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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UEFI: BIOS boot windows on the HDD if i try to boot UEFI ubuntu 12.10 from USB, why?

I started by using the USB install creator form my 12.10 installation, with the 12.10 image. on my bios i disable safe boot, and enable legacy mode (or CSM a my bios calls it). I reboot and press ...
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Windows 8 Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.10 with UEFI broken Windows boot manager

Brand new Asus U500VZ, Windows 8 preinstalled. I removed the fakeraid, turned fastboot and secure boot off, and set the SATA to AHCI and deleted all existing partitions on both SSDs. Purchased ...
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How to make live DVD EFI bootable?

Equipment: Pre-loaded Windows 8 Laptop, needs multi-boot capability (Win8 + Linux and BSD) Lots of USB 3.0 sticks and blank DVD-Rs. Various ISO's, including Ubuntu Secure-remix 12.10 Problem: After ...
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How do I install 12.10 on a Pavilion-G6 laptop with UEFI

I have a brand new HP Pavilion-G6 which boots to pre-loaded Windows8 and I want to change the machine to boot up into Ubuntu 12.10 whist retaining Windows 8. I am having difficulty booting into ...
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Xubuntu is not seeing my Win8 OS in the installer

When I install Xubuntu, I get the message "This computer currently has no detected operating systems. What would you like to do?". I just did a fresh install of Win8 yesterday, and I guess it used EFI ...
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grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sda1

I'm trying to add windows 7 for my new 12.10 grub bootloader. None of the things worked out; such as .. copying bootx64.efi methods, I'm getting this output: grub-probe --target=fs_uuid ...
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EFI - GPT dual-boot quantal AMD64 - impossible boot windows 7

I tried to install Ubuntu Quantal AM64 on a EFI - GPT notebook (asus X501U) in dualboot. Ubuntu works fine, but i can't boot windows anymore. HDD is partitioned in this way: sda1 0.2 Gb ...
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How do I determine which HDD the system was booted from when using UEFI?

In a system with x identically partitioned HDD's each drive has a UEFI boot partition with the bootable flag set. During power on I'm able to select any of the HDD's to boot from using UEFI. Once ...
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Best partition scheme for ubuntu + windows with EFI and GPT

I am guessing which is the better partition scheme for a system with EFI and GPT. Currently, I have the following scheme: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 465.8G 0 disk ...
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How to fix: Ubuntu 12.04 reboots after loading with elilo

I have an HP p6-2120 with CPU: AMD A6-3620 APU with Radeon Graphics RAM: 6GB BIOS: HO2_710.ROM v7.10 [AMI v7.10 4/19/2012] Disk: SATA1 (/dev/sda) - 1 TB (windows) Disk: SATA2 (/dev/sdb) - 1 ...
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fb: conflicting fb hw usage inteldrmfb vs EFI VGA - removing generic driver

Ubuntu fails to boot. (It was working fine for the last moth.) Selecting "recovery mode" shows the message: fb: conflicting fb hw usage inteldrmfb vs EFI VGA - removing generic driver However, ...
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Installation from USB stick on UEFI-based system

How can I install Ubuntu from USB stick on a UEFI-based x86-64 system? Documentation for this topic doesn't look very friendly.
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How to install Ubuntu on UEFI enabled HP Pavilion HPE h9 tower

I just bought a HP pavilion hpe H9 phoenix (i7, 8gb ram, 126 ssd & 2x500gb sata) and wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it. But the computer seemed to be uefi protected. So I turned this feature ...
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How do I install on an UEFI Asus 1215b netbook?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a UEFI netbook Asus 1215b using an USB stick. I created a fat32 efi partition of 100MB, 2GB swap, and 2 ext4 partitions (for root (/ ) and /home, respectively). ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on mid-2009 macbook pro not booting

I have a 15-inch 2.53ghz mid-2009 macbook pro (in some places known as "macbookpro 5.4"). I wanted to dual boot mac os x with ubuntu 14.04 desktop 64-bit, so I set up a secondary partition using disk ...
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UEFI boot in virtualbox - Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) by using UEFI in VirtualBox. When using UEFI boot in Virtualbox, I instantly get dropped into EFI-shell. I looked this up online and did as explained in this ...
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Can't boot ubuntu 13.10 after install Fedora 20 on a x86_64 EFI machine

I can't boot Ubuntu from gub menu after I install Fedora 20 (but I can boot Fedora and windows) error: can't find command 'linux' error: can't find command 'initrd' But I can boot from here Do ...
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Booting Ubuntu 13.10 from external hard disk on both uefi and bios?

External Hard Disk Details, GPT, 150GB partition of Ubuntu 13.10. Ubuntu Newbie here please be kind. Firstly, What I would like to do is that ubuntu is able to boot in uefi computers as well as old ...
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Installing linux on OCZ RevoDrive3 x2

First of all, here is the configuration of my computer: Motherboard: Asus H87Plus RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB Processor: Intel i7 4770 Drive: OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 (240 GB) (OCZ Revodrive3 is a PCIe ...
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Interesting fault attempting to install Ubuntu 12.0.4.3 OR 13.10 on MSI GS70 2OD-001US

Attempting to install Ubuntu on an MSI GS70 2OD-001US notebook pre-installed with Windows 8. For the record this is what I have attempted: All cases were attempted with Ubuntu 12.0.4.3 AND 13.10 ...
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How to boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1, not modifing Windows bootloader?

I know there's a few questions have been asked similar to this one, but I didn't find what I wanted. I want to install Ubuntu 13 (13.10?) alongside Windows 8.1. The thing is Ubuntu doesn't recognize ...
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Windows 8 overwrites boot with Ubuntu 12.10

I have a Sony VAIO S series with Windows 8 preinstalled and then I installed Ubuntu 12.10 partition. The first time I was booting the Grub appeared, and I was able to choose between Windows 8 and ...
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Installation on an UEFI system

I've been using Ubuntu for years. Now I bought a new notebook and want to install Ubuntu again but I can't. My notebook is a Lenovo S300 ieadpad with preinstalled Windows 8. I want Ubuntu to be my ...
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Unable to repair boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Samsung laptop NP350E7C. It comes with Windows 8 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04. The first time I installed it with the live USB, it worked, but windows stopped working. I repaired ...
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Ubuntu Install Issues UEFI/BIOS ASUS

Hey everyone I have an ASUS laptop that came with windows 8 and of course UEFI(ugh) with a 500GB HDD and 20GB SSHD, this is a hybrid drive. I tried to wipe windows and install just ubuntu, I did this ...
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Problems installing 12.04 alongside Windows 8

I have a Lenovo Y400 notebook, and I hate Windows 8. So, I tried to install and dual-boot Ubuntu. I immediately ran into problems. First of all, 13.10 won't boot. Unfortunately, I haven't tried it ...
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Ubuntu BIOS Boot Macbook Air

My dad installed Ubuntu 12.04 on his Macbook Air as a clean install, and it worked great at first, but I recently began to work on it (upgrading, updating, installing, and fixing some bugs), and ...
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Screen turns black during the installation of Ubuntu 13.04

I was following the UEFI guide to install Ubuntu on a new computer but after reaching the screen below and selecting install, the screen just turns black and nothing happens. I already disabled ...
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Booting 13.04 64-bit pendrive in UEFI freezes immediately after loading ramdisk on Dell Inspiron 14z (BIOS E10)

I can get the pendrive to boot in Legacy (aka BIOS) mode, but I can't get it to boot in UEFI mode. When I attempt to boot in UEFI/Secure mode, it complains before Grub even starts. If I boot ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Hangs at “Where are You?” during install

I am trying to dual-boot a brand-spanking new rebuilt computer. I bought (2) 128GB Samsung 840 pro SSDs with the intent of installing Windows 8 (new) on one and Ubuntu on the other... with a 500gb ...
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How to boot Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS with UEFI, Nvidia graphics and dm_crypt encrypted LVM

I've just gotten 3 new systems, with Nvidia GTX 660 graphics, Z77 chipset and AMI UEFI BIOS. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS from the Alternate Installer in order to install onto an encrypted LVM ...
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(U)EFI > Ubuntu vs Windows 8 - problems with booting Windows [duplicate]

I have a problem with a screwed dual-boot of ubuntu 13.04 and windows 8 on a new DELL XPS 12 (EFI/grub2) System not loading windows8 at all,... here is a story: I've got a new DELL XPS 12 System with ...
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How can I boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 on a PC with an EFI bootloader? [duplicate]

I just bought a Lenovo ideaPad Z400. I installed the ubuntu 13.04 without problem. Now, I cna't boot the windows 8. Eaither in secure boot mode enabled or disabled. I am frustrated. this is my ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 UEFI problems

Note: I've had problems with all variants of *Buntu EDIT: Tried Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 and it just hangs during UEFI boot, just a black screen I can type on til it freezes. EDIT 2: Tried Lubuntu 13.04 ...
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Issues with Lenovo C440

New Lenovo C440, initialised m/s to check machine and validate warranty. otherwise nought on it, apart from usual buy this, use this garbage that came pre-installed. Burned new disc (12.04.2 64AMD) ...
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dell inspiron 15z problems booting Ubuntu in UEFI mode

After several tries I managed to install Ubuntu 12.04 in EFI mode (GPT partition table) on my DELL Inspiron 15z. What worked for me is what is in this post http://askubuntu.com/a/224332/149034, i.e. I ...
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Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 + Invalid EFI file path + Boot repair + Grub many entries

I've a ASUS N56VZ with Intel Core i7 - 3610QM, with Win 7 Home Premium x64 pre-installed. This computer come with EFI instead of the traditional BIOS. When I bought it, I had 3 visible partitions. C ...
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XPS 13 Dual Boot New 1080p Edition 2xUSB 3.0

I just got the newest version of the XPS 13 yesterday. Has anyone managed to get an Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual boot figured out? I tried all of the step-by-step instructions listed here: ...
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How to boot USB in UEFI mode?

we recently bought a new windows 8 laptop, and we are trying to install Ubuntu to it in a dual boot configuration. I downloaded the 64 bit 12.10 iso and put it in a USB stick, both with the utility ...
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Unable to try/install Ubuntu 12.10 from LiveUSB

I've got a computer that shipped with Windows 8, installed in EFI. I want to install Ubuntu in dual boot, so I have to install it in EFI as well. I disabled the 'Secure boot' in the BIOS. I created a ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8 UEFI laptop?

I have created an USB installer with UNetbootin for Ubuntu 12.10 Live (I'm not sure if that is the right one for this) I disabled Fast Boot, but I didn't change UEFI to Legacy because nothing will ...
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Asus X202e VivoBook, dual boot. How to get around UEFI and have Win8 & Ubuntu?

I've gotten my hands on an Asus Vivobook X202e. I like it, handy to use, small, etc etc. Oh, it's the i3 core version. For school I still need Windows * sigh * for the .NET development. (I know, ...
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Why is there no EFI boot loader on the Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Netinstall? (mini.iso)

Im trying to boot the netinstall(mini.iso) toasted to an usb-stick, but there is no EFI loader in that iso image. so it is not possible to load that kind of installation type on an efi powered system. ...
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is it possible to install ubuntu 12.04 on usb drive while retaining windows 8 on HDD?

Let me explain what I am trying to do in detail... I want to install ubuntu 12.04 (or 12.10) on a 320gb usb drive, and set the boot order to boot usb first. That way, if I want 12.04 to boot, I just ...
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Module 'efivars' does not exist

Several tutorials and how-to's on ask ubuntu re uefi booting refer to efibootmgr as being capable of controlling a uefi boot. In all cases I have seen the tutorial asks you to modprobe efivars How ...
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GPT partition table problem: Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot

I hope you guys will help me get through this situation I have gotten myself into. I bought a new samsung ultra book running windows 8. I knew going into the purchase that I wanted to ditch windows ...
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Install problem on UEFI, Windows 8 new desktop

I just bought an HP desktop, p6-2326s, which has windows 8 installed. I have tried booting a Ubuntu live disc but the machine won't boot it. When I bring up the UEFI boot menu it offers a selection ...
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Dual Boot (Ubuntu and Windows 7) on a RAID SSD's with UEFI [duplicate]

I recently bought an Sony Vaio SVS13A1V9EB, which has a RAID between two 64 GB SSDs and a Hybrid-graphics. (Major Issue) I want to have Windows 7 (It is preinstalled) and Ubuntu on this notebook i.e. ...
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Cannot boot WUBI installed Ubuntu with Windows 8 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on Samsung laptop with Windows 8, everything went fine but on booting with Ubuntu I get the following message: \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr status 0xc000007b The application or ...
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Is it possible to dual-boot with each OS on different drives?

I have an Asus UX32VD which has a 500gb HDD and a 32gb SSD. I'd like to install Ubuntu on the SSD keep the pre-installed Windows 7 on the HDD. Is this possible, and if so, how should I set up my ...