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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Can't install Ubuntu 16.04 on Sony Vaio

hope you can help me quickly, even if my englisch 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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Having BIOS+UEFI on MBR Partitioning Scheme

I have a Dell laptop with a Windows + Ubuntu dual boot configuration in Legacy boot. I wanted to try out Ubuntu in UEFI since it would boot in just about 2~3 seconds in my earlier config. So my ...
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Chainloading MBR and UEFI using “Boot from first HDD option”

I have a laptop booted with UEFI: Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu. For the sake of curiosity, I wanted to ask: What will happen if I boot a live MBR+BIOS Ubuntu and select "Boot from first HDD" in the Grub? ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & Ubuntu 15.10 - ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/… dropping into shell

I got this error after some days running ubuntu alongside windows 10. I am working on an acer laptop. I tried every expected solutions in other similar questions here, but none worked for me. So I ...
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Is there a limit to the number of characters in a computer's device name?

I tried to install ubuntu 16.04 on a Lenovo ThinkStation E30 with a brand new hard drive two times, and both times everything appeared to go smoothly, but when I tried to boot into the new drive, the ...
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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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Having to reset the bios every time I turn off or suspend my computer.

So this morning I booted my computer and everything went as usual except for my computer screen that didn't show any image, I had this problem before and I solved by resetting the bios. So I did that ...
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Trouble with booting to Win10 from Ubuntu 15.10

I have Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 installed on my MSI GE60 2PE laptop. A few days ago, dual booting worked fine. Now when I choose Windows 10 in the GRUB boot menu, Windows tells me it needs to be ...
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My computer cannot boot after a reboot in Ubuntu 14.04, BIOS cannot detect my physical hard drive

As the title suggested, my computer cannot boot because the BIOS cannot detect my hard drive. I boot into the try-ubuntu-without-installation and do a boot-repair. Here is a summary of the result: ...
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weired error when I install ubuntu 14.04

This is the error I received: After I clicked 'continue', this was what I got: could anyone help me solve this problem ? thanks !
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Convert Windows BIOS based instrallation to UEFI from Ubuntu live cd

I have a BIOS based Windows Server 2008R2 installation, I need to migrate this to a UEFI based installation. I was able to achieve this from a WIN PE live cd and following this link I am working on ...
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All my OS corrupted

My computer won't boot. I ran boot-repair but this did not fix my problem. Here is the log.
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Can't access Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Install

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1. I can't boot into Windows 8.1. I can boot into Ubuntu just fine. I am in Legacy mode and I believe the problem has to do with that, but I can't ...
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Won't boot from HD or USB

Attempting to install ubuntu over an existing Windows 7 install: Sony Vaio 2010 model, was running Windows 7. Created bootable image of ubuntu 15.10 using UNetbootin Restarted, booted into ubuntu ...
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System is taking a long time between pressing the power button and showing the bios screen

Recently my system started presenting this problem, every time I boot the computer it takes a long time between me pressing the power button and loading the first image (bios screen). After the bios ...
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ubuntu gnome black screen

Whenever i boot Ubuntu gone off my laptop it comes up with a black screen and i cannot do anything. This has been happening for a while, the OS was working fine then i closed the lid of my laptop and ...
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How to install unbuntu on a laptop with a broken screen

I currently own a ASUS Notebook that I want to install unbuntu on. It currently is running Windows 10. My main problem being that the notebook's screen is broken(,and I have no ability nor money to ...
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can't enter BIOS to install Ubuntu

i put a new hard drive in my laptop and used my daughter's oem version of windows 7 home premium to install on laptop. do drivers were present for hardware. decided to install Ubuntu because of ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu in BIOS mode?

I am really desperate to solve fan noise problem on my laptop. I tried many ways and they all failed. Then I found this post on samsung forum: "I'm guessing you installed linux in EFI mode. It ...
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Does Ubuntu write to certain memory addresses?

I have some options in BIOS setup that allow caching video BIOS, system BIOS and video RAM to C0000h-C7FFFh, F0000h-FFFFFh and A0000h-AFFFFh, respectively. Does Ubuntu write to these locations? (Doing ...
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Lenovo T430s BIOS does not hold time settings after powering down

Lenovo T430s CMOS/BIOS does not hold time settings after powering down. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as single boot stand alone I have replaced the CMOS battery, and have spent hours searching online ...
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install ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 13 - Windows version - 59431031

I wish to install Ubuntu on a new Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 13 (Windows version - 59431031) which has 4GB RAM and windows 8 Home 32 bit. I assume that the BIOS is configured for 32 bit OS. Is there a ...