Questions about the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface that finally replaced the BIOS on newer desktops and laptops with the release of Windows 8. UEFI is independent from CPU architectures and supports booting via UEFI with and without secure boot enabled as well as legacy booting via CSM.

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This computer currently has no detected operating systems (no UEFI)

I am trying to install Ubuntu in a laptop with Windows 8.1, but after launching from a USB, I obtain the message “This computer currently has no detected operating systems”. I’ve seen a lot of similar ...
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Computer shutdown time is longer than it should

Ubuntu boots up in about 10 seconds but takes about 40 seconds to shutdown excluding the time Ubuntu takes to finish posting which is fractions really. The case speaker beeps once within those 40 ...
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GRUB Won't load after instaling Ubuntu 14.04 on Windows 7 Dell Inspiron 3537

I bought this laptop from Amazon, which is a Dell Inspiron 3537 with a Windows 7 OS. It DID have Windows 8 before it, the company which was the supplier obviously changed the operating system. I ...
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Grub halts on menu until enter is pressed

I have installed an Ubuntu server and it stops on the Grub Menu until ENTER is pressed without timing out and using the default entry. At first I thought that the problem was due to a reboot after a ...
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I cannot disable secure boot on HP Envy M6 because my laptops screen is cracked [on hold]

This makes it impossible to change the BIOS type because I cannot see the code to type to confirm. The screen is only cracked on part of the left so I can change the resolution to a square but that ...
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Trouble after first boot GRUB in command line

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my PC. Alongside windows 8. After the install, I restarted my PC. And booted into Ubuntu and met GRUB. I don’t know how to get to Ubuntu from there.
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8 in legacy mode

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04(32 bit) along with windows 8 pro(32 bit). My lenovo laptop came with UEFI mode enabled but I disabled it and enabled legacy mode. My laptop now boots in legacy mode ...
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Install Ubuntu on UEFI without Windows or Boot Loader

I have a Gateway netbook that has already been fully wiped with nothing on the hard drive. There is no Legacy option in bios and the only thing I can boot from the USB is a Gparted disk utilizing ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot on Dell XPS 15 9530

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell XPS 15 9530, and I have a few questions. What I've done so far: Deactivated acceleration in Intel Rapid Storage Technology Disabled Intel Rapid Start ...
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Lost data because of Installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Amd-64 [duplicate]

First I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 32Bit as dual boot with Windows 8. After That I replaced it with Ubuntu 14.04 64Bit in my Sony VAIO SVE15137CNW System. While installation my BIOS is set to in ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Win 8.1 on separate physical drives and dual-boot?

I have a PC with an OEM install of Win 8 updated to 8.1. It has 3 physical hard drives in it. The drive where Windows is installed has a LOT of partitions on it already. Can I install Ubuntu on a ...
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GRUB not showing on cold boot but on warm boot

I have a duel boot Windows 8 + ubuntu 14.04 (EFI), but what is happening now is I am booted directly to windows when I first start my computer or restart from ubuntu. I can see my grub only when I ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 (With UEFI) and I am unable to boot into Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop alongside Windows 8.1. My laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8, thus it has UEFI instead of BIOS. I have tried booting with secure boot and ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 Dual-Boot on RAID Acer S7 question marks installation popup error “???”

I bought a new laptop and wanted to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 on it. After many an attempt and weeks of troubleshooting installation and booting problems, I finally found a solution for my ...
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Not able to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu in 'Legacy mode'

There,I tried dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 OS . Currently,I have windows 8.1 and it is running on 'Legacy mode'. I tried surfing for the installation process,But i couldn't find the solution ...
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Ubuntu keeps putting itself in EFI?

I gave Ubuntu a go today, but I found out it wasn't really my thing. But for some reason, I cannot seem to delete Ubuntu's EFI file (grubx64.efi) as whenever I try to delete it, using methods such as ...
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Linux Won't install from LIveUsb

So I can no longer install Linux from USB drive. I have previously, using the same ISO's and unetbootin been able to install Kubuntu, linux mint, ubuntu gnome. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series ...
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Grub Bootloader installed twice while dual booting ubuntu and windows 8.1

This is an odd situation: I bought a brand new hp desktop that came with windows 8.1 installed. I used the automatic option in the Ubuntu installer labeled "install alongside windows". It all ...
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GRUB not installed correctly by ubuntu server manual process?

symptom: can not boot from SSD after installing ubuntu server 14.04. BIOS menu keeps returning back. No dual booting. setup: Lenovo T430s with windows 8 preinstalled. BIOS boot menu supports both ...
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Dual boot - Ubuntu Live makes Grub disappear - Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I have setup a dual boot (Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 with LVM) with the Grub menu having Windows as default, working just fine. However, every time I need to boot again from Ubuntu CD live, it messes ...
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cd rom boot device not detected [on hold]

i was considering going back to windows to play games that i bought earlier that is for windows only, when i insert my windows CD disc and i restart my computer. i press f9 during boot to select boot ...
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Install Ubuntu/Win8.1 dual boot with UEFI and 4 primary partitions [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8.1 in my Acer V3-572G-75CA. The partition situation is the following: A. 600MB: recover partition B. 300MB: system EFI partition C. 914GB: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on UEFI systems (Lenovo T540p) [closed]

Just today I've ordered Lenovo T540p and while googling a bit for this leptop, somehow I stumbled upon a bug which bricks the computer when trying to install Ubuntu. ...
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Is there a way to boot into grub on a mac rather then OSX?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a Mac Mini(late 2014).Now I can get to the new installation by pressingAlt > EFI BOOT to get to GRUB and selecting Ubuntu to boot the OS. My question ...
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Windows 8.1 Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 - dmraid and fixpart

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 4.14 on dual boot with Windows 8.1, but when beginning the LiveUSB the Ubuntum, the partitions created by Windows 8.1 are not recognized, reports that all is HD as ...
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Kernel Panic block (2,0)

This is my first question here and I'm trying to give as much information as possible: I tried dualbooting Linux Ubuntu (first Gnome then regular Ubuntu) with windows 8 on my Lenovo U310 Ideapad. I ...
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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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Dual Boot Win8.1-Ubuntu 14.04 - Cannot load Win8.1 after reinstalling Ubuntu

As suggested by the title of the topic I'm having troubles with the dual boot of Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.....forgive me if the post is gonna be a little long, but I guess it should be better to ...
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How can I disable Windows 8 Fast Boot if I don't have Windows 8?

I've been searching around for this for a while, but I haven't found anyone else with the same problem. Guess no one made the same stupid mistake. I have a Windows 7/Ubuntu computer that is ...
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Dual boot Win8.1 and Ubuntu on Lenovo PC's in UEFI mode

First my compliments for this post: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) It explains the dual boot installation very well. The post also says that ...
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Does the Ubuntu installer create a hybrid MBR partition table on EFI systems?

I have a MacBook Air that previously ran Fedora with a dual-boot Windows side for a few engineering tools. I recently switched back to Ubuntu, installing Ubuntu over Fedora using the same EFI boot ...
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Lenevo G580 Model 20157 can't open bios menu [migrated]

I am facing problem in opening the bios menu by pressing the system rescue botton which bring up the CMOS menu under which there is bios menu where I can change the UEFI/Legecy mode or change the boot ...
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Empty /boot/efi directory

Currently running 14.10. When I first installed rEFind I could access the refind.conf in /boot/efi/EFI/refind. Then after rebooting, /boot/efi becomes an empty directory and the only was I found I can ...
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Cannot get Ubuntu to boot besides Windows 8.1 on an HP ProBook

My HP ProBook 4540s has Window 8.1 installed, but I need Linux (Ubuntu) as well. So I installed it after making the Windows partition smaller. The system directly boots into Windows bypassing grub. ...
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Partitioning for dual boot [closed]

My motherboard is a Asus am1l-a with a uefi bios. I have a 120 gb ssd and a 3tb hdd I plan on adding another 3tb hdd. I plan on installing Ubuntu as my main os and Arch as a secondary just for messing ...
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Need to reinstall boot loader on Dell XPS 13 (9343) - no dual boot

Being impatient and willing to wait until Dell comes up with their new version with ubuntu preloaded, I am trying to install 14.04.1 on my brand new XPS 13 (9343). I did few dry runs with a USB ...
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can't boot Windows 7 after installing (x)Ubuntu 14.04 i686

I have a laptop with UEFI, but without legacy mode. This morning, I installed xubuntu LTS on it, and after some trouble, like the GPT corrupting (but the protective MBR was fine so gdisk restored the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.01 corrupted

I installed 14.04.01 on a Macbook Pro purchased in 2009. For the install I made the mac an Ubuntu only machine. I had to reinstall to try to fix an error i caused and in the process corrupted the ...
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Secure dualboot

ubuntu 14.04 here. I'm using a dualboot with windows 7 pro installed first. So far so good, i just succeeded in installing both on the hard disk in separate primary partitions. However when in ubuntu ...
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Can I install 8gb of memory to full Macbook 5,1 Ubuntu install?

Seems that 8gb of memory is not stable in original Macbook 5,1 if I'm not running "Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or higher and have Boot ROM Version MB51.007D.B03" ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 & 12.04 on Asus EeeBox PC EB1037 hangs at boot, EB1033 works fine

We're having issues with Asus EeeBox PCs, specifically the EB1037. We also have the EB1033, but those seem to work without issue. I believe the main difference is BIOS vs UEFI and better GPU on the ...
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Another “why-does-it-boot-straight-to-windows8-after-installation-is-done” question

Ok, I know that this has been asked a thousand times, but I've spent the last 5 hours trying to setup my Toshiba Satellite to dual boot 14.04 and Win8.1 and I'm at the point where throwing the laptop ...
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GRUB refuses to uninstall

I recently uninstalled Ubuntu and reinstalled it on an external HDD. By mistake I selected my laptop's ssd as the location of the bootloader. I decided to do the install all over again and this time ...
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Creating a UEFI bootable Win7 USB stick

I'm using winsb to create a bootable usb stick. In terminal I enter this command: winusb --install'/home/obaid/Downloads/Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64 Bit)/Windows.iso' /dev/sdb It returns an ...
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full Lubuntu installation on USB (UEFI capable)

I want to do a full Lubuntu installation on a USB stick that can be booted in UEFI mode. I do not want persistent Live USB but a full Lubuntu installation (which happens to live on a USB stick) and ...
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No HDD in boot order in BIOS in Asus x555LA

Today I bought a brand new ASUS X555LA laptop with Window 8 pre-installed. So I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 64bit using a USB flash drive. My first boot was USB (not UEFI) and I was successfully ...
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Can I delete Ubuntu in Efi BIOS from Legacy?

Just recently, I decided to delete my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my UEFI Bios (Acer laptop). I made a Windows bootable device to install Windows and delete the Ubuntu normally (as suggested by some sites I ...
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System doesn't have any USB option

I was trying to Install ubuntu to my Lenovo Yoga 2 (1051-F) tablet. But when I restart with fast boot disabled it gives "System doesn't have any USB option" message. So I assume that OTG on my tablet ...
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Creating a UFI-bootable Live Ubuntu *DVD* with a Windows 8.1 machine

Most or all of the AskUbuntu posts on this subject seem to wind up talking about either USB keys or CD's. I know Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't fit on a CD, and I don't have a USB drive. I'm running Windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 In uefi mode

I have read that Ubuntu 14.04 can be booted and Installed In Uefi (secure boot mode) as I don't have a Legacy boot on my Asus Notebook I have tired to boot it this way and it always go's back to ...