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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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 ...
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Non-executable (NX) memory warning on an HP Proliant DL380 G5

I am getting the following warning message from a new installation of Ubuntu 10.04 (server version) on an HP Proliant DL380 G5: Your CPU appears to be lacking expected security protections. $ ...
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Can't boot from USB after installing Ubuntu

I bought a Samsung series 5 notebook and a very strange thing happened: I installed Ubuntu 11.10 from a usb pen drive but when I restarted (I cleared the existing partitions) I stopped being able to ...
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How do I update an Intel motherboard BIOS using Ubuntu?

I'm using Intel DG41RQ motherboard with Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 - 64-bit architecture @ 2.80GHz. Is there any way to update my BIOS? I am using Ubuntu 12.04.
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Any way to update bios for Asus X101H without Windows?

I have tried everything and no matter what the EZFLASH that comes with the netbook is not working for reading my USBs, whether FAT16, or FAT32. In Windows, Asus has their update tool which updates ...
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How to configure motherboard to allow suspension

My computer is unable to suspend/hibernate on Ubuntu 11.10. Some people told me that probable had to do with my bios setting, that I should set my ACPI settings to S3. The problem is that I can't ...
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Asus Eee PC doesn't have “OS Installation” or Boot to in BIOS Menu?

I'm trying to reformat an Eee PC that only has external USB slots, no disc drive, and I can't find out how to install anything else on it as far as OS' go because it won't load from USB - The BIOS ...
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How to make use of RuntimeService in Ubuntu under UEFI boot mode?

How to make use of RuntimeService in Ubuntu under UEFI boot mode? I want to make use of the runtimeservice of UEFI BIOS, SetVariable() or GetVariable(), and so on. What I need to do, and any lib for ...
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How do I update the BIOS of a Dell laptop?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a vista laptop, but Dell is providing the BIOS update in .exe format currently my bios version is A09 but on the driver download site the latest version of bios is ...
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Overriding DSDT did it work?

I have compiled a kernel using a custom DSDT file. I just want to make sure the kernel is using it. When I run dmesg |grep DSDT I get this: [ 0.000000] ACPI: Override [DSDT-Notebook], this is ...
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use setpci to restart ubuntu server after power failure on macbook

I installed ubuntu server 11.10 on my macbook 1,1. In order to reboot after power failure I have to set a specific "AFTERG3" bit using setpci. The solution for a macMini can be found here: ...
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How do I find Bluetooth in my BIOS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Deactivate Bluetooth on startup I want to permanently disable Bluetooth, which I can't seem to do from the OS anymore. I've read that I need to make the change in my ...
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Fan doesn't work on an Acer Aspire 5315

I have recently installed lubuntu 11.10 on my old laptop (acer aspire 5315 celeron) and observed that fan is not working properly on lubuntu side.I find it strange that it is working perfectly under ...
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How to fix “Disk drive for /boot/efi is not ready or not present”? [closed]

After I updated BIOS/UEFI version to 1101 on an Asus P8Z68-V PRO motherboard Ubuntu (11.10) did not boot. After POST all I saw was a black screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner. I ...
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“CPU is not compatible with 64 bit mode” error trying to install Windows 7 (64 Bit) on VirtualBox

I installed VirtualBox from the Software Center on 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10. When I try to install a 64-bit Windows 7 guest I get the following error: Attempting to load 64 bit however this CPU is not ...
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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.