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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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 ...