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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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. How ever 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 ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu (Any Version) on Malibal Lotus P150SM with NVIDIA GPU

I have an interesting situation. I have read that with two GPU's in my laptop, I cannot install Ubuntu without disabling one of them first. This seems to be true, as I begin to boot from the USB ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 USB 3.0 BIOS settings

I'm trying to optimize my hardware for Ubuntu 13.10. Box is Zotac Zbox id85-u. In the BIOS settings: Should XHCI Hand-off and EHCI Hand-off be Enabled or Disabled? Should Port 60/64 Emulation be ...
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Secure boot idea block usb boot

I saw when my computer battery was low, it automaticly hibernate and when i opened it again i dont see boot device option or bios setting keys. So if we send hibernate code every shutdown or reboot, ...
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PC BIOS doesn't “see” iso image

I've searched the previous issues thoroughly and don't see the problem I'm encountering. I'm trying to boot an older Dell 32-bit Intel machine from an ubuntu ISO dvd. The curve ball is that I don't ...
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The cd dvd boot option isn't showing up in bios

I am trying to dual boot ubuntu 13.10 but the option for it isn't in the bios. I did previously install ubuntu on my computer and tried to delete it but it didnt work. What do i do?
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How to fix my dual boot? [duplicate]

I recently updated to version 13.10 of Ubuntu, and it is very broken. I would like to do a clean install but when I do this, I would like to fix my dual boot issues. I am currently using a Sony Vaio ...
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Why can't I load bios or boot to anything but ubuntu?

I can't install ubuntu studio from usb, boot from the dvd drive or windows from the hard disk. I can't open the bios. All I can do is boot from ubuntu installed on a usb hard disk. When I open the ...
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Asus X550C Launch CSM blurred out

I have an Asus X550c. I have been looking online on how to install Ubuntu on it. It says that in the BIOS I need to enable, Launch CSM. I tried to enable it but it is blurred out and I can't change ...
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Is something wrong with my BIOS?

Because kernel log said that my DMAR is invalid or something. Here's a tar.gz of my fwts and stuff: http://www.filedropper.com/fwts-dsdtga-z87x-ud3htar Don't have enough reputation to create the new ...
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I can't access Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Windows 8.1 onto my CyberpowerPC desktop and decided shortly thereafter to install Ubuntu 13.10 off of a USB flash drive. I cannot access Windows 8.1 anymore and no GRUB appears. The bios ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on a Compaq DC7900?

I have an HP Compaq dc7900 Convertible Minitower from 2006: 80GB (3.5”) SATA 3.0GB/s with NCQ and Smart IV Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 I can install Ubuntu on it from a USB stick and everything seems ...
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Booting Ubuntu 13.10 from USB on server with no OS (Dell PowerEdge T110)

I have a Dell PowerEdge T110 (Xeon 1220v2) server with no OS. From my mac, I was able to save the Ubuntu 13.10 for server iso (x86) and used UNetbootin to save the iso to a USB stick (2GB). I was ...
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Boot Windows 7 iso from grub2

I want to do it because I want to install Windows 7 and my BIOS menu doesn't appear; it skips to grub2 menu at start, but that's another story... Is there a way to boot the Windows 7 installation iso ...
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Problem while installing Ubuntu after BIOS update

I've used Ubuntu 12.04 till January 2013 side by side with Windows 8, then my HDD got burnt. I had to buy a new HDD. Before installing new HDD my technician updated my BIOS. After that I cannot ...
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Straight into bios after starting windows 8 on asus zenbook [closed]

I have a strange problem for which I hope anyone here has the answer. I recently bought a Zenbook prime UX31A. I installed Mint 15 (based on Ubuntu 13.04) after I switched of the secure boot in the ...
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USB gets disabled when i boot in linux 3.5.7 / (ubuntu 12.04)

I have connected USB keyboard & mouse to core i7 intel processor.When i boot my system in ubuntu with kernel 3.2.21 it runs properly i.e usb keyboard & usb mouse works satisfactorily. ISSUE ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 install on ideapad y510p

I'm having a lot of problems trying to use Ubuntu on my laptop, it's an ideapad y510p. What happens is after installing Ubuntu, the laptop boots to a black screen, no GRUB. The only way to use my ...
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“unknown file system. Grub rescue” won't let me access to BIOS

So I installed Ubutu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 and after a week or so it stopped working and I couldn't figure out how to recover. I went back to windows for a little while and downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Computer wont boot with ODD?

I have ubutunu 12.04 on the disc, burned. I turn on the laptop (Lenovo), I click on F12 and I have the following options: SATA HDD, SATA ODD Network Boot I selected Boot ODD, then I hear the disc ...
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Lenovo B590 shuts down unexpectedly

This seems like a duplicate but it is not. I have a Lenovo b590 which I bought 1 month ago. Yesterday, it started shutting down, At first, I thought it would be a software issue and I installed Ubuntu ...
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Wireless disabled at the BIOS level upon boot

My brother's netbook no longer wants to connect to wireless. I helped him install Ubuntu a few weeks ago, and the wireless worked perfectly for a while. After he tried to reset something (he doesn't ...
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No option to start Ubuntu OS after installtion

I successfully installed Ubuntu however, every time I startup my lapyop it goes straight to windows 8 OS. I cant find the option to switch OS in the bios screen. Please help!!!
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problem with th bios setting Boot Issues

I installed Ubuntu 12 then i switched over to windows 7 home basic but now I am not able to get my bios setting back the multiboot option still shows Ubuntu but i did completely format my system ...
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I have a patch for my laptop that needs to be added but I have no idea how to apply it

This is a link to the bug and people say it has been patched but I don't know how to apply the patch. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/529477 The bug is on the HP Dv6 pavilion ...
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Ubuntu does not boot up on my PC, whether installed or from a Live CD/USB. Help?

My computer parts: Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Rev1.1 Intel i5-3570k Geforce GTX 660/iGPU Corsair LP 8GB RAM A few days ago, after I had installed a new BIOS, my Ubuntu install just stopped booting. It ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows

I just built my first PC, and I am definitely getting Windows 7(or 8) however I don't have the money to just go get Windows till next week. My question is do I need to have windows first? If I install ...
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Error while installing ubuntu 12.04.3 from usb drive. Now harddrive is undetectable, how can this be fixed? [closed]

The error occurred approximately 90% through the installation bar while installing from liveusb and was not specified by any particular error code, just a popup suggesting harddrive troubles and ...
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reinstalling/wipe hardrive/pre-existing ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to reinstall ubuntu 13.04 because i for lack of better terms "effed up" I have a CD/DVD with ubuntu 13.4 on it and i know it works because that's how i installed this OS on this ...
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Unable to boot from ISO image

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on VMplayer. Now I want to increase the primary partition size. In the Virtual machine setting, I gave ISO image(13.04) path to CD Drive. After booting the VM, I tried to ...
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Cant access BIOS or Windows after Ubuntu install [duplicate]

I have 2 drives in my laptop (Samsung NP530U4C), a 120GB SSD and a 25GB mSATA SSD. I have Windows 7 on the 120GB drive and after installing Ubuntu 12.04 on the mSATA I cant access Windows or get into ...
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Dual Boot with Two Different HDDs?

have two HDDs, one with Windows 8 installed on it, and one with Ubuntu 12.10 installed on it. Seeing as Ubuntu is not installed alongside Windows, I can only assume that Windows doesn't even see ...
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My minilaptop on but not start the bios or hard drive

Translated using Google translate. Greetings, I tell them I'm new using ubuntu just yesterday I installed ubuntu 13.14, I created three partitions, one primary exchange via Air with 2 gb, another ...
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Will a Ubuntu LiveCD be affected by a BIOS virus?

If I boot from Ubuntu DVD I notice that there are two options: Run from DVD without installing it. Install Ubuntu. My question is, If the PC has a BIOS virus and the first option is chosen — ...
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Ultra 100 BIOS is not installed because there are no drivers attached

I just reinstall (don't ask me why) Ubuntu 12.04 32bits server on a old server that we have here. The first time, no problem. I did install boot on the system and everything was working fine. Last ...
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HP Pavilion dv5 won't sleep on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

When I command the computer to sleep, the screen turns black for a few seconds, then a few communicates blinks and "unlock" screen appears, asking for password as if I simply locked the computer. It ...
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Unable to install GRUB in dev/sdb

I'm having trouble while installing Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) (overwriting win7). Afterwards, I encountered (similar to this one -> http://askubuntu.com/questions/62051...o-install-grub): 'Unable to install ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on UEFI system with Windows Boot Manager as the main loader

On my old laptop (legacy BIOS, MBR disk), this was perfectly possible to get working: I turn on the computer and see the Windows Boot Manager I use EasyBCD (or BootPart, or something else) to add an ...