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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Can't get back to Windows 8.1 from seemingly dual boot to ubuntu

my laptop is pretty much brand new (bought it this January). I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my USB or atleast I think I did (I'm not sure). Also, on startup, it doesn't ask me which OS I want and ...
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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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Partition Resizing to Add Windows 7

when I got Ubuntu, I accidentally formatted Windows 8 and now I only have Ubuntu. I was able to obtain a windows 7 ISO, and I would like to put that in. I have installed the ISO into my flash drive, ...
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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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Trying to boot Ubuntu from a second SSD

My problem is that I can not get my BIOS to let me change bootorder so I can get my second SSD to be SSD number 2. I have an HP6751c. Are there BIOS that will not let you select the bootorder?
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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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Ubuntu does not enable bluetooth after suspend

My bluetooth is not recognized after sleep. Probably is something related to BIOS but I am not 100% sure. The output of hcitool dev shows nothing and rfkill list all only lists the wireless card. I ...
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How to install Ubuntu with ASRock bios?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 with ASRock hardware. ASRock BIOS has "Secure boot" disabled, and "Fast boot" is disabled too. I have also set the correct boot order in the BIOS. When trying to ...
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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 ...
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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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New Hard Drive not being detected, cannot boot from Ubuntu CD?

OK, friends, I have a hard drive question (not specifically about Ubuntu): So, I accidentally spilled water all over the keyboard of my Dell Latitude D610 laptop--and then it would only sometimes ...
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Is Dell Bios article on Ubuntu Wiki outdated?

I came across this "immutable" page on the wiki. According to this, Dell doesn't support Ubuntu?? Even if they advertise it preinstalled? Also, it seems the non-Windows instructions don't match the ...
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Asus H87-PRO /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

On an Asus H87-PRO: $ sudo pwmconfig # pwmconfig revision 5857 (2010-08-22) (...) /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed here's the output from $ sensors: ...
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I can not change the BIOS to boot with flash drive

Help me, guys! I can not change the BIOS to boot with flash drive. I change in the BIOS the USB to first, but when i reboot the laptop, just the windows starts. I need help! Sorry for the bad english. ...
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How do I completely destroy grub/ ubuntu bios entry? Conventional methods not working

I have tried the bootrec fixmbr and fixboot method, I've tried the n60 method, I've even tried removing from a Ubuntu live usb. All fixes are temporary. I can boot into Windows 8.1 no problem but in ...
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Boot is running fairly slow

I have completely reformatted my HD and made various partitions. My BIOS is in Legacy mode so I created a partition for Ubuntu to boot (sda1). A pop up message appeared when I went to save that ...
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bios_grub partition in the way of resizing Ubuntu partition

I tried to grow the ext4 partition by shrinking sda4 and then adding the unallocated partition to the ext4 partition, where Ubuntu lives. The selected partition, sda6 (see image), contains the ...