Questions tagged [bios]

The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) on an x86 PC is the firmware that performs the power-on self-test (POST) and initializes hardware.

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Grub keyboard doesn't work using fast boot

I am running Gigbyte Z97-HD3 mobo and Linux Mint 19.3. I also have another HD running windows 10. I usually use the grub boot menu to select my OS at start up. Today I decided to check what fast ...
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Kubuntu ACPI BIOS Error (bug) during instalation

I'm trying to install a Linux distro for the first time in my notebook, Kubuntu 18.04.4 LTS in this case. I created a bootable USB drive with Rufus, and tried to boot from the USB, but everytime I get ...
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Laptop don't see usb with iso when booting

I want to install Linux Manjaro from my boot pendrive on my HP Pavilion 15. I burn ISO on pendrive with Rufus program (MBR, BIOS / UEFI, FAT32) on my PC. Boot from USB is first option. When in my ...
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Enter BIOS on Centos6 ran into virtualbox

I have a windows 10 host machine. On this host, I am running a Centos6 in virtual box 6.1. In this Guest, I have vagrant 2.7 and virtualbox 6.1. My purpose is to do this tutorial. However, when ...
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Does Computrace work on *NIX like systems?

I've done tons of research on Computrace from Absolute Software and I haven't found a solid answer to: Does it work on Linux? I've read the following research papers and they don't refer to Linux or *...
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bios hw test instead of boot (dell precision)

I just installed MX linux along windows 10 on my Dell Precision 3431. The problem is I can not boot Gnu/Linux, only Microsoft's windows. The grub menu does not appear, but this is a minor problem, ...
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Can JTAG vulnerability lead to newer hardware support by coreboot? (bootguard bypass) [closed]

A of couple days ago I've stumbled upon this speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CQUNd3oKBM The guy in the video speaks about Intel Mangement Engine, describes in details how it works and that ...
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The BIOS and LSHW show the correct amount of ram/memory, but not in the OS (ubuntu 20.04 64bits)

motherboard: AB-GAMING 3-CF bios version: F50a lshw $ sudo lshw -class memory *-firmware description: BIOS vendor: American Megatrends Inc. physical id: 0 ...
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PureOSL Luks no longer accepts password

I need help with luks not recognizing my password all of a sudden. I'm using pureos on a librem and I was having trouble getting wine32 installed so one of the things I did was add the debain main ...
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Getting A USB Monitor And It's Drivers To Work On A Headless Computer

I'm creating a new computer set up and have ran into a snag: I can't get the Cubi to boot headless even with server software installed on it's hard drive. Hardware MSI Cubi 251US: specs Asus ...
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What Debian preseed parameter(s) avoids warning about EFI installation in connection with already installed system on disk?

I'm working on the automation of installing Debian by using the preseed mechanism. The final install question that keeps popping up warns me about an EFI installation. It says an EFI installation may ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 does not boot and hangs on power off, on new Vivobook:

I've bought new Asus Vivobook without OS. I've prepared bootable pendrive with Ubuntu 18.04 and I've gotten problem with installation - could not find SSD. I've changed in BIOS a SATA option to AHCI ...
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Flashed Bios and can only boot ubuntu 18.04 recovery mode

Back Story I wanted to install minikube, and that wanted virtual box, and that gave errors complaining about AMD-V (hardware virtualization) being unavailable, even after I found that in the bios and ...
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Dual Boot Help (Win10 and CentOS8)

Please help me guys. I'm losing my mind trying to dual boot my machine. Here is the specs of my machine: acer 4755g SSD for windows 10 and HDD for CentOS 8 (partition, not whole disk is used) ...
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Can't Back to default UEFI BIOS

I switched to Legacy mode to install Manjaro on my Thinkpad T480. When I decide to install pure Archlinux with UEFI and GPT partition on my SSD nvme ; I didn't succeed to Back to default UEFI BIOS (...
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Automatic start-up when electricity goes on?

Is there a way to let my Linux Ubuntu PC automatically start up when it gets electricity?
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“ACPI BIOS ERROR” while dual-booting Ubuntu with Windows 10

My laptop is Acer Nitro 5 Ryzen 5 Quad Core.
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Debian 10 freeze after wake up with message “BIOS contains WGDS but no WRDS”

I recently changed my laptop to an XMG Core 15. I installed Debian 10 and updates it from main, contrib and non-free and everything is working (mostly) fine. Sometimes when trying to wake up the ...
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Can't access system setup page (black screen) on Kali Linux

My system is Kali Linux 64bit 2019.4. I'm trying to access the System Setup page to modify settings. However, the page just showed black. This situation is similar to failing to access BIOS on ...
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linux mint very slow boot and authorization

I installed linux Mint. But it's booting too slow (20-30 seconds). Even during authorization it takes 3-5 seconds. Windows, for example, loaded for 5 seconds max. (I have an SSD and mint was also ...
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BIOS-e820 in dmesg - How do I calculate the memory range from addresses

kp@localhost ~]$ sudo dmesg | grep -i "e820" results in the following output: [ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000000000-0x000000000009ffff] usable [ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem ...
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Any known install iso images using MBR partition and BIOS only installer?

I have a legacy BIOS motherboard which has broken USB-HDD boot capability. The manufacturer has stopped supporting it a long time ago although I subsequently obtained a slightly newer BIOS image and ...
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Slow BIOS after Debian install

I installed Debian (recent 2019 version) into a AMD 64 computer, running 8 GB mem and 128 GB ssd disk. Since then the BIOS is really slow and the computer hangs there, making it almost impossible to ...
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Cant boot into linux mint 19.1 anymore

Cant boot into linux mint 19.1 anymore linux linux-mint grub2 So long story short, I was trying to create a startup script that will set up my environment for me and open all the applications I want. ...
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“Calgary: Unable to locate Rio Grande table in EBDA” <- what does this mean?

When I boot my system, I get the following message: [Sat Oct 26 20:34:25 2019] Calgary: detecting Calgary via BIOS EBDA area [Sat Oct 26 20:34:25 2019] Calgary: Unable to locate Rio Grande table in ...
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Ubuntu Corrupts BIOS on Ryzen 3000 Machine

I have a PC with an Asrock B450M Steel Legend motherboard and a Ryzen 3700X CPU and I occasionally boot Ubuntu from the live DVD. Unfortunately it looks like Ubuntu is corrupting the BIOS though. ...
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Cannot use live USB installation media on Dell XPS 13 7390 Developer Edition

I have a new Dell XPS 13 7390 Developer Edition. This is not the 2-in-1 machine; it's the regular laptop which comes with Ubuntu preinstalled. I am trying to install Debian instead of the OEM version ...
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Updating HP bios (that comes packaged as rpm)

So, I'm trying to update the bios of my HP Z230 workstation (don't ask why..). It comes as a one-two punch: the 'xwbios' kernel module as a source rpm named hp-lxbios-mod..src.rpm and the 'lxbios' ...
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Should I disable secure boot to install arch linux

I have copied arch linux iso image in a usb using rufus. I want to install arch linux on my laptop But should I disable Secure Boot in BIOS settings? Many OS Installations need it to be disabled. Is ...
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Cannot get Intel NUC out of fast boot mode [closed]

I realise this isn't a Linux question, but I'm hoping there's a linux solution. I have a NUC minicomputer, 7th gen I5 kabylake. At one point I put it into fast boot mode, which means it bypasses ...
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Fedora 30 installed in BIOS/Legacy mode does not boot in MacBook Air

Hello I installed Fedora 30 using my MacBook Air in BIOS mode by booting the LiveCD in "Windows" while holding down the "alt option" key. I installed Fedora 30 to a portable external hard drive. So ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 is able to be detected in MacBook’s UEFI system and in PC’s Legacy BIOS, how so?

How is my MacBook Air which uses UEFI boot system is able to detect and boot Ubuntu 19.04 and how is my desktop PC with legacy BIOS boot system is also able to detect and boot the same exact ...
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Dual OS boot issue

I have Asus motherboard which has UEFI BIOS and have 2 hard disk. I installed Windows 10 OS earlier on first Hard disk and it is working as expected. I checked that even though I had UEFI , I had ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 USB installer only shows 2 “EFI” booth options at boot selection on MacBook Air

On my MacBook Air when I restart the computer and press the "option" key I can select what to boot. When I flash an image of Ubuntu 18.04 or 19.04 into a flash drive using either: "Unetbootin", "ROSA ...
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Install Debian 10 on a system which have both GPT and MBR

I have a notebook which has two drives: one is an SSD and the other is an HDD. It also currently has both Windows 10 (SSD) and Windows 7 (HDD): I want to remove Windows 7 and install Debian 10. As I'd ...
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fedora installation, drive not found

im trying to install fedora workstation alongside windows 10 on my laptop (never did this before). Im using a live-usb to install it. I can boot into the usb just fine using the boot menu from windows....
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Almost no Linux distros will install on my Clevo N240wu laptop

Ubuntu 18 and 19 both freeze after a few minutes on boot (by which I mean everything stops- the cursor, music playing I have to use the power button to turn it off) Debian freezes on CD-ROM during ...
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Hard drive errors irq_stat frozen on brand new hard drive

I have been getting some odd errors coming up on my dev server and I cant find any advive on how to solve it. The error pushes it way on to terminal no matter what im doing it just pops up in the ...
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Dump BIOS configuration

I have an old HP Z2100 plotter whose firmware and data is located on a now 12 years old laptop PATA disk and which I'd like to replace with a CF card before the disk inevitably dies. The computer in ...
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Is there any relationship between BIOS and Linux's Device Drivers layer?

We know Linux Kernel have: SCI, Kernel, and Device drivers. the Device drivers can communicate with the hardware. we also know BIOS is between the OS and the physical hardware. What's the ...
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Debian 10 install cd not starting installer

I am trying to install Debian 10 on my Acer desktop computer that does not have UEFI or Secure Boot. When I boot my Debian 10 installer CD, it gets to the menu where you choose graphical install, ...
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Cant boot anyother option instead HD

My grandmother gave me a computer, but with Windows, i would like to put Debian on it. But its not possible to select the boot option... It starts on this screen: https://imgur.com/4dFBDif ASUS IN ...
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What's the lightest and simplest solution for booting from BIOS?

I have a machine that only has BIOS and I don't want to use things like GRUB, since I only need to boot the only one kernel. Lightweight distros do that kind of thing, right? Like tiny core... amazing ...
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Set “temporary” boot order in BIOS?

Is there's a setting somewhere in the BIOS that I can set a "one-time" boot from a specific source, and then the rest of the time return to a default boot? I am hoping to inform the hardware ...
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Booting on a x64 machine with BIOS?

I have a packard bell ze7 it's a x64 machine and it only has BIOS. Before I got it, I thought that's a non-existent combination... I'm building Gentoo by hand, my own initramfs, all that good stuff. ...
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dmidecode reveals something with Internal Reference Designator: NUDE

Internal Reference Designator: NUDE. Anyone know what this is? I googled and came up empty handed. I came across this when troubleshooting an issue with my USB ports. Motherboard is a three month ...
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Fedora 30 dual boot possible with Windows 7?

My current OS is Windows 7. I have 1 HDD (1 TB). It has a drive C: (100GB), a drive D: (~800GB), and unallocated disk space (100 GB) I intend to use for Fedora. Can I dual boot Fedora 30 with ...
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How does the BIOS work in a Xen virtualized environment?

On a physical machine, the BIOS is located on a chip that sits on the motherboard. How does with work in a Xen virtual environment? Any links to documentation/articles will be appreciated.
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grub2 dual boot Windows XP with UEFI firmware

I have a primary HD1 that has an installed bootable Windows XP partition 1 that is working. And Linux Mint in partition 5 also in primary HD1. I need the Windows XP partition in order to use a very ...
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Fedora30 installed on USB pendrive, seems to took control over my BIOS-UEFI

Notebook Ultrabook Samsung NP530U3C this notebook was working just fine, booting normally, and with the UEFI/BIOS (A Phoenix one) with no problems. Every time I wanted to enter the bios setup, I ...

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