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You don't need to reinstall grub because it will not be deleted. What could happen is that the NVRAM entry in the EFI/BIOS pointing to grub could be deleted. So you will certainly need to recreate it after the BIOS upgrade. For that boot into a Live CD/USB, and run a command like sudo apt-get install efibootmgr sudo efibootmgr -c -L Grub -l ...


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You can try using Boot-Repair, but if you have been backing everything up then I would just reinstall Ubuntu. At least that's what I did when I had boot up issues


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This was resolved in the latest bios update A04; See release notes here: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=MWPFJ


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Memory Controller Information Maximum Memory Module Size: 2048 MB This part of the output from above would explain what you are seeing. Can you confirm the motherboard used, or check the maximum capacity it will accept for each individual DIMM?


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Plug in a USB stick. Format the USB stick to FAT32. Download this zip file: http://www.acerbiosfix.com/download/1/ Extract the zip onto the memory stick. Reboot the computer with the memory stick plugged in. Hold FN + ESC together. Press the power button and release it, but don't release FN + ESC. After 5 seconds, release FN + ESC. Wait 5-10 minutes for the ...


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You can try to make a live windows session inside a usb drive. But even for that u might need a windows pc/laptop. Not sure if u can run that software inside ubuntu. http://lifehacker.com/how-to-run-a-portable-version-of-windows-from-a-usb-dri-1565509124


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You wrote: Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8.1 in my dell inspiron 15 5547 (Legacy Mode, windows 8.1 in uefi mode) Your parenthetical comment reveals the cause of the problem. Mixing BIOS/CSM/legacy mode and EFI/UEFI mode is a Bad Idea. On most computers, doing so makes it difficult to switch boot modes. Fortunately, the solution is ...


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Ran into same problem, answer was that you have to go into the BIOs option about Hard Disks. In mine it saw the USB as a second HDD so I had to change the priority so it would read the USB "Hard Disk" first instead of the actual HDD which it did by default.


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Try doing this: Open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the command sudo gparted If gparted (disk manager) is not installed, an error message will be displayed, saying that you do not have it yet. If this is the case, install it by running sudo apt-get install gparted After the installation ends, make sure your DVD is inserted but not mounted, run sudo ...


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i am sorry for putting this as answer but i couldn't comment - low rep. you mean it does not even load grub? i installed ubuntu before some days and i had similar problems. Grub wasn't installed. So i had to boot from grub-rescue. Since you can boot from DVD you can try these from a terminal sudo update-grub then do sudo grub-install /dev/sd* where * is the ...


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So I've found my answer: PLoP Boot Manager. For who don't have a CD they will need one but for me I have built-in MS-DOS which is really helpful. I boot up my old Windows and copied the PLoP Boot Manager extracted to C:/ and renamed for easier typing. After that I booted into MS-DOS (via Windows Boot Manager) and cd into the install directory, ran ...


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I have only used this fix on Windows 8.1, I have no way of knowing if it will work the same on other versions of windows I have found the answer myself and although Elementary (an Ubuntu based OS) seems to be oddly frowned upon topic here, this should also work on regular Ubuntu systems as well. My goal was to either get Grub to be able to boot into ...



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