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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Could I put both the AMD64 and i386 Ubuntu images on one usb drive?

Basically, the PC I use at home is 64-bit and the computers at my school are 32-bit. I'm kind of doubting it, but I'm wondering if I can make a persistent liveUSB of Ubuntu with the startup disk maker ...
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Unable to access BIOS, GRUB menu only [closed]

I have the latest dist. of Ubuntu and a Toshiba Satellite laptop. I've already searched for the default keys that access the BIOS, (F2, holding ESC) and had no luck. To describe what happens when I ...
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Booting a Sony Vaio computer running Windows 8.1 in Ubuntu from a USB drive

I have Sony VAIO Tap 20 with Windows 8.1 installed. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 on it, but I am failing right from the beginning. I cannot get Ubuntu to launch. One particularity is that ...
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How to check if hardware clock is in UTC or Local time

From what I've read the hwclock -r command only returns the time in local time no matter how it is set. I think hwclock --utc or hwclock --localtime will change the clock to UTC or localtime. But I ...
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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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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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Won't boot from HD or USB

Attempting to install ubuntu over an existing Windows 7 install: Sony Vaio 2010 model, was running Windows 7. Created bootable image of ubuntu 15.10 using UNetbootin Restarted, booted into ubuntu ...
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how do I boot ubuntu on a dual load with windows10 on BIOS boot mode

On a preinstalled windows10 i installed ubuntu 15.04 on a free local disk which was completely installed but my problem is I cant seem to boot the the ubuntu . I installed grub2 on windows and it ...
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0.003006 ACPI: Unable to load the system description tables Acer F5-571

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my Acer F5-571 with no success!.. when trying to install in UEFI mode i get a black screen when i select any option and when in legacy mode i get 0.003006 ACPI: ...
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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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System is taking a long time between pressing the power button and showing the bios screen

Recently my system started presenting this problem, every time I boot the computer it takes a long time between me pressing the power button and loading the first image (bios screen). After the bios ...
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15.10 Investigate Blazing-Fast vs Slow Boots

I have an old machine, recently acquired: a Dell Optiplex. I installed Ubuntu 15.10 'fresh' from a USB stick. My problem is I cannot get this computer to boot consistently fast. From ...
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How to: setup Intel rapid start

A short How TO guide, on how to setup intel rapid start on your laptop.
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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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Need to add “Boot from USB” to UEFI Boot Priority order

I'm trying to replace Win8 with Ubuntu on a new Lenovo IdeaPad S10 with 4gb mem,500gb h/d. Drilling down, I disable "Secure Boot" on the bios boot tab, but the only 2 options under UEFI Boot ...
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ubuntu gnome black screen

Whenever i boot Ubuntu gone off my laptop it comes up with a black screen and i cannot do anything. This has been happening for a while, the OS was working fine then i closed the lid of my laptop and ...
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BIOS problems. I accidentally erased ubuntu from BIOS boot menu

TL;DR at the end if you don't want to read up on how the problems occurred. So, it all started when I tried to install windows 10. My computer ran out of battery, I tried to wipe the HDD, win 8 gave ...
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How to install unbuntu on a laptop with a broken screen

I currently own a ASUS Notebook that I want to install unbuntu on. It currently is running Windows 10. My main problem being that the notebook's screen is broken(,and I have no ability nor money to ...
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can't enter BIOS to install Ubuntu

i put a new hard drive in my laptop and used my daughter's oem version of windows 7 home premium to install on laptop. do drivers were present for hardware. decided to install Ubuntu because of ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu in BIOS mode?

I am really desperate to solve fan noise problem on my laptop. I tried many ways and they all failed. Then I found this post on samsung forum: "I'm guessing you installed linux in EFI mode. It ...
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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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Accidently did sudo mv /*

I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 laptop running Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 8.1 on dual boot. I was moving some files in the terminal when i did sudo mv /* to an external SD card. I immediately realized that ...
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Does Ubuntu write to certain memory addresses?

I have some options in BIOS setup that allow caching video BIOS, system BIOS and video RAM to C0000h-C7FFFh, F0000h-FFFFFh and A0000h-AFFFFh, respectively. Does Ubuntu write to these locations? (Doing ...
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I flashed my bios and bricked my laptop please help [closed]

How do I unbrick my Asus laptop without sending it in to get repaired? I flashed bios and it froze, I then accidently turned it off... Now it turns on cd works but black screen. It's an Asus gaming ...
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How to update my BIOS

I've been having some boot problems with it so I have Ubuntu and booted from the Drive. I wanted to update my BIOS to fix this issue but I don't have my product key so I looked up the website ( HP ...
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BIOS update in my HP Pavilion g6 Laptop

Is there a way to update my BIOS of HP Pavilion g6 from Ubuntu 15.10? Hp has released the BIOS update only for Windows 7. I don't have windows installed in my laptop right now. So is there any way to ...
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How to boot from a DVD on a UEFI laptop with Linux [duplicate]

I've bought a Windows 8.1 Lenovo laptop last year. Then on July I upgraded to Windows 10. Yesterday I formated it and re-installed Windows 10, but it isn't activating. So I ran the Ubuntu live DVD and ...
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Regarding installing Ubuntu on an empty drive

My computer (Windows 10 64-bit, BIOS) has got three drives viz. C, D and E. I plan to install Ubuntu (14.04.3) on 'E' drive. When I check open up My Computer, I see the Windows logo on only the C ...
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Update BIOS on T430s

Does anyone know how I can update the BIOS on a T430s running Ubuntu 14.04? I have searched Lenovo support and Wiki pertaining to BIOS updates.
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Lenovo T430s BIOS does not hold time settings after powering down

Lenovo T430s CMOS/BIOS does not hold time settings after powering down. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as single boot stand alone I have replaced the CMOS battery, and have spent hours searching online ...
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install ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 13 - Windows version - 59431031

I wish to install Ubuntu on a new Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 13 (Windows version - 59431031) which has 4GB RAM and windows 8 Home 32 bit. I assume that the BIOS is configured for 32 bit OS. Is there a ...
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Need to press f12 for selecting os every time i boot

Hi i have two Operating Systems installed,both on different hard disks .One is ubntu 14.04 and other one is windows 10. When I start my system , I always have to hold down F12 for selecting which ...
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Did Ubuntu mess up my EFI? Computer no longer boots from thumb drive

I'm currently on a mac. When I installed Ubuntu in the first place I created a bootable thumb drive, rebooted, held alt, chose the thumb drive, and that was about it. I've decided I would like to ...
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How to remove wireless LAN “whitelist” on Compaq QC-60-419wm?

My wireless LAN card is disabled in the BIOS. I have the original Phoenix BIOS file as well as the modified BIOS that is supposed to remove the wireless LAN "whitelist". It appears that I need 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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My fan is not working, no active cooling system

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and my fan is not working(with Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.10 it was the same). Short summary of my system Quanta TWH motherboard, Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not boot after successful fresh install

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using a verified CD created from a verified ISO. The entire process runs smoothly. The CD drive pops open and I am prompted to reboot the machine. I only have a single drive ...
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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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How to install Ubuntu on an old laptop missing its built-in display

I have an old HP laptop that is missing its built-in display. I use it plugged in to my TV via VGA. It runs Windows Vista fine, but it has recently started to slow down, and I decided it needed a dose ...
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xUbuntu USB boot

I just created an xUbuntu boot USB key using Universal-USB-Installer. My Sony Viao has a USB port but xUbuntu did not load when I powered the computer. I learnt I have to configure my bios to allow ...
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Hard drive not detected in BIOS

I had dual booted Ubuntu / Win 8 in my Dell Inspiron N5110, I am not sure what started all of this, I think I ran BitBleach as root and it got hung and had to force close it. But I am not sure if ...
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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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How to boot ubuntu off an SDXC card

I'm wondering if anyone can help with this issue. I currently have an Asus UX303LA, on this laptop I plan on leaving Windows on my ssd and installing Ubuntu on a Lexar 128 GB SDXC card for the ...
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Problem with UEFI locked boot menu

I have got into a very big trouble as i cannot change my boot order and also not able to boot from any installations am making on my hard disk. Recently my harddisk was crashed and i gave it to ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 due to UEFI firmware error

I have recently bought a new ASUS laptop which has Windows 10. Now I need to install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows. I have done this before with my other laptops. However, now when i try to install ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 15.10 with windows 10 in a non UEFI mode

i have a machine Fujitsu Lifebook UH572 that does not support secure boot, initially it comes with Windows 7 preinstalled, but I is updated to Windows 10. Now I would like to install Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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Is it possible to Flash BIOS to F.34 Intel via Ubuntu?

Is it possible to Flash BIOS to F.34 Intel via Ubuntu? My current BIOS version is F.29. If so, what sort of download am I looking for? What packages would be required to achieve this? Where could ...
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How can I change the BIOS boot order from the command line?

I'm actually searching for a way to edit the BIOS boot order from the command line to set a USB device first and the hard disk second. (I don't know if it's important, but this is for a Dell ...
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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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“USB HDD” option replaced by “ubuntu” in BIOS, now cannot use USB boot media

So, being foolish old me, I tried to use os-uninstaller to remove my Windows installation and make way for Arch Linux. Unfortunately, now nothing on this computer boots, and I cannot even boot from ...