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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no bios, no grub, no Kubuntu after updating to 14.10

I was running Kubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit on Acer Aspire 5560G for some months. I have updated regularly without any troubles. Today I have decided to upgrade to 14.10. Upgrade worked flawlessly. After ...
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Can I check and change the settings in BIOS under Ubuntu?

When I fully start 14.04, is it possible to check the settings in BIOS without restarting the computer? Furthermore can I change the settings in BIOS? Thanks.
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How to access BIOS settings with EFI?

I have a new PC, based on a Gigabyte H81m motherboard. With no hdd, I can access BIOS settings by pressing DEL at startup. When I install Windows 8.1 with EFI boot, to access BIOS settings I have to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not taking the BIOS time

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed and my time zone set is IST, GMT + 5:30. My BIOS have the correct time but when my machine boots into Ubuntu it shows not the BIOS time. I tried to manually set the ...
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My windows 8.1 is installed through legacy (I can't use UEFI) what are the steps to dual booting with Ubuntu?

All the guides I have seen involve UEFI, however my Windows 8.1 has been downloaded in Legacy mode. How exactly do I dual boot with Ubuntu. I have set a 100GB empty partition. I have downloaded ...
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What do I do if boot from CD is not appearing in BIOS?

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu on my Asus laptop with Windows 8.1 and I can't find an option to boot from CD. I can try creating a new boot option but I have no idea how to do that. I've booted from ...
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How to backup BIOS before flashing? [duplicate]

I have an ASUS A55BM-E motherboard and I am looking to update my BIOS to resolve some boot issues. I want to make a backup prior to updating it just in case anything goes wrong. The default BIOS ...
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Linux Won't install from LIveUsb

So I can no longer install Linux from USB drive. I have previously, using the same ISO's and unetbootin been able to install Kubuntu, linux mint, ubuntu gnome. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series ...
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Is there a way to install on a laptop when the BIOS version is older than 2000?

Is there a way to install Ubuntu on a laptop when the BIOS version is older than 2000? When I try to, the installation fails. I have tried early versions of Ubuntu as well. When first booting, it ...
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Black Screen With Message

Whenever I start the laptop there comes a black screen with message as shown in the image below. But After shutting down and restarting again and again 10-20 times(sometimes more than 20) it gets ...
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How to solve “boot in insecure mode” error?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 x64 on my laptop. But I always get "booting in insecure mode" message and then nothing happens. My laptop has BIOS Legacy not UEFI. There's any option about security ...
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When installing Ubuntu 14.04 it asked me to assign BIOSGRUB [duplicate]

When installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8 with separate partitions for /root /swap and /home it asked me to assign a partition for biosgrub. It is the first time it asked me that. Why is this?
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RAM memory size info confusion; F2 key or “System Setting”?

I am receiving two different figures for my RAM size. I have installed 2x2GB RAM and F2 key says I have 4028MB but Ubuntu System Setting "Detail" aka "About this computer" says I only have 2,9G. I ...
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No sound Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10

Not been having much luck with ubuntu. At first I installed 14.04, however my display frequently became corrupt or the screen would completely freeze forcing me to restart regularly. These problems ...
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I'm trying to intsall Ubuntu to a (Samsung) NP300E4C laptop but can't access BIOS

The computer is currently running Windows (7). I've tried tapping and holding down F2 but it just boots to windows. I googled to see if i can find people with similar issues but found none. I'm ...
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Install Ubuntu with no access to BIOS and only boot from encrypted harddisk [closed]

My laptop (with Windows 7) stopped working and I don't have any recovery disks. As it is a company laptop I am not able to access the BIOS and it will only boot from harddisk (which does not work). In ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after setting a HD password in BIOS

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside XP (Both 32-bit due to Brazos 1.0 Ghz slow CPU). Not because it kind'a ran slow but because of me using the PC to access work with some highly sensitive data I ...
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Do I need to set SATA mode to RAID in BIOS if I use software RAID? [duplicate]

I just had a problem with my RAID array and I had to rebuild it. Everything seem to be fine now. I am also having problems with the shutdown command (does not power off the server) and I reloaded the ...
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Load average high on only one of 16 HP workstations

I have a lab setup with 16 HP Z620 systems, all alike (purchased at the same time), with exactly the same Ubuntu 12.04 installation with current kernel 3.13.0-44-generic. Well, not quite all alike: ...
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Ok Ubuntu HDD boots to black screen

This question is similar to this other one in that I get the same result, however I am booting an apparently fine HDD. For four days I have been booting Ubuntu 14.x on a very inexpensive laptop. I ...
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14.10/14.04LTS New installation won't boot?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga (S1), and I install through a flash drive. After the notice pop up and say installed successfully and restart. The laptop will boot up and stop at boot device choice ...
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Boot from USB option not avalible Ubuntu 14.10

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my ASUS K55V laptop running UBUNTU 14.10 but I cannot seem to find Boot from USB option in BIOS. There are only two options to boot form, Hard disk and DVD Drive. ...
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Trouble Installing ubuntu on old machine [duplicate]

Trying to install ubuntu onto a machine currently running Windows xp. The machine does not have a dvd reader and I can't seem to boot from a usb. Any other options?
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Upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04

I need upgrade my notebook with Ubuntu 12.04, however the BIOS is locked. I am unsure what is possible problems can happens if I try upgrade my Ubuntu to the version 14.04 on the system with locked ...
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How to dual boot fresh install windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 with a BIOS?

I'm currently installing windows 8.1 on my laptop to take up the whole partition. While that's being set up I want to see how I can dual boot ubuntu 14.04 LTS with it. My computer has a BIOS so UEFI ...
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Computer doesn't recognize any OS on computer

So I haven't seen anything like this on the forum yet... if I'm mistaken please set me straight. I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Mint 17 on separate partitions of the same hard drive, along with another ...
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OS selection screen not showing on startup

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a separate hard disk twice. First time I put the boot loader on sdb but it goes straight to Windows 8.1 on startup. So I installed the second time with boot loader on sda ...
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Making a program that makes a computer automatically boot usb

Is there any way that I can program my ubuntu bootable usb so that when I turn on a computer (PC or Mac), and the bootable usb is plugged in, it automatically boots into the usb? I am making the ...
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Verifying Pool DMI Data

I have a HDD with Windows 8, and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I have a CD with Ubuntu on it and a USB as well. When I choose to boot from CD or USB, my BIOS stops at Verifying Pool DMI ...
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Read Error with new harddrive

I put in a new HDD into my stationary computer and have tried to install Windows 7, Fedora 21 and Ubuntu 14.10. Windows 7 didn't install at all, when I created the partition and clicked "Format" it ...
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Can rebooting many times cause problems [closed]

I will be overclocking and configuring my rig in about an hour and I decided to try out everything individually. This means I will reboot my computer 30-40 times, maybe even 50 within hours. Can this ...
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How to remove ubuntu after booting from live USB?

I am new to Ubuntu, even to BIOS. I am having a laptop with Win 8.1 pre-installed. To test Ubuntu I did this: I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS I downloaded Universal USB installer from ...
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I have a laptop with Xubunutu, want to reinstall Windows 8, but can't enter bios on reload [duplicate]

So, it's a Asus laptop, which came with Windows 8.1 and instantly loads in to the OS, no ASUS splash screens or anything. Is there a way to boot in to Bios in Ubuntu? I installed Xubuntu using the ...
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RAM not fully usable in 64-bit Ubuntu GNU/Linux

Greetings Ubuntu Community, I have 4 GB of DDR2 RAM and an x86_64 CPU and Ubuntu OS. When I am in Ubuntu I notice from the details section in settings that I have 3.86 GB of RAM when I am sure that I ...
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Xubuntu Conflicting With BIOS

OK, so i installed Ubuntu on a hard drive the other day so i took that hard drive and kept it in my storage (place where i normally keep my hard drives). When i put it back in my computer it was ...
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Ubuntu keeps booting from live CD after installation

It seems everyone else has got the exact opposite of my problem. They can't boot from Live CD but not other way around as I am...or at least that's what I'm assuming the problem is. Here's what I ...
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Cannot uninstall Ubuntu… boot problems

I've been trying to remove Ubuntu from a laptop (separate issue), but I've not been able... any suggestions will be appreciated. Here some details: Dell Inspiron laptop, 32 bit, no UEFI secure boot ...
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How to access bios on ubuntu (to change settings)

I may sound dumb for asking this but i am trying to install windows 8 on virtual box it says in order to run it i have to access bios and activate/turn on something. it wants me to Enable VT-x and ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1 in Sony Vaio Laptop?

I was using Ubuntu for the past 7 years in my desktop computer.And now I got a new Sony Vaio Laptop.But still now I love to use Ubuntu. I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit version to install in my ...
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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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How to enter BIOS on UEFI capable Lenovo Z50? (Novo button) [closed]

I have a Lenovo Z50 machine that came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I booted into Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit from a DVD using the "Change Advanced Startup Options" (or similar) option from within Windows ...
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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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Ubuntu has been blocked by the current security policy

I have upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. On the beginning, I had some troubles entering my laptop, but after 2-3 reboots it got working. Anyway, I have used my new 14.04 version fine, and since ...
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Windows Invalidation after Installing Ubuntu Alongside Windows 7

I am having an error on my laptop when I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. Everything was fine, but one month after I installed Ubuntu using the Install Alongside Windows option, I started receiving ...
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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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Computer not booting into live usb

I went to the BIOS of my computer to set it boot from usb first.Already did that but doesn't boot into the live usb. Before, my computer did boot into live usb's.Now, not any more! Any ideas what's ...
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How to perform a HP BIOS upgrade with only Ubuntu?

I have a HP Spectre XT netbook. The installed BIOS is F14 and the latest one on their website is F26. I'd like to do an upgrade but they only provide a Windows executable. I tried booting with FreeDOS ...
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Reset BIOS using Ubuntu

I need to reset the BIOS. I took a look into my laptop, but the CMOS battery and the jumper are covered with a lot of stuff and I don't feel like taking all of that out. So is there a way of resetting ...
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Booting from usb?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on my laptop right now, but its kind of glitchy so I want to switch to Zorin, at least until 14.10 comes out. I made a bootable USB with Startup Disk Creator, but what do I ...
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Removing Ubuntu from boot manager

I have a similar problem like in this post. The answer there suggests using the 4 commands: sudo apt-get install efibootmgr sudo modprobe efivars sudo efibootmgr sudo efibootmgr -b X -B At first, ...