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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Do I need BIOS or UEFI installation?

I have a new Asus Zenbook here, and honestly I don't know exactly the model and if it has BIOS or UEFI. When I go into BIOS before booting, I see nothing that says UEFI, and it looks pretty much like ...
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what is the difference between installing raid form bios and from disk utility in installing system?

what is the difference in configuring raid in Idrak bios and configuring raid in installing Ubuntu or any other system?? is it faster in configuring raid from bios and more good performance and can i ...
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Having Trouble adding UEFI entry using efibootmgr

I am trying to rename the boot label of ubuntu. In order to rename the label, I have to delete the entry and create it again. However efibootmgr seem to not recognize the correct partition. Here is ...
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“kvm disabled by bios” when installing in a Packard Bell

Packard Bell computers seem to have an issue installing Ubuntu. To get it to actually load the installation disk I had to go into the bios settings and boot settings and change type to legacy and turn ...
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kernel image error while installing Ubuntu 13.10

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 to install on my external HDD. I have never worked with a Linux OS before so I'm completely new to this. After I created a bootable USB flash disk with the ISO image on it, ...
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Different types of file systems for the booting partition

When setting a partition to be bootable (i.e. setting the bootable flag = on), is it necessary to set it's file system as: Reserved bios boot area or EFI boot partition ? The problem I'm ...
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Secure boot idea block usb boot

I saw when my computer battery was low, it automaticly hibernate and when i opened it again i dont see boot device option or bios setting keys. So if we send hibernate code every shutdown or reboot, ...
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PC BIOS doesn't “see” iso image

I've searched the previous issues thoroughly and don't see the problem I'm encountering. I'm trying to boot an older Dell 32-bit Intel machine from an ubuntu ISO dvd. The curve ball is that I don't ...
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The cd dvd boot option isn't showing up in bios

I am trying to dual boot ubuntu 13.10 but the option for it isn't in the bios. I did previously install ubuntu on my computer and tried to delete it but it didnt work. What do i do?
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Asus X550C Launch CSM blurred out

I have an Asus X550c. I have been looking online on how to install Ubuntu on it. It says that in the BIOS I need to enable, Launch CSM. I tried to enable it but it is blurred out and I can't change ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on a Compaq DC7900?

I have an HP Compaq dc7900 Convertible Minitower from 2006: 80GB (3.5”) SATA 3.0GB/s with NCQ and Smart IV Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 I can install Ubuntu on it from a USB stick and everything seems ...
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Booting Ubuntu 13.10 from USB on server with no OS (Dell PowerEdge T110)

I have a Dell PowerEdge T110 (Xeon 1220v2) server with no OS. From my mac, I was able to save the Ubuntu 13.10 for server iso (x86) and used UNetbootin to save the iso to a USB stick (2GB). I was ...
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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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Straight into bios after starting windows 8 on asus zenbook [closed]

I have a strange problem for which I hope anyone here has the answer. I recently bought a Zenbook prime UX31A. I installed Mint 15 (based on Ubuntu 13.04) after I switched of the secure boot in the ...
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USB gets disabled when i boot in linux 3.5.7 / (ubuntu 12.04)

I have connected USB keyboard & mouse to core i7 intel processor.When i boot my system in ubuntu with kernel 3.2.21 it runs properly i.e usb keyboard & usb mouse works satisfactorily. ISSUE ...
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“unknown file system. Grub rescue” won't let me access to BIOS

So I installed Ubutu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 and after a week or so it stopped working and I couldn't figure out how to recover. I went back to windows for a little while and downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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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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I have a patch for my laptop that needs to be added but I have no idea how to apply it

This is a link to the bug and people say it has been patched but I don't know how to apply the patch. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/529477 The bug is on the HP Dv6 pavilion ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...