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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Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot: grub does not appear

First time installing Ubuntu. I have followed the instructions here, with the difference that: I had already used Windows to create 3 partitions for Ubuntu. This line in step 7 did not work: sudo ...
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Booting a Sony Vaio computer running Windows 8.1 in Ubuntu from a USB drive

I have Sony VAIO Tap 20 with Windows 8.1 installed. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 on it, but I am failing right from the beginning. I cannot get Ubuntu to launch. One particularity is that ...
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Can't set uefi boot order. Faulty firmware? [duplicate]

I am trying to change boot order on my UEFI GPT system (because of preinstalled Windows 8.1) on my HP Envy 15. Successfully installed ubuntu alongside windows. Boot-repair said it successfully did ...
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grub not showing and rebooting loop after using boot-repair in ubuntu14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 after removing windows.The grub menu was not visible(black),but i can boot into ubuntu.So i installed boot repair and used recommended repair. It downloaded and installed new ...
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How can I dual boot the Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 with a trick?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 onto my Windows 8.1 UEFI SONY VAIO laptop. I installed Ubuntu by clicking 'something else' in the installation window. I then made 2 partitions: / and a swap partition. ...
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How to access UBUNTU from USB HDD

DISCLAIMER: I am very new to UBUNTU and Linux in general! I have installed UBUNTU on my external HDD. My computer has Win 8.1 on its HDD. What I want is to get the GRUB screen at bootup asking for ...
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An interesting case of Dual Boot Shenanigans. (dell inspiron 7000)

So, my harddrive recently went bust under warranty. As such, Dell shipped me a replacement. And a USB stick containing a full windows 8 installation and repair media. In the land of OEM installs and ...
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Standalone Grub2 EFI installation - grub.cfg placement?

I'm trying to use Grub2 as the boot manager on an EFI system in standalone mode. (The only persistent harddisk has OS X on it; Linux and Windows drives may or may not be present at times, hence the ...
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Problem with dual boot configuration. UEFI vs Legacy?

In my friends laptop previous operating system is Windows8 with UEFI boot mode. I change it UEFI to Legacy mode for Linux installation. But after Linux installation one problem occur. Windows8 boot ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 on small SSD and HDD?

I have an Asus Ultrabook S46C with Windows pre-installed, it has a small 24 GB SSD and a 750 GB HDD and UEFI system. Windows leave about 16 GB free on SSD. I have successfully installed Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu boot to initramfs/busybox

I have an Alienware 17 R2. I installed it with 2 SSD and 1 HDD. I have windows 8.1 and install ubuntu 14.04. The disk list is: Disk 0: HDD Vol 1: Data Disk 1: SSD Vol 2: Ubuntu Disk ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Optiplex 9020

After disable safe boot options on BIOS, change UEFI to Legacy option I could boot Ubuntu from USB, it is not installed on computer. But it skips part of the left side of the screen and does not show ...
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What should I do as apt-get wants to remove grub-efi-amd64-signed

I'm on 15.04 and latest upgrade shows grub-efi-amd64-signed as "to be removed" (along with upgrading grub-common, grub-efi-amd64, grub-efi-amd64-bin and grub2-common) I'm using EFI secure boot, so I ...
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Bottom of Screen of 4k Display is Black

I just bought an Acer Aspire VN7-591G-70CY (4k display version) and installed Ubuntu after disabling UEFI and using this (nomodeset). It didn't work with UEFI enabled. In the live session and with ...
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Grub menu not showing after installing ubuntu 15.04 in dual boot with windows

I have a lenovo g50-80 windows 8.1 is preinstalled in uefi mode. I changed the mode to legacy mode then installed ubuntu 15.04. but even after installing it boot menu was not coming. Then I changed ...
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Messed up grub boot order

While I was messing around with my boot order I moved efi firmware to the top and restarted my machine. Now I am stuck in a loop of uefi and boot orders trying to get back to my desktop. How do I fix ...
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How to add windows 8 to Grub 2 [duplicate]

Ok, my computer has windows 8 preinstalled, i wanted to have dual-boot so i tried to add ubuntu in the easyBCD, now i cant boot to windows and in grub2 only ubuntu appears. I ran the boot repair and ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu (Elementary Freya) [closed]

I wanted to try out Linux so I installed Elementary OS Freya (which is apparently an Ubuntu fork) following these instructions, but I lost the ability to boot into Windows now as it doesn't show up in ...
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I'm not able to boot to Windows after installing Ubuntu 14.10

I have Lenovo G50 laptop and I installed ubuntu to my system in different drive. When the grub comes and clicks on "Windows" I get an error message which tells that "The current hardware and software ...
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How to install ubuntu alongside installed windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I am trying to dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu, but i don't know exactly how to do it, since i tried it once and it went really wrong. Now, as i said, i have windows 8.1 installed, and in system ...
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GRUB2 issue after removing windows and reinstalling ubuntu

Short version Cannot restore EFI partition with boot repair. Create a proper partition AND put a /EFI/ folder into it, then used boot repair Original question I originally had a dual boot with win 8 ...
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Grub 2 doesnot show any OS.

I am using Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series that originally came with ubuntu. I changed it to windows completely according to my needs. Today I tried dual booting with Elementary OS Luna. I installed it ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on SD card EFI (Chuwi VI10)

I have bought a Chuwi VI10, very cheap chinese computer dual booting Windows 8.1 and Android. It runs InsydeH2O BIOS. I got rid of the Android stuff and decided I wanted to install Ubuntu on the ...
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A new SSD with copied partitions and UEFI dual bootable

I got DELL Inspiron 5521 notebook with 1Tb spinning drive /dev/sda which holds several partitions, Win7 among them on /dev/sda5 and Ubuntu root partition on /dev/sda7. It is dual EFI bootable. Today ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't boot on Dell XPS 13 2015

I wanted to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to the new Ubuntu 15.04 on my Dell XPS 14 2015 Developer Edition, because most issues seemed to be fixed in the live version. Therefore I wiped the hole disk ...
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How to install 15.04 in not UEFI mode

I've got Windows 8.1 installed in not UEFI mode. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.04, the problem is that my usb stick wouldn't boot. The only way I got it to boot my USB stick was turning my BIOS to ...
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fresh install 14.04, screen and wifi not working on reboot

I am having strange problems with ubuntu LTS, fresh install everything goes ok, no errors to be seen, works ok accept when i try to do a software shutdown or restart when it gets past the grub ...
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boot repair gets aborted

Installed Boot-Repair and ran (Recommended Repair); it gets aborted showing me this message: "Please use this software in a live-session (live-CD or live-USB). This will enable this feature"... which ...
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UEFI Dual Boot partitioning with 14.04 and Win 8.1 on SSD + HDD

I'm setting up a new machine with a SSD and a HDD. Windows is for gaming and Ubuntu for working. I'll install 8.1 first and leave 10GB on the SSD for /. On the HDD I'll leave 120GB for /home and the ...
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grub missing after laptop maintenance [closed]

I cleaned my laptop fan today, having to remove my hard disk. Now, grub is missing : my laptop boots on windows automatically. I had a debian testing - windows dualboot. Boot Mode : [UEFI] Secure ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot after running windows drive on PC EFI / LVM question?

I have an Acer desktop box that came with a windows 7 on the hard drive. I added a 1TB hard drive (with the windows 7 original drive disconnected) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 using the LVM option. As ...
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Trouble booting after each kernel update

For some days now I have trouble booting after updating the kernel. I'm using UEFI without secure boot. Until 3.19.0-18 it all worked fine. When upgrading to 3.19.0.20 the system did not boot with ...
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Can't repair Windows 8 boot after installing Ubuntu

I’m new to Ubuntu. I installed it because I couldn’t fix the Wi-Fi limited connection problem of Windows 8.1, so I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows and the installation went OK. I can now use Ubuntu ...
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Shutdown, restart and suspend problems on Acer E5 511 (Sandy Bridge) 14.04 and 15.04

Lot's of similar problems out there. Basically I have tried most or all of the suggestions offed but to no avail. Specifically. I installed Unity 15.04 on two Acer E5 511 C1WE laptops and it seems to ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 dual boot error with Windows 8.1 with UEFI and SecureBoot

Greeting's, I've tried to install windows 8.1 + ubuntu 15.04 thrice now. But both the time's i'm left with a peculiar problem. I have UEFI and Secureboot enabled. In the UEFI there is no option to ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 on a UEFI laptop in UEFI mode?

My laptop: i7 with built-in Intel HD 4400, 8GB ram, Nvidia GeForce 840M, Broadcom WiFi, Windows 8.1 64 bit. I had tried to get Linux to work but ran into a lot of issues such as screen tearing and ...
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Boot-repair: Can't boot ubuntu in uefi mode

I am aware that there are many similar questions in this site, but none of the seems to solve my problem. I've been trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside a preinstalled Windows 8.1 in a toshiba ...
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Dual Boot Slows Boot Time

Boot into Ubuntu has become very slow. Boot speed was acceptable when triple booting into Ubuntu 15.04 (sda), Windows 7 (sdb) and Emmabuntu (sdc). Booting to Ubuntu became very very slow after ...
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Ubuntu startup problem after installation

I recently purchased HP 14-V230TX model and I install Ubunt v14.04.2 LTS using separate partition. After installation, it doesn't show choices of OS to choose. I tried to boot using F9 but it only ...
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Server 14.04 LTS and preventing Oculus as primary display

I have my game machine dual booted with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS UEFI. I use the server edition because I use this as a continuous integration build node when otherwise not used for gaming. ...
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I accidentally put grub on my hard drive MBR while trying to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive

I was trying to install Ubuntu to an external hard drive, but in the installer I accidentally chose to put grub on my internal hard drive MBR instead of the external hard drive's MBR. I don't really ...
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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 ...
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Installation problem in Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I'm running windows 8.1 pro in my HP laptop. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 desktop alongside Windows but I can't do it. I asked in several forums about this problem & they say I need to disable ...
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Asus ux31a- I cant boot and I lost some options from the bios.

Ok, here is a little bit long story. ( sorry for the bad English ). laptop info: asus ux31a windows 8 64x pre installed windows 10 64x for now bios info Aptio American Megatrends version 2.15.1227 ...
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Is it safe to remove “diag” flagged partitions?

I have a samsung laptop which came with windows 8 on a 1TB HDD. I am preparing my disk with gparted. I expected to see 2 or 3 partitions but there are actually 7! Now I've brushed up on UEFI and gpt ...
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No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda. Is that some pain to a only Win8.1 system?

After I made a dual-boot (Win8.1/Ubuntu 14.04) I wanted to remove Ubuntu. I am a really newbie guy at this. First I deallocated the Ubuntu partitions at Win8.1 and joined them into the Win8.1 OS ...
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After Ubuntu 15.04 Upgrade, Black Scren When Booting From rEFInd or Other Linux OSes

I am running an Acer laptop from 2013 [will add in here when I find the model number] and I initially installed Ubuntu 14.04, then 14.10, and afterward 15.04. Before this, rEFInd and any live USBs ...
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Cannot Install 15.04 - old BIOS no UEFI support

How do we install 15.04 when the PC has no UEFI support? The option to write a boot stiffy as given in the readme is also ridiculous as we stopped using stiffy drives years ago. In fact you cannot ...
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GRUB menu does not show after shutting down and restarting from Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio with pre-installed Windows 8 dual-booted with Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 8 on my Vaio. When I shut down from Windows and start the laptop, I get the GRUB menu and can select between booting with Windows and Ubuntu. However, after ...
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How do I get rid of GRUB without formatting my HDD

I couldn't find an answer to my question so I thought I would ask my own. Today I tried to install Kali Lunix from a USB drive. I WAS running a dual boot with Ununtu and Windows 8.1. Every time I ...