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 remove Ubuntu 12.04 lts [duplicate]

This is a PC with no prior OS, I slapped Ubuntu on temporarily. I do prefer Ubuntu but it's (unfortunately) just not well optimised for games ;_; Anyway I'm pretty computer illiterate when it comes to ...
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Touchpad is not showing in system hardware list

I have an acer aspire 4752 laptop and after installing Ubuntu 13.10 the touch-pad hardware is not showing in system and I am working with an USB mouse. I also want to update my BIOS, please help me. ...
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PC System Status Bios visible through shell?

I am looking to view some settings that are visible through the bios in the command line. Our system has a built in holdup charge (shows SUSV status in bios) that I would like to poll regularly for a ...
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How I can I set up Ubuntu with as much as possible on a nonbootable raid

I have an older system with a BIOS, a 64gb SSD, an a nonbootable fakeraid running windows 8.1 I want to install ubuntu and move as much of the installation as possible to the nonbootable raid. I've ...
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GRUB not responding to keyboard

I installed Ubuntu 12.4LTS on dual boot with Windows XP on my 7 year old desktop PC 2 months ago. Everything worked perfectly in both Ubuntu and XP until last week when I removed LibreOffice from ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 13.10 on Legacy BIOS machine

Sorry for my bad grammar, but i need help to install new ubuntu on my PC.I've a Lenovo Z570 Laptop with following specs: Intel i5 2430M 4 GB RAM Nvidia 520M (optimus) - switchable with Intel HD 3000 ...
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Difficulty flashing BIOS on an HP Pavilion Slimline desktop

I used these instructions to flash my bios, but freedos says the file can't be run in DOS mode. Here is the page I got the file from. I also thought it was strange that there is an exe file but no ...
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Windows 8 randomly shuts down after installing Ubuntu dual boot

The title says most of it. I believe this is a BIOS issue. Upon startup I have several options to boot into, including: Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic ...
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Loud fans despite cool system under Linux (but not Windows)

My new desktop computer runs almost silently under Windows, but the fans seem to run on a constantly high setting under Linux. Psensor shows that the GPU (with NVidia drivers) is thirty-something ...
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How to enter BIOS menu again after uninstalling rEFINd?

I have two hard-drives and installed separately Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on them. UEFI and "Fast Boot" are enabled in BIOS. I was unable to make dual boot through GRUB menu but was able to do that ...
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Why is my syslog telling me that my bios is broken?

I found this in my syslog file, what can I do to fix it? Or is it even worth fixing? Everything seems to be working correctly. Running 3.12.9-031209-generic. WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 0 at ...
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New Hard Drive not being detected, cannot boot from Ubuntu CD?

OK, friends, I have a hard drive question (not specifically about Ubuntu): So, I accidentally spilled water all over the keyboard of my Dell Latitude D610 laptop--and then it would only sometimes ...
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Ubuntu Keyboard Issue [Mac]

I was running OS X Mavericks and I wanted to try out Ubuntu... It worked just fine until I rebooted and couldn't use the arrow keys on my Apple Bluetooth keyboard to select OS X from the Dual Boot ...
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ASUS 1015E-CY041D booting issue with removal disk

i got ASUS 1015E-CY041D with MS-DOS. By default BIOS doesn't have removal disk option. How i can add removal disk option and start my booting from removal disk??
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Lost Boot From USB/CD options

I recently installed Ubuntu, trying to put it in another partition and it overwrote my entire windows drive. I want to install windows 7 again now, however, I have no options in my boot menu now to ...
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Is Dell Bios article on Ubuntu Wiki outdated?

I came across this "immutable" page on the wiki. According to this, Dell doesn't support Ubuntu?? Even if they advertise it preinstalled? Also, it seems the non-Windows instructions don't match the ...
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does not work Booting my computer

I am a student of computer.I have a problem with my computer I bought a laptop from Asus has a Windows8.I wanted to install ubuntu alongside OS windows8. but let me install ubuntu. after I enter the ...
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Asus H87-PRO /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

On an Asus H87-PRO: $ sudo pwmconfig # pwmconfig revision 5857 (2010-08-22) (...) /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed here's the output from $ sensors: ...
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I can not change the BIOS to boot with flash drive

Help me, guys! I can not change the BIOS to boot with flash drive. I change in the BIOS the USB to first, but when i reboot the laptop, just the windows starts. I need help! Sorry for the bad english. ...
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How do I completely destroy grub/ ubuntu bios entry? Conventional methods not working

I have tried the bootrec fixmbr and fixboot method, I've tried the n60 method, I've even tried removing from a Ubuntu live usb. All fixes are temporary. I can boot into Windows 8.1 no problem but in ...
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No os's showing in bios

I installed ubuntu and deleted windows off my pc but now when i boot up the pc the bios is not detecting any os is installed. I installed ubuntu by wubi then turned it to full install.
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Boot is running fairly slow

I have completely reformatted my HD and made various partitions. My BIOS is in Legacy mode so I created a partition for Ubuntu to boot (sda1). A pop up message appeared when I went to save that ...
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bios_grub partition in the way of resizing Ubuntu partition

I tried to grow the ext4 partition by shrinking sda4 and then adding the unallocated partition to the ext4 partition, where Ubuntu lives. The selected partition, sda6 (see image), contains the ...
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PC won't boot from the first time

When i try to start my laptop all i see is a black screen (not even the window that show the Brand ...) and the power light is on . And i have to unplug the power ,then plug it again to make it ...
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Ubuntu missing in Boot Priority Order

I've Ubuntu 12.04 installed as my only OS on My Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Today it wouldn't boot (the screen just went black when Ubuntu booted). I resat the BIOS to default and tried booting again ...
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Change GPU Voltage

I'd like to lower my GPU voltage. I already tried all programs which I found via Google like ATIOverdriveCtrl and so on but none seems to work. Whenever I start cgminer the voltage changes back to ...
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How to check if GRUB is in EFI or BIOS mode?

Is there a command at the grub shell that would indicate if the machine is presenting EFI or BIOS firmware? I'm using GRUB 2.00 on a 2010 Mac Pro. This computer has EFI firmware of course. But I ...
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Dell Dimension New RAM Installation Problems

I Have tried pretty much everything to get this RAM (2x1GB PC2 5300/5400 DDR2 667MHz) to work. I am 99.9 percent sure it is compatible with my Dell Dimension C521. I know all the slots are working ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu

I have Windows 7 installed on the SSD and the Ubuntu is installed on the HDD I got no errors after the installation and when I start up the computer it goes directly to windows 7 I'm assuming that ...
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Monitor BIOS activity [closed]

As I read today, Secret services are able to infect the BIOS of almost every computer using different methods. Is there a way to find out if this has happened on my Ubuntu notebook, for example ...
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Checking media = Failed / Default boot machine not found / AND I don't know how to change the order in BIOS

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 lts 64bit to my Lenovo ideapad 210s touch and removed windows entirely. I used USB-stick for installation. Now when I start the laptop it gives this text: Checking media = ...
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How to enable secure boot

I am using windows 7 on my asus G73sw In the past I was able to install ubuntu 12.04lts and windows 7 via a dual boot system through grub. I recently had to reformat my windows OS and when I tried ...
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installing ubuntu on to a pc without an os with a usb stick

im trying to install ubuntu onto a pc i have built that does not currently have an os on it, i have followed the ubuntu instructions to make my usb bootable. in my bios i have the option to boot from ...
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SSD not found in the BIOS boot order when an hdd is present

Thank you for reading my question, but thank you even more for answering! My setup is as followed: An Acer laptop using an SSD with Ubuntu installed in the deticated "hdd" SATA slot, and a HDD with ...
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Grub won't load unless I go into Bios first

Currently using 64bit version of 12.04 LTS. UEFI turned off (set to legacy); Secure Boot disabled and Fast Boot (in Win8) turned off and Boot Speed set to Normal. Changing AHCI to IDE doesn't make a ...
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Can I have one OS using Legacy (windows 7) and one os using UEFI (ubuntu)

I want to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I was wondering if I installed Ubuntu in UEFI and Windows in Legacy if I could avoid the grub menu and just switch BIOS settings when the other OS was needed.
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Cannot access BIOS after shifting to Legacy mode (Lenovo E330) [closed]

I shifted Windows 8 based laptop to boot in Bios Legacy mode just to be able to use a USB Key with a 32 bits Ubuntu saucy on it. Worked fine. I tried an install on a fresh GPT partition and it worked ...
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Motherboard bios version via command line

I want to know the BIOS version of my motherboard... The command dmidecode give you some info about the bios but i can't find what i need... So anybody can help?! I tried dmidecode command before ...
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do you know how to enable Hdmi sound without using Bios?

running ubuntu 13.10 on a new compaq CQ58 Any ideas cause on sound settings it does not give the option in output
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Need to add to add “Boot from USB” to UEFI Boot Priority order

I'm trying to replace Win8 with Ubuntu on a new Lenovo IdeaPad S10 with 4gb mem,500gb h/d. Drilling down, I disable "Secure Boot" on the bios boot tab, but the only 2 options under UEFI Boot ...
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No boot menu after Win7/12.04 dualboot install. Already ran boot-repair unsuccessfully. Paste file included

I have installed Ubuntu12.04LTS alongside Windows7. After that, no boot options appeared. I ran Boot-Repair from live CD to no avail. The link given was http://paste.ubuntu.com/6541996/ Any ...
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Do I need BIOS or UEFI installation?

I have a new Asus Zenbook here, and honestly I don't know exactly the model and if it has BIOS or UEFI. When I go into BIOS before booting, I see nothing that says UEFI, and it looks pretty much like ...
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Dual boot: Windows 8 and Ubuntu

I am not able to see the Ubuntu OS during the PC boot, and it boots directly into Windows 8. Please see my Boot-Repair info.
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what is the difference between installing raid form bios and from disk utility in installing system?

what is the difference in configuring raid in Idrak bios and configuring raid in installing Ubuntu or any other system?? is it faster in configuring raid from bios and more good performance and can i ...
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How to boot via usb from bios without a hard drive?

I got a hp mini laptop and i cant get past the bios. When i go to test hard drive it says read element of test failed. I figure it means it needs a new hard drive. So i thought i would download ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 not recognizing other OSs at boot

I have been using Ubuntu for 2 years now, but I have to switch to Windows for work. I replaced my Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 8.1. I hated 8.1, so I moved back to Linux, but this time Ubuntu 13.10. ...
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Having Trouble adding UEFI entry using efibootmgr

I am trying to rename the boot label of ubuntu. In order to rename the label, I have to delete the entry and create it again. However efibootmgr seem to not recognize the correct partition. Here is ...
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“kvm disabled by bios” when installing in a Packard Bell

Packard Bell computers seem to have an issue installing Ubuntu. To get it to actually load the installation disk I had to go into the bios settings and boot settings and change type to legacy and turn ...
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kernel image error while installing Ubuntu 13.10

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 to install on my external HDD. I have never worked with a Linux OS before so I'm completely new to this. After I created a bootable USB flash disk with the ISO image on it, ...
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Different types of file systems for the booting partition

When setting a partition to be bootable (i.e. setting the bootable flag = on), is it necessary to set it's file system as: Reserved bios boot area or EFI boot partition ? The problem I'm ...