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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Cleaning Up Boot Details?? Dual Boot (UEFI) : Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04

Well, I don't know from where to begin with... I've a DELL Laptop(x64 Based Processor) with Windows 8 Pre-installed! I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my system.(i don't know if it suports UEFI or ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7 on UEFI

I just built a new computer last week, and this weekend I got around to attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it besides Windows 7. This is my first experience really using UEFI, so I was a little ...
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Problem cause when install/try ubuntu from USB; got squashfs errors on Dell Inspiron 11

It looks like Squashfs errors were prevalent in the past but I haven't seen much recently. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I turned off fastboot, secure boot, still ...
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Problems recovering Ubuntu OR Reinstalling Ubuntu alongside Win8

I am trying to get linux back running on my laptop that has Win8. It used to run before I upgraded to Win8.1 but now, whenever I choose Linux in the boot menu it just returns some messages saying ...
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Building BURG images for EFI64

I'm trying to build BURG for EFI64, as no PPA contains BURG for EFI systems. I managed to build it in a local directory inside of my home, but now I don't know what to do. How do I generate all the ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 - Lost ability to boot from USB

Good Morning, I recently set up my Asus Windows 8.1 laptop to be a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04. I have successfully created a dual boot system using Grub2 as my bootloader. The problem is ...
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Dual boot Win 8 / Ubuntu loads only Win

my computer is a Sony Vaio Notebook. I used Ubuntu and Win 8 with dualboot but windows somehow managed to remove the choosing of the OS at startup. I think the bios is EFI and secureboot was disabled ...
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Failed to load GRUB

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 using separate partitions with windows 8 already installed, grub didn't load so I used "Boot Repair" and did "Recommended Repair". Now while booting I get "FAILED TO LOAD ...
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Built my own computer and I have two OS's on one HDD… And can't access the original

On my computer I had originally installed Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS . By purchasing a secondary hard drive to quarantine Ubuntu from Windows so it wouldn't affect my 1.82TiB Main HDD. I have ...
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uefi Unable to install 14.04 on new asus desktop

I just got a new asus m11ad-us0008o desktop with windows 7 and i am unable to get it to boot from the usb or dvd. I have tried everything i can think of: disabling secure boot, csm enabled and ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 UEFI Raid with Ubuntu 14.04 Grub2 Problem

I used the intel Raid 0 to raid SSD #1 and #2 on raid 0 for video editing work, everything was good.I installed windows 7 64bit on an asus x79 deluxe motherboard on these raid 0 two ssds using ...
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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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Windows 8.1 not appearing in Grub2 after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have HP notebook which came with freeDOS (MBR partitioned with two primary partitions). I have installed Windows 8.1 in Legacy mode by creating another primary partition. Yes, in Legacy mode though ...
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Change boot order using efibootmgr

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (First time linux user) on my HP Envy and have been trying to get the dual boot to work. I've looked around and have tried running the boot repair (here are the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14:04 along site with 8.1 and UEFI. Can't enter secure boot

I've been trying to setup Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) along with my Win 8.1 Desktop-PC. My Problem is, that I have UEFI instead of the normal BIOS. When I just install Ubuntu as I did very often on other ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - after installation no bootloader, so Windows 7 starts

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time. There is also working Windows 7 on that PC. After the installation from Ubuntu 14.04 with an USB-Stick I clicked on "restart" and the system ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 install: grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install into /target/

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Inspiron 7537, in dual-boot with Windows 8.1, with a UEFI system. After the creation of the new partitions, I've been able to install Ubuntu 14.04 without ...
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Installing Ubuntu on laptop without a preinstalled OS?

(I've looked around the site and found only a few questions that could potentially be relevant, most of them downvoted and unclear, or involving computers that previously had an OS. Sorry if this is ...
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Update Windows 8 broke my GRUB

Any update W8 broke my GRUB. Normally, the boot-repair all repaired, now can not cope. Details: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7612713/ Can you advise something?
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Grub does not see second operating system

I just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a desktop computer. The Computer has two hard drives, one of them contains WindowsXP and one of them does contain Lubuntu. The idea is to have an offline XP and an ...
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Trying to update Asus BIOS

My UX31 zenbook is experiencing some weird shutdown behavior when the battery drops below 50% and the internet seems to agree that updating the BIOS is a good step forward since there were issue with ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu record from my boot list?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an external USB3.0 drive. I selected sdb (the usb stick) as grub point and created a new ext4 partition as root on sdb1. Everything went very well and I could either ...
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Grub loader cant boot into WIndows 8 [duplicate]

So, I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto a Lenovo u510. However, I can't boot into the Windows partition from GRUB. Whenever I load to grub, it says: /EndEntire file path: /ACPI(... error: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI won't boot after upgrade from 13.10

Upgrading from Ubuntu 13.10 to Ubuntu 14.04 has resulted in a system that is not bootable. The system consists of two disks: One with Windows 8 (/dev/sdaX) and one with Ubuntu 14.04 (/dev/sdbX). I ...
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PXe M0F and efi boot problem after ubuntu 14.04 install through efi

I just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my lenovo g500,I am a bit new to terminal. I previously had windows 8(My laptop came with FREE DOS per-installed) on my laptop and decide to change it with ...
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Windows installation on top of Ubuntu [duplicate]

There seems to be a lot of questions on askubuntu and info on the web on how to install Ubuntu and Windows in dual boot, but everywhere Ubuntu is installed afterwards. I would like to install Windows ...
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GRUB2 not working after installing xubuntu 14.04

I have a vaio laptop and it used to have installed windows 8 and Xubuntu 13.04 in dual boot, everything was working fine. I decided to update my version of xubuntu 14.04 LTS mainly because the ...
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Dual-boot windows 8.1 uefi and ubuntu, grub not showing

Before starting, I'd like to point out that after checking out alot of topics on the forum, I still haven't found a solution that works for me, so I hope this doesn't get flagged as a quesiton already ...
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Exact booting how to do it. [duplicate]

In my lap dell inspiron 15r 5521 i used to have window's 8 and then i tried to dual boot with window's 8 and got my whole window's 8 deleated. Can any one give me the links of how to do dual boot ...
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Cannot boot from SD card/flash drive on Macbook Pro 13" - boot fails after purple screen

It's my first time using Ubuntu and I have run into some problems. I have a 16GB USB Flash drive and 16GB SDHC Card. I would prefer to use the SD card but either will do just fine if it helps with ...
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Clonezilla vs. FOG on Ubuntu

I am hopeful that someone in this community will be able to help me. I am stumbling my way through my first experience with any form of Linux computing. Since 2003 I have used Windows and Symantec's ...
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Blank screen booting Ubuntu 14.04 iso on 2011 Macbook Pro 17"

Macbook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011) I've tried booting from the official Ubuntu-14.04 desktop iso, and I can get to the grub menu, however choosing either "try ubuntu" or "install ubuntu" results in a ...
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Lenovo G500 how do I turn off secure boot to install Ubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on Windows 8.1. I have gone through the manuals in the internet and in "askUbuntu" but I have found no solution. I have turn off "fast boot" option in Windows as ...
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“This computer currently has no detected operating systems.”- Ubuntu 14.04 install Windows 8.1

I tried to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1. I disabled secure boot and made sure UEFI was enabled and moved the DVD above Windows Boot manager in the boot order. But the Ubuntu installation still ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Boot-Repair Error

I always like to start by apologizing just in case this is a duplicate question, but I don't really know what to ask, so I don't know what to look for. With that being said, I'm running a Lenovo V570 ...
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EFI partition and boot manager - dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu

So, i bought a HP pavilion g6 laptop last year with windows 8 preinstalled and successfully installed ubuntu 13.04 on it . But every time i booted i had to press F9 to enter bios options and then from ...
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Dual Boot with windows 8.1 and 12.04.4 ubuntu. With 2 drives in UEFI mode

So I was able to install ubuntu in legacy mode on my second ssd. Now I have learned that I can't dual boot with out ubuntu in UEFI mode. I have a disc with ubuntu live on it. I go into the boot menu ...
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Windows 8.1 keeps changing my boot order in favor of Windows [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a partition of an external disk drive connected to my HP 400-224 PC. The Ubuntu boot partition is sdb. EFI mode is enabled for both Ubuntu and Windows 8.1. Secure ...
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Dual boot alternatives

I would like to clean install a Linux distribution as Ubuntu etc. My laptop runs Windows 8.1. I have two options in mind. Clean install or dual boot. My technical question is: My laptop have a 8GB ...
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GRUB issue and botrepair won't work

I'm having some issues with my freshly installed Ubuntu.. It seems GRUB didn't install properly (I installed "alongside windows" in UEFI). I tried to run bootrepair but it kinda stuck in a loop asking ...
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No boot loader found - dual booting Windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying in vain to dual boot my computer with Windows 8 Pro (pre-installed) and Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I have been able to successfully install Ubuntu 14.04, but the option to start Ubuntu ...
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Windows 8.1 blocking Ubuntu's access to my HDD

So I was trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Ideapad that comes with Win8.1 and the moment I start the setup I see that the HDD is inaccessible, neither from the install app or from Nautilus. The ...
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OS X no longer visible in rEFInd boot after installing Ubuntu

I installed rEFInd to ESP on my Macbook Pro Retina running Mavericks (with FileVault on). Here is my partition info: /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Windows boot manager blocked by current security policy for lenovo U-510

I have got a Lenovo U-510 with pre-installed windows 8, and I want to have Ubuntu installed in parallel. I installed Ubuntu 12.04, and after that I did Grub repair through online support, since my ...
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Struggling to get 14.04 to boot alongside Windows 8 on separate SSD with UEFI

As the title says i've been struggling to get 14.04 to boot on my machine, the install worked after editing GRUB to use nomodeset but it refuses to move past a black screen on the next boot. Current ...
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How do I replace Ubuntu on a Windows 8 UEFI laptop?

I understand this is an Ubuntu forum so it might be a little weird to ask how to install over Ubuntu, but I thought this might be a good place to ask. I'm currently dual booting Ubuntu and Windows ...
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Wrong EFI System Partition GUID?

On a new GPT initialized disk (second PC disk) I created a FAT32 partition using gparted. I want to use it as an EFI System Partition so I flagged it as boot. After that I checked the UUID using the ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 no longer boots

my Ubuntu 14.04 Server suddenly stopped booting. The logs don't really indicate what's going on. I took an image of the boot disk and ran it in QEMU-KVM. It behaves exactly as on the physical machine. ...
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uefi + ubuntu 14.04 on separate hdd

I have win8 installed on ssd1 and want to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS on ssd2 I've run default ubuntu installer using DVD. It finished w/o errors. I try to boot using "boot menu" choosing ssd2 to boot. ...
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After deleting the EFI menu entry for Windows, I always have a system error and can't shut down properly

Xubuntu 14.04 Hi, first some code bits which I think are relevant: $ sudo efibootmgr BootCurrent: 0000 Timeout: 3 seconds BootOrder: 0000,0003,0004 Boot0000* ubuntu Boot0003* Hard Drive ...