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 wont recognize my internal SSD

I just bought a Lenovo u310 and installed Ubuntu 12.10 with Wubi to try it out. After a couple of days I decided to fully replace windows 7 and installed Ubuntu 12.10 fully with a usb drive in my HDD. ...
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USB Keyboard not working in the bootloader, but does in BIOS and OS's

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu installed alongside on my computer. However, my USB keyboard doesn't seem to work when supposed to navigate the GRUB menu. This was also a problem when i only had Windows ...
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Is Dell Bios article on Ubuntu Wiki outdated?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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does not work Booting my computer

I am a student of computer.I have a problem with my computer I bought a laptop from Asus has a Windows8.I wanted to install ubuntu alongside OS windows8. but let me install ubuntu. after I enter the ...
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Can I have one OS using Legacy (windows 7) and one os using UEFI (ubuntu)

I want to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I was wondering if I installed Ubuntu in UEFI and Windows in Legacy if I could avoid the grub menu and just switch BIOS settings when the other OS was needed.
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Ubuntu 13.10 USB 3.0 BIOS settings

I'm trying to optimize my hardware for Ubuntu 13.10. Box is Zotac Zbox id85-u. In the BIOS settings: Should XHCI Hand-off and EHCI Hand-off be Enabled or Disabled? Should Port 60/64 Emulation be ...
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PC BIOS doesn't “see” iso image

I've searched the previous issues thoroughly and don't see the problem I'm encountering. I'm trying to boot an older Dell 32-bit Intel machine from an ubuntu ISO dvd. The curve ball is that I don't ...
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Why can't I load bios or boot to anything but ubuntu?

I can't install ubuntu studio from usb, boot from the dvd drive or windows from the hard disk. I can't open the bios. All I can do is boot from ubuntu installed on a usb hard disk. When I open the ...
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after installing ubuntu 13.04 CD-ROM not working

I remove my windows 7 and install ubuntu 13.04 amd64 in EFI after many hit and trail. first time i install ubuntu with DVD and it is success full installation but i decide to install in EFI. in second ...
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How to boot LiveCD from grub shell

I had dualboot on my netbook Acer Aspire One P531h - Ubuntu and Windows XP. Ubuntu was there just for a temporary work so I needed to remove the partition today. I have used ms-sys from Ubuntu so I ...
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Boot issues with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 - BIOS Setup lost!

I got a new laptop (a Vaio S series) which came with Windows 8. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows, so I used a Ubuntu CD, booted from it and installed Ubuntu. Installation finished ...
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Ubuntu taking forever to boot off of USB flash drive

So I just built a PC, and tried to boot Ubuntu off of a USB flash drive. It has been at the purple Ubuntu screen with the loading dots for over 30 minutes, what should I do?
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My USB is blank on boot screen

So I just got a new Toshiba Satellite, running windows 8. I made sure to use the universal USB maker, (Forgot the name but it was the one recommended) And it seems to be fine.... It has all the files ...
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I/O memory conflicts

I recently bought a Arctic MC101 barebone (http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/living/office-pc/572/mc101-barebone-a10-4600m.html?c=2296) to run XBMC. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on this machine and the latest ...
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Dual boot on two hard drives : can't access secondary HD through BIOS

I installed Ubuntu today for the first time on a Dell desktop running Windows XP SP3. I opted to install on a second hard drive, following these instructions. When I reboot my computer, and enter the ...
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Can't enable wireless on boot

I just installed Ubuntu (WUBI), and I'm having problems with my wireless. When I'm on Windows, I have perfect wireless connection, and the wireless button on my computer is blue. But with Ubuntu, I ...
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Computer won't recognize USB trying to re-install

Ii'm trying to re-install ubuntu i've tried ` sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh -a ' But that didn't work. So I went to BIOS enabled USB Legacy and but booting my USB first. But the computer does not ...
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Ubuntu Studio 13.10 unable to shutdown d620 when bios wifi enabled

With wireless enabled in the D620 bios, the machine hangs in the shutdown panel at shutdown or restart; pressing and holding the power button shuts it down. With wireless disabled, it shuts down ...
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All (f10) bios disabled

So i had to get a new harddrive and I need to reinstall ubuntu but when I try to boot from a disk or usb it gives me no option to do so. I went into my bios and EVERYTHING is greyed out/disabled. I ...
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HOWTOFIX: Invalid ROM contents

I bought a laptop "Toshiba satellite C55-A-1F5", which had installed win8.1 and I want to switch it to Ubuntu. After the installation of Ubuntu 13.10 and the first reboot, it was seemed like BIOS ...
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Ubuntu won't boot + I have no usb boot option anymore

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop as the only OS. And I was messing around with mounting an usb (something like 'ubs0') and now my laptop won't boot anymore into Ubuntu and the usb boot option ...
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Touchpad is not showing in system hardware list

I have an acer aspire 4752 laptop and after installing Ubuntu 13.10 the touch-pad hardware is not showing in system and I am working with an USB mouse. I also want to update my BIOS, please help me. ...
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How I can I set up Ubuntu with as much as possible on a nonbootable raid

I have an older system with a BIOS, a 64gb SSD, an a nonbootable fakeraid running windows 8.1 I want to install ubuntu and move as much of the installation as possible to the nonbootable raid. I've ...
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Difficulty flashing BIOS on an HP Pavilion Slimline desktop

I used these instructions to flash my bios, but freedos says the file can't be run in DOS mode. Here is the page I got the file from. I also thought it was strange that there is an exe file but no ...
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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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problem with nvidea drivers at Lenovo T440p and bios problem

I have bought a new laptop lenovo T440p, and install ubuntu 12.04 and I have two problems: 1)I see this before ubuntu starts: [6.195140][drm:i915_write32] *ERROR* Unknown unclaimed register before ...
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How to change CPU fan speed? (Works in Windows)

I've got an MSi G45 board and a 3570K with a CM 212 EVO cooling it. In the BIOS, I change the ambient fan speed for my CPU cooler to 12.5% - so when I boot up and it through POST, etc., the fan spins ...
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Ubuntu Keyboard Issue [Mac]

I was running OS X Mavericks and I wanted to try out Ubuntu... It worked just fine until I rebooted and couldn't use the arrow keys on my Apple Bluetooth keyboard to select OS X from the Dual Boot ...
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ASUS 1015E-CY041D booting issue with removal disk

i got ASUS 1015E-CY041D with MS-DOS. By default BIOS doesn't have removal disk option. How i can add removal disk option and start my booting from removal disk??
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Lost Boot From USB/CD options

I recently installed Ubuntu, trying to put it in another partition and it overwrote my entire windows drive. I want to install windows 7 again now, however, I have no options in my boot menu now to ...
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PC won't boot from the first time

When i try to start my laptop all i see is a black screen (not even the window that show the Brand ...) and the power light is on . And i have to unplug the power ,then plug it again to make it ...
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Change GPU Voltage

I'd like to lower my GPU voltage. I already tried all programs which I found via Google like ATIOverdriveCtrl and so on but none seems to work. Whenever I start cgminer the voltage changes back to ...
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Can't boot into 13.10 on Samsung Chronos 7

So for a few months I was dual booting Windows 8 and 13.04 without a problem, then recently I decided to get rid of Windows and replace both OSes with 13.10. The install went fine, I was able to boot ...
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Checking media = Failed / Default boot machine not found / AND I don't know how to change the order in BIOS

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 lts 64bit to my Lenovo ideapad 210s touch and removed windows entirely. I used USB-stick for installation. Now when I start the laptop it gives this text: Checking media = ...
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How to enable secure boot

I am using windows 7 on my asus G73sw In the past I was able to install ubuntu 12.04lts and windows 7 via a dual boot system through grub. I recently had to reformat my windows OS and when I tried ...
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SSD not found in the BIOS boot order when an hdd is present

Thank you for reading my question, but thank you even more for answering! My setup is as followed: An Acer laptop using an SSD with Ubuntu installed in the deticated "hdd" SATA slot, and a HDD with ...
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Grub won't load unless I go into Bios first

Currently using 64bit version of 12.04 LTS. UEFI turned off (set to legacy); Secure Boot disabled and Fast Boot (in Win8) turned off and Boot Speed set to Normal. Changing AHCI to IDE doesn't make a ...
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do you know how to enable Hdmi sound without using Bios?

running ubuntu 13.10 on a new compaq CQ58 Any ideas cause on sound settings it does not give the option in output
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No boot menu after Win7/12.04 dualboot install. Already ran boot-repair unsuccessfully. Paste file included

I have installed Ubuntu12.04LTS alongside Windows7. After that, no boot options appeared. I ran Boot-Repair from live CD to no avail. The link given was http://paste.ubuntu.com/6541996/ Any ...
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Dual boot: Windows 8 and Ubuntu

I am not able to see the Ubuntu OS during the PC boot, and it boots directly into Windows 8. Please see my Boot-Repair info.
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How to boot via usb from bios without a hard drive?

I got a hp mini laptop and i cant get past the bios. When i go to test hard drive it says read element of test failed. I figure it means it needs a new hard drive. So i thought i would download ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 not recognizing other OSs at boot

I have been using Ubuntu for 2 years now, but I have to switch to Windows for work. I replaced my Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 8.1. I hated 8.1, so I moved back to Linux, but this time Ubuntu 13.10. ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu (Any Version) on Malibal Lotus P150SM with NVIDIA GPU

I have an interesting situation. I have read that with two GPU's in my laptop, I cannot install Ubuntu without disabling one of them first. This seems to be true, as I begin to boot from the USB ...
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Is something wrong with my BIOS?

Because kernel log said that my DMAR is invalid or something. Here's a tar.gz of my fwts and stuff: http://www.filedropper.com/fwts-dsdtga-z87x-ud3htar Don't have enough reputation to create the new ...
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I can't access Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Windows 8.1 onto my CyberpowerPC desktop and decided shortly thereafter to install Ubuntu 13.10 off of a USB flash drive. I cannot access Windows 8.1 anymore and no GRUB appears. The bios ...
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Problem while installing Ubuntu after BIOS update

I've used Ubuntu 12.04 till January 2013 side by side with Windows 8, then my HDD got burnt. I had to buy a new HDD. Before installing new HDD my technician updated my BIOS. After that I cannot ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 install on ideapad y510p

I'm having a lot of problems trying to use Ubuntu on my laptop, it's an ideapad y510p. What happens is after installing Ubuntu, the laptop boots to a black screen, no GRUB. The only way to use my ...
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Computer wont boot with ODD?

I have ubutunu 12.04 on the disc, burned. I turn on the laptop (Lenovo), I click on F12 and I have the following options: SATA HDD, SATA ODD Network Boot I selected Boot ODD, then I hear the disc ...
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Lenovo B590 shuts down unexpectedly

This seems like a duplicate but it is not. I have a Lenovo b590 which I bought 1 month ago. Yesterday, it started shutting down, At first, I thought it would be a software issue and I installed Ubuntu ...
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Wireless disabled at the BIOS level upon boot

My brother's netbook no longer wants to connect to wireless. I helped him install Ubuntu a few weeks ago, and the wireless worked perfectly for a while. After he tried to reset something (he doesn't ...