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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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 ...
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Ubuntu does not boot, but windows does

On my old computer I would like to install ubuntu 12.10. Now the strange thing is it does not boot the dvd disc from ubuntu. The windows disc however boots normally. If I disable the harddisk in the ...
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Can't install Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 in my Lenovo X121e

I have been having troubles with my X121e wireless as described in this post. The connection is very weak, so I figured I'd invest in a wireless card Centrino Advanced-N 6205. When I plug in the ...
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How to fix fresh Ubuntu installation to detect network device?

I just installed Ubuntu on a LG Z355 ultrabook. The installation was smooth, but it did not recognize neither wireless nor ethernet connections. How can I find and install such drivers? $ lspci ...
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How to boot LiveCD from grub shell

I had dualboot on my netbook Acer Aspire One P531h - Ubuntu and Windows XP. Ubuntu was there just for a temporary work so I needed to remove the partition today. I have used ms-sys from Ubuntu so I ...
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Why won't my netbook read by USB drive?

I have a problem installing Ubuntu via USB storage using unetbootin: My notebook BIOS does not read the USB key, instead of another notebook that I tried that does. I think the problem is that USB ...
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apparent low color depth on EFI Boot

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and Mint 14 on a Mac Mini 6,2 (Late 2012) - Intel HD4000. When I boot from the legacy BIOS, I see good colour as it should appear. However, when I boot from the EFI ...
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I just bought an HP 4t-1000 and cannot access the BIOS to change the boot order and install Ubuntu from a USB

The F10, F9, and ESC keys do not do anything. I called HP support (terrible), and when I press the ESC key during startup, it brings me to a RAID reconfiguration screen and not the BIOS. Specs: 14" ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, NUMLOCK not working

I have a installation of Ubuntu 12.04, my NUM LOCK is disabled every time at boot, so i have to turn it on manually each time for the log in screen "password" I tried these lines: sudo apt-get ...
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Problems with partitioning on GUID Partition Table

I installed Xubuntu on my new Lenovo G580 notebook. When I tried to partition the HDD and it kept making extra 1 MB partitions at the beginning and the end and they looked like unformatted free space. ...
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Boot issues with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 - BIOS Setup lost!

I got a new laptop (a Vaio S series) which came with Windows 8. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows, so I used a Ubuntu CD, booted from it and installed Ubuntu. Installation finished ...
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Which BIOS can ignore integrated graphics card and just using discrete graphics card?

I use a laptop of GT630M, ubuntu 12.04 64 bits. Here is my BIOS information: sam@sam:~$ sudo dmidecode -t bios # dmidecode 2.11 # SMBIOS entry point at 0x000f04c0 SMBIOS 2.7 present. ...
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GRUB error while trying to run fully installed Ubuntu 12.04 from SSD

Due to my laptop having a RAM problem, I removed its SSD(which contains an Ubuntu 12.04 installation, with my personal data) and attempted to boot it from my old P4 machine lying around. This P4 ...
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My ubuntu partition was deleted and I can't boot from either a DVD or USB

It's my first time installing ubuntu. I have Windows 7 and 8 before in my laptop (Acer Aspire 4752z). After Ubuntu (12.04) installed in my laptop, the Windows boot loader didn't recognize my Ubuntu so ...
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How to turn off Quickboot/fastboot on HP Pavillion [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on my HP Pavillion G6. It has a Windows 8 logo, but in the BIOS, I can't disable Quickboot or Fastboot, (I can't even find it in the BIOS.) How can I turn it off?
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Will i get a Multiple OS boot choice after installing Ubuntu with Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 operating off an HDD and am going to install Ubuntu on to another seperate HDD. How will I determine the boot options? through Bios by the HDD each time I start, or is there a bit ...
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How to boot external drives on a Acer C7 Chromebook

I want to run a plain Ubuntu install, but the BIOS does not easily allow for booting into USB drives. I currently have the Chromebook in developer mode and I found a USB command on the chromium ...
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I bought a new battery and Ubuntu 12.10 isn't recognizing it

I inherited my mom's old laptop and installed Ubuntu over top of Vista, so now it is purely Ubuntu. Her old battery only lasted about 10 minutes, so it had to be plugged in all the time, which I ...
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How do I update an Intel motherboard BIOS using Ubuntu without a keyboard?

I'm using ubuntu 12.10 on intel nuc, and have no keyboard only a mouse attached.
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Can't install Ubuntu for several reasons

I'm having some issues installing Ubuntu on my Samsung NP-RV520-S02SE Laptop. First off, I'm getting error: failure reading sector somethingsomething when booting the CD and hitting "Install Ubuntu". ...
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Computer froze during Ubuntu install and now computer won't post and no BIOS

A few minutes ago I was installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my Windows 7 machine and it froze during the installation. I waited awhile then rebooted. Now the monitors never turn on and the BIOS never shows. It ...
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Am I using IDE or AHCI?

I recently installed an SSD in my laptop, but according to what I've read AHCI mode is preferable to IDE mode for SATA drives, something that is set in the computer's BIOS. However, I don't have any ...
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BIOS loader on EFI system

I have an unusual case. I'm not trying to partition drives or anything, I have separate physical drives for Windows and Linux. Being a new machine and all, I have UEFI. Last time I attempted to ...
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Pc acting weird since dual-boot setup

I just came to think of something I've noticed recently when rebooting my PC. If I reboot my PC from within an OS, after installing software or something, it get's stuck on the absolute first screen ...
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Ubuntu taking forever to boot off of USB flash drive

So I just built a PC, and tried to boot Ubuntu off of a USB flash drive. It has been at the purple Ubuntu screen with the loading dots for over 30 minutes, what should I do?