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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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How to erase or disable boot info from drives

I have a computer with 5 hard drives, but when I stop the BIOS to look at my choices, it has 14 choices for booting (Including a DVD, but let's ignore that). These are choices in BIOS, not in GRUB -- ...
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Create UEFI/BIOS chip dump from within Linux

Some people recommend using flashrom to create backup dump of a PC's UEFI/BIOS SPI flash contents. However, flashrom does not work with all platforms. Sometimes people recommend finding the address ...
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I can't Install any Linux Distro on new AMD Ryzen 7 5700U Mini PC

I'm trying to install Proxmox on a new Mini PC (GMKteck NucBox M5 Pro Mini PC) but keep getting the following error : EFI boot mode detected, mounting efivars filesystem mount: /sys/firmware/efi/...
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ACPI BIOS error

I've had problems with my Laptop since a while now, I cant explain it that good but i can try. There a multiple problems, the first occurs when booting my Laptop (ROG Strix G513RW_G513RW 1.0), when ...
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Multiboot Windows 10 and Linux, Windows not seen, EFI problems

After crash of an old HD disk, I bought a new SSD and would like to setup multiboot Windows 10 & Linux but I run into UEFI problems. My disks: /dev/sda is the new SSD. Linux Mint 21.3 is on /dev/...
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Hard disk shows by BIOS, not on Linux (lsblk, fdisk...)

I have a rather old Seagate hard disk (ST3500320NS 500G) which has been working for years and today it is no longer seen by Linux. The BIOS sees it though. It is well possible that the disk is dead, ...
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Flash drive with ISO not seen in BIOS or not booting at all

I've got a problem. I cannot install any OS and I don't know why. I as usually copied artix linux iso to my flash drive to install it on server. Then in BIOS settings, drive didn't appear till I ...
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Dual Boot Issue: Arch Linux SSD Not Recognized in BIOS After Windows Installation

I’m currently facing an issue with my dual boot setup. I have two NVMe SSDs: a 1TB SSD with Arch Linux and GRUB configured, and a newly installed 4TB SSD with Windows. To avoid any complications ...
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Dual booting Fedora and Windows, but BIOS only detects Windows

I am helping someone dual boot Fedora on an MSI motherboard build. They had Windows 10, and we have shrunk the Windows partition and installed Fedora in the free space (drive was 2TB, Fedora now has ...
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Dell G15 RGB keyboard lights not working on Pop_OS

More or less one week ago, I downloaded the mandatory updates on Windows 11 (I set my PC as dual boot with Windows 11 already came from the original manufacturer and I installed the Pop_OS) but last ...
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Need to modify OS of a device which use Embeded linux with u-boot

I have a Congatec device running Linux with U-Boot (U-Boot SPL 2015.10+fslc+g4e28939_). I need to modify certain settings within this embedded Linux environment. The challenge lies in the fact that ...
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Only check uniform after calling mtrr_type_lookup()

Why the check mechanism is changed? Because of the MTRR code upgrade? Or was that a bug in checking before? https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux.git/commit/arch/x86/mm/pgtable....
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SSD not showing up in Bios - but working under Debian

I bought a new m.2 pcie 3.0 1TB ssd for my laptop from Samsung, and it works for storing and transferring files from Debian. But it doesn't show up in the BIOS, and I cannot boot from it. What could ...
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BIOS and Windows issues after installing Pop! over Ubuntu after creating new boot partition

Recently, I tried to install Pop! OS on my system over my pre existing Ubuntu 22.04 installation. I have an Acer Nitro 5 with a 256 GB SSD (on which my windows is installed) and a 1TB HDD (on which I ...
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Debian 12 UEFI boot option erased after upgrading

I've installed a Debian 12 on my Dell Latitude 5470 laptop. But I had to add a UEFI boot option in the bios to prevent the No bootable device found message. I did as follow: Reboot and press F2 to ...
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Bricked my PC trying to setup secure-boot

I have dualboot (windows & arch), i was trying to setup secure boot in arch using sbctl. But i think i ran the wrong command and bricked my keys. Now when i startup computer, it get stuck in blank ...
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Windows 11 Pro laptop does not boot an external SSD with LinuxMint on it

I have a Windows 11 Pro laptop and I created an external SSD with LinuxMint 21.2 on it. The external SSD has the full Grub bootloader on it as well. I tested the external SSD on two other laptops, one ...
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Kali linux doesn't boot automatically

Kali Linux, which I installed recently doesn't boot up automatically when I turn on the computer. It ends up with grub prompt each time after restart. ls -l in grub shell outputs: Device proc: ...
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HELP! mistakenly removed pop os from bios boot menu

My laptop is Thinkpad E590, UEFI Bios version is: ROYET51W (1.34). Machine type model : 20NBS0B800 I dual boot Pop os and win10 on my lenevo thinkpad. Both of them are install on my ssd. I always used ...
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grub still tries to mount cryptodisk by its old UUID after changing it

I have a Linux system with the following disk setup (MBR-formatted, BIOS-booted): sda 32G disk └─sda1 ...
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How to stop Linux from automatically unmounting CD Drive right before shutdown

I am using Pop OS on my laptop and whenever I poweroff, it automatically unmounts the CD drive. As a result every time I turn on the laptop the CD drive gets stuck in a loop of making a small noise it ...
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Internal Error in OpenSUSE Upgrader

I'm trying to upgrade a very old, 32-bit OpenSUSE 13.2 to 64-bit Leap 15.1 by booting from the Leap DVD. The "Analyzing" phase runs into an internal error: Internal error. Please report a ...
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Cannot install Fedora on a G7 Dell

I am trying to install Fedora with a bootable flash drive that I have created with Rufus on my Dell G7 7700. But the flash drive is not automatically detected. So I went into the BIOS menu to manually ...
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Linux Stripes on Screen

I was using Linux Mint 21.1. My sreen was frozen yesterday and I restarted it. After restart, the computer gives me kfd kfd amdgpu oland not supported in kfd error on black screen. I tried to open ...
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can r7 4800h use `amd_pstate` ? Or more specific, can linux enable CPCC without help of BIOS ? I tried but failed on legion r7000 2020

Recently I want to use new amd_pstate to increase cpu performance by something like overclocking or more customization shown here, I followed this wiki with update of grub and mkinitcpio based on my ...
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Thinkpad unable to boot into Fedora after shutting down during update

I have have a Thinkpad L13 yoga gen 3 (Amd) which I bought to use Fedora on and has mostly been a good experience. Recently I installed a firmware update through Gnome software which was unusual since ...
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How do i choose boot option on pc start

I have both Arch Linux and Windows installed on my PC. Linux is on one drive, and Windows is on another. Is it possible to choose the boot option when my PC starts, or do I always need to open the ...
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How to install and get RAID 0 to work on Rocky Linux 8.7 using AMD controller

Running this command I can see the RAID controllers for my motherboard in Rocky Linux 8.7 [root@richardserver ~]# lspci -nn|grep RAID 03:00.1 RAID bus controller [0104]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [...
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error: disk 'hd,3' not found

Im on "GNU GRUB version 2.06" When i click "Alternate USB Boot" this error: disk 'hd,3' not found comes up. Inside (press e to edit the commans before booting) setparms 'FydeOS ...
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Debian install script works, but the BIOS doesn't add my UEFI entry to the boot list

I'm working on a Dell Latitude 7480. I wrote a bash script that is intended to be run from a live Linux distribution, and its intention is to wipe /dev/sda and install a base Debian system. Here's the ...
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Linux wakes up from sleep on power jack plugging or unplugging

I have a fresh Linux Mint Xfce 21.1 on Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6. Sleep/wake works fine when I close and open the lid except one problem: plugging or unplugging the power supply when sleeping wakes ...
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Bios update for Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH6

I am on Fedora 37 and do not have dual boot and trying to update the bios. Lenovo does not support LVFS nor provide a tool to create a bootable usb for its bios flash. So I have tried windows pe and ...
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Create custom bootable linux image; not a livecd

So I've compiled my kernel and initrd. How can I then create an image and install grub to actually load this image from a disk? My goal isn't to create a livecd out of it that is bootable from USB, as ...
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Enable SPI flash device's power cycle write protection

Assume that an SPI flash chip is represented as /dev/spidev. How do I enable that flash chip's power-cycle write protection?
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Grub can't add entry for windows on another hard drive (dual boot)

Recently, I've installed Linux (MintOS) on my ssd drive. Also I have Windows 10 on my hdd drive. Windows was installed before linux. The problem is that grub loader don't see windows loader and I can'...
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How to find system bios address in linux

I want to do some interaction with bios of a embedded linux on an AMD Ryzen embedded platform. The main tool I think is flashrom which can read/write flash chips. It should also be possible to write ...
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In which format C program should export to run on linux?

In windows we publish application in .exe format, so I have C program and I want to publish that application for linux. In which format I should publish it and how?
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How to integrate C program to minimal os using busybox

I am building minimal operating system using busybox. So I want to add my program in my operating system, so I can boot that program from BIOS. So how can I integrate aleast "Hello World" ...
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Problems with dual boot after linux pop os installation on a windows machine

I recently put a 128 GB SSD that i found lying around my house in my laptop. I then wanted to install Pop OS on it. I flashed it on a USB and did a Custom Installation. The problem I have a boot/efi ...
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How to check BIOS Settings from Terminal (CentOS 7)?

I am trying to verify three BIOS settings on remote Linux machines (Dell OptiPlex 3090) with CentOS 7 on them. I want to check AC Recovery is Enabled, Wake on LAN, and Block Sleep. I've tried multiple ...
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Unable to install on UEFI anymore

I have an Acer Aspire E15 Start computer with which I have had a problem for a long time and which I cannot solve today. One day I tried to install the latest version of the Debian operating system on ...
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CENTOS 7 disk cloned from image won't boot. Need new BIOS?

I'm trying to make my brand-new HP Z4G4 workstation boot to CENTOS 7 from its SSD drive, but after it indicated which kernel it's using, spins its wheel, and shows its faint "7" on the ...
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Can't boot OS installed in UEFI mode

My laptop is an Acer Aspire e15 Start. The laptop BIOS has two boot modes: UEFI or Legacy. When I install any operating system (either Linux or Windows) in UEFI, at the end of the installation and ...
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Secure Boot & admin password

I have a PC with a mechanical interrupt in order to enable different hdds and use different OS. Windows has bee installed with bios legacy. I want to install in the other HDD archlinux. When I try ...
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What is this update exactly designed for? (new BIOS?)

I own a rather older piece of server, Dell PowerEdge T20, with the latest BIOS version A20, link to Dell updates, screen of the update in case link goes dead in time: This morning, when SSH'd into ...
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Grub "no such device: ID" unless BIOS is accessed first

The core issue is my laptop bios, that i know for sure, but infortunately, i can't change it anyway after flashing a newer version. My Main OS is stored on my SSD My old OS is stored on my HDD, this ...
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How can I delete boot entries?

I've been having some trouble with my system when trying to install/update kernels, and similar operations; commands like # bootctl install result in no space left on the device. I have tried deleting ...
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GNU GRUB - Is there any negative in using a grub text-only mode to boot into Ubuntu/Mint?

Is "text" (GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=text) an acceptable long-term grub setting? Can it be presumed that the "GUI" (Mint Cinnamon X server etc) will faithfully take over to normal ...
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Is there a way to change the font style and size of texts from boot up like "Loading intitial ramdisk"?

I have an Aorus motherboard and what I've noticed was that when I installed Ubuntu, the Aorus logo when booting up was less-pixelated and there was even a spinner that looked cute and cool. Like here ...
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How to partiotion a disk for Debian install such as user files are independant from OS and BTRFS snapshot feature is enabled?

Hi everyone, This is my first time installing Debian, and I'm trying to achieve that in legacy BIOS mode, but I'm having a bit of trouble finding the best way of partitioning my disk. One way I found ...
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