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You should install Ubuntu in the same mode as the existing Windows install (UEFI or legacy) -- regardless of what capability your machine has. If the machine came with Windows 8-10 pre-installed from HP, it's in UEFI mode. From an OEM, who knows. An upgrade from Windows 7, probably legacy (Even if it's a UEFI maachine). You can select which mode it boots ...


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How about putting the directory /boot on the SSD (or whatever internal storage device you have)? You would need to make space for it. I would guess that about 100MB would do. I haven't tried it yet but intend to try with a new Windows laptop. (Grub-efi would also have to be on the internal storage.) Do you think it would work?


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The Ubuntu install process (not grub-installer itself, which will write to a target) writes to the sda's EFI partition regardless of what you tell it. There have been several bugs filed on this, with other potentially worse issues like having the machine's native boot entry changed. See bugs 1173457, 1229488, ... and many more if you search. Add yourself ...


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I give up the idea to convert the old installation from BIOS to EFI. Instead, I'll use @oldfred's suggestion to dual-boot through the MotherBoard when I need it. This has in fact advantages: I don't need to have a Grub-Menu waiting (even 3 seconds) to boot in my everyday system (16.04), thus I'll save time booting. When I want to boot the old system (14....


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Google says these are the steps to access the bios on a surface pro Make sure the Surface Pro device is turned off. Hold the volume-up button. Press and release the power button. When the Surface logo appears, release the volume-up button.


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Connect device to an ethernet sudo apt-get install git git clone https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware.git sudo cp -r ath10k-firmware/QCA9377 /lib/firmware/ath10k/ sudo cp /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-5.bin_WLAN.TF.1.0-00267-1 /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-5.bin Reboot You do not need Windows drivers and ndiswrapper ...


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I have the same problem. If you add the kernel parameter acpi_osi= (and nothing after the = ) my case fans stop running at maximum speed and its work fine.


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On my system I use F2 for UEFI, F8 for Boot Options and F10 for recovery. Yours likely has a boot option, too. What this does, is when I boot using F8, it pulls up my Win Boot Loader, Ubuntu USB and Ubuntu Boot-loader partition. After installing 16.04 (and until I get this grub2 fixed) I have to boot with F8 and choose Windows or Ubuntu respectively to boot ...


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the fix for this is as follows: in this instance the BIOS is NOT starting at all, so you have limited options. Open case, remove battery and CMOS battery, which fill force a BIOS reset. Case is tricky, see service manual here which notes that there are clips (and a screw near the service tag in the middle). http://www.dell.com/support/manuals/us/en/19/...


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Found the solution! I read HERE that: "Operating systems store and retrieve the time in the hardware clock located on your motherboard so that it can keep track of the time even when the system does not have power. Most operating systems (Linux/Unix/Mac) store the time on the hardware clock as UTC by default, though some systems (notably Microsoft Windows) ...


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My understanding may be outdated, but last time I checked Linux assumes that the BIOS clock is in UTC (by default), while Windows assumes it's set to your local time. If you would like to tell Ubuntu to use local time, which may fix your issues after booting Windows, you will need to edit /etc/default/rcS: # Set UTC=yes if your hardware clock is set to UTC ...


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To recap: you moved a BIOS booting 14.04 disk to a UEFI 16.04 system, reran update-grub, and can now boot the 14.04 system, but have video/driver problems. Your solution is to uninstall all the (old system) proprietary drivers to get back to a default system, then install any new drivers. Click on the "Settings" button on "software updater", under the "...


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Okay, since pendrivelinux is not working, use the Ubuntu computer to create the USB device instead. 1. Boot up Ubuntu, press CTRL + ALT + T to open a terminal and then run the following commands. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install aria2 aria2c -x5 'http://cdimage.kali.org/kali-2016.1/kali-linux-light-2016.1-amd64.iso' 2. Next, disconnect the ...


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Strictly speaking, a disk can use MBR or GPT, but not both. That said, there's an ugly and dangerous hack, known as a hybrid MBR, which is most often used on Macs, that enables a GPT disk to include MBR pointers to three of its partitions for the benefit of GPT-unaware OSes. There's very little or no reason to use a hybrid MBR except on Macs that are dual-...


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As far as i know, there is NO possibility of having 2 partitioning schemes on the same data storing device. Either MBR or GPT, BUT NOT BOTH at the same time. GPT is an evolution of MBR, but they enumerate data blocks a bit different which is leading to misunderstanding where the partitions are starting and where are ending on the disk. GPT is better because ...



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