Okay, I´ve seen the other problems which people have had when doing a fresh install and then the system not booting...
This is different. I´ve been using it for over a year with no problems.
This morning when I woke up, I forgot that the laptop had not been charged last night. There was very little battery when I turned it off. This morning I turned it on while unplugged. There was just enough battery to load in the OS and for me to see that there wasn´t enough battery at all.
After putting my password in the log in menu, the system began finishing up boot. Then the battery ran fully out and it powered down the system.
When I plugged the laptop in and turned it on, it did the following...
- Show Samsung logo
- Show boot menu (not GRUB, but hard boot menu)
In the system boot menu, there is NO Operating system listed at all. My Ubuntu is not there.
No matter what I try, what button I press during step 1, there´s no way to get it to another menu. I´ve tried all the F keys plus the Delete key
My laptop is a Samsung series 5 Ultra 530U with a changed out SSD hard drive.
So even if I wanted to reinstall ubuntu (have the USB stick right here) I´d have to get to BIOS first in order to set up UEFI booting. Since I have no idea how to get to BIOS, I am pretty lost at this point.
What is my best course of action? I know that my data is safe pretty much since it´s not encrypted on the HD, so I can recover my stuff if I do this properly. I´m hoping someone sees this soon.