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 install wireless drivers

I tried to dual boot my Windows 10 computer with Ubuntu and my wireless internet driver hasn't loaded. All of the other ones have except for that one. I have tried to boot it from a USB, from a CD, ...
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Ubuntu boot failed after trying to repair boot

In my new SSD harddrive I changed BIOS into UEFI and partition table form mbt to gpt. I installed Windows , updated it , installed Linux . I used Linux whole day. At the end of the day I used Widnows ...
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14:04 ata softreset failed device not ready in HP m7000/8000

I'm use a HP m7000/8000 and I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04, but apeear a message for me ata3: softreset failed (device not ready) And do not boot it. I think that this problem is with my BIOS ...
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using ubuntu on hp pavilion20

I have tried to install ubuntu 14.04 on my Pavilion20 I was somewhat successful.It seems to be very limited and I have to use the usb hardrive in bios. Are there special switches that I should use in ...
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i have preinstalled win7 i deleted completely now i can access bios information but unable to install ubuntu

I try to install ubuntu but dvd drive is not loading.I completely erased the windows 7 which is installed as recovery one.Now i able to access only bios information but not more than that.How do i ...
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Making partitions visible. Doesn't boot

I can't see partitions I make on my external HDD when I boot, after making changes with GParted and even the installer (from live USB). I think I did the configuration right as I set up the space for ...
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Installing Lubuntu on Asus EEE

I have an old Asus EEE Netbook with 512 MB RAM and 4GB internal harddisk. Currently it has Ubuntu 10.04 installed, with one problem: I forgot the root password. I installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a stick ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 due to UEFI firmware error

I have recently bought a new ASUS laptop which has Windows 10. Now I need to install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows. I have done this before with my other laptops. However, now when i try to install ...
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Internal Hard Drive not showing up but is in bios

I have just recently built a computer and am using Ubuntu for now but the clean 1tb hard drive I installed is not showing up. The other hardrive, SSD and optical drive are all working.
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unable to enter BIOS after dual booting with Ubuntu 15.04

I have Lenovo (G580 Model 20157) laptop. It had Windows 8.1. I dual booted it with Ubuntu 15.04. I am unable to go into BIOS setup since then. I tried that by: Pressing F1, F2, F3,F4,F5, F6, F7, F8, ...
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BIOS Not Detecting RAID Array After Adding SSD

My system used to boot to a RAID 0 array of 2 300GB HDDs, then I added an SSD as a secondary drive, and now it doesn't detect the RAID array at all, not in the bios, and on boot just hangs at a blank ...
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How to Boot from CD [closed]

I want to Boot Ubuntu from a CD. I have installed the ISO file on a CD. I have changed looked at my Boot priority list in my BIOS settings and I don't think my CD is there because I called it Ubuntu. ...
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Galaxy 6 phone to use as USB to download ISO?

Have an old laptop that stopped working using fedora one day and now won't boot. The CD/ROM drive on the laptop is also broken...only thing I can do is via USB stick maybe...but now can't download the ...
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Flashing BIOS update on Dell XPS 13 (2015) [duplicate]

I have been trying to flash my BIOS to upgrade it to version A05, as suggested to me by Dell (since my computer has some bugs that make it unusable). I created a FreeDOS disk with Unetbootin, copied ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu - Windows 10 | Can't switch back to windows

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 in dual-boot with windows 10. So far so good, but when I wanted to return to the windows I saw that I didn't have that option. Critical Notes: I can't access ...
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How can I flash my laptop's BIOS with Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on a HP Elitebook 6930p. I want to downgrade the BIOS by flashing a ROM.bin file. I already found the desired ROM.bin file from the HP website, I'm just having trouble ...
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BIOS Settings to make booting with Ubuntu live CD

I have been trying to install Ubuntu in my HP laptop. I have tried booting with USB stick and also with DVD. Everytime, I try, this message props up. My BIOS options and its settings looks like this. ...
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Upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04 - booting problems

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 on my Toshiba Portege. The upgrade was successful, but the next time I started the computer it wouldn't boot. Remembering what happened when I installed 12.04 ...
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Gentoo Live dvd installation using Ubuntu?

I am unable to create bootable USB using Ubuntu with unetBootin. How can I manually create it using gentoo.iso file moreover how can I copy 6GiB file on a usb?.
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Is it safe to create a new partition table on a laptop? [duplicate]

I have an HP laptop, and thought about going all Linux on it. The problem is that the UEFI on the laptop won't let me prioritize Linux, so it will always load the Windows boot loader if I don't hold ...
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Computer boots right into asrock uefi setup utility

I'm not sure what happened to my computer but when I reboot now it boots straight into the asrock uefi setup utility. I checked the boot menu and Ubuntu is selected as the only boot option. I ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 install freezes with “booting in insecure mode”

This is essentially the question Joao asked (How to solve "boot in insecure mode" error?), but I was not able to fix this issue on my laptop: I upgraded my 4 year old Acer Travelmate 8473TG ...
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How to enable Secure Boot without issue?

I read here that it is essential to have Secure Boot enabled: However I find that when I enable Secure Boot, it changes it so that systems can boot with UEFI boot, but not Legacy, it also disables ...
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Laptop not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.4.3

I installed Ubuntu 14.4.3 in my new Dell laptop to replace Windows 8. Everything was fine till completing installation and restart. After restart my laptop shows only BIOS screen. I am unable to boot ...
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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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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? ...