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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Cannot boot from USB to install 12.10

i am a long time user of Ubuntu and this is the first time a such thing happens to me. I usually upgrade from a version to an other, but this time i wish to do a clean install. I want to totally ...
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UEFI/GPT Win 7 Load Failure in Dual Boot and no GRUB2 [Ubuntu 12.04]

Configuration: MBB: ASRock X79 Extreme6 Win 7 installed on a INTEL 40GB SSD (GPT partitioned) Ubuntu 14.04 on a CORSAIR 30GB SSD (Ext4 and SWAP) I had Windows 7 installed previously in UEFI ...
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ThinkPad T420s won't boot in NVS 4200M enabled

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my Lenovo ThinkPad T420S. In BIOS I have an option to select graphical card: integrated intel card or NVS 4200M (or NVIDIA Optimus which is out of scope now). When I ...
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Does my laptop have BIOS or EFI?

I have a Sony VAIO S Series Laptop ( Model: VPCSE190X ) ...
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How to make use of RuntimeService in Ubuntu under UEFI boot mode?

How to make use of RuntimeService in Ubuntu under UEFI boot mode? I want to make use of the runtimeservice of UEFI BIOS, SetVariable() or GetVariable(), and so on. What I need to do, and any lib for ...
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Did the BIOS do that?

I have an old HP dc5000 SFF and I updated the BIOS from 1.00 to 1.43. Before that update, I install Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and flickering and tearing occurs everywhere. So I reinstalled Windows ...
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How do I run Ubuntu 11.10 from a pendrive with an Acer BIOS?

My BIOS just "freezes" if a try to Boot from a pendrive and I have to remove the battery to restart... :( does it have a solution? I'm trying to make a clean 11.10 installation, I already have Windows ...
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Since upgrade to Natty, no longer automatically booting from drive at startup

As the subject suggests, I now have to enter the boot menu in BIOS in order to be able to boot Ubuntu. This has happened since I upgraded to Natty. Is there a way to automatically boot from the ...
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Asus netbook: Should CPUID Speed limit should be enabled

I would like to know if it's better to enable the BIOS cpuid speed limit on a netbook or leave it disabled ? Is it setting the optimal cpu speed ? Thanks for your help
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Grub rescue problems [closed]

Here is my problem: After deleting the partition containing "Linux-Mint 10" and restarting my laptop, I enter the grub rescue screen. After looking around, none of the resolutions fit my problem. ...
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Some Fn Keys not working after BIOS upgrade (ASUS X401U)

Before upgrading BIOS from version 204, all Fn Keys were working properly. After successful upgrade via EasyFlash to version 313 of my ASUS X401U some Fn keys are not working anymore which are: Fn + ...
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Enabling BIOS disabled features during OS runtime

I am trying to play with some of the features of my machine using the BIOS menu. Some of them(webcam, microphone, etc) are disabled for security (paranoia) reasons. Making the assumption that ...
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Unable to fix GRUB for dual-boot after BIOS update (using boot-repair)

After my latest update of BIOS (while using Windows) my grub menu went missing. Previously, I was able to repair GRUB menu this way: Booting into Windows Going to Advanced Startup options Selecting ...
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No Legacy BIOS setting/Ubuntu not detecting Windows 8.1

I have recently purchased an Asus X551M laptop and have tried installing Mint in a dual boot configuration multiple times. I have successfully installed it twice, but bot times was unable to actually ...
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A bit of a keyboard problem

So I've looked all over but I can't seem to find a solution anywhere nor can I find a problem exactly like mine so maybe someone can help me. I want to be very specific just in case I did something ...
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I removed Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu 14.04, now my fn keys to manage brightness and volume don't work and I can't boot into BIOS

To clarify, this isn't a dual-boot, I just have Ubuntu now. My FN keys are no longer working on my ASUS K55n, this includes changing my brightness and volume. I've already tried editing the GRUB ...
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Problems to boot ubuntu partition after updating BIOS from my windows partition

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop L50-B-18E. So, one day the toshiba center asked me to update the BIOS, and I did. But now the menu that asks me what system do I want to start doesn't appear ...
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Windows 7 Drive Not Showing in BIOS Boot Menue after Ubuntu Install

I've looked through many problem solving techniques for similar problems, but with my set-up it appears none of them are quite relevant. My computer is a HP Envy Phoenix with 3 drives installed: ...
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Boot-repair (Or ubuntu grub) somehow stopped bios setup

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 since it launched. All of functioning of bios and grub where running properly. One day I used boot-repair for some reason. After few days I noticed that Bios set-up doesn’t ...
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How to boot Ubuntu automatically?

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 13.10. I have made one backup image with Clonezilla. The backup includes 2 partitions — one is /dev/sda1, where is the EFI (only the EFI folder from /boot/efi/EFI), and the ...
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BIOS settings not appearing

My friend installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on his Samsung NP 300 G5X laptop that had 4GB RAM and a 700GB HDD. He encrypted the Ubuntu installation and used LVM. After reboot he was taken directly to grub. ...
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Can't upgrade within Ubuntu or from boot

I'm a Linux beginner. I've used Ubuntu for a year but only for the every day stuff. I tried to reinstall Windows 7 on many occasions but it kept coming up with errors. I had tried lots of different ...
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grub rescue out of partition

So I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 from an ISOBoot and the thing goes wrong, the PCs frozes just after setting the disk partitions< and after a while I decide to turn it off the hard way. So now I ...
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Black screen on resume after suspend, pm_test is fine [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo IdeaPad S205. When I resume from suspend-to-RAM, fan goes on but screen stays off. The computer does not respond to anything except a hard shutdown (press and hold ...
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Dead ASUS laptop - Can I boot Windows from within Ubuntu terminal?

I have an ASUS laptop (model u56e, windows 7 64-bit) that is baffling me right now. I was recently on a trip, laptop working fine, though partitioned SATA HDD a bit overloaded with vacay pics. On way ...
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New laptop won't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

I removed the HDD from a Toshiba Computer I bought today and installed a 250GB SSD. After installing it, I immediately installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it from a USB drive. Everything went fine during ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not indicate my discrete GPU

After installing Bumblebee and Nvidia 331.38 driver with primus I get this error delmomd@Dell:~$ optirun steam [ 887.242992] [ERROR]The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the ...
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USB Keyboard not working in the bootloader, but does in BIOS and OS's

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu installed alongside on my computer. However, my USB keyboard doesn't seem to work when supposed to navigate the GRUB menu. This was also a problem when i only had Windows ...
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My fan is not working, no active cooling system

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and my fan is not working(with Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.10 it was the same). Short summary of my system Quanta TWH motherboard, Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM ...
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Is there a way to force Ubuntu to install in BIOS mode?

I'm currently trying to triple boot OSX, WIndows 8.1, and Ubuntu on my macbook pro 5,3. I have 2 hard drives. One only has OSX on it and the other has Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. That hard drive uses an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wary of locked Windows 8 BIOS [duplicate]

I've been looking for a good inexpensive laptop to purchase and throw linux on, but when I was in line to purchase one, the store rep mentioned that its BIOS was locked to Windows 8, and that Linux ...
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How to replace Fedora with Ubuntu?

I installed Fedora a few months ago on my Sony Vaio model PCG-71511L laptop. I created a DVD and even a USB flash drive with Ubuntu. When I restart my laptop, it restarts and runs Fedora. Pressing ...
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When trying To Enter BIOS GNU GRUB Screen Appears

I was trying to change my boot device on Ubuntu but when I hold F2 [the key to enter my BIOS] Ubuntu GNU GRUB appear. I would like to know how to enter my BIOS so I can continue changing my boot ...
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after installing ubuntu 13.04 CD-ROM not working

I remove my windows 7 and install ubuntu 13.04 amd64 in EFI after many hit and trail. first time i install ubuntu with DVD and it is success full installation but i decide to install in EFI. in second ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 overheating my laptop [duplicate]

I use dell Inspiron 5520 laptop with latest BIOS version A13 with 4GB RAM and Intel core i5 processor. Recently I have removed Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu 12.04 by disabling the UEFI mode. Since ...
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My computer boots to a black screen [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of threads for this, but I can't seem to find a satisfying answer for my specific situation. I have an Acer-Aspire 5738Z-4619 with the following specifications: ...
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How to boot LiveCD from grub shell

I had dualboot on my netbook Acer Aspire One P531h - Ubuntu and Windows XP. Ubuntu was there just for a temporary work so I needed to remove the partition today. I have used ms-sys from Ubuntu so I ...
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Why won't my netbook read by USB drive?

I have a problem installing Ubuntu via USB storage using unetbootin: My notebook BIOS does not read the USB key, instead of another notebook that I tried that does. I think the problem is that USB ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, NUMLOCK not working

I have a installation of Ubuntu 12.04, my NUM LOCK is disabled every time at boot, so i have to turn it on manually each time for the log in screen "password" I tried these lines: sudo apt-get ...
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Boot issues with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 - BIOS Setup lost!

I got a new laptop (a Vaio S series) which came with Windows 8. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows, so I used a Ubuntu CD, booted from it and installed Ubuntu. Installation finished ...
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GRUB error while trying to run fully installed Ubuntu 12.04 from SSD

Due to my laptop having a RAM problem, I removed its SSD(which contains an Ubuntu 12.04 installation, with my personal data) and attempted to boot it from my old P4 machine lying around. This P4 ...