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BIOS loading screen is not visible

I have a single operating system (Ubuntu). When I start my computer, I get a black screen, and after a few seconds, the Ubuntu loading screen, and after that I'm able to use my computer as usual. I do ...
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Unable to boot off of previously bootable external hard drive

My previously bootable Seagate external hard drive has had Ubuntu on it for quite some time and after making some changes to my main hard drive(installing Windows 8) I can no longer boot into my ...
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Keyboard is not working in BIOS and Windows is corrupt

A month ago I replace my windows with ubuntu and that time I install ubuntu version 12.04 and after some time I update my ubuntu 12.0.4 to 12.10 and ubuntu 12.10 is not working after that. So I delete ...
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Cannot pass the pre-bios loading screen (toshiba laptop)

I've just bought a toshiba laptop satellite p50-A-14K. I was struggling installing ubuntu 13.10 together with windows 8.1. I couldn't get the dual boot working so at one point, what I did is to delete ...
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2answers
277 views

How to enter BIOS on Lenovo T400?

How shall I enter BIOS on Lenovo T400, in order to change the beep option in configuration? I am now running Ubuntu 12.04. Can I change the configuration without restarting the OS? Thanks!
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Can random writes to a non-formatted raw partition from linux corrupt the boot loader?

In brief: suppose I create a non-formatted raw partition on my hard drive, and read and write block IOs to and from it using the standard c interface: open, pread, pwrite, etc. Is there any reason why ...
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3answers
607 views

Can't go into BIOS to change boot device

I completely erased my Hard Drive and installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo B570 laptop. After a few months of using it I wanted to remove it, so I reboot my computer and pressed F12 (MultiBoot List.) ...
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1answer
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Adding SSD to T420 with ultrabay HDD on bitlocker encrypted system

I want to add SSD to Thinkpad T420 with ultrabay HDD. Existing HDD is bitlocker encrypted as per company policy. I have got Admin rights to system. If I add an SSD drive, will this be ecrypted? Do ...
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Ubuntu Efi disk read & boot error

I have fujitsu lifebook. Yesterday, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS via USB. It works well but, the problem is I can't boot from other installation media anymore. When I try to boot from a CD or USB I ...
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0answers
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How to get BIOS to recognize Liteon optical drive?

The Liteon optical drive previously functioned OK as a boot drive. Now the BIOS says "No optical drive". The drive does read files on both H.R. Block and Windows 7 installation disks. The drive is ...
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1answer
41 views

Stucked in BIOS(AMI)

I was trying to install Ubuntu (the installation went well) while already having installed windows 8. After installation I wanted to change the boot option back to hard drive but this option wasnt ...
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1answer
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Guidance and assurances in flashing Presario CQ62 BIOS in Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu on an Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX Notebook PC. I'm having wireless/suspend issues as described in this askubuntu post, and after reading the ubuntu bug reporting page I think the ...
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1answer
178 views

BIOS not recognizing hard disk, but Ubuntu does

I have a Hard disk, that worked yesterday but is no longer being recognized by BIOS. I think this is because I unplugged it while the computer was rebooting (I know this was stupid) and now I cant ...
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115 views

BIOS not able to boot from USB

I'm using an HP Pavilion dv7-3165 dx. (BIOS version F15 of Insyde H20) I can go into the boot selection menu by tapping ESC, and then F9, and I can see my TOSHIBA EXT HDD, but whenever I plug in a ...
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1answer
160 views

Bios Boot Selection Menu?

I have two HDDs, one with Windows 8 installed on it, and one with Ubuntu 12.10 installed on it. Seeing as Ubuntu is not installed alongside Windows, I can only assume that Windows doesn't even see ...
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1answer
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Can I disable UEFI in Windows 8 to boot it in legacy mode?

1 - I would like to boot my pre-installed Windows 8 in legacy mode, and not any more in UEFI mode. Is it possible ? If yes, do you know a tool/cmd to change it ? 2 - Would Microsoft be ready to give ...
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0answers
59 views

Ubuntu needs a pressed key to read from HDD

Omg, I can't google such thing - it is very strange bug. I have recently bought a wild chineese Lengda m116cc netbook and now I keep having big troubles with installing ubuntu on it. At first - I'm ...
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2answers
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is it possible to use wubi on windows 8 by enabling legacy support on BIOS?

I have been struggling to install ubuntu 13.04 on windows 8. because of UEFI, no existing ways (wubi, etc.) does not work and installing grub2 on the boot is a real pain. I see on the BIOS menu that ...
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0answers
397 views

Unable to boot from live USB on Samsung Series 3 Laptop

I set up a live USB with Ubuntu using Linux Live USB Creator. I'm trying to boot into Ubuntu on my Samsung Series 3 laptop. (Will provide specs if necessary). After the key was ready, I restarted my ...
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Battery won't charge on new Asus laptop (ubuntu)

Hi I bought a brand new Asus Q550L notebook from Bestbuy the other day and I removed Windows 8 from it and replaced it with Ubuntu. Now the battery won't charge. It is sitting at 45% capacity, if I ...
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3answers
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How do I get my ThinkPad T420s to boot Ubuntu 12.10 (on disk) instead of trying to netboot first?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my ThinkPad T420s (no other operating system installed), and it is working. But there is a small thing which I just don't like... Everytime I shutdown and reboot, it's ...
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1answer
368 views

Flash BIOS on a HP Mini from Linux

I have a HP Mini 210 that was installed with Ubuntu 12.04 last year. I'm lending it out to someone, and need to re-install XP. There is no internal CD drive, and BIOS won't boot from USB. I'm trying ...
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3answers
1k views

Computer not booting, black screen, no beeps

I bought a pre-owned computer on Ebay. It booted fine, had to reset due to it not detecting USB mouse, but it detected the USB keyboard. Booted fine again, then I tried to install Ubuntu Desktop, when ...
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2answers
253 views

Stop bootloader from timing out and choosing default partition?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 dual-booted with Windows 7, and I am using the Ubuntu boot loader. I'm sure many of you are familiar with the fact that after 10 seconds or so, it boots into the default partition. ...
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1answer
3k views

How to install BIOS on samsung laptop [closed]

My laptop BIOS is broken, when I hitting F2 key it enter GRUB... Maybe it replaced by Grub2. So I can't set boot order from USB boot. Now I can't get into Fedora 17 ( cos I converting sda disk ...
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5answers
789 views

Windows doesn't recognize Ubuntu DVD

I want to dual boot my laptop, but Windows doesn't read the Ubuntu DVD. It doesn't recognize it, nor a Linux Mint DVD. Two days ago I installed Mint 13, then removed it because of installation ...
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3answers
39 views

Boot options screen

Is it possible to create something more sleek? So like all you see is two boxes, one with the Ubuntu logo and one with the Windows logo? Any software for this or anything? Would it be something about ...
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1answer
805 views

Can I “dual boot” grub-efi and grub-pc?

I am currently running Ubuntu with grub-efi and rEFIt on a Macbook (8,3). I'd like to have the option to boot Ubuntu in BIOS emulation mode as well. Is this possible? I guess I need grub-pc to write ...
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1answer
540 views

Computer loads BIOS, but won't load OS

I have just purchased a brand new motherboard bundle, installed into the old case with the old PSU and the old HDD. I can get into the BIOS, but whenever I try to boot from the HDD, it just sits with ...
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Can't boot into fresh install of Ubuntu with AHCI enabled

I had previously a Windows XP installation on a RAID1 array (controlled via Intel Matrix Storage Manager). I decided to ditch it and install Ubuntu 12.04 (using "software RAID"). So first I reset both ...
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279 views

Custom Built Computer - Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 Install Fails

I just built a computer with the following: Gigabyte Z68A Motherboard Corsair Force GT 180GB SSD GeForce GT430 Graphics card Corsair TX750 Watt Power supply Intel i5 CPU My problem when trying to ...
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1answer
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Linux error when resume from RAM

The last two times that I have resumed my laptop from sleep, it has hung and given me this set of errors: [drm:atom_op_jump] *ERROR* atombios stuck in loop for more than 1sec aborting ...
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2answers
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How do I properly dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 on an UEFI system?

I have an HP Z210 with Windows 7, which is UEFI based. I'd like to dual boot it to Ubuntu 11.10 with GRUB2, but am having problems due to the UEFI. The install CD goes to the end, but then the ...
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4answers
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Can I disable USB Ports outside of the BIOS?

Is it possible to disable a computer's USB ports outside of the machine's BIOS if the BIOS does not offer the option to disable the USB ports? Could this possibly be accomplished via a terminal ...
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1answer
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What is “Azalia internal HDMI codec” BIOS setting?

There's an Advanced setting in my BIOS that says "Azalia internal HDMI codec". It's currently off. Do I want this on or off? I can't even figure out what it is for. I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit on ...
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3answers
899 views

Why am I getting a disk boot failure when I try to install Ubuntu?

I'm encountering boot failure while trying to install a Linux distro from a CD. I'm using an older PC; here are its specs: HP Pavilion 2.66GHz, 512MB RAM with a BIOS revision of 6/30/2003 I ...
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1answer
2k views

How to boot from CD?

On any other computer I would just pop in the cd, restart the computer and wait for the "press any key to boot from cd" prompt at start up. The problem is, on this desktop I have I never get this ...
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1answer
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How to determine if my motherboard supports wake-on-LAN?

Okay, so I ran the following command: sudo lshw -html > some_file.html and determined the following: id: core description: Motherboard product: 30D2 vendor: Quanta ...
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1answer
349 views

My hard drive can only boot once every two times

I just installed a Kingston 64 GB SSD into my laptop, replacing the old 80 GB 5400 RPM one. The drive starts up and works fine every other time. For example, if I'm running normally, and press ...
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BIOS corrupted? How to proceed? Acer Travelmate 290

I have a older ACER Travelmate 290 (manufactured in 2002 or 2003), which I recently tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10. After doing the upgrade process it appeared as if I had a problem with my x server ...
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2answers
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Booting from USB when BIOS doesn't support it?

I'm pretty sure my BIOS doesn't support booting from a flash drive. I know my flash drive is bootable and already has installed Ubuntu on it. Is there any way to get my computer to boot from the flash ...
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3answers
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Configuring BIOS to boot from disk drive before hard drive

How do I configure BIOS to have a higher boot priority from my disk drive than from my hard drive? If there is no disk, will it boot from my hard drive instead? Thanks, I am trying to run Ubuntu off ...
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Enabling Intel Virtualization VT in DG31PR

Related to this question Motherboard : DG31PR Processor: E6300 , 2.66 GHz, 64 bit, Supports VT-X as per Intel. BIOS Version : Unknown I'm unable to find Virtualization option in BIOS to enable it. ...