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Installing Ubuntu can not change anything about the way you acces the BIOS settings. But I can imagine that the timing of the visual steps of the boot process change a lot, which could be confusing regarding the time of when to press the key to access the BIOS settings. Make sure you press the right keys, and press them early enough - it sounds like you ...


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How to enter the Zotac Zbox HD BIOS - Do one of these two things immediately after you see the Zotac logo when you first boot the device. BIOS: cold boot (don’t restart), press Del repeatedly. Boot Device: cold boot, press F11 repeatedly. If the Zotac Zbox HD was a normal device, then the time to start pressing the key would be immediately after you ...


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If I turn on the UEFI firmware (disabling BIOS), will my operating systems be damaged in any way or will it be beneficial? It won't harm them, but it won't benefit them either. Operating systems that were installed in BIOS mode will just continue to boot in legacy BIOS mode even under a UEFI firmware, and behave as they did before. They won't ...


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You can try out the kexec-tools (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kexec) by installing them using sudo apt-get install kexec-tools and allowing them to handling reboots on installation. Try out a reboot, if your machine comes up without troubles, you're good to go. But it doesn't exen reload grub, it reboots loading the latest kernel immediately.


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Try the following : Boot into Ubuntu using the Ubuntu CD and select Try Ubuntu without installing Once Ubuntu starts, open a terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and run these commands to install (and run) boot-repair : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair sudo sed 's/trusty/saucy/g' -i /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yannubuntu-boot-repair-trusty.list sudo ...


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So I solved my problem though I still have no idea what the problem was or how the issue was solved technically. I disassembled my laptop, checked the components, checked the hard drive on another machine to make a new backup and put everything back together. I started the machine up again not expecting any change but the Samsung logo screen showed. I ...


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I have struggled through finding an answer and wrote a wiki page with a step-by-step solution. Feel free to use it.


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Try F10 instead of Esc. Try holding down the F2 or Esc key before and during when you press the power on button. Hold down F2 Press power button Release F2 after powering on Toshiba Toshiba and Samsung are closely related. Samsung


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Try to press Esc repeatedly at the very beginning of the boot, and you should see an indication of which key to use to access BIOS.


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Did you ever boot an older kernel or distribution? If so, you may have hit the infamous Samsung BIOS bug documented in bug #1040557. You might need to reflash the BIOS, comment from that bug report: This topic is probably not Ubuntu related, but any UEFI linux distro. What I found out so far: Notebook: Samsung series 3 NP300E5C-A05DE (German), ...


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Press the ESC button or F10 during startup to access the boot &/or BIOS menu. http://superuser.com/questions/521389/how-do-i-boot-my-samsung-laptop-from-a-cd-dvd http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/709669-getting-series-3-notebook-np300-v5a-boot-second-hdd.html



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