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Boot loaders are written for the computer's firmware. This is analogous to software, which is written for a particular OS. Thus, you don't "convert... the bootloader to UEFI"; that would be like "converting the mail client to Windows" or "converting the photo editor to Linux." Instead, you install a new program for the desired environment. In some cases, the ...


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Secure Boot is a useful feature to lock down a computer to only run certified software. This helps to prevent booting hardware with malicious or uncertified code. From Microsoft Technet: Secure Boot helps to make sure that your PC boots using only firmware that is trusted by the manufacturer. This means the Ubuntu firmware needs to be certified to be ...


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Legacy support should be enabled in BIOS. Go to boot options (machine specific method) and select the non UEFI Ubuntu entry to boot (after inserting installation media). If you see a pinkish screen, you have booted in BIOS mode. If you see grub boot loader in black background, means that you have booted in UEFI mode.


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sudo hexdump -s 56 -e '"MSDM key: " /29 "%s\n"' /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM From a comment by David6 on superuser


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If BIOS can boot to it manually it [almost certainly] can boot to it automatically. It's just a case of working out what needs kicking. Many motherboards have multiple disk controllers (with some being third party that get a much lower boot priority). It might be worth moving to another controller if you can and seeing if that allows you to select the ...


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I am assuming your SSD is external, as is mine. I should add that if that is the case, most readers here will not understand that. Some bioses have that issue. My asus is one fine example of this. On my asus, I need to press esc every time it boots to bring up the boot selection method. It takes just a little getting use to, but is worth it.


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I've read a couple of the answers here and on other threads. What did it for me was to enable virtualization in BIOS like most are saying. However, for some reason, to get it to work, I also had to delete my Windows 7 virtual machine and create a new one (still with the same settings).


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Short answer There might not be a universal solution, so you may have to resort to different tools for different computers. Long answer It sounds like the students have their own computers, which in turn means that you're probably dealing with a dozen or more different models. If so, there are quite a few variables at play, including (but not limited to): ...


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Use YUMI on Windows. Download here.


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I Fixed my problem. The solution for me was enabling "Load legacy option rom" in the BIOS.


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Instead of disabling fast boot, you can un-hide GRUB. Note that this will also show all the boot messages instead of showing the Mint splash screen. In a terminal: sudo -e /etc/default/grub Comment out (put a hash in front of) the line GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0. Also change the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="", ...


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Yes you can, even with MBR partitioning. In principle, you "just" need to install an EFI boot loader for Linux. I put "just" in quotation marks because there are a lot of pesky details in this process that can turn it into a nightmare, particularly if you're unaware of the details or if something goes wrong when dealing with one of them: In theory, an EFI ...


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Assuming the system is CMOS based, installing an OS wouldn't remove access to the BIOS. However, the wait period may be so fast you can't press the button fast enough. The first thing to try is resetting the BIOS back to defaults by setting the CMOS bypass, usually a small yellow piece of plastic connected to two of three pins. Move that piece to it covers ...


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i can recommend you to upgrade to newer kernel, or you can try to create file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf with this code in it: Section "Device" Identifier "card0" Driver "intel" Option "Backlight" "intel_backlight" BusID "PCI:0:2:0" EndSection



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