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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Dual boot Ubuntu 15.10 with windows 10 in a non UEFI mode

i have a machine Fujitsu Lifebook UH572 that does not support secure boot, initially it comes with Windows 7 preinstalled, but I is updated to Windows 10. Now I would like to install Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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Is it possible to Flash BIOS to F.34 Intel via Ubuntu?

Is it possible to Flash BIOS to F.34 Intel via Ubuntu? My current BIOS version is F.29. If so, what sort of download am I looking for? What packages would be required to achieve this? Where could ...
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How can I change the BIOS boot order from the command line?

I'm actually searching for a way to edit the BIOS boot order from the command line to set a USB device first and the hard disk second. (I don't know if it's important, but this is for a Dell computer.)...
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“USB HDD” option replaced by “ubuntu” in BIOS, now cannot use USB boot media

So, being foolish old me, I tried to use os-uninstaller to remove my Windows installation and make way for Arch Linux. Unfortunately, now nothing on this computer boots, and I cannot even boot from ...
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“Booting system without full network configuration”

My Computer: DELL INSPIRON 5558 5000 series CORE i5. 8GB RAM 1TB HD. Currently running windows 8.1. I inserted the DVD image, restarted the computer, and the starting nice purple screen came up ...
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Is it better to boot ubuntu in UEFI or in non-UEFI? [closed]

I have a laptop with windows 8 installed in UEFI. I want to remove windows 8 completely and boot Ubuntu in it. Since i am going to use the laptop for embedded and robotics, how am i recommended to ...
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How to: setup Intel rapid start

A short How TO guide, on how to setup intel rapid start on your laptop.
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Ubuntu, How to Enable Forced GPU on HP Pavilion

I recently installed Ubuntu MATE on an HP Pavilion dv6 (XG759UA#ABA) to be a dedicated Minecraft machine. MATE works perfectly, but Minecraft insists upon using integrated graphics instead of the GPU. ...
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Configuring the BIOS before installing Ubuntu

Recently I was asked about whether Ubuntu go on laptop ASUS F552CL-X211H. Now I would like to know what you want to disable or, conversely, to include in the BIOS to make it work as it should.
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BIOS upgrade not working on Lenovo X Carbon 2nd

I tried to upgrade the BIOS of my Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon 2nd generation by loading the corresponding image file via grub (not grub 2). This has once worked for me in the past. After downnloading the ....
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Why do I have to access a special BIOS menu to boot?

As the title says, everytime I boot I need to access the F12 menu (single-time boot menu),and it says 'Unknow Device [the name of my hard drive]'. When I boot without the F12 menu, nothing opens, ...
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Installation is giving me major grief please help

I'm having issues installing the newest Ubuntu release (either 14.0.x or 15.0.x, can't remember)? I'm having some issues and askubuntu isn't helping. If someone could walk me through what I'm doing ...
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Updating the BIOS before installing Ubuntu [closed]

I want to install Ubuntu on my computer, but do not know whether you want to update the BIOS before installing. Tell me, whether it is necessary to update the BIOS before installing Ubuntu?
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I want to remove windows 8 and keep ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I have been testing out ubuntu for a few months now and now I decided to keep it on my system (It's a dual boot with windows 8.1). My question is : If I remove windows 8.1 from my system, will my BIOS ...
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Shuttle DS 47 USB Booting

I was trying to install Ubuntu Server from usb flashdriver. It was unsuccesfully, from the almost very begining my keybord became like unconnected. on enother PC everything is ok! My keyboard have usb ...
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ubuntu 15.04 acpi pcc probe failed starting version 219

I am using windows 8.1 Enterprise (64bit). In the beginning I'm try to install ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) on my VirtualBox Version 5.0.6 r103037. But the virtual Box doesn't show any 64 bit operating system....
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WinUSB installation ERROR: Exit code : 512

Tried installing Windows 10 on SD card (Tried using 2 ubuntu PCs and both have same error. I have made previous bootable sd cards successfully on those PCs), all files extracted to the SD card, ...
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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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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 BIOS,...
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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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Create a bootable Gentoo USB from within Ubuntu?

I am unable to create a Bootable USB for Gentoo, using Netbootin on Ubuntu. How can I create a bootable USB using the gentoo.iso file?
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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 14....
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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 ...