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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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on EFI System

I recently purchased Dell Inspiron 5548. 64bit System, 8GB Ram, 2GB ATI Graphics Card It came with Windows 8.1 Single Language Edition. I completely removed the Windows, also formatted the recovery ...
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Booting OS of Ubuntu 1.1.20.0-8ubuntu1

I have a problem in booting version 2.00-13ubuntu3 moving to recovery mode, it requires me to fill the initramfs using built-in-commands which i dont know how to add them. Help me
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Computer does not boot after changing hdd and reverting back

1) I have an existing HDD in my computer that dual boots linux and windows using the traditional bios way. 2) I then took out the existing HDD and swap in a new HDD to install linux on it with uefi. ...
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Not able to boot after installing ubuntu 14.04 on a brand new dell precision tower 5810

I've just acquired recently a brand new Dell Precision Tower 5810 with preinstalled Win7 pro. It has 2 disks 4TB each. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 as the primary OS wiping everything from the ...
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Black screen when trying to install ubuntu 13.10

I am in need of some help. It has been 2 weeks since I bought my first ever windows laptop with the aim of replacing windows but I have been unsuccessful. The hardware is as follows : Asus 15' F550D ...
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How to install Ubuntu server with UEFI and RAID1 + LVM

I used to install my servers with LVM over software RAID1, and grub install on the MBR of both drives. Now I have an UEFI server, and the compatibility (BIOS) mode does not seem to work. So I went ...
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Windows 8 changes GRUB2 in every boot!

I've installed Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 both UEFI style (win8 first then ubuntu). GRUB2 shows me both Ubuntu and Win8 entries. If I boot into Ubuntu is fine. I could reboot anytime I will see ...
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Install ubuntu on a Motherboard ASUS H81M-C

This kind of motherboards use the new UEFI BIOS. In the user guide says that it has support to the operating systems Windows 8/ Windows 7, but I need to install Ubuntu 15.04 so my question is if I can ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from External HDD

My laptop has Windows 8.1 64-bit and since I have few space on my SSD, I wanted to install ubuntu in an external HDD. From the UEFI settings I disabled the safety boot, fast boot and so on, and I set ...
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Installed Windows before Ubuntu, both in BIOS mode, but GRUB install failed

Let me start by saying I've been trying to get it to work for 2 days, and that I've read a lot. The answer could be extremely obvious but I need someone to point it out. I was trying to dual boot ...
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UEFI Dual boot not recognizing windows 7 partition?

Been messing around with Ubuntu, I actually installed it as my only OS but since my graphics card(AMD) kinda sucks on linux(For gaming purposes) - I have to have a windows partition. However, ...
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alert does not exist. dropping to a shell (external disk)

It used to be simple start the system from an external disk/usbstick. "But why make it simple when you can do in complex" I am trying boot ubuntu from USB-stick (xubuntu that is). What I have done ...
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Creating a boot disc and Installing ubuntu ASUS X205T(A)

I am having problems with creating a boot disc and installing ubuntu on an ASUS X205T I just bought. I have successfully (I believe) created a few boot discs with 2 different programs and checked ...
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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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Ubuntu won't load after installation (UEFI problem?)

I just bought a new notebook, HP 250 G2, with no operating system (only FreeDOS) so I thought I could just install Ubuntu without any of the problems I had previously experienced on other machines ...
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Unable To Install Grub/EFI For Lubuntu

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 13.10 X86-64 on my laptop, but it's not working. Lubuntu itself installs fine, but at then end when it tries to install grub it fails and doesn't write anything to the ...
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No Partitions Recognized by Ubuntu in Trial Mode

I recently tried to dual boot my Laptop with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I disabled the Fast Startup option in Windows 8 and Secure Boot was also Turned Off as my Model doesn't support UEFI. Now I inserted ...
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UEFI - Black screen when attempting to install UBUNTU [duplicate]

Today, I received my new Packard Bell EN TE69BM. The Laptop comes with garbage aka Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu on it. Unfortunately the BIOS is set up to boots the flash drive in EFI mode and ...
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UEFI Bootable USB Stick Ubuntu 12.04 lts

I bought a new Laptop yesterday (an acer e1-510 with windows 8.1) and did not know that it has a shitty uefi when I tried to install ubuntu 12.04(.4) lts from usb drive but when i click install linux, ...
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How to upgrade from rEFIt to rEFInd

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server (12.04.3) on a MacMini1.1... The MacMini already had OSX (Leopard) on it and I wanted to keep it, so after much research, I used the gpart and fdisk within an ...
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How to boot into Ubuntu after successful installation from wubi iso file in a dvd?

I am new to Ubuntu. I use windows 8.1. I downloaded Ubuntu 15.04 from the official website and burned the iso into a disc and then from my boot menu I chose to boot from dvd/cd. All went fine, under ...
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Problem with Ubuntu 15.04 Install switched encripted areas of of my main disk

During install the only area of my disk I requested encrypted was my home folder. What actually happened was home folder is not encrypted and the rest of the disk is encrypted by a blank password. ...
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Cant install ubuntu 12.04, 14.04 64bit on my lenovo s205

I've read a lot of similar topics, but nothing helped. Check out my little sad story: I made bootable USB with UNetbootin. I tried Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04, linuxmint 17.1, fedora kde, zorin. Before i ...
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Install Ubuntu in UEFI mode (unable to boot from USB)

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15R SE with Windows 8 (64 bit) pre-installed (UEFI supported). I want to install Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows 8. I tried to follow all these instruction and these ...
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Dualbooting Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04(Current OS)

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 64-bit laptop. I had Windows 8.1 on it. While installing Ubuntu 13.04, I accidentally selected the option to erase everything on the disk and install Ubuntu, and as a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after installation

I have a Vaio Pro and had Ubuntu 13.10 with EFI boot on it which worked fine until I did something wrong. What I did: reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 run boot-repair create the ...
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Boot repair fails to repair my dual boot (ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8)

Usually when I start my laptop, grub starts and allows me to boot either ubuntu or windows. However, after a windows update yesterday, windows is started automatically and selecting ubuntu in the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)

I bought a computer with Windows 8 Pre-Installed, but I didn't like Windows 8, so I decided to install Ubuntu as a second operating system. I'm absolutely new to Linux. I have been using Windows for ...
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Can't boot any live cd anymore [on hold]

I have a dual boot setup on a UEFI machine, and until today I had no problems with this setup. However couple of days ago I tried installing Fedora 22 Beta. I was able to boot to the menu with: ...
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How to get OS selection screen?

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8.1 in my dell inspiron 15 5547 (Legacy Mode, windows 8.1 in uefi mode), while restarting OS selection window is not displayed. Every time I need to ...
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Can not Boot up laptop after Linux installation

I have a windows 8 laptop. I went to install fedora 21. I deleted the D drive which had nothing on it. I then installed fedora on that partition. I restarted the computer and it booted into the bios. ...
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Ubuntu installation on UEFI system - grub console after boot

After a short (but bloody) battle I was finally able to install Ubuntu on my Dell XPS 13 (the 2015 one). After rebooting all I can see is the grub console. Typing exit pops up the Windows system that ...
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Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu on Acer Aspire 779G

As it says in the title, I am trying to dual boot 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 Lts. I am starting my first big boy job as a software analyst and as you can guess they primarily use linux platforms. I ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on my Laptop already running windows 8.1 [duplicate]

i followed the steps word by word even searched google for a solution but nothing. I want to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 the problem is I've tried to disable the Fast-boot and UEFI Settings ...
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Ubuntu LiveUSB doesn't recognize my Windows 8 installation

I have a laptop with UEFI (secure boot disabled) with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04 along side Windows 8 on my primary hard drive, which uses GPT. I am only presented with ...
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Portable installed ubuntu on a Pendrive that boots on UEFI and BIOS [duplicate]

There seem to be quite few tutorials for that but they are either for having both live and installed, or supporting old 32 bit systems and so on and have some complicated steps. I simply want to ...
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Windows 8 UEFI does not boot

I've just bought a new Toshiba laptop, on which Windows 8 is preinstalled. I've installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and GRUB2 correctly detects Ubuntu and Windows. But the strange problem is that when I try ...
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Can't access BIOS and installing a windows hard drive

Built new computer: AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core Processor × 8 9.7 GiB RAM Graphics GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST/PCIe/SSE2 Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit Desktop Computer 1 TB HardDrive BIOS Type, UEFI BIOS ...
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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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Can't boot Lenovo laptop (v570) after installing Ubuntu

No, this is not a 'I want to boot Windows after installing Ubuntu' question, I installed Ubuntu, fully wiping everything, every default settings, but now it won't get past BIOS. It just gets stuck ...
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How to create uefi bootable iso?

I am trying to customize ubuntu-14.04.2-server-amd64.iso, but I am unable to make it uefi bootable. First I tried with original iso file: dd if=/path/to/iso/ubuntu-14.04.2-server-amd64.iso ...
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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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Laptop boots directly to Windows, Ubuntu alredy installed and refind not working

So i have this weird problem on a HP laptop Atheros. I first installed windows 7 and then Trusty Tahr,both on Uefi mode with the gpt partition. The problem is that when i turn it on, it goes ...
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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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Being dropped to emergency mode after upgrading to 15.04 with encrypted hard drive

I had installed ubuntu 14.10 with encrypted lvm and uefi mode on my hard drive. There are two hard drives which are encrypted. The first contains the root file system and the second contains a sharing ...
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How can I install Ubuntu 13.10 on a Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite? (screen turns off)

I already tried to with install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite with the UEFI and CMS OS option in the BIOS, but I still have the same problem. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 from a ...
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Bios/Firmware/EFI upgrade changed network port config

I did a EFI/firmware update on an Intel server board and the next thing I see is that the networking just stopped working... Little deeper and I saw that the NIC port labels were changed from em1, em2 ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 Gummiboot Kernel Panic

So I installed my new Xubuntu 15.04 in EFI mode. I installed gummiboot via sudo apt-get install gummiboot and activating sudo gummiboot install. On my HP Notebook I have to enter the efi file as ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 Only Boots to Windows

I have a terabyte external hard drive, with with Windows to Go on it. Recently, I installed Ubuntu onto this drive. The computer that I installed Ubuntu onto the external HDD is a BIOS computer, and ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 UEFI installation issue on Dell Vostro 3460

I downloaded the RTM ISO of Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), and I created with the latest version of Rufus the UEFI/GPT installation disk. I tried to begin the installation in the UEFI-mode, but it ...