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0answers
21 views

It won't boot with a USB key [on hold]

I'm just getting a black screen that says SYSLINUX COPYRIGHT, etc. whenever I attempt to boot it through legacy. I tried seeing if there was an option for usb booting in legacy, but it showed none, ...
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1answer
44 views

Grub menu not showing after exiting BIOS

So I've dual booted Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a UEFI system. So far I've been able to switch OSs from the grub menu at the boot screen, which shows entries for both. Recently, I tried to run ...
1
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1answer
271 views

Installing Lubuntu 14.04 in UEFI

I have an Asus N56VZ. In the BIOS, UEFI is enabled. I am trying to dual boot Lubuntu 14.04 with preinstalled 64 bit Windows 7. I booted from a live-USB and there were two options, a normal USB boot ...
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1answer
1k views

Can't access BIOS OR boot Windows (Samsung NP300E5C, UEFI install to external HDD) [closed]

Before anyone bash/trolls me let me admit first that I'm a total noob to Linux. I was looking into getting into it but apparently I jumped into the deep end of a foreign pool so to speak. I will need ...
0
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1answer
35 views

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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5answers
215 views

Can't access BIOS for USB install

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my second machine now from a USB startup disk. The disk works fine as I used it yesterday to install on another machine. The problem is on this second IBM machine: ...
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2answers
162 views

Is there a way to force Ubuntu to install in BIOS mode?

I'm currently trying to triple boot OSX, WIndows 8.1, and Ubuntu on my macbook pro 5,3. I have 2 hard drives. One only has OSX on it and the other has Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. That hard drive uses an ...
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1answer
158 views

Can not boot into BIOS menu

I can not boot into Asus G75VX BIOS menu. I had two hard-drives and installed separately Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on them. I was unable to make dual boot through GRUB menu but was able to do that ...
0
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0answers
69 views

Lost Boot From USB/CD options

I recently installed Ubuntu, trying to put it in another partition and it overwrote my entire windows drive. I want to install windows 7 again now, however, I have no options in my boot menu now to ...
0
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1answer
81 views

Boot is running fairly slow

I have completely reformatted my HD and made various partitions. My BIOS is in Legacy mode so I created a partition for Ubuntu to boot (sda1). A pop up message appeared when I went to save that ...
0
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0answers
150 views

Can't boot into 13.10 on Samsung Chronos 7

So for a few months I was dual booting Windows 8 and 13.04 without a problem, then recently I decided to get rid of Windows and replace both OSes with 13.10. The install went fine, I was able to boot ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Removing Ubuntu from UEFI Bios Menu

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y510P, and I recently removed Ubuntu 12.04 from it, and did a reset on the Windows 8 Partition. However, I still have the Ubuntu option in the bios, and I want to get rid of ...
0
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1answer
560 views

Cannot access BIOS after shifting to Legacy mode (Lenovo E330) [on hold]

I shifted Windows 8 based laptop to boot in Bios Legacy mode just to be able to use a USB Key with a 32 bits Ubuntu saucy on it. Worked fine. I tried an install on a fresh GPT partition and it worked ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Need to add to add “Boot from USB” to UEFI Boot Priority order

I'm trying to replace Win8 with Ubuntu on a new Lenovo IdeaPad S10 with 4gb mem,500gb h/d. Drilling down, I disable "Secure Boot" on the bios boot tab, but the only 2 options under UEFI Boot ...
0
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3answers
219 views

Do I need BIOS or UEFI installation?

I have a new Asus Zenbook here, and honestly I don't know exactly the model and if it has BIOS or UEFI. When I go into BIOS before booting, I see nothing that says UEFI, and it looks pretty much like ...
0
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0answers
29 views

Dual boot: Windows 8 and Ubuntu

I am not able to see the Ubuntu OS during the PC boot, and it boots directly into Windows 8. Please see my Boot-Repair info.
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1answer
975 views

Having Trouble adding UEFI entry using efibootmgr

I am trying to rename the boot label of ubuntu. In order to rename the label, I have to delete the entry and create it again. How ever efibootmgr seem to not recognize the correct partition here is ...
1
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1answer
349 views

Different types of file systems for the booting partition

When setting a partition to be bootable (i.e. setting the bootable flag = on), is it necessary to set it's file system as: Reserved bios boot area or EFI boot partition ? The problem I'm ...
0
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0answers
23 views

How to fix my dual boot? [duplicate]

I recently updated to version 13.10 of Ubuntu, and it is very broken. I would like to do a clean install but when I do this, I would like to fix my dual boot issues. I am currently using a Sony Vaio ...
0
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0answers
383 views

Ubuntu 12.04.3 install on ideapad y510p

I'm having a lot of problems trying to use Ubuntu on my laptop, it's an ideapad y510p. What happens is after installing Ubuntu, the laptop boots to a black screen, no GRUB. The only way to use my ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Ubuntu does not boot up on my PC, whether installed or from a Live CD/USB. Help?

My computer parts: Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Rev1.1 Intel i5-3570k Geforce GTX 660/iGPU Corsair LP 8GB RAM A few days ago, after I had installed a new BIOS, my Ubuntu install just stopped booting. It ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

Ubuntu 13.04 on UEFI system with Windows Boot Manager as the main loader

On my old laptop (legacy BIOS, MBR disk), this was perfectly possible to get working: I turn on the computer and see the Windows Boot Manager I use EasyBCD (or BootPart, or something else) to add an ...
0
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1answer
332 views

Is it possible to restore a full system Back In Time backup from a BIOS system to another UEFI system?

I have backup my whole Ubuntu system(/) using Back in time and i need to restore it to different PC, is it possible? I have used Bios on my old PC, is itpossible to restore it to my new PC but with ...
0
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2answers
275 views

Dualbooting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04?

My question isn't actually about dual-booting them. I have a dual-boot set up and running perfectly. There is only one flaw I was looking for an answer to. Since I haven't had any success through ...
0
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1answer
924 views

Samsung laptop monitor - black screen

I have a broken monitor on my Samsung 7 chronos (NP700Z5C-S02UB), I can get it to show certain things in my external monitor, but only once Ubuntu starts to load. I really need to return the laptop to ...
1
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1answer
977 views

Help with ubuntu to boot from an .efi file.

http://paste.ubuntu.com/5627076/ After I did a boot repair on Ubuntu, I get this message: Please do not forget to make your BIOS boot on sda2/EFI/ubuntu/shimx64.efi file! I think that it's the ...
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3answers
704 views

apparent low color depth on EFI Boot

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and Mint 14 on a Mac Mini 6,2 (Late 2012) - Intel HD4000. When I boot from the legacy BIOS, I see good colour as it should appear. However, when I boot from the EFI ...
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0answers
875 views

Boot issues with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 - BIOS Setup lost!

I got a new laptop (a Vaio S series) which came with Windows 8. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows, so I used a Ubuntu CD, booted from it and installed Ubuntu. Installation finished ...
1
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1answer
273 views

Can't install Ubuntu for several reasons

I'm having some issues installing Ubuntu on my Samsung NP-RV520-S02SE Laptop. First off, I'm getting error: failure reading sector somethingsomething when booting the CD and hitting "Install Ubuntu". ...
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2answers
405 views

BIOS loader on EFI system

I have an unusual case. I'm not trying to partition drives or anything, I have separate physical drives for Windows and Linux. Being a new machine and all, I have UEFI. Last time I attempted to ...
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1answer
1k views

WUBILDR.mbr file error on windows 7 and windows 8 : UEFI boot

0 down vote I am having 64bit windows 8 machine. I have tried a lot, installing the wubi and still it shows the wubildr.mbr file missing during boot. I installed Win7 and did the same, the problem ...
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2answers
1k views

I removed Ubuntu from the BIOS menu but it comes back

For reasons too long to explain, I reluctantly removed Ubuntu from my computer. After completely removing it and deleting the partition that it was installed onto, I discovered that I still had two ...
2
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2answers
6k views

Can't boot from liveUSB when trying to install it alongside Windows 7

I'm very noob at Linux and installing techniques. I want to install 12.04 from bootable usb flash alongside Windows 7 (also tried live CD but not working) but computer is not booting from USB flash or ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Attempting to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 on Sony Vaio with Insyde H2O BIOS

My situation is the same that is addressed here Sony VAIO with Insyde H2O EFI bios will not boot into GRUB EFI and here ...
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1answer
1k views

UEFI/GPT Win 7 Load Failure in Dual Boot and no GRUB2 [Ubuntu 12.04]

Configuration: MBB: ASRock X79 Extreme6 Win 7 installed on a INTEL 40GB SSD (GPT partitioned) Ubuntu 14.04 on a CORSAIR 30GB SSD (Ext4 and SWAP) I had Windows 7 installed previously in UEFI ...
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3answers
2k views

UEFI boot on my Asus k52f

I was reviewing my settings in BIOS and UEFI was disabled. I wanted to check what UEFI was so I googled it. I found out its like an upgrade to BIOS and improved boot speed. Currently I'm dual booting ...
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2answers
11k views

How can I tell if my system was booted as EFI/UEFI or BIOS?

How do I determine whether a particular running Ubuntu system was booted using EFI/UEFI, or BIOS?
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1answer
438 views

How do you get rid of EFI bios?

Well I'm trying to install ubuntu on an old 2003 made computer, the only problem is that it keeps on crashing into a kernel panic. It reverts to the text based installer, and if I takeaway the ...
1
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1answer
556 views

Does my laptop have BIOS or EFI?

I have a Sony VAIO S Series Laptop ( Model: VPCSE190X ) ...
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1answer
84 views

How to make use of RuntimeService in Ubuntu under UEFI boot mode?

How to make use of RuntimeService in Ubuntu under UEFI boot mode? I want to make use of the runtimeservice of UEFI BIOS, SetVariable() or GetVariable(), and so on. What I need to do, and any lib for ...
3
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1answer
2k views

How to fix “Disk drive for /boot/efi is not ready or not present”? [closed]

After I updated BIOS/UEFI version to 1101 on an Asus P8Z68-V PRO motherboard Ubuntu (11.10) did not boot. After POST all I saw was a black screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner. I ...
1
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0answers
522 views

Reset button doesn't reset the machine when using Ubuntu [closed]

In my 20 years of working with computers, I've always assumed that the hardware reset button on a desktop machine was hard-wired to the motherboard, causing some kind of short-circuit which would ...
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1answer
20k views

How do I remove “Ubuntu” in the bios boot menu? (UEFI)

See this ubuntu appears in BIOS menu I have this on my Lenovo s205 too. Is there some way to remove "ubuntu" from the menu? I don't even have it installed anymore.