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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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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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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Laptop boots directly to ubuntu , cant access BIOS or Boot menu, brand name logo doesnt show on startup anymore [on hold]

Im running Laptop with single OS; UbuntuMATE 15.04 Beta1 64bit on Toshiba laptop Core i3. after burning "Elementary OS" on a live USB drive using UNetbootin, what happened is: after reboot, laptop ...
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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Unable to install GRUB in dev/sdb

I'm having trouble while installing Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) (overwriting win7). Afterwards, I encountered (similar to this one -> http://askubuntu.com/questions/62051...o-install-grub): 'Unable to install ...
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First time user have a few issues

I need to re install Ubuntu on my computer (just built yesterday) it seems since I loaded Ubuntu on my laptop, from the same thumb drive, some of the settings of my laptop carried over to my PC.. ie. ...
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I'm trying to intsall Ubuntu to a (Samsung) NP300E4C laptop but can't access BIOS

The computer is currently running Windows (7). I've tried tapping and holding down F2 but it just boots to windows. I googled to see if i can find people with similar issues but found none. I'm ...
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Can I delete Ubuntu in Efi BIOS from Legacy?

Just recently, I decided to delete my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my UEFI Bios (Acer laptop). I made a Windows bootable device to install Windows and delete the Ubuntu normally (as suggested by some sites I ...
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Upgrade 14.04 to 14.10 - Hangs at Dell BIOS screen on boot

Dell Latitude E6520 with Samsung 840 EVO SSD. I have been using 14.04 without problem on this laptop for a long time and decided to finally upgrade to 14.10. I upgraded from within 14.04, the only ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after setting a HD password in BIOS

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside XP (Both 32-bit due to Brazos 1.0 Ghz slow CPU). Not because it kind'a ran slow but because of me using the PC to access work with some highly sensitive data I ...
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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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Load average high on only one of 16 HP workstations

I have a lab setup with 16 HP Z620 systems, all alike (purchased at the same time), with exactly the same Ubuntu 12.04 installation with current kernel 3.13.0-44-generic. Well, not quite all alike: ...
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Ok Ubuntu HDD boots to black screen

This question is similar to this other one in that I get the same result, however I am booting an apparently fine HDD. For four days I have been booting Ubuntu 14.x on a very inexpensive laptop. I ...
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Do I need to set SATA mode to RAID in BIOS if I use software RAID? [duplicate]

I just had a problem with my RAID array and I had to rebuild it. Everything seem to be fine now. I am also having problems with the shutdown command (does not power off the server) and I reloaded the ...
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14.10/14.04LTS New installation won't boot?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga (S1), and I install through a flash drive. After the notice pop up and say installed successfully and restart. The laptop will boot up and stop at boot device choice ...
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Too many UEFI Boot entries ATA HDD, ATA HDD1, ATAPI CD1 ATAPI CD2

Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual UEFI boot. My notebook only has one disk device. The Grub 2 entries are normal with only Windows and Ubuntu entries. However, when entering BIOS setting, I can see ...
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Boot from USB option not avalible Ubuntu 14.10

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my ASUS K55V laptop running UBUNTU 14.10 but I cannot seem to find Boot from USB option in BIOS. There are only two options to boot form, Hard disk and DVD Drive. ...
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A few questions about booting gnome ubuntu in bios boot mode

I have installed gnome Ubuntu in legacy BIOS mode. When it boots there are lots of times where it seems to switch the display off... like when you first see the grey plain Ubuntu gnome boot screen, ...
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Computer recognizes Floppy drive when I don't have one

My computer is acting weird, why is it showing me that there is a Floppy drive even when there isn't one? I wanted to get Gparted Live where I read, it said that if the computer takes too long ...