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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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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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, ...
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No boot after reseting bios to default, Ubuntu partition gone

I set my bios to their default settings in order to try and boot a Lubuntu Live-cd but something I didn't consider is that it would wipe out my Ubuntu boot-entries. The only option I have now is an ...
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How may I boot up 14.04 lts without having to worry about having a usb or cd inserted during startup?

I installed via a usb thumbdrive, and before doing so I had to change boot options to boot from usb. Now upon boot, im prompted at startup to choose an os to boot from usb or boot ubuntu(which isnt a ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recongnize USB

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop and it works well, now I'm trying to install in my new Desktop PC, it has dual bios and you can also choose if you want to use Uefi or Legacy...But can't make the ...
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Ubuntu Bootloader Help

I'm thinking of installing Ubuntu on my PC (quite old) alongside Windows 8.1. My BIOS mode is Legacy BIOS so no worries about UEFI settings. I have a separate partition (Local Disk E: 30GB) for ...
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What is EFI v2.31 Lenovo? Where do I find it?

At http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201307-13930/ the bios version it says is certified is EFI v2.31 Lenovo But the latest UEFI version available from Lenovo's website is 2.25 How do I ...
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Replacing Windows XP completely to Ubuntu (booting issues)

I am trying to replace my old existing Windows XP(service pack 3) completely with Ubuntu latest desktop version over the last two days with no sucess due to the following: Created both a bootable ...
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Home partition in ubuntu 14.04

If I partition my home drive in recovery mode (ubuntu 14.04), will my os get formated?
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What is the Ubuntu os loader and where does it reside?

I am studying for a class on System and Network Engineering and in one material we are told that Ubuntu uses the OS loader to load the bootloader GRUB. My question is what is the Ubuntu OS loader and ...
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Hardware Virtualization not possible, virtualbox alternatives?

I have two processors, but virtualbox won't accept that unless I have hardware virtualization (vt-x) enabled, for which my bios setup doesn't give an option, and the option was never added in bios ...
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windows doesn't show up in grub2 can't access bios or boot with cd

I installed Ubunto yesterday I had 3 partitions c:/ Windows d:/ other files w:/ linux mint when installing ubunto I chose 'replace linux mint' problem: after rebooting windows didn't show up in Grub ...