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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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 ...
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Remove and replace ubuntu

the ultimate goal is to remove ubuntu and load my old factory reset cd to get windows 7 loaded up. heres the story, i messed up my original windows7 OS after a partitioning mistake. i use the factory ...
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PC doesn't recognise my startup (USB Flash) drives

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 and I want to reinstall it. I tried Startup Disk Creator, Unetbootin, and sudo dd after formatting the disk with FAT 32 and NTFS, and also I tried these with three different USB ...
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Entering bios from grub rescue

I was running two os - Windows and Linux, but I've deleted my previous linux distribution because I wanted to install ubuntu instead and I accidentally forgot to fix MBR and right now I'm stuck with ...
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Trouble with booting to Win10 from Ubuntu 15.10

I have Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 installed on my MSI GE60 2PE laptop. A few days ago, dual booting worked fine. Now when I choose Windows 10 in the GRUB boot menu, Windows tells me it needs to be ...
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My computer cannot boot after a reboot in Ubuntu 14.04, BIOS cannot detect my physical hard drive

As the title suggested, my computer cannot boot because the BIOS cannot detect my hard drive. I boot into the try-ubuntu-without-installation and do a boot-repair. Here is a summary of the result: ...
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Can I edit a Bios Setting with Linux?

I'm wondering to make a script for turning off battery charging, on my laptop bios have an option and it would be awesome if somebody tell me a technique to change that setting using a script. And if ...
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weired error when I install ubuntu 14.04

This is the error I received: After I clicked 'continue', this was what I got: could anyone help me solve this problem ? thanks !
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Convert Windows BIOS based instrallation to UEFI from Ubuntu live cd

I have a BIOS based Windows Server 2008R2 installation, I need to migrate this to a UEFI based installation. I was able to achieve this from a WIN PE live cd and following this link I am working on ...
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Acer Aspire V3-572G laptop freezes in the first screen after routine Ubuntu update

I have an Acer Aspire V3-572G. I run Ubuntu 15.10. Yesterday I installed some updates. As requested, I rebooted the computer and it froze at the very first screen with the Acer logo. I switched it off ...
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I can not boot ubuntu installation CD nor installation USB-drive with HP Envy DV6 notebook [duplicate]

Hello two weeks ago I uninstalled windows 10 and installed fedora 23 using a USB drive created by win32diskimager. My notebook : HP Envy dv6 current OS : fedora 23 Fedora 23 have some bugs with my ...
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All my OS corrupted

My computer won't boot. I ran boot-repair but this did not fix my problem. Here is the log.
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Can't access Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Install

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1. I can't boot into Windows 8.1. I can boot into Ubuntu just fine. I am in Legacy mode and I believe the problem has to do with that, but I can't ...
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Update bios in ubuntu using exe file? [duplicate]

Recently I've decided to remove windows completely and just use linux. For the past couple of months I've noticed the entire system freezing completely and my laptops fans start to spin really loud, I ...
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How to restore boot menu (UEFI)?

I had Windows and Ubuntu both installed in UEFI mode. Then I installed 32-bit Ubuntu (there was no UEFI partition in the list of partition types, so I just installed it as is without specifying UEFI ...
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Live USB will only boot from UEFI

I have a 5 year old Toshiba Satellite L745. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it. It only has legacy BIOS and no UEFI. When I attempt to boot from a flash drive (I tested 2 flash drives and both worked on ...
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Boots normally, but GRUB/BIOS screens do not appear

A little bit of a weird situation here- I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my new laptop a month or so ago and completely wiped the Windows partitions/disk during the install to make way for the glory that ...
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Installing Windows 7 on Ubuntu via USB (without boot screen available!)

I have this nagging issue with my laptop. I have been googeling and searching for an answer but with no luck. I am currently using it right now on Ubuntu 15.10 but I would like to switch to Windows 7. ...
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Swapper2 type app for ubuntu mobile

Hi guys (I'm going to flash ubuntu mobile ROM on to galaxy s5 soon) What I want to know is is there any potential for a 'swapper2' type app (currently in Google play) that uses external SD card as ...
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Trouble booting and installing Linux - Broken BIOS suspected?

I have tried installing Ubuntu on my PC (msi PE60 6QE, Specs: nvidia GTX960M, i7, 16GB DDR4, Windows 10) via USB Drive. I have been trying for the past 3 days but it doesn't seem to work at all. The ...
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Unable to run Ubuntu on a MSI laptop without disabling ACPI

I own a MSI GP62 6QE-260XFR, which is a laptop featuring an i5-6300HQ CPU and a GTX 950M graphics card, sold without OS. I've installed Windows 10 on a partition. It works just fine. My problem is ...
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Just installed Ubuntu but booting error displayed “Insert system disk in drive.”

Until a few days ago I was mainly a Windows user, since I couldn't install linux via dual boot on my computer. I tried everything several times, did everything right, but the problem was that after I ...
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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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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 agreed....
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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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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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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 ...