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 boot from liveUSB when trying to install it alongside Windows 7

I'm very noob at Linux and installing techniques. I want to install 12.04 from bootable usb flash alongside Windows 7 (also tried live CD but not working) but computer is not booting from USB flash or ...
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Most basic input devices: What can we use other than a keyboard to make selections in the BIOS and during installation? [closed]

I wonder if there is anything else that might conceivably be used to input commands. I am sure there must be some imaginative possibilities!
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How do I update the BIOS of a Samsung Series 9?

I'm using a Samsung Series 9 900x3c and since there is a Bios update available for this model (unfortunately only with Windows). I was wondering if anybody knows a good method to upgrade the Bios ...
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No grub menu after BIOS update 12.04

I updated my BIOS while in Windows. After that the machine won't boot. Gives me grub-rescue> prompt. Tried boot-repair and Advanced Options but it did not work. The only thing that worked was ...
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Updated BIOS on computer with windows 7 and ubuntu, now nothing works [closed]

Downloaded the BIOS update and installed it on windows, it got through installing and restarted the computer, it auto loads into ubuntu so it just sat there and did nothing because the mouse and ...
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Attempting to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 on Sony Vaio with Insyde H2O BIOS

My situation is the same that is addressed here Sony VAIO with Insyde H2O EFI bios will not boot into GRUB EFI and here ...
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Can't boot from CD now that Ubuntu is installed?

I ran across an older toshiba laptop with a pentium 4 2.66 ghz cpu and 464 mg of ram. I thought i would try out Ubuntu 12.04 on it instead of running live on another computer to test it. So anyway I ...
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Just installed Ubuntu onto blank hard drive from disk but now won't boot

I just installed ubuntu onto a blank hard drive with a 10GB partition and it went fine. When I restarted the PC (when it asked), I quickly changed the BIOS so that it booted from the HDD not the disk ...
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Install GRUB to Ubuntu Partition

So my computer has the following partitions: /dev/sda -- (I know this isn't a real partition, but more so the boot loader) /dev/sda1 -- (Windows 7 Boot Loader) /dev/sda3 -- (Windows 7) ...
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Dell bios nightmare on optiplex

I own a Dell optiplex gx260 PC and I got bios revision a03 and want to go higher like a09. I tried the Dell support page using the Wine program down loader after a little configuring and set up on ...
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what is the meaning of `ACPI_OSC request failed`? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: error about ACPI _OSC request failed (AE_NOT_FOUND) when i run gksudo xdiagnose and click on view error button, it shows me this error: pci0000:00: ACPI_OSC request ...
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How to remove ubuntu and install xp? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Switching OS from Ubuntu to XP? dvd player works during start up, but stops after few seconds. then ubuntu starts up. so I can't install xp. I changed bios to dvd on 1. ...
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System Log: Bios may corrupt low RAM, working around it

I really hope someone can assist me with a good answer. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 (not sure about kernel). Asus Motherboard 1TB Hard drive 16G Memory The whole computer is brand new, only like ...
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How to alter BIOS in VAIO to allow for new battery?

I have a VAIO VGN-CR35G with 11.10 installed. I bought a new battery (not from Sony) with double the capacity but the BIOS is set for the old battery. The new battery came with a CD to update the .dat ...
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Why does Ubuntu only boot when I have the installation USB stick plugged in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't boot without Flash Drive plugged in I made a USB image from Ubuntu's main website, for Ubuntu 12.4.1, and it installed and ran perfectly off the harddrive. It ...
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How can I switch memory modules to 1600 Mhz?

Some months ago I bought 4 Memory modules of 4GB DDR3 1600 KINGSTON HYPERX. The official Kingston manual says: *This module has been tested to run at DDR3-1600 at a low latency timing of 9-9-9-27 ...
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How do I enter BIOS [closed]

When I press the F2 key I can enter into BIOS before I change it's OS (Windows 7) to Ubuntu OS in my Samsung 530U3C ultrabook, but now I can't, It direct to Ubuntu OS. Can anybody help me ? please!
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Update BIOS in Asus K55 laptop

I would like to update my laptop BIOS from ubuntu, cause I have no other OS in the machine. The problem is that Asus provide only a windows bios-update program: ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on Asus EeePC1011CX: BIOS not listing bootable USBs

I had been trying to install Ubuntu 12.4LTS on my netbook Eee PC 1011CX with preloaded Windows7. I successfully created a bootable USB stick ...
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Operating System not Found after installing Ubuntu in a Sony Vaio

I just bought a Sony Vaio SVS15115FLB that came with Windows 7, after enjoying the PC graphic power for a little, I decided it was time to install Ubuntu 12.04. First, I inserted a USB stick, ...
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UEFI/GPT Win 7 Load Failure in Dual Boot and no GRUB2 [Ubuntu 12.04]

Configuration: MBB: ASRock X79 Extreme6 Win 7 installed on a INTEL 40GB SSD (GPT partitioned) Ubuntu 14.04 on a CORSAIR 30GB SSD (Ext4 and SWAP) I had Windows 7 installed previously in UEFI ...
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Change ThinkPad BIOS splash screen

I saw that you can change the BIOS screen of ThinkPads. This is the README from the Windows BIOS update utility: ********************************************************************** * ...
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UEFI boot on my Asus k52f

I was reviewing my settings in BIOS and UEFI was disabled. I wanted to check what UEFI was so I googled it. I found out its like an upgrade to BIOS and improved boot speed. Currently I'm dual booting ...
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Cannot boot Windows after deleting Ubuntu partition and cannot boot from CD also.

I have the problem of having the unknown filesystem: rescue grub screen come up. I recently deleted the partition of my hard drive that had Ubuntu Studio on it in an effort to clear up more space on ...
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ThinkPad T420s won't boot in NVS 4200M enabled

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my Lenovo ThinkPad T420S. In BIOS I have an option to select graphical card: integrated intel card or NVS 4200M (or NVIDIA Optimus which is out of scope now). When I ...
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No OS found when I boot with USB

No OS found when I boot with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS USB. I installed Ubuntu with live CD to my USB. I also fail with unetbootin. Also no OS found. It seems that my computer does not support booting with ...
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How does ubuntu live/install disc jack boot/BIOS?

When you put the Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD/Install CD in and start the computer, instead of saying "Press any key to boot from disk.........." and going to hard drive boot upon no key press, which is what ...
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Samsung series 9 np900x4c-a03us Dual boot windows 7

how do i get USB install of 12.04 installed? how do i change the BIOS? how do i partition the disk for dual boot? Web instructions for USB ISO bootable image were confusing. Series 9 has new, ...
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No boot, no bios after Reformat, Dual Boot install

PC needed reformat so completed this with just after installing Ubuntu onto my 2nd drive and had Dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04 going fine (Except slow Win, hence reformat). Reformated, reinstalled ...
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How can I tell if my system was booted as EFI/UEFI or BIOS?

How do I determine whether a particular running Ubuntu system was booted using EFI/UEFI, or BIOS?
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Ubuntu install CD hangs at 5 red dots while booting

I put the disk in for 12.04, go to the Bios, and I boot off the disk, it works until the 5 dots go red when it is ready to load the desktop and it just hangs. Worked before when I had windows and I ...
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How to install Windows on my Ubuntu netbook from USB if BIOS does not support booting from USB?

I have a netbook running Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to put Windows 7 on it (which I have on USB). However, my BIOS doesn't have booting from USB as an option. It only has HDD, LAN and FDD. I ...
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Pressing F1 to continue [closed]

I am running 12.04 studio on an asus pc. When I log on, I have to press F1 to continue. I am using a USB keyboard and get an error message saying "keyboard interface error press F1 to continue." Is ...
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Warm reboot directly to Grub

Is it possible to warm-reboot Linux, directly reloading GRUB without passing through the BIOS? I have a computer whose BIOS is buggy and takes a while due to its hating my disks so if I can reboot ...
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Complete black screen after install/update/restart in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I just set up Ubuntu 12.04 by using my USB flash disk. Installation justed worked fine, but after ...
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Bios Memory settings and Virtualization + Ubuntu (Unofficial Answers Welcome) [closed]

Attempting to optimize my (Main Windowless) Ubuntu system for my uses I will detail questions below, I understand this might be the wrong place to ask these questions. If so, my apologies and I thank ...
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Hybrid Graphics on Windows 7/Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot

Alright, so here's the situation: I am using an ASUS UL80VT with two graphics cards: Integrated intel graphics and NVIDIA G210M I was running an Ubuntu 12.04 - Windows 7 dual boot (on separate ...
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How do you get rid of EFI bios?

Well I'm trying to install ubuntu on an old 2003 made computer, the only problem is that it keeps on crashing into a kernel panic. It reverts to the text based installer, and if I takeaway the ...
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How to flash a BIOS when only a Windows binary is provided?

I want to update the BIOS on Toshiba QOSMIO-G30. The exe file that I downloaded from the manufacturer web site is supposed to be Operating System independent! Yet using Wine I could not execute the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - command line: no headless boot

I'm setting up Ubuntu 12.04 minimal on a mini-pc using a GENE 5313 motherboard with a Geode lx800 CPU. I'll use it as a headless PC with just transmission, ssh, ddclient and few more stuff. The ...
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Distro for “Prehistoric” Windows NT Laptop? [closed]

While doing some "Spring Cleaning" I found an extremely old laptop gathering dust, so I decided to resurrect it. It surprisingly still works flawlessly, on Windows NT. I tried installing a few ...
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Ubuntu made my second HDD disappear from the BIOS!

My netbook, an ASUS 1015PX, shipped with two harddrives. After switching to Ubuntu, the second drive isn't recognized by the OS or the BIOS. I've never formatted the second drive, so it's still set up ...
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Does my laptop have BIOS or EFI?

I have a Sony VAIO S Series Laptop ( Model: VPCSE190X ) ...
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Asus 1018p dead after upgrade to 12.04

I was successfully running 11.10 and upgraded through the software update. Everything was running perfectly until i did a reboot. Now when i hit the power button the light comes on and the wireless ...
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Why isn't ubuntu installing on my Asus EEEPc 900a?

I installed ubuntu on my Asus EEEPc 900a twice and it doesn't boot. I even disabled all boot sources except the hard drive in BIOS.
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Windows “Problem” after installing Ubuntu, what is it?

I saw Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday and decided to install it. First I went to the BIOS, then selected Security> I / O interface Security> New interface card and set it to locked. This is the only way I ...
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Dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu, separate HDD, Win8 boot failure from GRUB

Background: I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my desktop, well, after April last year. I upgraded in November to 11.10. Around a month ago, I popped the SATA and power cables for the hard drive Ubuntu is ...
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Why Won't my computer turn on? [closed]

Yes, as dumb of a question as it is. This is the only place I knew of to get a fast answer. Pressing the power button does nothing. Power cord connected and circuit is getting power. If I flip the ...
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Can't Boot EDD information not available

Recently, I decided to dual boot my Mac with Ubuntu 12.04 beta2. Not sure what I changed, but now I can't boot into Ubuntu, a live cd, or OS X. When I try to boot Ubuntu in recovery mode (as for some ...
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System completely hangs sometimes on an Asus X54H

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 through USB stick on my Asus X54H laptop.Every thing is going fine but sometimes the system hangs up with the complete black screen,after that it does not respond any ...