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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Bios clock reset on every boot.. hardware or software failure?

I am running crunchbang (#!) linux on my netbook (which uses an ubuntu core). When I start my netbook (running on battery) I am prompted to reset my Bios settings. This causes some problems with my ...
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Acer 5750G-2334G75Mnkk Switchable graphics option in BIOS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? Ive recently bought this new laptop Acer 5750G and im having issues using the nvidia card on ubuntu. System specs are: ...
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Cannot boot live USB with Ubuntu on a specific PC, on others the USB works fine?

What I do: I prepare Ubuntu live USB and boot with it. I select the USB pen drive. The PC tries to boot from it. What happens I receive an error message: boot error. What is expected: A normal boot ...
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Did the BIOS do that?

I have an old HP dc5000 SFF and I updated the BIOS from 1.00 to 1.43. Before that update, I install Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and flickering and tearing occurs everywhere. So I reinstalled Windows ...
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Should I switch my graphics mode in the BIOS to avoid using Bumblebee?

I have just purchased a Acer 3830TG, the timeline X series. To my surprise I found out that there is no first-party support for nvidia optimus for linux. Bumblebee works great, but the battery life ...
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How do I run Ubuntu 11.10 from a pendrive with an Acer BIOS?

My BIOS just "freezes" if a try to Boot from a pendrive and I have to remove the battery to restart... :( does it have a solution? I'm trying to make a clean 11.10 installation, I already have Windows ...
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Some keyboard keys not working since upgrade to 11.10

II.04 was working perfectly on my Acer Aspire 3050 laptop, until I upgraded a couple of days ago. Yesterday, I was unable to type in my password as only about half the keys on kb are working. I ...
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Brightness shortcuts don't work on on an Acer 4741

When I press Fn+Down and Fn+Up (the shortcuts for change brightness), it shows the indicator that the brightness has change, but its not change at real. I've use this method Screen brightness not ...
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Updating Bios and Ubuntu 11.10.. seem like they don't mix

I recently update mi Bios Firmware, and when I try lo load up Ubuntu 11.10, it stays halted at a purple screen, it wont even boot. If I then Reboot and go to my Vista Partition, everything is working ...
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How to update BIOS of Asrock H67M motherboard?

The problem is that I need to boot from a Live USB, but the motherboard does not recognize the USB, and the methods to enter BIOS set up (pressing F2 or DEL) do not work at all. So I guess the BIOS ...
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Reset button doesn't reset the machine when using Ubuntu [closed]

In my 20 years of working with computers, I've always assumed that the hardware reset button on a desktop machine was hard-wired to the motherboard, causing some kind of short-circuit which would ...
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Bios upgrade on Proliant dl380 g4 [closed]

I want to make a bios upgrade to my g4 server which is running Ubuntu Server Edition 11.04. I need a good tutorial to make this happen without any consequences to my hardware. If anybody had this type ...
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How do I remove “Ubuntu” in the bios boot menu? (UEFI)

See this ubuntu appears in BIOS menu I have this on my Lenovo s205 too. Is there some way to remove "ubuntu" from the menu? I don't even have it installed anymore.
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AT3IONT3-I Boot from USB

I'm trying to get my HTPC I've built to run ubuntu. For some reason, when I try to boot from USB I get this weird graphical error. Tweaking the bios a little more tells me that it can't find anything ...
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How can I track down a bug that triggers on reboot? [closed]

Ubuntu 11.04 has a strange bug for me, and it has morphed with a recent update. In the past, when I'd reboot into Windows (7, for gaming), the system would come up to the point where it should switch ...
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BIOS issues since 11.04?

Ever since I upgraded to 11.04 I have the following issues on my dual boot (Windows 7) system: - When I reboot from Ubuntu, I will hear the BIOS beep twice and the BIOS will show a message that it ...
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Automatically start at specific time like BIOS?

Some BIOSes have an option to start the computer from a fully off state (not suspended) at a specific 'alarm' time. Is there any command or way to set this in Ubuntu without restarting and going to ...
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How to create a bootable USB stick to flash a BIOS?

I want to upgrade the BIOS on an Intel motherboard using a program called iflash2.exe, provided by Intel, which runs only on MS-DOS. I do not have Windows operating system, and I am trying to create ...
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How do I install update the BIOS of my Acer Aspire 4820TG laptop?

The BIOS update for the Acer Aspire 4820TG is distributed as a zip file, containing a Windows executable and a DOS executable. How do I get this installed under Ubuntu without resorting to installing ...
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Since upgrade to Natty, no longer automatically booting from drive at startup

As the subject suggests, I now have to enter the boot menu in BIOS in order to be able to boot Ubuntu. This has happened since I upgraded to Natty. Is there a way to automatically boot from the ...
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Can't change Backlight brightness in Asus ul20A [closed]

I have Asus ul20A and what I think is the newest netbook version of Ubuntu, and I can't seem to find a way to change my screen's brightness. It's a shame, because it takes hours off my battery life. ...
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2 hard drives / HD1: UBuntu HD2: Win7. best practice isolated os's for dual boot

is there any reason this wouldn't work or is a bad idea? in bios make the HD1 the default boot drive and installing ubuntu, and HD2 installing windows 7. Then if i prefer to boot into windows i just ...
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No BIOS, no video after Ubuntu updates

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Dell Precision T3500 Desktop machine. Last week, when I ran the regular updates, upon restart my video disappeared. I could not even see the Dell startup screen or ...
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Updating HP Pavilion BIOS from Linux

I have a HP Pavilion dv6000 series (dv6602 au) laptop. I want to upgrade BIOS. I only have ubuntu installed in my system. Is it possible to upgrade bios from ubuntu? Google search gave me some results ...
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Why would a hard disk be invisible to Grub?

I just installed a new SSD in my system, and I'm having numerous problems trying to boot from it. When I try to boot, the boot-loader-loader (Intel Matrix Storage Manager) skips right over it and ...
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Will Natty run without a PC BIOS (i.e. with UEFI)

There are plans to remove bios from new computers. Is Natty prepared for this? Will it work when I buy a newer hardware or should I buy older pc?
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Booting but not rebooting from external USB hard drive, what could be the problem?

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop with a dead internal hard drive controller. It boots perfectly from CD or USB. I therefore removed the internal hard drive and installed Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick onto ...
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Asus netbook: Should CPUID Speed limit should be enabled

I would like to know if it's better to enable the BIOS cpuid speed limit on a netbook or leave it disabled ? Is it setting the optimal cpu speed ? Thanks for your help
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Grub rescue problems [closed]

Here is my problem: After deleting the partition containing "Linux-Mint 10" and restarting my laptop, I enter the grub rescue screen. After looking around, none of the resolutions fit my problem. ...
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How can I make the fan in my computer turn off when it's suspended? [closed]

When my computer is suspended, the GPU, CPU and power supply fans all continue to run. I don't think I've ever been able to get them to turn off, short of hibernating or turning the computer off. I ...