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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Just installed Ubuntu but booting error displayed “Insert system disk in drive.”

Until a few days ago I was mainly a Windows user, since I couldn't install linux via dual boot on my computer. I tried everything several times, did everything right, but the problem was that after I ...
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How can I flash my laptop's BIOS with Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on a HP Elitebook 6930p. I want to downgrade the BIOS by flashing a ROM.bin file. I already found the desired ROM.bin file from the HP website, I'm just having trouble ...
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Why do I have to access a special BIOS menu to boot?

As the title says, everytime I boot I need to access the F12 menu (single-time boot menu),and it says 'Unknow Device [the name of my hard drive]'. When I boot without the F12 menu, nothing opens, ...
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Galaxy 6 phone to use as USB to download ISO?

Have an old laptop that stopped working using fedora one day and now won't boot. The CD/ROM drive on the laptop is also broken...only thing I can do is via USB stick maybe...but now can't download the ...
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Lenovo B590 BIOS upgrade

I am currently running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 on a Lenovo B590 notebook with BIOS version H5ET69WW (1.12). But as my current BIOS version is buggy, I need to upgrade it to version H9ET84WW (2.0). And I ...
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Notification every 2 minutes, with QR code, What is it?

Does anybody knows what is the meaning of the notification, is a QR code and says: KERROPI 20140416-1, BIOS f.0.5 System ID: 21f7? This is in Unity, with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am not signed into any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Something went wrong when I attempted to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive

I tried to do an installation of ubuntu 15.04 on an external hard drive following the instructions given in this post. I followed the steps but I most likely made a huge mistake. Currently I can't ...
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Showing error when Installing ubuntu on my HP Probook 450 G2

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my HP Pro-book 450 G2. But after booting when I select Try Ubuntu or Install Ubuntu it takes some time and goes to a black screen and then shows the Ubuntu loading ...
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Could I put both the AMD64 and i386 Ubuntu images on one usb drive?

Basically, the PC I use at home is 64-bit and the computers at my school are 32-bit. I'm kind of doubting it, but I'm wondering if I can make a persistent liveUSB of Ubuntu with the startup disk maker ...
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Ubuntu, How to Enable Forced GPU on HP Pavilion

I recently installed Ubuntu MATE on an HP Pavilion dv6 (XG759UA#ABA) to be a dedicated Minecraft machine. MATE works perfectly, but Minecraft insists upon using integrated graphics instead of the GPU. ...
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Installation is giving me major grief please help

I'm having issues installing the newest Ubuntu release (either 14.0.x or 15.0.x, can't remember)? I'm having some issues and askubuntu isn't helping. If someone could walk me through what I'm doing ...
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ubuntu 15.04 acpi pcc probe failed starting version 219

I am using windows 8.1 Enterprise (64bit). In the beginning I'm try to install ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) on my VirtualBox Version 5.0.6 r103037. But the virtual Box doesn't show any 64 bit operating system....
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using ubuntu on hp pavilion20

I have tried to install ubuntu 14.04 on my Pavilion20 I was somewhat successful.It seems to be very limited and I have to use the usb hardrive in bios. Are there special switches that I should use in ...
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Making partitions visible. Doesn't boot

I can't see partitions I make on my external HDD when I boot, after making changes with GParted and even the installer (from live USB). I think I did the configuration right as I set up the space for ...
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How to revert to previous version after bad update

I've had both ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7 running on my machine for a few months now and everything was running fine. I recently installed some updates in ubuntu, but had waited a while and so many ...
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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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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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A bit of a keyboard problem

So I've looked all over but I can't seem to find a solution anywhere nor can I find a problem exactly like mine so maybe someone can help me. I want to be very specific just in case I did something ...
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I removed Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu 14.04, now my fn keys to manage brightness and volume don't work and I can't boot into BIOS

To clarify, this isn't a dual-boot, I just have Ubuntu now. My FN keys are no longer working on my ASUS K55n, this includes changing my brightness and volume. I've already tried editing the GRUB ...
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Windows 7 Drive Not Showing in BIOS Boot Menue after Ubuntu Install

I've looked through many problem solving techniques for similar problems, but with my set-up it appears none of them are quite relevant. My computer is a HP Envy Phoenix with 3 drives installed: ...
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Boot-repair (Or ubuntu grub) somehow stopped bios setup

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 since it launched. All of functioning of bios and grub where running properly. One day I used boot-repair for some reason. After few days I noticed that Bios set-up doesn’t ...
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Can't upgrade within Ubuntu or from boot

I'm a Linux beginner. I've used Ubuntu for a year but only for the every day stuff. I tried to reinstall Windows 7 on many occasions but it kept coming up with errors. I had tried lots of different ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not indicate my discrete GPU

After installing Bumblebee and Nvidia 331.38 driver with primus I get this error delmomd@Dell:~$ optirun steam [ 887.242992] [ERROR]The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the ...
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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 7....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?