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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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 ...
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Booting ubuntu from USB “no possible bios file found”

So that's my problem, I downloaded ubuntu 13.04 32bit and I put it in a 4gb USB stick following the steps in ubuntu's webpage. Then when I restart the computer I press F12 and chose the USB stick, ...
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How to hibernate laptop when it overheats

I was wondering If I could set the same behavior as windows 7 do in the laptop when it overheats, it hibernates. Hibernation (from ubuntu) works fine, after I re-enabled it. Would it be possible to ...
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How to update the bios in ubuntu [duplicate]

How to update my bios for my asus notebook? This is the download page for the bios updates. I am currently at bios update 216. Should do all the updates or just do the newest one? And what program ...
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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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Is it possible to restore a full system Back In Time backup from a BIOS system to another UEFI system?

I have backup my whole Ubuntu system(/) using Back in time and i need to restore it to different PC, is it possible? I have used Bios on my old PC, is itpossible to restore it to my new PC but with ...
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In ubuntu, how to find whether CMOS battery is working or not? [closed]

I want to programatically determine whether CMOS battery is working or not. In my C++ program on linux I want to connect to internet and update system time if CMOS battery is not present or not ...
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After installing Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi, dual boot is not possible, keyboard is not recognized, and BIOS cannot be edited

I've tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 by running Wubi on Windows Vista (64-bit version). My motherboard is Asus P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @n. After the installation is finished and I reboot the PC, Ubuntu is ...
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How do I enable WiFi on my Acer Aspire 5710Z?

I have Ubuntu 12.4LTS I find that the Internet works well when hard wired, but not through my WiFi. I have tried additional hardware and update manager and everything up to date. The F3 button ...
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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 Umount -f -a pc not recognize hdd

I executed umount -a -f / to unmount all devices.after restarting system i can not see ubuntu choice of grub2,i mean grub2 Does not come.i aenter code herem alone with the bios of dell inspiron 15r . ...
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Bios update/recognize DVD

I'm having trouble with my DVD bios. I have to boot from DVD-ROM drive, but I can't find it. It finds my CD-RW drive, though. Does it need an updated BIOS or something? Iam usuing Lubuntu 13.04. And ...
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13.04 boot problem

I'm trying to install 13.04 on an 80GB IDE HDD. I've booted from the CD and set sda1 as the primary boot partition using ext4 filesystem and to format/mount as / I've set sda2 as a small (3GB) swap ...
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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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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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Linux Grub doesn't show up

Last day I bought a laptop with NVIDIA G105M and Intel Core Duo Inside which has Windows 7 default. As a Linux fan, I wanted to install Ubuntu to my laptop and I plugged in my old live USB (which I ...
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Windows 8, Ubuntu problem, Bios [duplicate]

I bought a samsung 370R, it has BIOS version P07RAN, I followed the instruction to install 13.04, it created partition all good and then whenever I restart computer, and hit on "ubuntu" as one of ...
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From BIOS to Login screen now takes 20 minutes. How do fix it?

When I start my machine, BIOS loads, GRUB loads, then I go from the purple screen to a blank black screen with blinking cursor, login won't appear for 20 minutes or so. Several lines of code appear ...
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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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Lenovo G580 Ideapad - Replacing Windows 8 with Ubuntu [duplicate]

Notebook Specifications: Lenovo G580 Ideapad (Model 20150)- with Win8 CPU i3-31101M, 2.4GH, 4GB RAM, Intel HD4000 GPU I intend to completely replace Windows 8 with Ubuntu, and to avoid problems, to ...
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How to restore Windows on a Samsung laptop with broken display?

I have a broken monitor on my Samsung 7 chronos (NP700Z5C-S02UB), I can get it to show certain things in my external monitor, but only once Ubuntu starts to load. I really need to return the laptop to ...
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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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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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Is Ubuntu 12.04 a Plug and Play OS in BIOS?

In Windows since lots of years back one should always enable plug and play OS in the BIOS. In GNU/Linux you should disable this option back in the old days. How is it nowadays, using Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Acer TimelineX 4820TG fan speed out of controll after install Ubuntu 12.04

Laptop Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG. Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 Despite some small bugs the machine runs fantastic with this software. After installing Ubuntu 12.04 the cooling fan runs ...
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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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acer aspire 1 wont start

acer aspire 1 with ubuntu 12.04,was windows XP. had battery problem (would not start on fully charged battery) windows bios update solved problem but pc not been used for some time is there a bios ...
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60 sec delay between BIOS and GRUB screen

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows 7 setup. Both are on the same SSD. When I installed Mint 13 a while ago it put Grub on there and I got this strange delay: after the BIOS finishes loading, a blinking ...
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How can I dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 8? [duplicate]

I've been trying to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 on my Thinkpad T530, with no consistent success. I was able to burn the .iso image for 12.04 onto a DVD and then boot the DVD at startup, and ...
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Installing updated BIOS for Dell 530s, keep getting “insufficient memory” error?

I have tried using both virtual and real FreeDOS disks to load the file, but I can't get it to work- I run only Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm looking to upgrade my CPU, but every time I try to run the ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8 dualbooting

I've downloaded and installed Ubuntu, but it won't boot it. It keeps booting into windows 8. I have been going through the advanced settings, shutdown/reboot thingy in Windows 8. I've disabled all the ...
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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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Ubuntu installation in BIOS mode

I want to know what kind of installation is the best for me. I bought my computer with windows 7 preinstalled in it and I upgraded it to windows 8. It is in BIOS mode and I saw that i need to install ...
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Ubuntu freezing during installation

I planned on upgrading my PC to Ubuntu from Windows 7, and erasing Windows 7 completely. I ran through the installation, choosing to erase my current OS and install Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. After a while, ...
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How to enable Intel VT-x? [closed]

I have a CLEVO w150erm, with a i7-3610QM processor, which supports Intel VT-x. However in order to use it I have to activate that option in the BIOS (or so that's what I believe) but I simply can't ...
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Second hard drive isn't showing up in the Asus BIOS but is showing up in Ubuntu disks application

I built a computer for my music this weekend, I have a little problem though; my Seagate 1TB hard drive isn't showing up in the Asus BIOS screen when I connected it. It's showing up in Ubuntu disks ...
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Why BIOS isn't recognizing USB drive during installation?

I have a laptop that I would like to install ubuntu on. This laptop has windows xp on it, but windows wont load. I have ubuntu loaded onto a usb drive, but the computer I am trying to install it on ...
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Access lenovo ideapad (z580) bios with ubuntu installed

ubuntu seems to block my access to the bios of my system. I know this for sure since this problem occur only since I installed ubuntu (12.10). while the system is booting, pressing F2 leads me to ...