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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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 ...
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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 ...