off by several hours in ...
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How to convert a Ubuntu BIOS install to EFI/UEFI without boot-repair on dual-Ubuntu boot hardware?

Previous configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 on /dev/sda [WD 2T HDD] Ubuntu 14.04 on /dev/sdb [Hitachi 2T HDD] ~10 years old PC in BIOS mode (no PC in EFI in 2006!), basic nVidia graphic card. The BIOS is ...
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UEFI Boot repair [duplicate]

I installed Ubutnu after Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode and I have had it in my boot list. I disabled UEFI in bios and enabled it once again and my system shows only Windows Boot Loader. Does anyone can ...
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How to install Xubuntu to ASUS Transformer TF303K and replace Android

I have an Android ASUS Transformer TF303K and would like to replace totally the Android system as I have two computers with Ubuntu. How do I find the BIOS screen or similar to be able to load the ...
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Won't boot into other OS over USB drive

I have Ubuntu on my hard drive but when I try to boot from Kali on my USB drive it takes me back to the GNU GRUB of Ubuntu. I've tried booting from my USB in the BIOS and using boot order. I'm ...
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MBR and GPT pointing to same OS?

I understand there are a lot of questions regarding this topic of MBR partitions, GPT for UEFI, having dual OS, one with MBR and the other with GPT, but due to my own inexperience I cannot figure this ...
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Switching to AHCI causes somewhat bricked (?) dell xps 9350

I was looking to dual boot Windows 10 and ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a dell xps 9350. gparted/ubuntu was unable to detect the drive to commence an install (live usb worked great), so it was suggested to load ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Installation Problem

When i inserted my Bootable USB to my Dell N4050 Laptop and tried to boot my laptop, Setup is Missing -Press any key to restart error occurs. I have no options of secure Boot in BIOS. What could've ...
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Grub Rescue prompt appears after deleting Ubuntu partition. Can't boot Windows

I have an HP Pavilion dv 9543 cl. I decided that I wanted to update Win Vista to Win 8 several years ago, but did not know how to remove grub 2, so I naively decided to simply remove the Ubuntu ...
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Dell Precision 3510 update failed

I have a new Precision 3510 with SSD. Loaded by DELL with UBUNTU 14.04. Once I received it, I loaded firefox and set up updates. Attempted an update. During the install of the updates it asked me ...
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Unable to get to POST/BIOS settings after installing 16.04 LTS 64-bit Desktop

Just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit Desktop on a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H motherboard with a Samsung 850 Pro SSD (MZ-7KE512BW). On install, I selected UEFI DVD (had disabled Secure Boot/Fast Boot and ...
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Looking for recommended BIOS and other config settings for my hardware

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04LTS x64 on the following hardware: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H - Intel Z87 Express Chipset- LGA-1150 Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 Quad-Core Desktop ...
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Bios and ubuntu only sees one disk whilst I know this laptop has 2drives

I recently had to reset bios because of issues and decided to remove windows and install my first linux distro on this laptop. But since I had reset the bios it will only detect my harddrive and not ...
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Having trouble with mouse pad working after installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

So I just received on old laptop from a friend and currently trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on the laptop. Here are the specs of the laptop: Brand: ASUS Memory: 2.8 GiB Processor: Intel Pentium(...
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Error-2 : End kernel Panic while booting

After running sudo apt-get -f install command at terminal and downloaded about 351 MB of fixes, I restarted Ubuntu 16.04 OS but after selecting "Ubuntu" From Windows Boot Menu (Default OS : Windows 10)...
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Why can't I boot to live USB anymore?

There is not much to say. After I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10, I am unable to boot to a live USB! I used to do it all the time before I installed Ubuntu. I am unable to find an answer online....
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In Ubuntu 16.04, which ACPI Global State does Suspend result in?

I have read the post on "What is suspend". However, I would like to know exactly which ACPI Global State does pressing the Suspend button lead to. Can someone explain this? Specifically, how do I ...
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Remove/edit a Fn key

I have a Lenovo laptop which has Fn+F4 to close the application (Image of keyboard). Which is super annoying as volume up is on F3. Is there anyway to remap or just remove it completely?
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Ubuntu freeze after decrypt

Ubuntu freezes after I enter the decryption key at startup, it says that it was successful but then freezes. Is it possible that some settings in the BIOS are not correct?
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Can't install Ubuntu 16.04 on Sony Vaio

I hope you can help me quickly, even if my english isn't very well at this time. So: I got a Sony Vaio and Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed and worked fine till this morning. I have mounted the .iso ...
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Having BIOS+UEFI on MBR Partitioning Scheme

I have a Dell laptop with a Windows + Ubuntu dual boot configuration in Legacy boot. I wanted to try out Ubuntu in UEFI since it would boot in just about 2~3 seconds in my earlier config. So my ...
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Chainloading MBR and UEFI using “Boot from first HDD option”

I have a laptop booted with UEFI: Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu. For the sake of curiosity, I wanted to ask: What will happen if I boot a live MBR+BIOS Ubuntu and select "Boot from first HDD" in the Grub? ...
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Something went wrong when I attempted to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive

I tried to do an installation of ubuntu 15.04 on an external hard drive following the instructions given in this post. I followed the steps but I most likely made a huge mistake. Currently I can't ...
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hp update screwes stuff - black screen without acpi=off [closed]

you all know my previous two questions. Summary that booting Ubuntu is giving black screen and kernel panic in uefi and legacy respectively. So changing boot commandsin grub to acpi=off made it ...
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BIOS version on XPS8700 and Updating Dell BIOS via Ubuntu

I have a Dell XPS8700 which came with Windows8 that I quickly switched to Ubuntu. Here is the current BIOS on the system Version: A09 BIOS Revision: 4.6 Release Date: 11/22/2014 ... ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & Ubuntu 15.10 - ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/… dropping into shell

I got this error after some days running ubuntu alongside windows 10. I am working on an acer laptop. I tried every expected solutions in other similar questions here, but none worked for me. So I ...
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Is there a limit to the number of characters in a computer's device name?

I tried to install ubuntu 16.04 on a Lenovo ThinkStation E30 with a brand new hard drive two times, and both times everything appeared to go smoothly, but when I tried to boot into the new drive, the ...
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Cannot login into Ubuntu 16.04 - Some kind of error

I'm unable to log in into Ubuntu 16.04. It is fresh installation from yesterday. Everything was working until I opened my PC today. I cannot believe that something like that happen. Could anyone help ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Checking Media [FAIL]

While installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a machine which previously had 15.04, I selected to install third-party libraries. The 16.04 installer prompts to shut off Secure Boot and install via BIOS, so I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 “booting in insecure mode” message even when turned off manually in BIOS

I just installed a nice fresh Ubuntu 16.04 on my Samsung Series 5 Laptop, and noted the new option in the install screens that required a password to disable secure mode booting - I unsuspectingly ...
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Lenovo Tablet - Ubuntu USB Installation

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Lenovo Yoga2 tablet and I have not been able to run the bootable USB drive with the installation files. How can I do it? It's running Windows 10. I have tried ...
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Update bios from 16.04 LTS?

They said this is going to be an option. Anyone care to provide the way of updating BIOS? Using Lenovo Z51-70. Need it to enable hybernate and suspend options, since sudo pm-hibernate or suspend ...
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Showing error when Installing ubuntu on my HP Probook 450 G2

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my HP Pro-book 450 G2. But after booting when I select Try Ubuntu or Install Ubuntu it takes some time and goes to a black screen and then shows the Ubuntu loading ...
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enable Virtualization via terminal

can I enable Intel Virtualization Technology via terminal or without using the bios. Is this possible or not?
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How to update Ubuntu 14.04 from BIOS to UEFI?

I'm getting a new motherboard which uses UEFI instead of BIOS, so I was wondering what I would need to do in order to make sure that my Ubuntu partition will run smoothly once I plug into the new ...
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boot-repair error message meaning, and assistance on next step

Please help me understand what this means, also what is the next step to recovering my initial operating system Win 8 ? I've been wrestling with this for so long. For crying-out-loud they now have ...
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Having to reset the bios every time I turn off or suspend my computer.

So this morning I booted my computer and everything went as usual except for my computer screen that didn't show any image, I had this problem before and I solved by resetting the bios. So I did that ...