I am using a GIGABYTE motherboard with fastboot mode enabled. In windows, I can use the software provided by GIGABYTE to enter the BIOS by just clicking a button. Can I enter the BIOS by executing a command in Ubuntu Linux?

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    You mean that you can enter the BIOS from the running operating system? Really? And that allows you to make changes? I assume they don't take effect until your reboot, if so. Why don't you just enter the BIOS at boot time, like one normally does?
    – terdon
    Aug 15, 2016 at 14:24
  • In fastboot mode, I cannot enter the BIOS by just pressing Delete at boot time. I need to use a software provide by GIGABYTE to enter it. After a button click, it reboot into the BIOS and let me make any permanent change.
    – Casper
    Aug 15, 2016 at 14:33
  • Right, so you can't actually enter it without rebooting. Why not simply disable fastboot and use the BIOS normally? All of these are Windows things though, I doubt they will be supported in Linux.
    – terdon
    Aug 15, 2016 at 14:41
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    Fast boot of BIOS is different from fast boot of windows option ...about going to BIOS setup on next boot option .. I don't think it exists in Linux.
    – user437928
    Aug 15, 2016 at 15:46

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This in terminal worked for me just now with an Asrock A300W:

systemctl reboot --firmware-setup

source: http://forum.asrock.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=5578

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