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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Can't boot into Ubuntu after Windows 8.1 upgrade, boot-repair doesn't fix it

I have a sony vaio duo 11 convertible, it was successfully dual booting lubuntu 13.10 and windows 8, but after the upgrade to windows 8.1 it doesn't load anything but windows. I disabled windows' ...
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Updating Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

I've updated my Ubuntu to 14.04 LTS before but now I installed Ubuntu and partitioned my hard disk about 10 times, trying to do everything but it can't be updated to 14.04 LTS again without saying ...
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Error during Ubuntu 13.04 startup [on hold]

I was trying Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop via a LiveUSB (the option which let's you try Ubuntu without installing) when I faced the following error during the loading of the OS : cp: Can't start ...
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UEFI AMD64 Desktop Raid 0 dual boot Error [on hold]

I have tried this in the past and was never able to make it work. I installed windows in raid 0 set up in BIOS and created a portion on the end of the same raid array to install Ubuntu. I get the live ...
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ubuntu 14.04 combatability on hp 15 g020ca [on hold]

i have a hp 15 g020ca which has a UEFI motherboard and when i try to install ubuntu after the ubuntu loading screen thee screen goes black so i was woundering if anyone knows how to install ubuntu on ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot Problems?

How do I get drivers for my Compaq CQ45 laptop, I need lan drivers and i have already fixed wifi on both partitions. Also how do I get the options to select ubuntu and W7, it automatically boots to ...
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Grub not showing on startup for Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 13.10 Dual boot

Ok, so I'm such a newbie to Ubuntu and I bought a Windows 8 pre-installed laptop last month. I updated to Windows 8.1 and then I thought about installing Ubuntu as a dual boot so I could mess around ...
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Dual Boot ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on two separate SSDs with UEFI

With the following setup I get a blinking cursor after installation: Windows 7 64bit installed in first SSD (not UEFI, using MBR) Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 64Bit on gpt partioned disk seems to ...
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Ubuntu LiveUSB not booting in HP laptop

I am using a HP Pavilion laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop using a LiveUSB, which I created in the conventional way given on the Ubuntu official ...
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Question about dual-booting 13.04 and Windows 8/8.1 [duplicate]

So, after learning that in order to boot into Ubuntu from a usb drive, I had to go into my bios and change the boot setting from UEFI to Legacy, I managed to install Ubuntu 13.04. Now, when I restart ...
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dual booting UEFI laptop with pre-installed windows 8 through GRUB 2 [on hold]

I am getting frustrating trying to figure out how to create a windows 7 USB UEFI boot stick on a dell inspirion laptop , so I can install windows 7 alongside windows 8. So I thought why windows ...
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Dual boot Windows with Ubuntu 12.10 UEFI

I have recently bought a Lenovo thinkpad edge with Windows 8 preinstalled on it, and I installed Ubuntu 12.10 I mostly followed the instructions under 'General instructions' here: ...
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Errors after installing UEFI Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot with Windows 8 64-bit

This is a possible duplicate question, but I wanted to ask for more opinions to proceed further, because I am not exactly a linux-guru, just an average user. I have a new ASUS x550LA notebook with ...
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Grub chainloader doesn't work with Windows 8

What should I enter below to run Windows 8 from the Grub menu? I'm a total newbie, and it doesn't work from the beginning somehow. Ubuntu works perfectly fine, but Windows gives me some error message ...
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Lost CDROM in Boot options in BIOS [on hold]

I wiped my HD and did a clean ubuntu install with the latest version. I lost the option in my BIOS to boot from the CD. The BIOS sees the drive in system info but the only option I have in Boot ...
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ubuntu 14.04 UEFI motherboard compatability [on hold]

Will Ubuntu 14.04 work with a computer that has Windows 8 pre-installed and a UEFI motherboard, or will it be like 12.04.04 or 13.10 where the screen just goes completely black?
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How do you restore bootable flag to windows partition?

On my Dell Inspiron 660 i have windows 8.1. Now, Feeling as if that is not open-source enough, i often boot into ubuntu 12.04 Via live usb. Doing so has, somehow, turned off bootable flag for windows ...
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EFI Partition vs /boot in UEFI System

I have a HDD Momentus Thin (500GB) + mSATA Samsung (32GB) and I intend to install Ubuntu 13.04 in a UEFI - GPT - Secure Boot - Linux only System. I'll set the "/" (root partition) to use the whole ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on Samsung series 5

I want to install Ubuntu Linux 12.04.4 LTS on my samsung NP300-E5X-S02IN laptop but I have heard a lot about the bricking problems in samsung laptops (probably because of problems in UEFI boot ...
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Problem with Kali linux [on hold]

1 pc. I'm trying to use a usb in live Kali linux (1.0.6), but everytime that I try to use universal -usb-installer but he give me error(file is broken), after I try another program for usb ...
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How to boot Windows 8 from a legacy MBR partition in UEFI mode via GRUB?

This question is similar to the answer of Dual-boot Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI along Windows 8 (GRUB - error: can't find command drivemap), but Windows 8 is installed on a legacy partitioned drive. ...
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Windows 8 deletes GRUB when booting

I have this situation: SONY VAIO SVF1521V1EB Windows 8 preinstalled in UEFI. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot. So I downloaded the amd64 iso, burnt on a DVD, then booted from DVD in ...
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computer restart after shutdown? [on hold]

i have install ubuntu 14.04 daily build on my desktop with UEFI boot but when i shutdown my computer ( with both shutdown icon and shutdown -h now) then my computer go to shutdown and restart ...
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Is it possible to boot Ubuntu using the Windows bootloader?

As noted by many people, Windows 8's UEFI requirements might will won't get in the way of installing Linux (or whatever), as the replacement bootloader will also need to be signed somehow. Some ...
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How to fix OS(Ubuntu hard drive not present error) in EFI? [on hold]

I am using dell-inspiration 14r,Last day, when I shutdown ubuntu, Next time It didn't boot, It said hard-drive not found, try reseating it. But It ,Again,could detect the hard-drive from boot menu.I ...
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Trouble booting into Ubuntu with UEFI

I was hoping you all could help. Ive done a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell laptop. When I shut down then restart I get an error msg on my Dell screen which reads "Start PXE over IPv6 -- ...
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Kubuntu UEFI Dual Boot with Windows 7 failed at installing Grub-efi

I want to install Kubuntu 13.04 together with Windows 7 in UEFI Mode. I installed Windows 7 first, which created the EFI boot partition. When it come to installing Kubuntu, the installation failed ...
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installing ubuntu on toshiba satellite c50 [duplicate]

I select to install rather than to test. I get the splash screen and then after a few minutes the screen goes blank. I have safe boot disabled in UEFI and am booting from the DVD. I never had issues ...
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How well does Ubuntu run on the Lenovo Y510p?

So I want to install Ubuntu on my new laptop, a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p. It's a great laptop, pre-loaded with all the latest cool stuff like Windows 8 and UEFI and everything. Obviously, this is al nice ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)

I bought a computer with preinstalled Windows 8. 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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an error occurred while mounting /boot/efi

I'm a new Ubuntu user. I have UEFI system and after few tries I succeeded to install (via usb), the latest version of ubuntu. Now when I'm trying to boot from grub i get this message: an error ...
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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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Legacy vs UEFI Help

Are there any drawbacks to installing Ubuntu 13.10 (and soon 14.04) in Legacy BIOS instead of UEFI? I have installed 13.10 64bit in Legacy by mistake and was just wondering if it would hurt anything ...
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Install to Windows 8 - rebooting [duplicate]

I want install ubuntu with Windows 8 (dual-boot). When I choose "Install Ubuntu to Windows 8" that want reboot ok.. after nothing happend. When again chose it, same. :( Some solution ? Can be it ...
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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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How to use integrated Intel graphics instead of Nvidia graphics on MacBook Pro?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on MacBook Pro 15" 2010 (MacBookPro6,2) and I would like to use the integrated Intel graphics instead of the dedicated Nvidia graphics Ubuntu boots with on this ...
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Booting Error: symbol not found grub_efi_secure_boot [closed]

I recently installed Linux Mint in a laptop, and I had a grub error at the start. As such, I ran BootRepair to try and fix it, but apparently there was an error towards the end. Right now I'm getting ...
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Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 13.10. “Can't find /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod”

I've been trying to get Ubuntu 13.10 & Windows 8.1 to boot together. I installed Ubuntu on my main hard drive (which came with Windows pre-installed). However, when I tried to boot Ubuntu, it just ...
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ubi-partman failed with exit code 10 error during installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop (a Lenovo Y510P). But everytime during the installation, just after the screen where you can select if you want to install the propriary plugins and stuff it ...
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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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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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How do I use EasyBCD as bootloader with Windows 8 and UEFI?

I know this question has been asked a lot, but I didn't find an answer here. Ubuntu 12.04.2 64-bit was installed offline just a few hours ago on one ext4 partition, and a swap partition was also ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro without EFI interference?

I have a late 2011 macbook pro, that I bought in early 2012. Is it possible to cleanly install ubuntu without the irritating EFI mac 'shell' surrounding the install, making the mac boot sound and ...
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dual booting in CSM mode

CSM boot mode does not detect windows 8 as being installed but it's the only way I can boot any version of Linux. Will windows 7 install in CSM so i can install ubuntu for dual boot purposes?
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cant install ubuntu on new asus g series laptop

I can't seem to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 13.10 on my new Asus G750JM-DS71 gaming laptop. I've been using Linux and Ubuntu for my professional work for years and I've never run into such a ...
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Any chance of an amd64+mac iso for current LTS, MacPro(orginal 1,1 2,1: 32bit EFI, HW 64bit)

Back in the "old days" ubuntu had an installer that would work with the first Intel MacPro's (amd64+mac, I think 12.10 was the last version). Is there any chance someone could write a thunk to enable ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy 15 (Pre installes win 8) is not working

I read all other posts related with this topic.but i didn't get correct answer.My laptop is HP-Envy 15 j037tx.i tried to install linux os from USB after i got it.it wasn't work.so i founded some ways ...
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12.04.2 Failed to install grub-efi to /target/

I have a Lenovo u410 ultrabook. It's sata scheme consists of a 30gb SSD and a 1tb hdd in a raid0 with intel rapid start technology. I removed IRST and disabled the raid0. I want to install ubuntu on ...
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Impossible to install Ubuntu alongside windows - no solution found

So here's the deal : I can't install Ubuntu alongside windows 8, the option doesn't show. Now before you redirect me to some other answer, please keep reading as I've done my own research and already ...