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 version on XPS8700 and Updating Dell BIOS via Ubuntu

I have a Dell XPS8700 which came with Windows8 that I quickly switched to Ubuntu. Here is the current BIOS on the system Version: A09 BIOS Revision: 4.6 Release Date: 11/22/2014 ... ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 16.04 on Sony Vaio

hope you can help me quickly, even if my englisch isn't very well at this time. So: I got a Sony Vaio and Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed and worked fine till this morning. I have mounted the .iso ...
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New laptop won't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

I removed the HDD from a Toshiba Computer I bought today and installed a 250GB SSD. After installing it, I immediately installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it from a USB drive. Everything went fine during ...
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Having BIOS+UEFI on MBR Partitioning Scheme

I have a Dell laptop with a Windows + Ubuntu dual boot configuration in Legacy boot. I wanted to try out Ubuntu in UEFI since it would boot in just about 2~3 seconds in my earlier config. So my ...
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Chainloading MBR and UEFI using “Boot from first HDD option”

I have a laptop booted with UEFI: Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu. For the sake of curiosity, I wanted to ask: What will happen if I boot a live MBR+BIOS Ubuntu and select "Boot from first HDD" in the Grub? ...
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Something went wrong when I attempted to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive

I tried to do an installation of ubuntu 15.04 on an external hard drive following the instructions given in this post. I followed the steps but I most likely made a huge mistake. Currently I can't ...
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Operating System not Found after installing Ubuntu in a Sony Vaio

I just bought a Sony Vaio SVS15115FLB that came with Windows 7, after enjoying the PC graphic power for a little, I decided it was time to install Ubuntu 12.04. First, I inserted a USB stick, ...
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hp update screwes stuff - black screen without acpi=off

you all know my previous two questions. black screen, yada yada. acpi=off fixes stuff but no suspend, wifi, the usual. now i am remembering a flashback. long ago i updated the bios of this laptop (hp ...
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Lenovo Y510P: Battery wont charge past 60%

On my y510p, I set Lenovos battery software to "Optimize battery health" while I was in Windows 8.1. I forgot to change it before overwriting that partition with Ubuntu, and now my battery in Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & Ubuntu 15.10 - ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/… dropping into shell

I got this error after some days running ubuntu alongside windows 10. I am working on an acer laptop. I tried every expected solutions in other similar questions here, but none worked for me. So I ...
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Is there a limit to the number of characters in a computer's device name?

I tried to install ubuntu 16.04 on a Lenovo ThinkStation E30 with a brand new hard drive two times, and both times everything appeared to go smoothly, but when I tried to boot into the new drive, the ...
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Loud fans despite cool system under Linux (but not Windows)

My new desktop computer runs almost silently under Windows, but the fans seem to run on a constantly high setting under Linux. Psensor shows that the GPU (with NVidia drivers) is thirty-something ...
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UEFI Bios Issue from Ubuntu Install On Dell Inspiron 14-3452

I'm fairly green with Linux but have successfully put on different linux distros on my machines years ago. My friend got a virus on Windows 10 and I offered to install Ubuntu on his machine. He ...
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Cannot login into Ubuntu 16.04 - Some kind of error

I'm unable to log in into Ubuntu 16.04. It is fresh installation from yesterday. Everything was working until I opened my PC today. I cannot believe that something like that happen. Could anyone help ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview not in GRUB

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 a while ago. Then I followed guides like this one on how to install windows after Ubuntu and I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview after Ubuntu. Then I booted up from a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Checking Media [FAIL]

While installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a machine which previously had 15.04, I selected to install third-party libraries. The 16.04 installer prompts to shut off Secure Boot and install via BIOS, so I ...
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Lenovo Tablet - Ubuntu USB Installation

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Lenovo Yoga2 tablet and I have not been able to run the bootable USB drive with the installation files. How can I do it? It's running Windows 10. I have tried ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 “booting in insecure mode” message even when turned off manually in BIOS

I just installed a nice fresh Ubuntu 16.04 on my Samsung Series 5 Laptop, and noted the new option in the install screens that required a password to disable secure mode booting - I unsuspectingly ...
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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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Error sending USSD Ubuntu 14.04

GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such interface 'org.freedesktop.ModemManager1.Modem.Modem3gpp.Ussd' on object at path /org/freedesktop/ModemManager1/Modem/2 modem manager ...
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Update bios from 16.04 LTS?

They said this is going to be an option. Anyone care to provide the way of updating BIOS? Using Lenovo Z51-70. Need it to enable hybernate and suspend options, since sudo pm-hibernate or suspend ...
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Booting ubuntu from USB “no possible bios file found”

So that's my problem, I downloaded ubuntu 13.04 32bit and I put it in a 4gb USB stick following the steps in ubuntu's webpage. Then when I restart the computer I press F12 and chose the USB stick, ...
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Flashing BIOS update on Dell XPS 13 (2015) [duplicate]

I have been trying to flash my BIOS to upgrade it to version A05, as suggested to me by Dell (since my computer has some bugs that make it unusable). I created a FreeDOS disk with Unetbootin, copied ...
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Showing error when Installing ubuntu on my HP Probook 450 G2

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my HP Pro-book 450 G2. But after booting when I select Try Ubuntu or Install Ubuntu it takes some time and goes to a black screen and then shows the Ubuntu loading ...
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pc didn't boot frpm CDDVD

I understand that this has something to do with UEFI wher Microsoft do not let you start something that's not from them. How can I work around it? Please.
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enable Virtualization via terminal

can I enable Intel Virtualization Technology via terminal or without using the bios. Is this possible or not?
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How to set USB flash drive as first boot device in dell inspiron 15

i m trying to install ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15 using USB flash drive using USSB installer. But in booting sequence there are only two boot options. Legacy boot and UEFI boot mode. Can anyone tell me ...
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How to update Ubuntu 14.04 from BIOS to UEFI?

I'm getting a new motherboard which uses UEFI instead of BIOS, so I was wondering what I would need to do in order to make sure that my Ubuntu partition will run smoothly once I plug into the new ...
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PC doesn't recognise my startup (USB Flash) drives

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 and I want to reinstall it. I tried Startup Disk Creator, Unetbootin, and sudo dd after formatting the disk with FAT 32 and NTFS, and also I tried these with three different USB ...
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how install plop bios on ubuntu 12.04LPS without root?

I want install xubuntu usb . I have old pc and,usb not support in bios.How install plop and install xubuntu on old pc?
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boot-repair error message meaning, and assistance on next step

Please help me understand what this means, also what is the next step to recovering my initial operating system Win 8 ? I've been wrestling with this for so long. For crying-out-loud they now have ...
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Having to reset the bios every time I turn off or suspend my computer.

So this morning I booted my computer and everything went as usual except for my computer screen that didn't show any image, I had this problem before and I solved by resetting the bios. So I did that ...
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Remove and replace ubuntu

the ultimate goal is to remove ubuntu and load my old factory reset cd to get windows 7 loaded up. heres the story, i messed up my original windows7 OS after a partitioning mistake. i use the factory ...
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How to perform a HP BIOS upgrade with only Ubuntu?

I have a HP Spectre XT netbook. The installed BIOS is F14 and the latest one on their website is F26. I'd like to do an upgrade but they only provide a Windows executable. I tried booting with FreeDOS ...
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Entering bios from grub rescue

I was running two os - Windows and Linux, but I've deleted my previous linux distribution because I wanted to install ubuntu instead and I accidentally forgot to fix MBR and right now I'm stuck with ...
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kernel image error while installing Ubuntu 13.10

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 to install on my external HDD. I have never worked with a Linux OS before so I'm completely new to this. After I created a bootable USB flash disk with the ISO image on it, ...
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Acer Aspire V3-572G laptop freezes in the first screen after routine Ubuntu update

I have an Acer Aspire V3-572G. I run Ubuntu 15.10. Yesterday I installed some updates. As requested, I rebooted the computer and it froze at the very first screen with the Acer logo. I switched it off ...
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Trouble with booting to Win10 from Ubuntu 15.10

I have Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 installed on my MSI GE60 2PE laptop. A few days ago, dual booting worked fine. Now when I choose Windows 10 in the GRUB boot menu, Windows tells me it needs to be ...
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My computer cannot boot after a reboot in Ubuntu 14.04, BIOS cannot detect my physical hard drive

As the title suggested, my computer cannot boot because the BIOS cannot detect my hard drive. I boot into the try-ubuntu-without-installation and do a boot-repair. Here is a summary of the result: ...
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ACPI : EC: Fail in evaluating the _REG object of EC device. Broken bios is suspected

I can't install linux with kernel over than 4.x on my computer. (MSI GP72-6QE-087XFR Leopard Pro) Tried : Ubuntu 15.10, debian 8 and linux mint 17.3. This is saying: "ACPI : EC: Fail in evaluating ...
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Can I edit a Bios Setting with Linux?

I'm wondering to make a script for turning off battery charging, on my laptop bios have an option and it would be awesome if somebody tell me a technique to change that setting using a script. And if ...
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All my OS corrupted

My computer won't boot. I ran boot-repair but this did not fix my problem. Here is the log.
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weired error when I install ubuntu 14.04

This is the error I received: After I clicked 'continue', this was what I got: could anyone help me solve this problem ? thanks !
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How to access bios on ubuntu (to change settings)

I may sound dumb for asking this but i am trying to install windows 8 on virtual box it says in order to run it i have to access bios and activate/turn on something. it wants me to Enable VT-x and ...
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Convert Windows BIOS based instrallation to UEFI from Ubuntu live cd

I have a BIOS based Windows Server 2008R2 installation, I need to migrate this to a UEFI based installation. I was able to achieve this from a WIN PE live cd and following this link I am working on ...
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I can not boot ubuntu installation CD nor installation USB-drive with HP Envy DV6 notebook [duplicate]

Hello two weeks ago I uninstalled windows 10 and installed fedora 23 using a USB drive created by win32diskimager. My notebook : HP Envy dv6 current OS : fedora 23 Fedora 23 have some bugs with my ...
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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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Update bios in ubuntu using exe file? [duplicate]

Recently I've decided to remove windows completely and just use linux. For the past couple of months I've noticed the entire system freezing completely and my laptops fans start to spin really loud, I ...
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Can't access Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Install

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1. I can't boot into Windows 8.1. I can boot into Ubuntu just fine. I am in Legacy mode and I believe the problem has to do with that, but I can't ...
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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 ...