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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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.
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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 ...