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Questions tagged [bios]

Questions about modifying the system's BIOS to make it fit Ubuntu's need, or questions about recovering Ubuntu after a BIOS modification. Note that questions about accessing the BIOS should not be asked.

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Ubuntu 18.04 boots to black screen then reloads BIOS

I recently rebuilt my PC and have two 250gb SSDs. I have Windows 10 installed on my main SSD, and completed the installation of Ubuntu 18.04 on the secondary SSD. After receiving the message to ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside windows 10 but can't switch between os

I have installed Ubuntu into its own partition but when I boot my Acer laptop it takes me straight into windows I have checked boot menu nothing and I have checked the primary is and it only has ...
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Dell Latitude 5480 brightness

After formatting and installed Ubuntu 18.4, on reboot, screen brightness was locked in the minimum even BIOS brightness control showing it in maximum. Also, the brightness control in BIOS not work. ...
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Boot from disc using Ubuntu on 2009 MacBook Pro?

I'm using a mid-2009 MacBook Pro which I decided to install Ubuntu on without dual boot. I thought I'd just give it a try and see if I liked it, but I don't. I'd like to install another OS, but I can ...
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How to install Ubuntu 18.10 on my external drive? [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux and would love to try out Ubuntu. Now I know the question sounds simple and Googleable but I've ran into a couple of problems. I'm using a Dell XPS 13 with a 256GB SSD of which about ...
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Is kernel 4.15.0.39-generic is resetting the BIOS

So I've had this on 3 machines now 2 were the same manufacturer and one not the same. Since upgrading to kernel 4.15.0.39-generic I've been getting Real Time Clock errors where the BIOS is reset back ...
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BIOS sleep mode in Ubuntu

Does Ubuntu support Microsoft Windows Modern Standby (S0i3)? Is it correct to test Traditional/legacy S3 in Ubuntu when BIOS sleep mode is modern standby?
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How to enable virtualization in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on HP notebook

I am creating a cross platform mobile application using cordova. i am running the command cordova run android and getting below error. The screen just hangs also. CPU acceleration status: /dev/...
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grub menu not shown on Start

After changing the boot order in the BIOS setting's the gryb menu is not opening up again. I went to the boot order menu and I found that Ubuntu option is missing. How can I solve this?
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grub and bios in installation

Why does "device for bootloader" must be /dev/sda instead of /dev/sda1 or /dev/sda2 ? Is it that grub can't be installed on a partition ? How does bios recognize the bootable devices ? Is it that ...
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Issues with booting ubuntu with hybrid display bios setting (integrated intel + discrete nvidia)

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS, and noticed that the only way I can even boot the OS is by changing my display setting in my BIOS - using the 'Discrete' instead of hybrid setting. Because my ...
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Will Ubuntu 18.4 install cleanly on a Lenovo G70 laptop?

I have heard that users had problems with the BIOS on previous versions of Ubuntu. Have these issues been resolved?
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Can't access BIOS on dual boot system 18.04 with Win10

I boot my system and hammer the Esc, F2, and Delete keys. The system flashes the Lenovo logo for a split-second, and then goes straight to GRUB. I continue hammering the F2 key and the system will ...
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can't enter bios how can i solve? [duplicate]

I deleted my Ubuntu partition from my Windows 10 drive, but now when I power on the PC, Windows does not start. All I see is "error: unknown filesystem. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>_", so I ...
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Which file should Ubuntu use to boot?

Recently I had my motherboard replaced by a Dell technician. I was dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu prior to the replacement, however since the replacement it no longer boots Ubuntu (as I've lost my ...
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Unable to launch Linux Dual-Boot from BIOS

I have a Dell G3 Laptop. I have already installed dual-boot Ubuntu Linux (with Windows 10 as a first OS), but now I cannot launch my Ubuntu from the one-time boot menu. When I click on the partition ...
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So did I delete my bios?

Ok first off, I know I made some dumb decisions, so no need to cover that ground. Late last night I finally decided to update an old PC from Ubuntu 14.x to the new Lubuntu 18.10. My boot drive is a ...
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External monitors not detected after BIOS update

I have a Lenovo Legion Y530 with W10 and ubuntu 18.04. The laptop had some issues with the battery which were solved by updating the BIOS, which I did from windows downloading the update from the ...
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solved - Asus doesn't resume after suspend

ASUS UX303LN laptop suspends well, but boots instead of resuming: - i changed size of partition - nvidia or nouveau doesn't change anything, nor blacklist nouveau in grub - tried kernel 4,13, 4.14.41, ...
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How do you query the firmware version? [duplicate]

On an Ubuntu system, it is useful to know the version of the installed BIOS software. The information is necessary when determining whether to upgrade.
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BIOS update not responding

I'm using a Thinkpad T480, and there's a BIOS update, but when I click update below it closes, then in two seconds reappears with no changes. What gives?
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Grub problem deploying with MAAS

I'm working with MAAS trying to deploy Ubuntu 16.04 on my servers, actually it is working but not as I would like, I mean it deploys well but I have errors in my logs and Grub does not get installed : ...
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Boot error with ubuntu server

I have an older laptop which I decided to use as a server machine. After downloading ubuntu server 18.04 it stopped booting. I have already tried to use an older version of ubuntu server, still doesn‘...
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How to recreate SETUP bios in efibootmgr?

Accidentally, it exits the BIOS input through the terminal and now I can not get into the laptop BIOS when I type F2 and others. I made the command sudo efibootmgr -b 0 -B accidentally (0 being SETUP) ...
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Rebuild Boot Setup Bios in efibootmgr

Could you help me? I was trying to get delete an obsolete input from Ubuntu in bios through efibootmgr. I ended up deleting the bios / uefi setup from my samsung laptop and I can not recover it. I ...
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Stuck at “Press F2 or DEL to enter UEFI Bios”

I am looking for any help possible. If there are other subreddits that y'all could recommend for assistance please do. I was dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 when I encountered an error that ...
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Grub can't access my root partition

I have an Samsung RF511-SD6BR notebook wich I usd to dual boot Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10, but its HD died. I installed a 120GB Kingston A400 SSD and was planning to dual boot Ubuntu 18.04 and ...
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Boot Failure for Ubuntu 18.04 Install on Thinkpad P1

I have a new Lenovo Thinkpad P1 with i7-8850/32GB mem/1TB SSD/P2000 graphics The laptop came with Windows installed out of the box and I want to dual boot ubuntu along side. Using Rufus 3.3 I placed ...
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CMOS checksum error and BIOS reset upon waking from suspend (HP Stream 14)

first post/first time asking anything in any forum ever! The only other existing post about my issue ( Ubuntu 18.04 on HP Stream 14 - Suspend Produces Checksum Error ) doesn't help much. :( I'm ...
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Ubuntu and Spectre Meltdown

I have installed the latest BIOS on my notebook. The manufacturer of the notebook states that the BIOS update will include corrections regarding Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities. What microcode does ...
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My laptop refuses to boot from USB

everyone. I'm dealing with a seemingly simple and straightforward problem that's really frustrating and I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. My laptop is Medion Akoya E2216T MD ...
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PCSXR UBUNTU 18.04

04, I've tried to config PCSXR, I went to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipn1G6cDIEk&t=68s and followed all the steps and after that I went to http://www.psxdev.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=...
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Exact step by step instructions, 3 Ubuntu versions + Debian on second HDD, please

What I want to do is create the following testing environment on an "old" eMachines EL1850G-42w with a second hard drive, without USB or CDs/DVDs. I do not have any USB sticks, or any DVDs. I do not ...
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ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen, 2017) BIOS update: Canonical ahead of Lenovo?

As of yesterday, Ubuntu Software Center wants to upgrade the BIOS to version 0.1.35 while Lenovo is still only offering version 0.1.34. Compare and contrast Ubuntu Software Center with Lenovo How ...
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Can't get to BIOS [duplicate]

I've got both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 installed. Previously I was able to switch between then accessing BIOS and choosing between Legacy mode boot and UEFI. I've made several updates for Windows ...
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My Lenovo G50-70 Laptop not saving BIOS, It's corrupted and I am unable to reboot it. What should I do?

My Lenovo G50-70 Laptop not saving BIOS, It's corrupted and I am unable to reboot it. What should I do? When I installed Ubuntu 17.10 my Lenovo G50-70 BIOS Corrupted and Now it's not saving BIOS EFI ...
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How to access advanced BIOS options Acer Aspire F5-573G

I have Ubuntu 16.04. I have trouble accessing advanced BIOS option on my laptop. I want to enable virtualisation in order to use Oracle's VBox. I googled the problem and found pressing "Fn+TAB" 3 ...
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Was my bios updated? Scary two minutes with black screen, system beeps and total unresponsiveness

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 with my Lenovo Thinkpad T460s. After an update a couple of weeks ago I did a reboot and I saw something which included the word "EFI" in the top left corner of my screen. Then ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 bios firmware update for my lenovo thinkpad P50 Crashed

Got a message for a critical firmware update for my P50 ..clicked update and restarted. Now when i power-on the led for the power button lights up plus the backlit keyboard...blank screen not even the ...
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system bootOrder not found on Lenovo T540

Upgraded my Ubuntu (with dual boot Windows) to 18.04 . After restart I got "System BootOrder not found. Initializing defaults." . Changing the BIOS bootorder to Windows as 1st works, of course, but i ...
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BIOS Update current procedure(s)

I am currently running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a Dell Tower PC which was originally loaded with Windows Vista Operating System. I have tried several times to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 from the current 16....
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BIOS-loop after installing Ubuntu 18.04

I've recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 via Live USB but when I reboot the computer to complete the installation, this message appeared: After Clicking OK this other window appears: Rebooting the ...
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Should I enable “OS Optimized Defaults” in UEFI when dual booting Windows and Ubuntu?

I want to use Windows 10 (64bit) and Ubuntu 18 with dual-boot on my Thinkpad X380 Yoga. (This is my first move into the direction of linux and the first time I am installing an OS by myself) First ...
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Ubuntu Installer doesn't detect Windows 10 nor its partitions

I recently became owner of a HP EliteBook 8460p laptop with Windows 7. I installed Windows 10, overwriting the previous version. So I tried to install Ubuntu 16 too like normal, but when I get to the ...
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I installed Ubuntu on my notebook but it does not restart

I bought an Acer notebook and it came with Windows 10 Pro installed. I cannot format to install Ubuntu 18.04. I spoke with the manufacturer's support and she said that the Acer is blocked out of the ...
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Should I disable CSM in bios to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 on a system with intel-cpu, asus-mb, ssd, and 1080ti?

Here is my current spec: CPU: Intel CoreX-Series i9-7900X (Skylake) M/B: ASUS ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME Memory: DDR4 16G PC4-19200 GPU: GTX1080 Ti SSD: Samsung 970 pro USB(for ubuntu install): samsung ...
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Is Ubuntu Server able to boot partitioned as MBR?

I have a modified Dell Inspiron 530 (A Legacy Model) and I cant seem to install the server on it. Anyone able to help? If there is a way to get it to work, give me (relatively) dumbed down answers, ...
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Install Ubuntu on PC with Elementary OS [duplicate]

I have a PC that only has Linux Elementary installed on it. I would like to remove elementary and install Ubuntu (I don't have any files that need to be saved so a clean wipe/install should be ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 18.04. installation [duplicate]

I've recently embarked on the journey of web development and have heard a protip to have dual bootable OS's. Since I already run Windows 10 for day-to-day needs, I wanted to install Ubuntu (18.04) as ...
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Can't enter to BIOS after debian install only black screen [closed]

I have Acer Aspire laptop with windows 10. recently I installed Debian 9 in a different partition and everything went fine. The second time I tried to boot into bios I only have a black screen with a ...