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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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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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?
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WoL missing in BIOS, will it work?

From help.ubuntu.com/community/WakeOnLan In order to use WoL it must be supported and enabled as necessary in the BIOS, NIC and other network hardware (routers, switches etc). You may also need to ...
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How can I get my keyboard to load sooner?

I'm not sure if I'm wording this correctly, or if it's even possible, but is there any way to make my keyboard available sooner? I can use it once Ubuntu's purple screen comes up, but I can't use it ...
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Why Ubuntu 12.04 shows me AHCI error?

I installed 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and the computer won't boot. This is a Dell Precision Workstation 690 computer, which has a BIOS dated in 2006. It was running Red Hat EL 4 quite well. The Ubuntu ...
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WUBILDR.mbr file error on windows 7 and windows 8 : UEFI boot

0 down vote I am having 64bit windows 8 machine. I have tried a lot, installing the wubi and still it shows the wubildr.mbr file missing during boot. I installed Win7 and did the same, the problem ...
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I need to change out my Bios in my Asus g75vw [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the BIOS of a Dell laptop? I need to upgrade my bios to eliminate some issue i'm haveing with my system. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on my Asus g75vw ...
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How to update Dell laptop BIOS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to update BIOS in Dell laptop? An earlier link in AskUbuntu sheds some light on how to do this, but I found with my recently-purchased Dell Inspiron 7520 none of the ...
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Custom Lubuntu iso errors

I am working on a project for which I need to make a specific and lightweight linux distribution. I have made a custom LiveCD ISO based on Lubuntu 12.04 for my project, and when I try running it in ...
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BIOS time is incorrect

OK here's a weird question. I have like, 7 year old hardware. I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed. If I ever have a need to go into the BIOS, it's showing the time incorrect - I think it's showing it in ...
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When I boot I do not get asked which OS I want

I just installed Wubi on my computer which is running Windows XP. Everything went exactly like the official guide said it should, and I was told the installation was complete and to restart my ...
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My USB is blank on boot screen

So I just got a new Toshiba Satellite, running windows 8. I made sure to use the universal USB maker, (Forgot the name but it was the one recommended) And it seems to be fine.... It has all the files ...
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Ubuntu install removed BIOS option

Two days ago I installed Ubuntu 12.10 from a liveCD. for some reason, the installation changed or deleted the option to enter the BIOS screen, and also changed the boot options so the only OS the you ...
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How to upgrade the BIOS in a HP ProBook 6560b via the HP_TOOLS partition?

I recently discovered the there is a BIOS Update version F.28 available for my (work) notebook which is a HP ProBook 6560b booting with version F.20. I hope that this might fix the always-running fans ...
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Anyone with Compaq G60 Laptop; Blind bios walk-through for a “to VGA” first?

One of my laptops has a broken screen. But I cant really afford to get a new one yet. Just wondering if anyone has a [G60 HP/Compaq] laptop, that you might post a key by key blind walk-through to ...
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Where to download a fixed DSDT?

I have an older PC I'm trying to throw Ubuntu on. It's running an Abit NF M2 Nview and the DSDT is buggy even on the latest bios. Everywhere I look at says to download fixed DSDT's from this site: ...
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Hi ,I just bought an asus F55A but i can not enter bios?

Hi everybody I just bought an Asus F55A but I can not enter in bios or boot the linux usb before startup as i did before with my old asus k50c by pressing F2 for entering bios and CTRL+ESC+F1 to ...
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Flash BIOS before Lubuntu 12.10 install on Asus Eee PC 1015BX

I would like to install Lubuntu 12.10 on an Asus Eee PC Seashell 1015BX, but have noticed that there are a number of BIOS updates on the Asus support page. Does anyone have any experience updating an ...
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Laptop won't boot or enter BIOS after deleting partition in Windows 7

I dual boot my computer and later decided to delete one of the Ubuntu partitions while using Windows 7. After my computer hibernated and I tried restarting my ASUS laptop it stopped at the logo and ...
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Install Alongside Windows or Something Else - Which should I use?

I have old notebook with BIOS (not EFI) installed with Windows 8 RTM, want to install Ubuntu 12.10 by booting to a LiveCD. Doing some research, I found method either to choose Something Else or ...
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Ubuntu on Mac mini and refit

I have successfully installed Ubuntu pangolin 64 bit on a mac mini 2011 5,3 ( server version ). I have used the Ubuntu iso which I then converted to .dmg and dd'ed into an usb stick. I didn't want to ...
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I removed Ubuntu from the BIOS menu but it comes back

For reasons too long to explain, I reluctantly removed Ubuntu from my computer. After completely removing it and deleting the partition that it was installed onto, I discovered that I still had two ...
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Throttle and overheating on Dell XPS Studio 1645

I realise there is an older thread on the very subject but that seems to be pretty dead. I just got a Dell Studio XPS 1645 laptop and the fan noise and overheating is pretty ridiculous. This is ...
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dell studio xps 1647 bios update

Short question. Does anybody managed to update bios on Dell studio xps 1647 from ubuntu? I have A01 and want to update to A11. I read a lot of stuff on the web and around how to do this and failed. ...
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kvm disabled by bios after installing nVidia driver

Whenever I try to switch from the nouveau driver to any nVidia driver (304, 310 or nvidia-current) and reboot my machine after selecting a driver Ubuntu boots with the following error: [2.4556] kvm: ...
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How can I boot into Windows from GRUB rescue without a CD drive?

This is my situation: I Installed Ubuntu without a CD (using A USB) Dual boot installation (Windows 7+Ubuntu) I did not like the installation and decided to boot into Windows and delete the Linux ...
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Lenovo U410 — Messed up grub/mrb, and can't access bios

I am out of ideas, so I thought I would ask here. I have a lenovo U410 and it comes with one of those intel hybrid hdd's that has a 32GB ssd in it. I figured I would unraid it and try out ubuntu on ...
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How to change boot priority?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed as the only OS. I also have a USB stick with a Windows 7 installation on it. I want to install Windows from the USB stick on my laptop but when I try to restart ...