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I have a Lenovo Z50 machine that came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I booted into Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit from a DVD using the "Change Advanced Startup Options" (or similar) option from within Windows to boot into the DVD. Then, I installed Ubuntu, overwriting Windows completely. I have the following parititions:

  • efi (50 MiB)
  • / (100 GiB)
  • swap (8 GiB)
  • /home (remaining space of the 1 TiB hard disk)

The installation is perfectly fine, but now I am not able to access my BIOS. Googling around for the issue revealed answers pertaining to dual-boot scenarios, assuming the asker had Windows installed along-side Ubuntu. Please help.

  • This isn't an Ubuntu question unfortunately. Try pressing shutting down the computer, and then pressing the "Novo" button, which is a small button near the power connector. I got this from a manual here: download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/… – user7134 Nov 10 '14 at 1:23
  • @user7134 Thank you. It worked like a charm. Can you please post it as an answer, so I can upvote and accept it? – Ankit Pati Nov 10 '14 at 1:50
  • Dear Reviewers: If you vote for off-topic then please name the SE instance where it is actually more on-topic and take actions to help migrating it there. On the other side, the question was answered perfectly fine and we can point the next user that will surely ask a very similar question to this answer here. – LiveWireBT Nov 10 '14 at 12:23
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This isn't really an Ubuntu related question though.

According to the manual on page 7 (actually 13 in the document):

  1. Shut down the computer.
  2. Press the Novo button and then select BIOS Setup.

On this model it is a small button near the power connector:

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