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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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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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. Drives are: Sony multi BD/DVD/CD. Worked perfectly in my old build. OCZ Agility 240 GB system drive. No earlier ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Unable to find a medium containg a live file system

I'm getting this message each time I try to install Ubuntu on my system: Unable to find a medium containing a live file system I've tried booting it from 2 different usb drives and a CD. I've ...
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Switching to AHCI causes somewhat bricked (?) dell xps 9350

I was looking to dual boot Windows 10 and ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a dell xps 9350. gparted/ubuntu was unable to detect the drive to commence an install (live usb worked great), so it was suggested to load ...
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BIOS clock getting changed by Ubuntu - cant sync time with BIOS [duplicate]

I recently installed version Windows7 alongside my Ubuntu 14.04 and noticed that despite the time zone being in the correct setting (Pacific Standard time), that the Clock Was off by several hours in ...
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Dell Precision 3510 update failed

I have a new Precision 3510 with SSD. Loaded by DELL with UBUNTU 14.04. Once I received it, I loaded firefox and set up updates. Attempted an update. During the install of the updates it asked me ...
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UEFI Boot repair [duplicate]

I installed Ubutnu after Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode and I have had it in my boot list. I disabled UEFI in bios and enabled it once again and my system shows only Windows Boot Loader. Does anyone can ...
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How to install Xubuntu to ASUS Transformer TF303K and replace Android

I have an Android ASUS Transformer TF303K and would like to replace totally the Android system as I have two computers with Ubuntu. How do I find the BIOS screen or similar to be able to load the ...
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Won't boot into other OS over USB drive

I have Ubuntu on my hard drive but when I try to boot from Kali on my USB drive it takes me back to the GNU GRUB of Ubuntu. I've tried booting from my USB in the BIOS and using boot order. I'm ...
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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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MBR and GPT pointing to same OS?

I understand there are a lot of questions regarding this topic of MBR partitions, GPT for UEFI, having dual OS, one with MBR and the other with GPT, but due to my own inexperience I cannot figure this ...
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hp update screwes stuff - black screen without acpi=off [closed]

you all know my previous two questions. Summary that booting Ubuntu is giving black screen and kernel panic in uefi and legacy respectively. So changing boot commandsin grub to acpi=off made it ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Installation Problem

When i inserted my Bootable USB to my Dell N4050 Laptop and tried to boot my laptop, Setup is Missing -Press any key to restart error occurs. I have no options of secure Boot in BIOS. What could've ...
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In Ubuntu 16.04, which ACPI Global State does Suspend result in?

I have read the post on "What is suspend". However, I would like to know exactly which ACPI Global State does pressing the Suspend button lead to. Can someone explain this? Specifically, how do I ...
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Grub Rescue prompt appears after deleting Ubuntu partition. Can't boot Windows

I have an HP Pavilion dv 9543 cl. I decided that I wanted to update Win Vista to Win 8 several years ago, but did not know how to remove grub 2, so I naively decided to simply remove the Ubuntu ...
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Unable to get to POST/BIOS settings after installing 16.04 LTS 64-bit Desktop

Just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit Desktop on a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H motherboard with a Samsung 850 Pro SSD (MZ-7KE512BW). On install, I selected UEFI DVD (had disabled Secure Boot/Fast Boot and ...
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Looking for recommended BIOS and other config settings for my hardware

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04LTS x64 on the following hardware: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H - Intel Z87 Express Chipset- LGA-1150 Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 Quad-Core Desktop ...
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I am having trouble booting the Ubuntu 15.04 64-Bit ISO file on computers with BIOS, and no UEFI support

I tried booting the Ubuntu 15.04 Installation DVD on a computer that was able to boot and install Ubuntu 14.04.2 Long Term Support, but it would just hang for a while and then skip trying the DVD. I ...
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Having trouble with mouse pad working after installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

So I just received on old laptop from a friend and currently trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on the laptop. Here are the specs of the laptop: Brand: ASUS Memory: 2.8 GiB Processor: Intel Pentium(...
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Bios and ubuntu only sees one disk whilst I know this laptop has 2drives

I recently had to reset bios because of issues and decided to remove windows and install my first linux distro on this laptop. But since I had reset the bios it will only detect my harddrive and not ...
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Error-2 : End kernel Panic while booting

After running sudo apt-get -f install command at terminal and downloaded about 351 MB of fixes, I restarted Ubuntu 16.04 OS but after selecting "Ubuntu" From Windows Boot Menu (Default OS : Windows 10)...
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Ubuntu 16.04 “booting in insecure mode” message even when turned off manually in BIOS

I just installed a nice fresh Ubuntu 16.04 on my Samsung Series 5 Laptop, and noted the new option in the install screens that required a password to disable secure mode booting - I unsuspectingly ...
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Cannot login into Ubuntu 16.04 - Some kind of error

I'm unable to log in into Ubuntu 16.04. It is fresh installation from yesterday. Everything was working until I opened my PC today. I cannot believe that something like that happen. Could anyone help ...
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Why can't I boot to live USB anymore?

There is not much to say. After I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10, I am unable to boot to a live USB! I used to do it all the time before I installed Ubuntu. I am unable to find an answer online....
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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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Can't install Ubuntu 16.04 on Sony Vaio

I hope you can help me quickly, even if my english isn't very well at this time. So: I got a Sony Vaio and Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed and worked fine till this morning. I have mounted the .iso ...
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Remove/edit a Fn key

I have a Lenovo laptop which has Fn+F4 to close the application (Image of keyboard). Which is super annoying as volume up is on F3. Is there anyway to remap or just remove it completely?
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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 ...