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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Ubuntu 14.04 installer insists on running in UEFI mode

I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 along side Ubuntu 14.04. I have managed to set this up successfully on my old laptop (which only uses Legacy BIOS) using an installation CD and EasyBCD. However when ...
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Cant start Ubuntu from dvd device

I am a long time user of Ubuntu and I'm trying to get it runnning on this pc with preloaded windows 8.1 I have disabled secure boot and dealt with UEFI, when I enter the BIOS I have moved CD/DVD boot ...
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Installed Ubuntu and now cannot Boot into it!

I installed Ubuntu in my new machine.Before installing I made the following changes turned off the fast startup option in windows 8.1 changed the boot to legacy supported changed preference to ...
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Why does my gparted look like this?

I'm having trouble understanding my current GParted report. I started out with two partitions so I could dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows 8. Later, I tried to adjust the settings of my computer so I ...
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GPT - Adding Windows and dual-booting with existing Ubuntu install

:~$ sudo gdisk -l /dev/sda GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.8 Partition table scan: MBR: protective BSD: not present APM: not present GPT: present Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using ...
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Theoretical question: removing the wrong entry with efibootmgr?

Efibootmgr lists Ubuntu and Windows Boot Manager, as well as two other things that say UEFI (I'll update this with better info later, I'm on mobile). If I were to accidentally remove windows or the ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14 LTS (64bit) on Lenovo Ideapad S205

My Lenovo Idepad S205 seems to be in a worse situation than in the question here Unable to upgrade or fresh install Lubuntu 14.10 (32bit) on Lenovo Ideapad S205 Unfortunately the answer given there ...
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Full Disk Encryption on Mac PC with EFI dual boot

Recently I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on my Mac Mini late 2011 using the instructions in the article "Ubuntu + Mac: Pure EFI Boot". Now, I want to do dual boot in my Macbook Pro where I already ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14 with UEFI and software raid0 on GPT SDDs

I usually work on a Mac and would like to setup a Linux workstation for Development. I have no experience installing Linux, because the servers I work with are hosted VMs. Most of the Ubuntu specific ...
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Black screen when testing

I wanted to use Ubuntu on my pc since I saw some other people using it, I burned it on a DVD+R DL disk (8.5 GB dual layer) And tested it both on single-and dual layer. I did get the ubuntu screen to ...
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Lenovo g500s dual boot

so here goes another dual boot thread. Before anybody screams at me, I've scoured the internet looking for threads, because Lenovo apparently decides to over complicate things. So here we go: Lenovo ...
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Blurry screen during and after install process

Alright so I've been stumped on this issue for a while now and I'm not sure how to fix it. I'm trying to migrate from Windows 8.1 however when I try to install Ubuntu (or any other OS that supports ...
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Unable to install ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 with raid0: no partitions detected

I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 on my machine using an Ununtu USB drive in UEFI mode, but no luck: My machine is Asus UX301, preinstalled with Windows 8, upgraded to 8.1. Got ...
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Loosing UEFI boot option after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 on Asus A455L with Win 8.1

I have a new laptop that I and my wife share, she needs Windows and I want to try Ubuntu. I installed Win 8.1 first and Ubuntu 12.04.3 in dual boot mode after. The problem is: No dual boot, it goes ...
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UEFI boot hangs at grub with 82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ network adapter

I am using MAAS to commission and install machines. When I attempt to commission a machine with a "82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+" network adapter the following happens: 1) TFTP Request — bootx64.efi 2) ...
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Move boot and swap to another disk

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a hdd an I have another small ssd disk now I want to move boot and swap to the sdd disk how can I do this wihtout losing any data edit: I mean with boot the bootloader ...
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problem with grub2 rescue error in uefi system

I am a user of Lenovo B480 I installed the windows8 in UEFI mode alongwith ubuntu 14.04 & I have a GPT partition table.and my ubuntu grub has gone.I tried the bootrepair disk its not working how ...
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How to boot Windows 8 installed in legacy mode using GRUB in EFI mode?

This question is linked to this: How to boot Windows 8 from a legacy MBR partition in UEFI mode via GRUB? But I can't access windows anymore, so I can't run bcdboot. Here's my partition tables: ...
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Format from terminal(ctrl+alt+f1)

24 hours ago I start using for the first time Ubuntu 14.10. I tried to install AMD GPU drivers and then I install from the terminal the fglrx and after a restart I got the The system is running in ...
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Create UEFI bootable USB stick to install Windows AND Ubuntu from it

I know how to make a UEFI bootable stick to install Ubuntu (explained here) and I know how to make one to install Windows 7 (guide in German, sorry). I guess for Win 8 the procedure would be similar, ...
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Symbolic links error while creating Ubuntu UEFI bootable USB

I have tried to create UEFI bootable USB drive within Ubuntu 14.10 (Startup disk creator didn't help nor I am interested in using it.). I have formated USB with FAT32 and GPT. So the only thing left ...
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Question regarding dual boot (BIOS/UEFI, SSD)

I'm totally new to ubuntu and want to ask some things before diving into it: First off I have an Asrock z77 extreme 4 and 1 SSD with Windows 7 installed. On my second (empty) SSD I want to install ...
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Ubuntu UEFI installation no video / currupted video out

I wan't to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my new system via a bootable USB stick (UEFI). The system correctly recognizes the stick as UEFI and I get the UEFI grub menu where I can choose what to do. ...
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Booting Into Fresh Install of Ubuntu on Lenovo x120e

Finished installing Ubuntu, in what appears to be a successful installation. However, I cannot boot into it ("No Operating System Found"). After researching, I came across this article that advises ...
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Why there is no 32bit EFI boot available on current ISOs?

I have an old Macbook 3.1 with a broken disk drive. I was going to throw it to the trash when I found EFIs boot great solution which works from USB pendrive. I was able to install Ubuntu 64bits on ...
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Dual boot giving boot priority to Ubuntu 14.04 (UEFI based)

I will install ubuntu in a computer with pre-installed Windwos 8, this summarize all procedures (Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)), but something very ...
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Ubuntu installed on a pendrive - bootloader issue [duplicate]

In my PC I have a HDD and SSD. On my SSD I have installed Windows 8.1, and my HDD's sole purpose is to hold some data. I needed access to Ubuntu, so I installed in on a pendrive and it's working fine ...
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Attempted Installing Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 UEFI, Confused about booting in UEFI, Legacy Mode

I followed this Askubuntu Post to install Ubuntu as dual-boot with Windows 8.1 pre-installed as(UEFI),but I am not able to dual-boot and tried Boot-Repair I first burned an Ubuntu ISO on a blank ...
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Booting USB From Computer Running UEFI

I have downloaded the Ubuntu iso file and created a bootable USB drive according to the instructions on the download page. Unfortunately, I am running a computer with Windows 8 and I cannot seem to ...
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Failed to open \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\grubx64.efi - 80000000000000E

I have a fresh install of 14.04 on a new SSD. Everything was running fine until I ran boot-repair for some reason that I cannot remember. Now when I boot up I get the following errors: Failed to open ...
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Bootable device not found after clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI

I have a single boot laptop where I performed a clean installation of ubuntu. After bot it shows a I tried running boot-repair with this output http://paste.ubuntu.com/10605939 When if finishes it ...
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Dual boot ubuntu-gnome 14.10 and windows 8.0 on sony vaio note [closed]

I had many problems to fix the grub on my Ubuntu Gnome 14.10. In my case, I formatted both Linux and windows, but this can help if you only format your Ubuntu. Go to the BIOS interface, disable ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 after perfect install, boots into blank screen

After installing Ubuntuserver 14.04.2 LTS without any errors I tried to boot into my SSD and then I just got to a blank screen with a blinking underscore. There was no input except for "Ctrl + alt + ...
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Solved-Install Ubuntu on Yoga 2, first windows 8 install

So, I recently just got a Yoga 2, and found this guide to installing ubuntu on it https://datainfer.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/install-ubuntu-on-ideapad-yoga-2-pro/ My question is, In the guide, it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8.1 efidisk read error

I successfully dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8.1 UEFI Boot Mode Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8.1 UEFI When I boot, it shows error:efidisk read error, but it goes to Grub's boot menu right after ...
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Boot in UEFI mode

I have ubuntu 14.10 installed on a pendrive in legacy mode. I can use it to boot my desktop and tablet in legacy mode, but not UEFI. Is there any way to make it bootable in UEFI mode? For example, ...
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Install 32bit Ubuntu on a Lenovo Lynx 32 bit processor, UEFI

I have a Lenovo Lynx which does not have an option for legacy boot, cannot disable UEFI. However, it is a 32 bit processor. Does anyone know how I can install 32bit Ubuntu and get rid of Windows 8.1? ...
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Black screen and restart after grub menu

So looks like this question gets asked a lot, but it is after ubuntu is installed it seems. I haven't messed with a Linux distro in awhile, but I am sure I am doing it right. I have tried installing ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 on MSI NIGHTBLADE B85-019XEU

Im trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a brand new machine, MSI NIGHTBLADE B85-019XEU. It came with no OS but the motherboard is a UEFI. Im trying to troubleshoot by looking for help in the forums but ...
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Help With Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.1 and Windows 8.1

So here's my problem. I used YUMI from pendrivelinux.com, and I made a Ubuntu LiveCD. I tried manually and automatically partitioning, and I ran into many problems. After rebooting after installing ...
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the selected disc is of gpt partition style error

I want to install windows 8, but I am getting this error the selected disc is of gpt partition style. I already have Ubuntu 14.04 install with UEFI boot. I have 3 partition in the order of: UEFI ...
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no bios, no grub, no Kubuntu after updating to 14.10

I was running Kubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit on Acer Aspire 5560G for some months. I have updated regularly without any troubles. Today I have decided to upgrade to 14.10. Upgrade worked flawlessly. After ...
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Which X509 Certificate for Ubuntu Do I Require for Shim UEFI Key Management

Can people please let me know what selections I need to for this - I select enroll from disk and then am presented some .efi entries to choose from. Any ideas/help on what I need to do here as I am ...
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Switching disks make boot fail

I have two SSD disks with Ubuntu 14.04.02 on both. They don't share the UUID or anything, and they are never plugged at the same time. This is a new disk I got last month and did a fresh install. ...
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UEFI dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire V15 notebook (model V3-572G-76EM) which came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. My goal is to be able to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. However, I am stymied at this ...
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Error:invalid arch independent ELF magic-Setting up X socket directory

I installed linux in a very hacky way: / on an SD card /boot/efi on a USB stick /boot on the same usb stick I have windows 8. I installed rEFInd. It detected ...
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How to use the Linux Foundation's PreLoader?

I read that there is another way than using shim and signed GRUB binaries for Secure Boot by using the Linux Foundation's PreLoader or Linux Foundation's Secure Boot System, but how do I use it? ...
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how to change the os ubuntu 14.04 to windows completely? [duplicate]

when i try to install windows 8.1 o.s to my laptop.it shows that the required cannot be selected showing something like drive 0 cannot be installed.i my Ubuntu o.s is in u.e.f.i mode.and the entire ...
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How to access BIOS settings with EFI?

I have a new PC, based on a Gigabyte H81m motherboard. With no hdd, I can access BIOS settings by pressing DEL at startup. When I install Windows 8.1 with EFI boot, to access BIOS settings I have to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Boot Order Problems - efibootmgr

Trying to work out boot order at the moment and not sure if I need to some how change this order, i.e.: I ran the command: sudo efibootmgr -v BootCurrent: 0001 Timeout: 2 seconds BootOrder: ...