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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Help with ubuntu to boot from an .efi file.

http://paste.ubuntu.com/5627076/ After I did a boot repair on Ubuntu, I get this message: Please do not forget to make your BIOS boot on sda2/EFI/ubuntu/shimx64.efi file! I think that it's the ...
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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 ...
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How to boot external drives on a Acer C7 Chromebook

I want to run a plain Ubuntu install, but the BIOS does not easily allow for booting into USB drives. I currently have the Chromebook in developer mode and I found a USB command on the chromium ...
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Can't install Ubuntu for several reasons

I'm having some issues installing Ubuntu on my Samsung NP-RV520-S02SE Laptop. First off, I'm getting error: failure reading sector somethingsomething when booting the CD and hitting "Install Ubuntu". ...
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Pc acting weird since dual-boot setup

I just came to think of something I've noticed recently when rebooting my PC. If I reboot my PC from within an OS, after installing software or something, it get's stuck on the absolute first screen ...
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Ubuntu taking forever to boot off of USB flash drive

So I just built a PC, and tried to boot Ubuntu off of a USB flash drive. It has been at the purple Ubuntu screen with the loading dots for over 30 minutes, what should I do?
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Why Ubuntu 12.04 shows me AHCI error?

I installed 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and the computer won't boot. This is a Dell Precision Workstation 690 computer, which has a BIOS dated in 2006. It was running Red Hat EL 4 quite well. The Ubuntu ...
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My USB is blank on boot screen

So I just got a new Toshiba Satellite, running windows 8. I made sure to use the universal USB maker, (Forgot the name but it was the one recommended) And it seems to be fine.... It has all the files ...
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I/O memory conflicts

I recently bought a Arctic MC101 barebone (http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/living/office-pc/572/mc101-barebone-a10-4600m.html?c=2296) to run XBMC. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on this machine and the latest ...
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Laptop won't boot or enter BIOS after deleting partition in Windows 7

I dual boot my computer and later decided to delete one of the Ubuntu partitions while using Windows 7. After my computer hibernated and I tried restarting my ASUS laptop it stopped at the logo and ...
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Dual boot on two hard drives : can't access secondary HD through BIOS

I installed Ubuntu today for the first time on a Dell desktop running Windows XP SP3. I opted to install on a second hard drive, following these instructions. When I reboot my computer, and enter the ...
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Can't enable wireless on boot

I just installed Ubuntu (WUBI), and I'm having problems with my wireless. When I'm on Windows, I have perfect wireless connection, and the wireless button on my computer is blue. But with Ubuntu, I ...
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Computer won't recognize USB trying to re-install

Ii'm trying to re-install ubuntu i've tried ` sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh -a ' But that didn't work. So I went to BIOS enabled USB Legacy and but booting my USB first. But the computer does not ...
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dell studio xps 1647 bios update

Short question. Does anybody managed to update bios on Dell studio xps 1647 from ubuntu? I have A01 and want to update to A11. I read a lot of stuff on the web and around how to do this and failed. ...
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BIOS is not showing device booting list after installing ubuntu12.10 64ibt

Bios is not showing device booting list after installing UBUNTU12.10 64 bit and because of which I am unable to install another OS through my bootable usb. Installing ubuntu12.10 64 bit has changed ...
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No grub menu after BIOS update 12.04

I updated my BIOS while in Windows. After that the machine won't boot. Gives me grub-rescue> prompt. Tried boot-repair and Advanced Options but it did not work. The only thing that worked was ...
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Updated BIOS on computer with windows 7 and ubuntu, now nothing works [closed]

Downloaded the BIOS update and installed it on windows, it got through installing and restarted the computer, it auto loads into ubuntu so it just sat there and did nothing because the mouse and ...
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Why does Ubuntu only boot when I have the installation USB stick plugged in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't boot without Flash Drive plugged in I made a USB image from Ubuntu's main website, for Ubuntu 12.4.1, and it installed and ran perfectly off the harddrive. It ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on Asus EeePC1011CX: BIOS not listing bootable USBs

I had been trying to install Ubuntu 12.4LTS on my netbook Eee PC 1011CX with preloaded Windows7. I successfully created a bootable USB stick ...
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How to install Windows on my Ubuntu netbook from USB if BIOS does not support booting from USB?

I have a netbook running Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to put Windows 7 on it (which I have on USB). However, my BIOS doesn't have booting from USB as an option. It only has HDD, LAN and FDD. I ...
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Pressing F1 to continue [closed]

I am running 12.04 studio on an asus pc. When I log on, I have to press F1 to continue. I am using a USB keyboard and get an error message saying "keyboard interface error press F1 to continue." Is ...
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Complete black screen after install/update/restart in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I just set up Ubuntu 12.04 by using my USB flash disk. Installation justed worked fine, but after ...
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Acer 5750G-2334G75Mnkk Switchable graphics option in BIOS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? Ive recently bought this new laptop Acer 5750G and im having issues using the nvidia card on ubuntu. System specs are: ...
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Reset button doesn't reset the machine when using Ubuntu [closed]

In my 20 years of working with computers, I've always assumed that the hardware reset button on a desktop machine was hard-wired to the motherboard, causing some kind of short-circuit which would ...
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How can I track down a bug that triggers on reboot? [closed]

Ubuntu 11.04 has a strange bug for me, and it has morphed with a recent update. In the past, when I'd reboot into Windows (7, for gaming), the system would come up to the point where it should switch ...
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2 hard drives / HD1: UBuntu HD2: Win7. best practice isolated os's for dual boot

is there any reason this wouldn't work or is a bad idea? in bios make the HD1 the default boot drive and installing ubuntu, and HD2 installing windows 7. Then if i prefer to boot into windows i just ...
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Distro for “Prehistoric” Windows NT Laptop? [closed]

While doing some "Spring Cleaning" I found an extremely old laptop gathering dust, so I decided to resurrect it. It surprisingly still works flawlessly, on Windows NT. I tried installing a few ...
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Where do I find my boot menu?

I want to know where the boot menu is on my ASUS laptop. Can anyone tell me where to find it or where to find my BIOS settings? I am having trouble booting my computer to ubuntu with a USB.
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Ubuntu install removed BIOS option

Two days ago I installed Ubuntu 12.10 from a liveCD. for some reason, the installation changed or deleted the option to enter the BIOS screen, and also changed the boot options so the only OS the you ...
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How to change boot priority?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed as the only OS. I also have a USB stick with a Windows 7 installation on it. I want to install Windows from the USB stick on my laptop but when I try to restart ...
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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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Dualbooting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04?

My question isn't actually about dual-booting them. I have a dual-boot set up and running perfectly. There is only one flaw I was looking for an answer to. Since I haven't had any success through ...
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No boot menu after installing Ubuntu 13.04

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 using a USB drive, My primary OS is Win8. After I restarted there was no option to boot into Ubuntu, it just automatically booted into Win8, even after I put the OS boot ...
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apparent low color depth on EFI Boot

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and Mint 14 on a Mac Mini 6,2 (Late 2012) - Intel HD4000. When I boot from the legacy BIOS, I see good colour as it should appear. However, when I boot from the EFI ...
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How to turn off Quickboot/fastboot on HP Pavillion

I want to install Ubuntu on my HP Pavillion G6. It has a Windows 8 logo, but in the BIOS, I can't disable Quickboot or Fastboot, (I can't even find it in the BIOS.) How can I turn it off?
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Hi ,I just bought an asus F55A but i can not enter bios?

Hi everybody I just bought an Asus F55A but I can not enter in bios or boot the linux usb before startup as i did before with my old asus k50c by pressing F2 for entering bios and CTRL+ESC+F1 to ...
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How can I switch memory modules to 1600 Mhz?

Some months ago I bought 4 Memory modules of 4GB DDR3 1600 KINGSTON HYPERX. The official Kingston manual says: *This module has been tested to run at DDR3-1600 at a low latency timing of 9-9-9-27 ...