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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installing Lubunto/linux on laptop wireless not working— broadcom 802.11n?

I am using an acer v5-471 laptop with 8gb ram, windows is laggy and I want to switch to linux, I took a particular interest in kali and downloaded it on a usb and booted it, it worked fine but the ...
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Asus x200ma dual boot windows 8.1 and elementary OS. UEFI

I just downloaded Elementary OS Luna on a flash drive and booted it in windows using this tutorial https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=46FtBpv6Bjk . I made a 20 GB recovery for windows. A 4GB swap partition ...
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Windows 7 Pro/Ubuntu 14.04.1 installation issues

I wonder if someone can help me figure out why I can't set up a Windows 7 laptop for dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS? I have been trying for a couple of weeks now. The problem is seems to be that ...
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Cancelled ubuntu server 14.04.1 LTS and now server won't boot

SOLVED. I cancelled the install as the title sais. The problem is now I can't boot into ubuntu, all it shows is a flashing underscore on a black background. I've tried resuming the download from the ...
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Ubuntu on Surface RT?

A continuation of Can Ubuntu run on a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT? Regarding the Duplicate Votes: Technology has changed. Now that Ubuntu natively supports UEFI and Secure Boot, this ...
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1 MB “free space” partition is an EFI partition?

My computer already has two pre-installed OSes: Windows 7 and a customized Linux distro. Both are in UEFI mode. GRUB is already installed too. I'm trying to install Kubuntu 14.10 alongside these two ...
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64 bit 14.10 installation iso does not boot on Lenovo V570.

I have tested this with a usb drive and burned to a DVD. Whenever I try to boot the image, I get: Booting in insecure mode _ and then the screen goes blank after a few seconds. Nothing else happens ...
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USB drive does not appear in BIOS boot order

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 along with Windows 8.1. Obviously I used a USB drive to install Ubuntu. I made all changes to UEFI so I could boot from USB. I could see the USB in the Boot Menu and was able ...
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Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu: UEFI vs MBR clean install

I know that similar questions have been asked, and I've researched all over the net for a concise, clear answer to this, but I have not been able to find a suitable solution. I just built a new ...
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Can't get to grub menu for dual-booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu

I have been knocking my head against this issue for weeks, and I am at a point where I do not know where to go next. I have a Sony VAIO that came pre-installed w/ windows 8 (has since been updated to ...
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Dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu constantly crashing

http://paste.ubuntu.com/9597237/ I have an Ubuntu 14.04 dual booting with Windows 8. I want to be able to switch back and forth, but that seems to be an iffy proposition. The Windows was installed ...
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Xubuntu / Cannot boot unless navigating to EFI file in BIOS

I have a boot problem on my laptop (HP ProBook 450 G2) since I tried to replace the pre-installed Windows 7 by Xubuntu 14.04. The BIOS uses the UEFI boot mode (but trying the "Legacy" boot mode does ...
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Mac mini 2014 not booting Ubuntu 14.04 (no dual boot)

I just installed Ubuntu from a live usbkey on my brand new mac mini. Clean install to main HD with no dual boot or funny business: I plan on booting Ubuntu from the internal HD and connecting an ...
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Ubuntu UEFI entry deleted. I need to restore or push another

I reinstalled Windows 8 yesterday. My mistake was deleting the EFI partition, so the entries for Ubuntu have gone. Now, I have lost Grub and my PC boot Windows automatically. There's any way to push ...
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How to install multiple Linux Distros and Windows 8 on UEFI?

I want to install Windows 8 + Ubuntu 14.04 for daily use + Ubuntu Studio for audio production. The method I've followed is to install W8 in the clean disk, then shrink the Windows personal data ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 single-boot with UEFI-mode enabled

I recently purchased a Dell Vostro 5470 with a pre-installed Windows 8 OEM on a HDD 500GB. Now I'm trying to replace the HDD with a Sandisk SSD 240GB as my main disk (next step will be use the HDD ...
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Fresh install of 14.04 - Gave up waiting for root device

I hope you can help me. I've read many, many questions and solutions to my problem on here, however so far I have been unsuccessful in resolving the issue. The system is a Asrock e350m1, 4GB RAM, ...
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ubuntu live cd no detected operating system mac

I have installed refind on a 2012 MBP running OSX 10.10, made free space with Disk Utility, and created a live cd of Ubuntu 13.04. When I get to the choice of where to install it, it says there is not ...
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rEFInd bootloader not loading by default

I'm in the process of hacking my Surface Pro 3 with Ubuntu. The Surface is a UEFI x64 system that uses Secure Boot. At this point I have Ubuntu installed along side Windows, booting through GRUB2 with ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from installing a bootloader? [duplicate]

I want to know if it is possible to prevent ubuntu from installing a bootloader in UEFI install mode as to use gummiboot, my current boot manager which works just great for Arch. My objective would ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1

I've ready many threads here and elsewhere about creating a dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14 machine. It doesn't seem possible. Can I just confirm this is true as its hard to get a definitive ...
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Creating a boot disc and Installing ubuntu ASUS X205T(A)

I am having problems with creating a boot disc and installing ubuntu on an ASUS X205T I just bought. I have successfully (I believe) created a few boot discs with 2 different programs and checked to ...
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Do the amd64+mac versions of Ubuntu work on Windows too? [duplicate]

I've been pulling my hair out trying to get a full Ubuntu installation running on my USB, and I think I just got it working for Windows (by disconnecting my hard drives during Live CD ...
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Disk image difficulties for old macbook

So I'm trying to install Ubuntu as a single boot on a pretty old macbook (circa late 2006). I downloaded the ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso and DD'd it to a flash drive, but my old macbook wouldn't ...
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Is it still possible to install Ubuntu to an external harddrive with UEFI?

It looks like installing Ubuntu to an external harddrive isn't possible with UEFI, where as with MBR there wasn't a big difference between external and internal. Is that true or is it still possible? ...
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Lubuntu, rEFInd and Windows 8 Bootloader

I have a VAIO and I installed Lubuntu in UEFI mode. The VAIO also comes up with Windows 8.1 The next thing I know, the VAIO only boot into Windows 8. Every time I try the Boot into another OS option ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo y510p?

I recently tried to install Ubuntu (64bit) onto my Lenovo y510p. I partitioned 150GB of space, created a UEFI boot device with my flash drive, and was able to load into a live version of Ubuntu. My ...
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14.04.1 on Lenovo Flex 2-15D

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my new laptop. I've tried the factory original UEFI settings and several modified UEFI settings as suggested on this site and on others. I've tried ISO image ...
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Why can't I boot from my SSD?

Recently, I bought a 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD. I wanted to migrate my system to it, so I copied my / and swap partition to it and ran boot-repair. The program told me I was in EFI mode so I made an ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 on Bay Trail Tablet does not boot whether with Live or Grub after install

I've successfully installed Xubuntu 14.04.1 AMD64 on my asus t100 bay trail tablet, I know that I have to setup grub after install because I need a grubia32.efi file (I think that works with ...
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Why BIOS-booted Ubuntu detects Win7 while EFI-booted doesn't?

I recently tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on a computer (not mine) which already had Windows 7 installed. When I tried to boot the Live USB in UEFI mode, the installer as well as os-prober both ...
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Dual boot fails when modifying BIOS

I have a Toshiba Satellite p50 with pre-installed Windows 8.1. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and the UEFI dual-boot worked fine for some time. However, I realized that every time I make any change in the ...
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Failed Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 14 - No operating system found

Please help, my situation is as below: I decided to give a try to dual boot windows 8.1 (Preinstalled with VAIO S on RAID0 (Intel RST)) and Ubuntu 14. However, all my boot entry on efi boot (left ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro

I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my MacBook Pro, but now when I try to start the computer I just get a blinking icon that tries to tell me that I haven't got any OS installed. I've heard that rEFInd ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.0 problem

I have windows 8.1 pre-installed.Then I have installed Ubuntu 14.0 Firstly in grub,windows 8 was not shown.Then I have updated GRUB and it shows the windows 8 but whenever I try to launch it.It gives ...
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GRUB loader malfunctioning

I have upgraded Windows 8 to 8.1 after having installed Ubuntu 14.04. As usual this led to a problem with Ubuntu GRUB loader. My main problem is that none of the solutions I've found so far work for ...
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How do I update Ubuntu in a UEFI-based Windows 8 dual boot

I got Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted on my system, and I want to update Ubuntu in the future (not now). How do I do it on UEFI hardware? I got a Gateway SX2110G-UW318 PC. Help? :\
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Cannot boot into Windows 8.1 after “Trying Ubuntu” from a USB stick

I'm a student who wants to get his feet wet in Linux so I thought I would try Ubuntu. I downloaded the 14.04.1 LTS from the Ubuntu site and created a USB stick with it. I also disabled fast boot in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installed legacy on windows 8 prepackaged laptop (asus)

Here is the rundown... Windows 8.1 came preinstalled on unit, disk manager confirms it was installed with EFI Asus bios 209 will not boot from USB unless secure boot disabled and CSM (legacy ...
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Unable to boot windows8 after instaled ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot mode [closed]

last week i purchase a new laptop in which windows8 is pre-installed. now i want to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8 [following these instruction][Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 ...
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boot from usb in uefi mod

I try to boot a live ubuntu from my live-usb but when I can do it only when I'm in legacy mod. In uefi it doesn't allow that and it shows only the windows manager. I checked the bios and I can't ...
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Dual-boot not working

I have installed Ubuntu in my notebook, used it by the first time for a few hours and then turned off the computer. But when I turned it on again, my Windows loaded automatically. In the System Setup, ...
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14.10 only boots to UEFI Interactive shell

Hello I am very new to Ubuntu and am testing it out on a VirtualBox VM.. It installed fine, I was even able to install Guest Additions and a few apps before shutting it down for the day. Now when I ...
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Grub2 and UEFI, ASUS Zenbook

I just bought a new laptop "Asus Zenbook UX32L". I had Windows8 preinstalled. But I needed Ubuntu. So I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I totally cleared my HDD and I just clicked Install Ubuntu. ...
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Cannot switch between windows 8 and ubuntu OS

I have been using windows 8.1 OS previously, but due to some work I had to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows. The installation was successful but now when I start my computer it automatically ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on UEFI after already wiping Windows

I bought a Toshiba Satellite E50 laptop about 6 months ago and finally got around to attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04. Figuring it would install as it should, I didn't look up any tutorials on ...
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Accidentally deleted Win 8 while installing Ubuntu 14

My problem is that I accidentally deleted Win 8. But actually I don't need it and I don't want to buy Recovery disk. I need to install Ubuntu. So when I installing Ubuntu I just Erase my disk and ...
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Partitions Grub UEFI GPT MBR

I'm having a problem with the partitions in my system. Yesterday, I wanted to try Arch Linux, so I installed it in a new partition and in the process I was told, since my system is UEFI, I had to ...
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how to enable secure boot after the installation

Kubuntu 14.04 64bit on a MS-DOS (MBR) type HDD (sda4) Kubuntu 14.10 64bit on a GPT type HDD (sdb5) Windows 8.1 64bit on a GPT type HDD (sda3) these are my installed OSes, both kubuntu installations ...
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FGLRX disturbs TTYs and Plymouth graphics

I just installed Ubuntu Trusty on my new SSD, enabling UEFI, which was disabled previously. After the installation finished (and I finally found a workaround for a strange HP UEFI, which denied ...