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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Can't boot windows after both windows and linux were working together (Get Repair Windows Option)

I had both OSs working together, then I did a chown on an external HDD and can not longer boot windows. Drives: SSD 223 GiB sda1 fat32 142 MiB boot,esp (UEFI Boot) sda2 ext4 37 GiB ...
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Disable out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu

I am having issues with the out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu. After about 2 minutes after booting up the laptop, the fans start spinning on full speed. I tried Debian too, but there this didn't ...
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No wifi and can't enter BIOS, nor bootable with any kind of USB after installing Ubuntu [on hold]

Asus K401UB, Intel Core i5 6200U, nVidia 940M with Ubuntu 14.x.x was upgraded to 16.04. The screen lit up:- Ubuntu at your service! Issues include: Wifi does not work Unable to select / enter BIOS ...
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Bios splash screen freeze after removing Ubuntu

Last week I went from single boot Ubuntu to dual boot windows 10 with Ubuntu. Now I wanted to change that to only windows 10 for performance reasons since the notebook is quite old. So I read that ...
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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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New to Ubuntu! Fresh PC build! BIOS issues!

I've recently built a new PC (ASUS Z170A / Intel i6700k). Installed Ubuntu via USB, everything was going great. Stoked that PC booted up and installed on the first try, no problem. Set up OS, ...
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Ubuntu Install Error 16.04- Upgrade BIOS [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to install ubuntu 16.04 through a virtual machine (using VirtualBox) however, I am getting this error: I'm not particularly good with with computers so I don't really know what ...
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Know my windows 8 product key

I have had several problems trying to install Ubuntu alongside my windows 8.1 so as it was booting in UEFI mode, as Im not that into pc games, I decided to format the hard drive and just install ...
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Windows doesn't show up in grub2 can't access BIOS or boot with CD

I installed Ubuntu yesterday I had 3 partitions: c:/ Windows d:/ other files w:/ linux mint when installing Ubuntu I chose 'replace linux mint' problem: After rebooting Windows didn't show up in ...
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Unable to enter BIOS setup utility before grub bootloader appears

I have a Dell Inspiron 7537 with a Core i7 processor. I used to dual boot Windows and Linux, which was fine. However later, I ended up booting from Ubuntu 16.04, and making that the only OS installed ...
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Can't enter BIOS settings after installing Ubuntu (Samsung NP300E5S)

I've Samsung (NP300E5S-01IN) laptop, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it and now I want to install Windows 8.1 on another partition but whenever I press "F2" key to Enter BIOS settings. it brings me to ...
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Have tried every boot mode on my computer, now what?

Okay so, I apologize in advance if the solution is plainly and painfully obvious, as I am a complete Ubuntu noob. To keep things short, basically: longtime Mac user, disgruntled with Apple hardware ...
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Fans running full speed 2 minutes after bootup

after the installation of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Asus GL502VT Gaming Laptop the fans kept turning going to full speed 2 minutes after bootup. I tried disabling thermald or installing fancontrol, but ...
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Re-enabling BIOS features after succesful Ubuntu install?

I am a real noobie of Linux, I just bought an MSI, and was having problems (up to 3 days of fighting against this) with installing UBUNTU 16.04, until I followed the steps in this thread: Cannot ...
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Problem in installing Ubuntu on a win 7 lenovo laptop upgraded to windows 10

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Z570,it shows the following error message while trying to install ubuntu https://goo.gl/photos/tAKzW5vzSQND42a88 Please help!
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Stuck on BIOS splash screen (Dell manufacturer logo) [closed]

My computer always gets stuck during boot at this screen: Is this a problem of Ubuntu or the computer itself and how can I fix it?
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kernel warning when I install Ubuntu [duplicate]

when I install Ubuntu with a USB disk (such as picture as below), following message occurred: task swapper/0:1 blocked for more than 120 seconds. And my computer have an CPU of core-i7-4710MQ and ...
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Problem getting Bios to boot Lubuntu on HP ZBook 15

My Problem is, I have a hard time getting my HP Zbook 15 to boot lubuntu now, it a long time ago could boot normal Ubuntu with out issue, but issues from my work had me get rid of Ubuntu and switch to ...
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Why can't I have virtualization on my Dell Vostro 200?

As I stated in the question, I have a Vostro 200 with an Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2160. When I had Windows 10, I could run virtualization, but now, I cannot find it in the BIOS? Why is this? I need ...
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Redirect PXE boot to normal boot

I have a PXE server and few computers. Those computers have PXE boot enabled in the BIOS. I would like to know if there is a way, from the PXE server, to tell the computers to boot normally (Linux) ...
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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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problem installing another os onto a hp laptop [duplicate]

I'm trying to install windows 10 on a hp laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I have created a boot able USB with windows 10 on it, I made the boot order with the USB first, I also turned legacy support on....
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16.04 LTS: Drives not recognised when moved from older MoBo/CPU

After updating my old build, some drives are not recognised, not by bios, not by Ubuntu. If recognised by bios, a drive is also seen by Ubuntu. Drives are: Sony multi BD/DVD/CD. Worked perfectly in my ...
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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 can I add Ubuntu's boot entry in Windows 10 bootloader in a dual boot system with Windows 10 (UEFI) and Ubuntu 16.04 (UEFI)?

Using EasyBCD from Windows is a solution to my answer. But this program allows only a user to add an entry on Windows bootloader, using Windows, only when Windows are installed with BIOS Mode being ...
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Do I need BIOS or UEFI installation?

I have a new Asus Zenbook here, and honestly I don't know exactly the model and if it has BIOS or UEFI. When I go into BIOS before booting, I see nothing that says UEFI, and it looks pretty much like ...
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IS there any way to force UBUNTU to install in BIOS Boot mode?

I have a NON-UEFI laptop. However UBUNTU keeps detecting and wanting to install UEFI. Obviously the system never boots if I allow it to install in UEFI mode. Once a UEFI partition and installation has ...
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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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How to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 10? Ran into a roadblock

http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2015/11/how-to-install-ubuntu-linux-alongside_8.html I've been using this guide to try and install Ubuntu onto my computer. It was a Windows 7 machine with a standard ...
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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, reboot,...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 will not boot after making dumb changes to BIOS settings

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 after recently buying a Thinkpad Yoga 11e and it worked great when first installed. Then after I tried charging it, the screen went all checker-board/ static-y on me. I ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 7

I have ubuntu 16.04 and windows 7 installed on different hard drives, ubuntu on SATA port 0, and Windows 7 installed on SATA port 1. At this moment if I need to use windows I have to go on BIOS and ...
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Bios not working and cannot boot

I've got a problem after installing Ubuntu on an external drive with Windows 10 on my compute. My bios is not working anymore and I have a blank page. After the bios, if I don't ask it, it goes on ...
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Installation on HP Pavilion

I am using Windows 10 on HP Pavilion. I want to use Ubuntu as primary OS. I made a bootable USB stick using RUFUS, but I can't boot into Ubuntu OS. I am tired of changing USB as my 1st preference in ...
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How to change Ubuntu 14.04 logo and BIOS logo?

I've tried making some searches but i can-t manage to find anything about this or it's not understandable, so i keep installing useless stuff and getting more confused about how i change the Ubuntu ...
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Unable to run Ubuntu on a MSI laptop without disabling ACPI

I own a MSI GP62 6QE-260XFR, which is a laptop featuring an i5-6300HQ CPU and a GTX 950M graphics card, sold without OS. I've installed Windows 10 on a partition. It works just fine. My problem is ...
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Issue with installing new OS on Ubuntu machine? [closed]

I am having a major issue with installing Windows 10 on my PC that is currently running Ubuntu 14.04. The computer refuses to boot from any Windows 10 live media that I make. I have written the ...
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Error booting CD-rom for install

I have a HDD with Windows 8, and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I have a CD with Ubuntu on it and a USB as well. When I choose to boot from CD or USB, my BIOS stops at Verifying Pool DMI ...
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Update Dell Inspiron 1501 BIOS to 2.6.3 on Ubuntu

All previous post say use linux.dell.com which is no longer available. I've tried to install via FreeDOS to get "This program can not be ran in DOS mode" I only have Ubuntu 14.04 and a 256mb usb ...
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Create a bootable Gentoo USB from within Ubuntu?

I am unable to create a Bootable USB for Gentoo, using Netbootin on Ubuntu. How can I create a bootable USB using the gentoo.iso file?
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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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Install Ubuntu to usb drive and boot it to Uefi and Bios system.

So I'm totally new to linux. I don't want to install to my internal HDD. So I've been trying to install it independently on a usb so i can boot it on any pc (UEFI or BIOS). So i created a live usb ...
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Installation issues with bios on my HP Envy. I'm using Legacy setting. I think the problem is the TPM

The bios on my HP Envy is very not friendly to anything not windows. After much effort I've managed to install Ubuntu and remove windows but the bios still doesn't like to load the os. Sometimes it ...
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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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WiFi No Longer Works after Installing Xubuntu 16.04 on a Microsoft Surface Pro 1st Gen

This is quite exciting, my first post on ask Ubuntu. Initially, the Wifi was working and then an update was pushed(I apologize, I don't remember the update that affected it) and for some reason, the ...
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How to convert a Ubuntu BIOS install to EFI/UEFI without boot-repair on dual-Ubuntu boot hardware?

Previous configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 on /dev/sda [WD 2T HDD] Ubuntu 14.04 on /dev/sdb [Hitachi 2T HDD] ~10 years old PC in BIOS mode (no PC in EFI in 2006!), basic nVidia graphic card. The BIOS is ...
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Cannot get to BIOS to Install New Lubuntu over Xubuntu on Microsoft Surface Pro 1st Gen 128GB

I have been trying to figure this out for some time now. When I installed the Xubuntu on my Microsoft Surface Pro it seems it has disabled the original BIOS or something. I cannot get into the BIOS ...
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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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Cannot boot into Windows after Ubuntu 16.04 install

I am unfamiliar with Windows UEFI and changed the BIOS to Legacy to get my Lenovo B50 to boot from a USB port to install Ubuntu. Now the only way I can boot is to use UEFI in the BIOS to boot Windows ...