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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Create custom Ubuntu live USB on a Windows 8.1 host

I own a laptop (Acer Aspire V3-571G) running Windows 8.1 using an UEFI to boot the system. I've read that changing this to BIOS would cause trouble with Windows, so it is not an option. First I ...
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Question about boot-repair

I partitioned off 455GB of my pre-installed windows 8.1 for Ubuntu 14.04 since I have a TB HDD and Win8.1 is terrible.... My system is UEFI and has EFI. I turned off secure boot, fast boot, and auto ...
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No Legacy BIOS setting/Ubuntu not detecting Windows 8.1

I have recently purchased an Asus X551M laptop and have tried installing Mint in a dual boot configuration multiple times. I have successfully installed it twice, but bot times was unable to actually ...
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Need help in Installing Ubuntu on Laptop with Secureboot

I just purchased HP G049AU whose configuration is : - AMD A8 - 4 GB RAM I checked that secureboot is enabled. I want to completely remove Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04.1 I would like to know : Can ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu in UEFI system

I am having trouble booting into my HDD, where I have installed Ubuntu as described @help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI I have attempted to utilize Boot-Repair to no avail. Here is my link pasteurl link: ...
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Grub not booting anything

Lenovo g505s with 8.1 per installed Amd a10 processor with 6 gb or ram and 1000tb hd My files are backed up to an external had or sitting in the cloud so that's not really a problem. Shut off secure ...
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Do I have to dual-boot or can I do a fresh install?

This question is probably ridiculously stupid but I have a Windows 8 machine (new one with the UEFI thing). I'm going to be installing Ubuntu later, and I was wondering if I absolutely have to ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu in UEFI mode - Ubuntu only boots when entering Windows 8 first

I have a problem, which is that the only way to start is when I start Ubuntu 14.04 Windows 8 first then (Shift + reset) and enter to boot from USB and Ubuntu there appears, after selecting newly see ...
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Ubuntu W8.1 Dualboot is not working - Only w8.1 boots

I know this topic was discussed here a lot but I didn't manage to work dualboot on my laptop. I have HP laptop with pre-installed Windows 8.1. Today I tried to install Ubuntu to partition. I followed ...
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booting from usb 3.0 on uefi system [closed]

i'm trying to run Elementary OS ( ubuntu based distro ) from my flashdrive usb 3.0 on my Packard Bell EasyNote TE that came with windows 8.1 preinstalled. i've prepared everything ( or almost ) : ...
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efibootmgr output is not clear (incomplete)

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04.1 in my surface pro. During installation i encountered a few problem with uefi. Now i'm trying to fix the boot process but efibootmgr gives me incomplete output: ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu to a USB HDD with Windows 8 on internal? Need confirmation

I am trying to make sure that Ubuntu will install correctly and boot from a USB HDD. Windows 8.1 is installed on the primary internal 1TB, this is a 230 GB (after all extra was taken out). If I were ...
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.efi can't boot when Secure Boot is enabled! do I need to get it signed?

I was told that the reasone why the .efi (of grub 2 complided by myself) files can't boot Windows 8 which has enabled secure boot was that it hasn't been signed by some code digning certificate, such ...
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Uninstalled Ubuntu 14.04, can't boot Windows 8 stuck GNU GRUB

I've got a problem with my computer after trying to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 (in probably the wrong way). The steps I took yesterday to try this are as follows: booted windows 8 went to uninstall ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04--Grub Rescue Error after failing to turn off secure boot [SOLVED]

I am not able to start the operating system .Whenever I try to start the operating system it shows the following error: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found Entering rescue mode... ...
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black screen of death on install

So before you go and flag this as a duplicate please read! So I boot off of my uefi usb and hit install ubuntu and all that pops up is a black streen with a window but that window just contains a ...
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UEFI Bios, Ubuntu 12.04 and Secure Boot blocked

I have a problem, how I can boot Windows 7 / Windows 8 32-bit on my laptop, has blocked all options related to UEFI default. (See photo) At this time, I have Ubuntu 12.04 on a 16GB mSATA SSD and a ...
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No alongside option [duplicate]

I want to install Xubuntu on a Sony Vaio Fit 14. I followed the this guide, but when I want to install it from live USB there is no alongside option. I guess it´s because I have more than 4 primary ...
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How can I compile and sign Grub in a way that Secure Boot will allow?

Since the file .efi of Grub2 compiled by myself hasn’t gone through code signing (such as EV code signing certificate), and now my program (.efi file) can’t boot computers which have enabled Secure ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 (UEFI) [duplicate]

I Want to Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Windows is installed in UEFI and i try to install Ubuntu everything gets messed up and i cant even boot windows.Am i doing something wrong ?? Can ...
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Show ubuntu boot as UEFI in boot selection HP Envy

I've recently installed xubuntu on my HP Envy 15. I can't set it as default boot because it is not seen as UEFI boot. The strange fact is that the usb drive I used to install xubuntu (made with ...
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Grub Setup for dual Ubuntu under EFI

I have installed to versions of Ubuntu, one up-to-date Xubuntu and a 12.04.5LTS Ubuntu. I first installed Xubuntu and later Ubuntu. Since the 12.04 would not write a correct grub-conf on install (I ...
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How to give boot priority to grub2 on HP Envy 15 notebooks?

Yesterday I installed xubuntu 14.04 on an USB3 ultrafit pendrive just to avoid modifying the partition table of my new HP Envy 15 jxxx. Everything works fine, xubuntu do perfectly this job... but ...
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Why did dual boot system stop booting Linux?

I'm trying to understand why the following happened... I think (hope) I can fix it using boot-repair but have not yet tried. To clarify... I had a successful UEFI dual boot setup with Win 7 64bit (no ...
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Partition and file system scheme for Win 7 and Ubuntu 14 dual boot with UEFI and GPT [closed]

After looking through a lot of different guides and information on this site and others, I have a basic idea of a partitioning scheme to use for a dual boot Ubuntu-Win7 machine but I'm not so clear ...
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core.img cannot be found

I get this after trying to reinstall grub using boot-repair: Grub2 (v1.99-2.00) is installed in the MBR of `/dev/sda` and looks at sector 778209992 of the same hard drive for `core.img`, but ...
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efibootmgr Persistence on HP Envy Laptop

I have a HP Envy laptop, with a spinning SATA hard drive on /dev/sda and an mSATA SD on /dev/sdb. Legacy boot mode doesn't appear to work, since it wants to boot from sda not sdb, and the BIOS ...
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I cant install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1

I have a computer running windows 8.1, and I want to install ubuntu along side of it. However, my computer has some corrupted system files on it when I bought it, so I took it into a local store to ...
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dual boot - ubuntu 14.04 not able to change boot from legacy support to UEFI, preinstalled windows 8.1 lenovo flex 15

Mistakenly I installed ubuntu 14.04 on legacy support and my laptop has pre-installed windows 8.1 on UEFI system. To switch bewtween operatin systems I have to first switch bios. Also, I am not able ...
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no dash/applets shown after installing ubuntu desktop on ubuntu server 14.04 64bit

I tried to install Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my server i.e: - Motherboard: mini-ITX GIGABYTE H77N-WIFI - Processor : Core i3 - DDR3 : 8 GB - SATA HDD : 1 x 500GB, 3 x 1TB - Network if: ...
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How to get a system installed to an external USB HDD to boot on UEFI PC

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 to a USB HDD which I have been doing since 2011 for use on multiple PCs at work and with the HP EliteOne 800 all-in-one PS this is no longer working. The drive does ...
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Removing Ubuntu from boot manager

I have a similar problem like in this post. The answer there suggests using the 4 commands: sudo apt-get install efibootmgr sudo modprobe efivars sudo efibootmgr sudo efibootmgr -b X -B At first, ...
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Not sure which way to dual-boot Ubuntu 14 and Win8.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 1500 3000 series and it came preloaded with win8.1 and I would like to dual-boot Ubuntu 14. I have read 10+ guides and watched 5ish videos and I feel fairly confident that I can ...
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HP envy 15, Boot from usb

I'm trying to boot a live usb from an HP envy 15 but I can' seem to do it. I have already entered the bios setup, disabled secure boot, enabled legacy support. But, the bios sasys that when legacy ...
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Need help installing on an odd Win8/Android pc

I was given a Windows 8/Android tablet that will not boot properly. If it tries to boot into windows I get a CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED error every time. There is no option to boot into Android. I want ...
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Complications With Dual Boot Of Ubuntu and Windows 8 UEFI

I have been all over the entire askubuntu.com trying to find a solution to my present issue but none has brought any joy, so I gave up and just had to post this. I have an HP Envy M6 pre-installed ...
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Windows is protecting himself

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. It is dualbooting alongside with windows 8. The computer is a VAIO SVE151G17M and they are booting from the EFI partition. Now the problem: When I start my ...
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'Windows boot manager' option on Grub

I wanted to try ubuntu on my laptop without installing it, so I thought that installing the “ubuntu CD boot helper” would be useful; I installed it on windows 8 and, after that, everytime I turned the ...
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Dual boot pc boots directly to ubuntu instead of showing grub menu

I installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop (which came with freedos), I later tried to dual boot the pc with ubuntu 14.04 (with legacy mode). I didn't get an option to install alongside windows 8 so I ...
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Boot repair error: Ubuntu not bootable even after reinstall

After resetting my bios to its default settings, Ubuntu was unable to boot. Only the UEFI-partition would show up when hitting f12 with no other boot options. I reinstalled Ubuntu several times but to ...
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No boot after reseting bios to default, Ubuntu partition gone

I set my bios to their default settings in order to try and boot a Lubuntu Live-cd but something I didn't consider is that it would wipe out my Ubuntu boot-entries. The only option I have now is an ...
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Fail to run *ubuntu

my wife asked me to install Ubuntu on her HP Pavilion 11 x360 (which came with Windows 8.1), after she saw how well it works on my laptop and how little she likes Windows 8.1. Feeling confident after ...
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Can't restore Windows 8 after installing xubuntu 14.04

Got a new Lenovo G710 with Windows 8 on it. Followed the directions to install Xubuntu. Now I have a boot loader menu, but when I select the Windows item in it, Windows fails to boot. I read about ...
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Installing Windows 8 UEFI alongside Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

So I purchased my Asus S300CA vivobook and erased and installed Ubuntu. The Win 8 CD key is embedded in the motherboard, so my question is: What do I have to do to get a dual boot going? There aren't ...
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Ubuntu 14 / Win 8.1 Install Problem

I'm trying to return to Ubuntu on a new(er) computer after I had to switch to Mint on my old machine due to performance issues. The new machine is an HP pavillion G4 w/ 4gp memory and a 500GB HD. I ...
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installing ubuntu in uefi will increase boot speed?

i came to know that uefi botting mode gives faster boots. so tell me weather ubuntu supports it ? if yes then how to install or enable uefi mode in ubuntu ? i have tried enabling uefi mode from ...
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Make Windows the default boot option in an UEFI enabled system

I have admin rights on my Windows desktop, and I want to install Ubuntu on it, as I use Ubuntu on my desktop. However, I don't want any menu asking to select Ubuntu or something else or that it boots ...
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Ubuntu doesn't see windows 8.1

Wy Ubuntu 14.04 live cd doesn't see the Windows 8.1 installation. Gparted doesn't see disk with windows /dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have ...
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No UEFI boot option after install

I got a new laptop (Medion Akoya 6240T) and wanted to install ubuntu 14.04.1 on it. I created a bootable usb drive with unetbootin on windows 8. Stuff I did before the install: - Disable secure ...
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Dual Booting (rEFInd)

I am new to dual booting on my own. I successfully dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 (via live usb) and Windows 8.1 on a UEFI system I have attempted to replace grub2 with refind. I installed rEFInd via ...