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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dual boot ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 not working

so i installed ubuntu 14.04 on a windows 8 pre-installed hp laptop. the problem is when i boot the computer it takes me straight to windows and NO grub is shown. i tried following this: ...
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When I start the Ubuntu ISO, initramfs says “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

When I start the Ubuntu ISO(13.10) on a USB, initramfs says "unable to find a medium containing a live file system". These are my PC specs: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PoniesFiM/saved/39dy I have ...
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Dual-Boot Lost after Windows 8.1 Upgrade

I had a UEFI dual-boot setup of Ubuntu Saucy + Windows 8. After the 8.1 upgrade the machine boots straight into Windows. I can't even seem to boot from the live USB drive even though I've disabled ...
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UEFI install UBUNTU 14.04 Along Windows 8 (Dual Boot) [duplicate]

I have a preinstalled windows 8.1 with secure boot on. i installed ubuntu 14.04 in uefi after which it showed the boot menu for first time, then i booted into windows and then when i started the pc ...
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14.04 not detecting windows 8

First time I get ubuntu to load up without having to change secure boot, uefi, but it doesn't detect my preinstalled windows 8 on the hard drive. The option to install alongside windows isn't ...
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Trouble setting up Lenovo IdeaCentre K450 usb boot

I am having trouble setting up a Lenovo IdeaCentre K450 to dual boot. I am using a 64-bit 12.04 bootable usb thumb drive (which I have used to boot from many times before). My Bios boot settings are: ...
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Ubuntu Won't Boot After Install on Samsung NP915S3G

So yesterday I went ahead and bought the Samsung NP915S3G (ATIV Book 9 Lite) and installed Tahr in hope that everything would go smoothly. For the most part it; everything necessary seems to work off ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on mid-2009 macbook pro not booting

I have a 15-inch 2.53ghz mid-2009 macbook pro (in some places known as "macbookpro 5.4"). I wanted to dual boot mac os x with ubuntu 14.04 desktop 64-bit, so I set up a secondary partition using disk ...
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“ubuntu” shows up in boot menu but won't boot

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 on an Acer mini desktop via CD over an old Debian install from a year ago (which, incidentally, booted without incident). I blew away windows long ago, no dual-boot, ...
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Kubuntu 14.04: i686 version to run on Win8 64bit laptop?

Am existing Kubuntu user. I am about to install Kubuntu 14.04 on a new(ish) Dell Inspirion 17 7000. Its currently running Windows 8.0 64bit, so I presume its in UEFI mode. I'd like to keep Win8 on it ...
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GRUB menu not showing for Ubuntu 12.04

This is the first time I installed Ubuntu(v12.04). I have a HP laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I installed it alongside Windows and the installation was successful. But after the customary ...
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Error during Ubuntu 13.04 startup [on hold]

I was trying Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop via a LiveUSB (the option which let's you try Ubuntu without installing) when I faced the following error during the loading of the OS : cp: Can't start ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot Problems?

How do I get drivers for my Compaq CQ45 laptop, I need lan drivers and i have already fixed wifi on both partitions. Also how do I get the options to select ubuntu and W7, it automatically boots to ...
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ubuntu 14.04 combatability on hp 15 g020ca [on hold]

i have a hp 15 g020ca which has a UEFI motherboard and when i try to install ubuntu after the ubuntu loading screen thee screen goes black so i was woundering if anyone knows how to install ubuntu on ...
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Ubuntu LiveUSB not booting in HP laptop

I am using a HP Pavilion laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop using a LiveUSB, which I created in the conventional way given on the Ubuntu official ...
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dual booting UEFI laptop with pre-installed windows 8 through GRUB 2 [on hold]

I am getting frustrating trying to figure out how to create a windows 7 USB UEFI boot stick on a dell inspirion laptop , so I can install windows 7 alongside windows 8. So I thought why windows ...
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Updating Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

I've updated my Ubuntu to 14.04 LTS before but now I installed Ubuntu and partitioned my hard disk about 10 times, trying to do everything but it can't be updated to 14.04 LTS again without saying ...
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ubuntu 14.04 UEFI motherboard compatability [closed]

Will Ubuntu 14.04 work with a computer that has Windows 8 pre-installed and a UEFI motherboard, or will it be like 12.04.04 or 13.10 where the screen just goes completely black?
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How do you restore bootable flag to windows partition?

On my Dell Inspiron 660 i have windows 8.1. Now, Feeling as if that is not open-source enough, i often boot into ubuntu 12.04 Via live usb. Doing so has, somehow, turned off bootable flag for windows ...
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Lost CDROM in Boot options in BIOS [on hold]

I wiped my HD and did a clean ubuntu install with the latest version. I lost the option in my BIOS to boot from the CD. The BIOS sees the drive in system info but the only option I have in Boot ...
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UEFI AMD64 Desktop Raid 0 dual boot Error [on hold]

I have tried this in the past and was never able to make it work. I installed windows in raid 0 set up in BIOS and created a portion on the end of the same raid array to install Ubuntu. I get the live ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on Samsung series 5

I want to install Ubuntu Linux 12.04.4 LTS on my samsung NP300-E5X-S02IN laptop but I have heard a lot about the bricking problems in samsung laptops (probably because of problems in UEFI boot ...
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Problem with Kali linux [closed]

1 pc. I'm trying to use a usb in live Kali linux (1.0.6), but everytime that I try to use universal -usb-installer but he give me error(file is broken), after I try another program for usb ...
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How to boot Windows 8 from a legacy MBR partition in UEFI mode via GRUB?

This question is similar to the answer of Dual-boot Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI along Windows 8 (GRUB - error: can't find command drivemap), but Windows 8 is installed on a legacy partitioned drive. ...
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computer restart after shutdown? [closed]

i have install ubuntu 14.04 daily build on my desktop with UEFI boot but when i shutdown my computer ( with both shutdown icon and shutdown -h now) then my computer go to shutdown and restart ...
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UEFI Bootable USB Stick Ubuntu 12.04 lts

I bought a new Laptop yesterday (an acer e1-510 with windows 8.1) and did not know that it has a shitty uefi when I tried to install ubuntu 12.04(.4) lts from usb drive but when i click install linux, ...
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Windows 8 deletes GRUB when booting

I have this situation: SONY VAIO SVF1521V1EB Windows 8 preinstalled in UEFI. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot. So I downloaded the amd64 iso, burnt on a DVD, then booted from DVD in ...
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Legacy vs UEFI Help

Are there any drawbacks to installing Ubuntu 13.10 (and soon 14.04) in Legacy BIOS instead of UEFI? I have installed 13.10 64bit in Legacy by mistake and was just wondering if it would hurt anything ...
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Dual Boot problems 13.10

my windows 8.1 loads up fine if I turn on secure boot but for me to load up ubuntu I have to change my settings to legacy mode and the reason I installed it this way was because it wouldnt display the ...
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installing ubuntu on toshiba satellite c50 [duplicate]

I select to install rather than to test. I get the splash screen and then after a few minutes the screen goes blank. I have safe boot disabled in UEFI and am booting from the DVD. I never had issues ...
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Install to Windows 8 - rebooting [duplicate]

I want install ubuntu with Windows 8 (dual-boot). When I choose "Install Ubuntu to Windows 8" that want reboot ok.. after nothing happend. When again chose it, same. :( Some solution ? Can be it ...
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Trouble booting into Ubuntu with UEFI

I was hoping you all could help. Ive done a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell laptop. When I shut down then restart I get an error msg on my Dell screen which reads "Start PXE over IPv6 -- ...
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Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 13.10. “Can't find /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod”

I've been trying to get Ubuntu 13.10 & Windows 8.1 to boot together. I installed Ubuntu on my main hard drive (which came with Windows pre-installed). However, when I tried to boot Ubuntu, it just ...
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ubi-partman failed with exit code 10 error during installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop (a Lenovo Y510P). But everytime during the installation, just after the screen where you can select if you want to install the propriary plugins and stuff it ...
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Errors after installing UEFI Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot with Windows 8 64-bit

This is a possible duplicate question, but I wanted to ask for more opinions to proceed further, because I am not exactly a linux-guru, just an average user. I have a new ASUS x550LA notebook with ...
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UEFI - Black screen when attempting to install UBUNTU [duplicate]

Today, I received my new Packard Bell EN TE69BM. The Laptop comes with garbage aka Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu on it. Unfortunately the BIOS is set up to boots the flash drive in EFI mode and ...
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Any chance of an amd64+mac iso for current LTS, MacPro(orginal 1,1 2,1: 32bit EFI, HW 64bit)

Back in the "old days" ubuntu had an installer that would work with the first Intel MacPro's (amd64+mac, I think 12.10 was the last version). Is there any chance someone could write a thunk to enable ...
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cant install ubuntu on new asus g series laptop

I can't seem to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 13.10 on my new Asus G750JM-DS71 gaming laptop. I've been using Linux and Ubuntu for my professional work for years and I've never run into such a ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy 15 (Pre installes win 8) is not working

I read all other posts related with this topic.but i didn't get correct answer.My laptop is HP-Envy 15 j037tx.i tried to install linux os from USB after i got it.it wasn't work.so i founded some ways ...
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Impossible to install Ubuntu alongside windows - no solution found

So here's the deal : I can't install Ubuntu alongside windows 8, the option doesn't show. Now before you redirect me to some other answer, please keep reading as I've done my own research and already ...
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Ubuntu not booting on HP pavilion 17 177-sb with uefi BIOS

I bought my new laptop yesterday it's a HP pavilion 17 177-sb i believe and it has a UEFI BIOS so I usually install ubuntu the day I buy laptops and I did that this time too. I can only boot and ...
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Trouble to install ubuntu on a free os computer

I recently bought a computer with free os, with nothing on it except the uefi of the motherboard. Its motherboard is an asus H81M-plus. I have only access to the uefi mode. I can set up a usblive ...
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grub rescue mode, “ error file /boot /grub/i386-pc/norma.mod not found” [duplicate]

I have an HP laptop ENVY m6, with 8 Gb of RAM and a 750 Gb HDD. It came with windows 8 pre-installed and I installed Ubuntu 13.04. It worked fine but after upgrading Ubuntu to 13.10 my laptop fails ...
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Installing Ubuntu now, or wait for 14.04? [closed]

So, I really like to try out Ubuntu, because I would like to use something new on my computer. Now, I have got a UEFI based motherboard with secure boot enabled. (An Asus B85M-G) But my question is, ...
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Ubuntu will not boot after trying to install Windows 8

I am running the last version of Ubuntu. I was trying to install Windows 8 to do a dual boot with Ubuntu. The only disk I had was a Windows 8 recovery disk. The disk ran for a while, then the message: ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 via USB with UEFI [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as a dual boot on a Windows 8.1 machine. I have a bootable USB drive, and it shows up in the boot menu, but when I try to select the USB to boot from that and install ...
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How can i determine where grub is loading its config

I have installed ubuntu on a touch laptop, its 64bit os with 32bit efi its working fine but I have to manually load grub. currently I type: set root=(hd0,gpt1) configfile /efi/ubuntu/grub.cfg This ...
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How do I permanently install rEFInd onto my mac from Ubuntu (without using mac os)

I deleted my mac os and I had trouble getting my mac to recognize the Ubuntu installer when i pressed the alt key on boot. I had to re-install mac os install refind and then install Ubuntu again when ...
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How do I reinstall ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro 11,3 to avoid problems

I do a lot of scientific programming and data visualization. My intention is to have a Mac partition, an ubuntu partition, and a free partition should I choose to install Windows 7 later. It would ...
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No Partitions Recognized by Ubuntu in Trial Mode

I recently tried to dual boot my Laptop with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I disabled the Fast Startup option in Windows 8 and Secure Boot was also Turned Off as my Model doesn't support UEFI. Now I inserted ...