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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Unable to access BIOS in FORSTAR mini laptop [on hold]

I brought FORSTAR mini laptop , with Ubuntu pre installed, But now I want to install another distro of Linux, But can't access BIOS setup to boot from CD/DVD or pendrive. I have tried to remove CMOS ...
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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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Boot Windows 7 iso from grub2

I want to do it because I want to install Windows 7 and my BIOS menu doesn't appear; it skips to grub2 menu at start, but that's another story... Is there a way to boot the Windows 7 installation iso ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1 in Sony Vaio Laptop?

I was using Ubuntu for the past 7 years in my desktop computer.And now I got a new Sony Vaio Laptop.But still now I love to use Ubuntu. I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit version to install in my ...
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When trying To Enter BIOS GNU GRUB Screen Appears

I was trying to change my boot device on Ubuntu but when I hold F2 [the key to enter my BIOS] Ubuntu GNU GRUB appear. I would like to know how to enter my BIOS so I can continue changing my boot ...
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Some Fn Keys not working after BIOS upgrade (ASUS X401U)

Before upgrading BIOS from version 204, all Fn Keys were working properly. After successful upgrade via EasyFlash to version 313 of my ASUS X401U some Fn keys are not working anymore which are: Fn + ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on UEFI Dell Laptop 3446 Vostro

My configuration : Dell Vostro 3446 , 4GB RAM , 500 GB Hard Disk (Preinstalled Ubuntu 12.04). I want to freshly install/update to Ubuntu 14.04 on my Laptop but I recently read thatmy laptop might ...
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Can't access BIOS for USB install

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my second machine now from a USB startup disk. The disk works fine as I used it yesterday to install on another machine. The problem is on this second IBM machine: ...
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Boot-repair (Or ubuntu grub) somehow stopped bios setup

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 since it launched. All of functioning of bios and grub where running properly. One day I used boot-repair for some reason. After few days I noticed that Bios set-up doesn’t ...
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Enabling BIOS disabled features during OS runtime

I am trying to play with some of the features of my machine using the BIOS menu. Some of them(webcam, microphone, etc) are disabled for security (paranoia) reasons. Making the assumption that ...
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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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How to flash bios on Shuttle XPC with USB stick [duplicate]

I want to update bios on my machine with SZ87R000.201 version. I am running on Ubuntu 14.04 and I have a USB stick and a DVD-ROM available. The FAQ on Shuttle website has instruction only for Windows ...
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How to enter BIOS on UEFI capable Lenovo Z50? (Novo button) [closed]

I have a Lenovo Z50 machine that came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I booted into Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit from a DVD using the "Change Advanced Startup Options" (or similar) option from within Windows ...
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Can't boot from liveUSB when trying to install it alongside Windows 7

I'm very noob at Linux and installing techniques. I want to install 12.04 from bootable usb flash alongside Windows 7 (also tried live CD but not working) but computer is not booting from USB flash or ...
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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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Unable to fix GRUB for dual-boot after BIOS update (using boot-repair)

After my latest update of BIOS (while using Windows) my grub menu went missing. Previously, I was able to repair GRUB menu this way: Booting into Windows Going to Advanced Startup options Selecting ...
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Installed Ubuntu on windows, cant access windows back after restart

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on windows 8.1 (upgraded from windows 7) (BIOS - Legacy and not UEFI). I tried to install by putting of the secure bios power button ad pressing sift key. Ubuntu got ...
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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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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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Ubuntu has been blocked by the current security policy

I have upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. On the beginning, I had some troubles entering my laptop, but after 2-3 reboots it got working. Anyway, I have used my new 14.04 version fine, and since ...
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Windows Invalidation after Installing Ubuntu Alongside Windows 7

I am having an error on my laptop when I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. Everything was fine, but one month after I installed Ubuntu using the Install Alongside Windows option, I started receiving ...
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System76 BIOS gone after update to 14.10

A few hours ago, I updated my System76 Ratel Performance from 14.04.1 (what it shipped with) to 14.10. Everything works fine, but I noticed that the BIOS screen no longer appears. When I boot it up, ...
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No Legacy BIOS setting/Ubuntu not detecting Windows 8.1

I have recently purchased an Asus X551M laptop and have tried installing Mint in a dual boot configuration multiple times. I have successfully installed it twice, but bot times was unable to actually ...
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Computer not booting into live usb

I went to the BIOS of my computer to set it boot from usb first.Already did that but doesn't boot into the live usb. Before, my computer did boot into live usb's.Now, not any more! Any ideas what's ...
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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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Reset BIOS using Ubuntu

I need to reset the BIOS. I took a look into my laptop, but the CMOS battery and the jumper are covered with a lot of stuff and I don't feel like taking all of that out. So is there a way of resetting ...
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Booting from usb?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on my laptop right now, but its kind of glitchy so I want to switch to Zorin, at least until 14.10 comes out. I made a bootable USB with Startup Disk Creator, but what do I ...
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How do I fix a problem in installing Ubuntu on my Lenovo 560G laptop?

I have installed Ubuntu in my system many times and worked well and installed the same OS in other laptop then also it went smooth. Today I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my friend's Lenovo ...
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Manual UMA = plymouth stop

I've a problem: if i set UMA to manual, using 128M size, ubuntu doesn't boot, stopping while running plymouth. Samsung 535u3c AMD A4 4355M
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Cannot see bios after installing nvidia drivers

I've installed nvidia graphic card GeForce GTX 750 Ti and drivers for it from the official site. After it when I press Esc during reboot I can't see BIOS menu. Just a dark screen. Did anyone face such ...
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Removing Ubuntu from boot manager

I have a similar problem like in this post. The answer there suggests using the 4 commands: sudo apt-get install efibootmgr sudo modprobe efivars sudo efibootmgr sudo efibootmgr -b X -B At first, ...
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No boot after reseting bios to default, Ubuntu partition gone

I set my bios to their default settings in order to try and boot a Lubuntu Live-cd but something I didn't consider is that it would wipe out my Ubuntu boot-entries. The only option I have now is an ...
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Is Dell Bios article on Ubuntu Wiki outdated?

I came across this "immutable" page on the wiki. According to this, Dell doesn't support Ubuntu?? Even if they advertise it preinstalled? Also, it seems the non-Windows instructions don't match the ...
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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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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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What is EFI v2.31 Lenovo? Where do I find it?

At http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201307-13930/ the bios version it says is certified is EFI v2.31 Lenovo But the latest UEFI version available from Lenovo's website is 2.25 How do I ...
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How may I boot up 14.04 lts without having to worry about having a usb or cd inserted during startup?

I installed via a usb thumbdrive, and before doing so I had to change boot options to boot from usb. Now upon boot, im prompted at startup to choose an os to boot from usb or boot ubuntu(which isnt a ...
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BIOS not recognizing hard drives

For starters, I have this laptop: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3184129 "ASUS G75VW-DS71 Laptop Computer - 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz, ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recongnize USB

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop and it works well, now I'm trying to install in my new Desktop PC, it has dual bios and you can also choose if you want to use Uefi or Legacy...But can't make the ...
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Ubuntu Bootloader Help

I'm thinking of installing Ubuntu on my PC (quite old) alongside Windows 8.1. My BIOS mode is Legacy BIOS so no worries about UEFI settings. I have a separate partition (Local Disk E: 30GB) for ...
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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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Replacing Windows XP completely to Ubuntu (booting issues)

I am trying to replace my old existing Windows XP(service pack 3) completely with Ubuntu latest desktop version over the last two days with no sucess due to the following: Created both a bootable ...
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System Log: Bios may corrupt low RAM, working around it

I really hope someone can assist me with a good answer. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 (not sure about kernel). Asus Motherboard 1TB Hard drive 16G Memory The whole computer is brand new, only like ...
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Home partition in ubuntu 14.04

If I partition my home drive in recovery mode (ubuntu 14.04), will my os get formated?
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What is the Ubuntu os loader and where does it reside?

I am studying for a class on System and Network Engineering and in one material we are told that Ubuntu uses the OS loader to load the bootloader GRUB. My question is what is the Ubuntu OS loader and ...
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Can not access BIOS after Ubuntu UEFI Installation!

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my Fujitsu AH532 laptop. It was just working fine before the installation. But when I planned to install Windows 8.1, I could not access the boot menu or BIOS ...
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can't select Ubuntu drive in Boot Order if multiple drives are present

After disconnecting Drive C: which contains Windows, I re-started my PC and booted to the Ubuntu CD and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a spare hard drive. I can boot to Ubuntu if I disconnect the ...
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How do I change battery charge back to 100% when it only charges to 80%

I have recently uninstalled Windows 8.1 from my Toshiba Laptop, but left the "Battery life cycle" in Toshiba Eco utility turned on, which limits my battery charge to 80%. I do not have Windows ...
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Hardware Virtualization not possible, virtualbox alternatives?

I have two processors, but virtualbox won't accept that unless I have hardware virtualization (vt-x) enabled, for which my bios setup doesn't give an option, and the option was never added in bios ...
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use grub2 command line to boot from CD

I can't run uBuntu (it stucks in loading). I tried to boot with disc but It goes directly to Grub2 menu. I can't enter BIOS it displays 'please wait' and then goes to grub2 menu either. the only ...