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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
0answers
634 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
431 views

Lenovo B590 BIOS upgrade

I am currently running Ubuntu 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 have ...
2
votes
0answers
142 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
668 views

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?
2
votes
0answers
750 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
68 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
82 views

BIOS Showing 8 GB RAM while Xubuntu only Showing 7 GB

I have a Lenovo Thinkcentre M78 Tower Desktop. In the BIOS it says I have 8192 MB of Installed Memory. However, when I run free -m in Xubuntu 14.04 it says I only have 7111 MB of memory. It seems the ...
1
vote
0answers
154 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
102 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

Loading Optimized Defaults Error

I am trying to overclock my G3258 but it keeps crashing at quite low overclocks; so I want to update my BIOS, but apparently you need to load optimized defaults on my motherboard; but when I do this, ...
1
vote
0answers
136 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
75 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
271 views

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: ...
1
vote
0answers
287 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
286 views

grub rescue out of partition

So I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 from an ISOBoot and the thing goes wrong, the PCs frozes just after setting the disk partitions< and after a while I decide to turn it off the hard way. So now I ...
1
vote
0answers
474 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
902 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
946 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Ubuntu 15.04 install freezes with “booting in insecure mode”

This is essentially the question Joao asked (How to solve "boot in insecure mode" error?), but I was not able to fix this issue on my laptop: I upgraded my 4 year old Acer Travelmate 8473TG ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Laptop not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.4.3

I installed Ubuntu 14.4.3 in my new Dell laptop to replace Windows 8. Everything was fine till completing installation and restart. After restart my laptop shows only BIOS screen. I am unable to boot ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

How to add CD/DVD to boot sequence

I have a macbook pro that dual boots Ubuntu and OS X. When I enter grub on ubuntu with a bootable CD inserted, I don't get an option to load from the CD drive. How can I allow Ubuntu to start to boot ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

How to install Ubuntu on Asus X550Z (with UEFI)?

This laptoop has UEFI. I can't install ubuntu on this laptop as I always did. I've removed Windows, I created bios-boot partition, turn off safe boot, used Boot-Repair and it doesn't not help.
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Ubuntu 15.04 Boots to a blank screen after Enabling Virtualisation in BIOS

I had dual booted my pc with Windows X and Ubuntu 15.04 I happened to enable the Intel Virtualisation flag in BIOS, and found that the PC does not boot into Ubuntu as after the grub2 screen, after ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

My Acer C720 all of a sudden won't boot my ubuntu install

I have a Acer C720 Chromebook. I was on Ubuntu. I rebooted, and I pressed Ctrl-L for Legacy Boot. It showed the bios screen. It said Booting from hard disk... and didn't do anything else. ChromeOS ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

“Boot error” When loading a working ubuntu 15.04 usb installer

I cannot find any information what so ever because my amazing POS system doesn't actually give me anything other than "boot error". I have a dell 530 (07 era) desktop. I had windows on it, but the ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Boot Repair Failure

Long story I'll try to keep short: Win7 / Ubuntu dual boot setup on Asus G75 with Aptio 2.14.1219 bios Had 12.04 on sda5 - became corrupt / wouldn't boot, so reformatted partition. Couldn't get ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Dilemma with Dual boot in HDD and fresh installation in SSD

I'm stuck with a strange situation regarding an existing HDD and an SSD (connected via optical drive Caddy) in my laptop. Context: The HDD already has dual partition with Ubuntu and Windows. I have ...
0
votes
0answers
152 views

Windows 10 & Ubuntu dual boot not working correctly

Basically, I had Windows 10 and then installed Ubuntu to dual boot with it. The dual boot prompting screen only works if Ubuntu is selected to be the first boot in the BIOS. So, when I restart my ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Grub always boots to CLI instead of Boot Menu

When booting my PC, grub always boots to the CLI. When I type exit, it shows the regular boot menu and I can boot Ubuntu or choose one of the other options. How do I get rid of grub always loading CLI ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

How do I install Ubuntu on a Lenovo Thinkpad?

I have Ubuntu on all of my computers that I use, so I am fairly clear on how to install it via USB, but this time has been different. I receieved a Lenovo Thinkpad tablet(no keyboard) from my school ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Installing a second OS next to Ubuntu

At the moment, my notebook us running on Ubuntu 14.04. I want to install a second operating system (windows 8.1) but I can't seem to install it via UEFI. Either the medium is to small(USB stick), ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Can't boot ophcrack with Ubuntu installed on system

On all my other computers I am able to boot ophcrack from a bootable USB drive. On my Acer Aspier E-15 running Ubuntu I cannot boot it up. Don't ask why I need to boot ophcrack on my Ubuntu laptop I ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

I installed Ubuntu and Zorin and other linux distros on this very old HP Compaq 6720s

I installed Ubuntu and Zorin and other Linux choices of Linux distros on this very old HP Compaq 6720s which is driving me Insane !!!! I got the machine running; I am now trying to get the permanent ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Help In changing fastboot option from ubuntu

I have have Windows 8 and Ubuntu installed parellely along with it Was going without a problem as I had used to change confuration from uefi to I think csm Today I choose fast boot option in bios but ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

cant load grub2, even though it's ready to go on the hdd

My netbook (acer aspire one250D) cant load GRUB2. It loads the BIOS and I can access the boot menu. Unfortunately after that, it is just a blinking cursor (e.g. '_') . So it doesnt matter what boot ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Ubuntu Live CD with /dev/nvram available

Is there any way to make /dev/nvram available when running from the Live CD? It says on the manpage for the nvram driver that it has to be compiled into the kernel. Is it possible to do that while ...
0
votes
0answers
115 views

GRUB rescue mode after deleting ubuntu partition

I had windows 8.1 preinstalled on my MSI cx61 2pc 1214xes. I installed Ubuntu a lot of time ago, in dual boot. But this morning I wanted to remove it in order to have more free space. So I deleted the ...
0
votes
0answers
103 views

Legacy mode versus UEFI mode

I have got a Lenovo g50-70 with a SSD. The strange thing is: when I install Ubuntu in normal mode (boot from BIOS), it takes LESS time to boot( round about 8 seconds) than installing Ubuntu in UEFI ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

I installed Ubuntu and when I try opening the setup utility it comes with GRUB

Okay. I used to have Windows 8. Then I installed Ubuntu over Windows 8. When I tried the setup utility on Windows it worked, but now it sends me to the GRUB menu. I tried installing zorin but GRUB ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Booting OS of Ubuntu 1.1.20.0-8ubuntu1

I have a problem in booting version 2.00-13ubuntu3 moving to recovery mode, it requires me to fill the initramfs using built-in-commands which i dont know how to add them. Help me
0
votes
0answers
114 views

Can't boot Lenovo laptop (v570) after installing Ubuntu

No, this is not a 'I want to boot Windows after installing Ubuntu' question, I installed Ubuntu, fully wiping everything, every default settings, but now it won't get past BIOS. It just gets stuck ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Troubles after installation ubuntu to my usb stick

I've inserted two usb sticks to my pc (with ubuntu installed). One is installation usb stick and second one is usb stick where ubuntu is installed to. After installation I have a few troubles with ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Phoenix BIOS 3.08 Hard Drive boot Priority Menu Freezes

2015-04-30 My compaq Presario SR1020NX computer's Phoenix AwardBIOS 3.08 Hard Drive Boot Priority menu fails to respond after I highlight one of the listed hard drives. The BIOS simply does nothing ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Can't boot to Ubuntu after changing motherboard

My computer was no longer booting, so I took the hard drives out and I put them in a different computer (i.e I swapped motherboards). I had a dual boot Windows Vista OS and Ubuntu 10.14 (I think). For ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Logging in as administrator getting black screen

When I try to log in as administrator I get a black screen and it's like my laptop turns off. It isn't actually turning off because if I press CTRL+ALt+F2 I can log in to tty2 (although I don't know ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Synergy, Ubuntu 14 and Keyboard Error

I have Synergy server installed on my Windows PC, and client installed on my Ubuntu. Whenever I restart my client (Ubuntu) I receive a 'Keyboard failure - strike F1 to continue' - however in order to ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

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 ...