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 14.04 BIOS update [duplicate]

OK. So. In my attempt to install Ubuntu 14.04 for dual booting on my Toshiba Satellite C55t somehow the install disk wiped my hard drive before I ever even gave the ok to install. So I had to just ...
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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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BIOS don't boot from USB

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FE41E, which comes with Windows Vista pre-installed. A year ago I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with an USB and it worked perfectly fine. Now due to some errors I have to reinstall ...
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Operating system not found - tried everything

As the title says, I get the freakin' "Operating system not found" when I try to boot up my netbook. A little bit of history Back in 2012 my netbook prompted the message for the first time. I just ...
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Gateway Laptop not booting Ubuntu from USB

I have a Gateway MX8738 and when I try to boot my USB with the Ubuntu ISO on it it doesn't work. The POST screen stays stuck loading. Does the .iso need to be in a different format or do there have to ...
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Bios stuck on system start

When I press the power button to start my laptop stucks at black screen. To exit from this situation I have to wait about 10 sec to press CTRL + ALT + DEL and then my laptop reach at the grub ...
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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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How to get information about BIOS from terminal? [duplicate]

I want to get BIOS information and print information about all structures. How to get via command-line?
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grub rescue -> no such partition [duplicate]

I have a big problemm with my computer... I have reduced the windows partition and when I reboot then I have the grub rescue with the error message : no such partition. Moreover, I don't have access ...
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Grub menu not showing after exiting BIOS

So I've dual booted Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a UEFI system. So far I've been able to switch OSs from the grub menu at the boot screen, which shows entries for both. Recently, I tried to run ...
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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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Lenovo Y510P: Battery wont charge past 60%

On my y510p, I set Lenovos battery software to "Optimize battery health" while I was in Windows 8.1. I forgot to change it before overwriting that partition with Ubuntu, and now my battery in Ubuntu ...
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Installing Lubuntu 14.04 in UEFI

I have an Asus N56VZ. In the BIOS, UEFI is enabled. I am trying to dual boot Lubuntu 14.04 with preinstalled 64 bit Windows 7. I booted from a live-USB and there were two options, a normal USB boot ...
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need help removing wlan 'white list' on compaq QC-60-419wm

Okay i have bios that are blocking my Wlan card on boot up, i have the original phoenix bios file, along with modified bios that are supposed to remove the Wireless lan 'white list.' the biggest ...
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Unable to Install ubuntu onto a blank hard drive

I just built a pc and I am trying to install Ubuntu 14 onto it. I did the process in which you format the flash drive to be able to have Ubuntu 14 and install directly in BIOS. BIOS is set up to ...
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how to configure BIOS settings while installing ps2 emulator

i got this error statement while installing the ps2 emulator it says to configure BIOS how can i get it done
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Uninstalling ubuntu and installing windows [duplicate]

Recently built a computer and installed ubuntu 14.04 from USB. I struggle with using the interface, programs and terminal so I plan to put windows 7 ultimate iso onto a USB while in ubuntu. Then ...
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How to update my BIOS

I've been having some boot problems with it so I have Ubuntu and booted from the Drive. I wanted to update my BIOS to fix this issue but I don't have my product key so I looked up the website ( HP ...
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Unable to access BIOS in my laptop after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I have a Sony Vaio S Series that came with Windows 7 and U installed Ubuntu 14.04 by creating a bootable USB, setting the boot priority in the BIOS and booting from it. During the installation, I ...
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error while installing windows 7 through virtual box [duplicate]

i have installed the extention packs of virtualbox a few monent ago and and again i click the button to install it it shows an other error related to BIOS currently i am using an integrated ...
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Will Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or later Wubi installer be returing

will Wubi Instaler ever be returning in ubuntu 14.04 or later i have a friend that really wants ubuntu and is upset becuase he cant figure out how to create a partition on his hp pavilion g6 64bit ...
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my bios does not support booting from usb

Hello i got an old computer and i want to put linux on it but the bios does not boot from usb.i do not have a blank cd my cd player is not a burner is there still hope for me. thank you for taking ...
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Problem Installing ubuntu via usb in ASUS R510C

My boot loader doesn't recognize the usb for booting and installing ubuntu. I already disabled the secure boot and it still does not recognize the usb. If there is anyone that has encountered the ...
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New processor woes

my motherboard is an ECS c51gm-m and the processor im trying to upgrade to is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 5000+ 2.6 GHz Processor with 1024KB L2 Cache and 64-Watt Socket AM2 (ADO5000DSWOF) by AMD ...
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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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why can't I install from a bootable USB? [duplicate]

My computer refuses to install from a usb, it keeps insisting on a cd, which I don't have. How do I create a bootable USB and enable my system to boot from it?
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Can't access BIOS OR boot Windows (Samsung NP300E5C, UEFI install to external HDD) [closed]

Before anyone bash/trolls me let me admit first that I'm a total noob to Linux. I was looking into getting into it but apparently I jumped into the deep end of a foreign pool so to speak. I will need ...
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Systematic freezes with Unity on 14.04 [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my secondary SSD (primary has Win 8.1 on it). First of all (it might not be completely relevant with my freezing issue but I think it's worth mentioning) : my bios ...
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DELL Latitude E5500 BIOS Error : No boot sector detected on USB during the Ubuntu installation

I am trying to install the Ubuntu in external HDD (Transcend Store Jet USB 3.0 1 TB) using the Laptop Latitude E5500 (of course old model). Laptop is able to detect the Boot device from Pen drive (16 ...
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Unable to access BIOS [closed]

I switched to Ubuntu a while back and over time entropy and inexperience lead to a bunch of redundant applications, a very messy directory tree and general slowness. I figured rather than upgrade to ...
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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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Error sending USSD Ubuntu 14.04

GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such interface 'org.freedesktop.ModemManager1.Modem.Modem3gpp.Ussd' on object at path /org/freedesktop/ModemManager1/Modem/2 modem manager ...
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Reboot instead of shutdown Ubuntu 12.04

As the title suggests, when I try to shutdown my computer from Ubuntu 12.04, it shuts down but then powers back on about three seconds later. I've changed my Grub settings and added: ...
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Dual Boot problems 13.10

my windows 8.1 loads up fine if I turn on secure boot but for me to load up ubuntu I have to change my settings to legacy mode and the reason I installed it this way was because it wouldnt display the ...
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update Dell Bios from ubuntu [duplicate]

I would like to know how i can update my laptop bios from ubuntu I have Laptop E6430 i see Dell released a version for windows only so is there a way to do it from ubuntu
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Live DVD ignored when booting

I want to resize the / partition of a computer, and for this I need to use a Live disk. I've downloaded the ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso file from the Ubuntu website, and I burned it onto a regular ...
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If I turn on the UEFI, will my BIOS mode installed operating systems be damaged in any way?

I have triple boot system. One of them is ubuntu. All of them are installed in legacy BIOS mode. Whenever I boot to Ubuntu, it shows kvm disabled by BIOS. My PC supports UEFI BIOS hardware which is ...
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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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Remove previously flashed vbios splash screen

I am new to linux and have recently installed and have ubuntu 13.10 working. Something weird is going on though. Back when I first got my aw17 I was all into benchmarking and I flashed my vbios and ...
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How to let my computer boot Ubuntu installation dvd instead of Windows? [closed]

Here is my problem I have a Dell Poweredge 1750. I created a DVD of Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 LTS. When I insert the DVD, it boots to windows. How can I override boot to Windows with boot to Ubuntu DVD?
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Can't access BIOS for USB install

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my second machine now from a USB startup disk. The disk works fine as I used it yesterday to install on another machine. The problem is on this second IBM machine: ...
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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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How to remove Ubuntu 12.04 lts [duplicate]

This is a PC with no prior OS, I slapped Ubuntu on temporarily. I do prefer Ubuntu but it's (unfortunately) just not well optimised for games ;_; Anyway I'm pretty computer illiterate when it comes to ...
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PC System Status Bios visible through shell?

I am looking to view some settings that are visible through the bios in the command line. Our system has a built in holdup charge (shows SUSV status in bios) that I would like to poll regularly for a ...
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GRUB not responding to keyboard

I installed Ubuntu 12.4LTS on dual boot with Windows XP on my 7 year old desktop PC 2 months ago. Everything worked perfectly in both Ubuntu and XP until last week when I removed LibreOffice from ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 13.10 on Legacy BIOS machine

Sorry for my bad grammar, but i need help to install new ubuntu on my PC.I've a Lenovo Z570 Laptop with following specs: Intel i5 2430M 4 GB RAM Nvidia 520M (optimus) - switchable with Intel HD 3000 ...
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Windows 8 randomly shuts down after installing Ubuntu dual boot

The title says most of it. I believe this is a BIOS issue. Upon startup I have several options to boot into, including: Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic ...
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Loud fans despite cool system under Linux (but not Windows)

My new desktop computer runs almost silently under Windows, but the fans seem to run on a constantly high setting under Linux. Psensor shows that the GPU (with NVidia drivers) is thirty-something ...
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How to enter BIOS menu again after uninstalling rEFINd?

I have two hard-drives and installed separately Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on them. UEFI and "Fast Boot" are enabled in BIOS. I was unable to make dual boot through GRUB menu but was able to do that ...