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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Old laptop wont boot up [on hold]

my laptop runnning ubuntu 10.04 is booting to a initramfs prompt. I tried booted off the cd but it does not see it. I can't enter bios to view the boot menu or to view boot options either. Does ...
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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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Can't boot to Ubuntu after changing motherboard

My computer was no longer booting, so I took the hard drives out and I put them in a different computer (i.e I swapped motherboards). I had a dual boot Windows Vista OS and Ubuntu 10.14 (I think). For ...
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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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ubuntu dual boot problem

I recently bought a new laptop (z50 20354). it came with win 8.1 pre installed, i decided to dual boot it with ubuntu(14.04). i had to change my bios settings and did the following: changed OS ...
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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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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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How do I get Xubuntu to automatically boot from startup? [Xubuntu 14.10] [duplicate]

At the moment to boot up my Ubuntu system I have to: Turn on my laptop Hold Shift to start up GRUB Select Ubuntu and press enter Log in I would like to just turn on my laptop and then when Ubuntu ...
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With a custom built PC that hasn't gone through the BIOS setup could I get Ubuntu? [duplicate]

So I just built a PC with 8 cores (4.0Ghz) and a GTX750. So since I don't have a OS on it yet could I download Ubuntu on a USB and install it as my OS on the BIOS setup? I don't know much about how to ...
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Windows Installation on linux pc from .iso? [duplicate]

I have had Ubuntu installed on my laptop now for a while, I have also been switching distros. Now that I want to install windows back again I am having a problem: I have tried making a bootable ...
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Old Dell Optiplex GX520 running Ubuntu; how would I go about installing multiple Linux distros?

I'm a newbie to Linux (I installed it about a month ago) and there are some other distributions that I would like to run on my old computer (specifically Linux Mint). I've tried everything and I can't ...
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GRUB not responding to keyboard

I installed Ubuntu 12.4LTS on dual boot with Windows XP on my 7 year old desktop PC 2 months ago. Everything worked perfectly in both Ubuntu and XP until last week when I removed LibreOffice from ...
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Logging in as administrator getting black screen

When I try to log in as administrator I get a black screen and it's like my laptop turns off. It isn't actually turning off because if I press CTRL+ALt+F2 I can log in to tty2 (although I don't know ...
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“ubuntu” appears in BIOS boot menu after install ubuntu 14.04

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 and ubuntu worked without a problem, today when i turn on my laptop i see an blue window before the ubuntu boot menu: Now ubuntu doesn't work and i can't enter BIOS, i ...
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Asus H87-PRO /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

On an Asus H87-PRO: $ sudo pwmconfig # pwmconfig revision 5857 (2010-08-22) (...) /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed here's the output from $ sensors: ...
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I managed to completely remove my ethernet card, even from BIOS

The problem is that I can't use my built in ethernet card. BIOS can't see it if I use SMART LAN it runs only "Virtual Cable Test", Windows can't use the card obviously, not even Xubuntu. Here is what ...
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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 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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Dell Latitude E7450: repeating keystrokes issue

A brand new Dell Latitude E7450, with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04.2. Sometimes a pressed key repeats until another key is pressed. This is presumably a BIOS bug. Here's a discussion about it ...
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Synergy, Ubuntu 14 and Keyboard Error

I have Synergy server installed on my Windows PC, and client installed on my Ubuntu. Whenever I restart my client (Ubuntu) I receive a 'Keyboard failure - strike F1 to continue' - however in order to ...
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Cant get back to windows after uninstalling ubuntu

I have a surface pro 3 so I thought about dual booting it with Ubuntu, every thing went fine but I didn't like it because it had some bugs and I couldn't get the type cover to work so I decided to ...
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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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Computer automatically switches on in the morning

I have a small but annoying problem. For a while my computer has been switching on randomly in the morning around 3:45 AM or so. I have no idea how to fix this, i have checked a lot in the system ...
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RAM memory size info confusion; F2 key or “System Setting”?

I am receiving two different figures for my RAM size. I have installed 2x2GB RAM and F2 key says I have 4028MB but Ubuntu System Setting "Detail" aka "About this computer" says I only have 2,9G. I ...
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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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Install Windows 8.1. with BIOS unaccessible

I've got really annoying problem and can't seem to figure out how to work it through. Recently I cleared my hard drive and installed JUST ubuntu 12.04 and of course upgraded to 14.04. Now I need ...
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Can't boot from CD now that Ubuntu is installed?

I ran across an older toshiba laptop with a pentium 4 2.66 ghz cpu and 464 mg of ram. I thought i would try out Ubuntu 12.04 on it instead of running live on another computer to test it. So anyway I ...
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I am unable to boot windows 8.1

I installed ubuntu few days back,due to some error my hard disk was erased,now i am try to install windows 8,1 again but i am getting an this error Boot Manager: Windows failed to start. A recent ...
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ubuntu on external drive

I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive, but now I need the hard drive to boot into Windows. I made sure that the boot device was on my local drive when I created the partition, but it still ...
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Installation issues onto a wiped laptop [duplicate]

I am trying to install the newest version of ubuntu on a toshiba satellite laptop that my friend accidentally wiped. When I insert the usb flash drive and boot the computer it says "no bootable device ...
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Dual Boot: running both Win8 and Ubuntu

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. If I am in the Windows OS and the laptop hibernates, I can load into Ubuntu if I then turn the laptop back on (and vice versa). If I hibernate the ...
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no bios, no grub, no Kubuntu after updating to 14.10

I was running Kubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit on Acer Aspire 5560G for some months. I have updated regularly without any troubles. Today I have decided to upgrade to 14.10. Upgrade worked flawlessly. After ...
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Can I check and change the settings in BIOS under Ubuntu?

When I fully start 14.04, is it possible to check the settings in BIOS without restarting the computer? Furthermore can I change the settings in BIOS? Thanks.
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How to access BIOS settings with EFI?

I have a new PC, based on a Gigabyte H81m motherboard. With no hdd, I can access BIOS settings by pressing DEL at startup. When I install Windows 8.1 with EFI boot, to access BIOS settings I have to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not taking the BIOS time

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed and my time zone set is IST, GMT + 5:30. My BIOS have the correct time but when my machine boots into Ubuntu it shows not the BIOS time. I tried to manually set the ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB on Zotac Zbox HD

I successfully made bootable USB with Ubuntu 14.04. I've already tried it on couple of computers, and it works perfectly. Because I want to boot Ubuntu on these PCs just time from the time, I don't ...
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My windows 8.1 is installed through legacy (I can't use UEFI) what are the steps to dual booting with Ubuntu?

All the guides I have seen involve UEFI, however my Windows 8.1 has been downloaded in Legacy mode. How exactly do I dual boot with Ubuntu. I have set a 100GB empty partition. I have downloaded ...
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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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What do I do if boot from CD is not appearing in BIOS?

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu on my Asus laptop with Windows 8.1 and I can't find an option to boot from CD. I can try creating a new boot option but I have no idea how to do that. I've booted from ...
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How to backup BIOS before flashing? [duplicate]

I have an ASUS A55BM-E motherboard and I am looking to update my BIOS to resolve some boot issues. I want to make a backup prior to updating it just in case anything goes wrong. The default BIOS ...
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Kernel Update : Kvm disabled by bios

I read a text about kernel stable and I updated my kernel to 3.6.1. And I solved problems like WIFI and resolution but I cant solve kvm disabled by BIOS. Before update I didn't see this KVM : Disabled ...
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Linux Won't install from LIveUsb

So I can no longer install Linux from USB drive. I have previously, using the same ISO's and unetbootin been able to install Kubuntu, linux mint, ubuntu gnome. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series ...
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Is there a way to install on a laptop when the BIOS version is older than 2000?

Is there a way to install Ubuntu on a laptop when the BIOS version is older than 2000? When I try to, the installation fails. I have tried early versions of Ubuntu as well. When first booting, it ...
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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 ...
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Black Screen With Message

Whenever I start the laptop there comes a black screen with message as shown in the image below. But After shutting down and restarting again and again 10-20 times(sometimes more than 20) it gets ...
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How to solve “boot in insecure mode” error?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 x64 on my laptop. But I always get "booting in insecure mode" message and then nothing happens. My laptop has BIOS Legacy not UEFI. There's any option about security ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on UEFI system with Windows Boot Manager as the main loader

On my old laptop (legacy BIOS, MBR disk), this was perfectly possible to get working: I turn on the computer and see the Windows Boot Manager I use EasyBCD (or BootPart, or something else) to add an ...
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When installing Ubuntu 14.04 it asked me to assign BIOSGRUB [duplicate]

When installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8 with separate partitions for /root /swap and /home it asked me to assign a partition for biosgrub. It is the first time it asked me that. Why is this?
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No sound Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10

Not been having much luck with ubuntu. At first I installed 14.04, however my display frequently became corrupt or the screen would completely freeze forcing me to restart regularly. These problems ...
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Install Ubuntu with no access to BIOS and only boot from encrypted harddisk [closed]

My laptop (with Windows 7) stopped working and I don't have any recovery disks. As it is a company laptop I am not able to access the BIOS and it will only boot from harddisk (which does not work). In ...