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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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Multiple Linux distros break BIOS fan control?

I have a strange (and annoying) problem with my ASUS UX32LA notebook: I suspect that multiple Linux distros (Ubuntu 16.04 and newer major versions using the 4.18.0-17-generic kernel, plus Fedora 28 ...
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Linux - Upgrading the BIOS using an EXE

When a bios update is only available via .exe, what's the easiest way to update the bios on a computer running Linux exclusively? Many times I've had to install Windows 10 onto a computer just long ...
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Can't access neither Microsoft's Windows nor BIOS [on hold]

I wanted to try Gnu/Linux pop os, so I tried to enter the BIOS by pressing f2 (my laptop is a dell inspiron 15 7559, but I still tried every common key). For some reason I couldn't enter the post ...
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Trouble with Legacy interrupts on new CPU

A legacy (IntA) interrupt works on an old CPU under Linux, but fails under the same Linux OS with a newer CPU in that system. I'm unsure if the problem is in the BIOS or in the Linux driver, as both ...
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Linux OS patch vs kernel patch vs firmware upgrade or BIOS upgrade [closed]

Can somebody explain the difference between a Linux OS patch, Linux kernel patch, vs a firmware upgrade or a BIOS upgrade?
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Error while booting up PC ( Runtime error: Error 0x40007)

An error shows up when I boot up the PC, after a while the PC starts with the normal GRUB. This is the error message: Starting UEFI Loader (x64)(v.1.1.42)... Runtime error: Error 0x40007: Error ...
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Linux boots fine if I manually choose the drive in the bios. If I let my computer boot normally, Linux isn't found

I have an intel i5 2400 cpu and this Intel DQ67SW desktop motherboard. The PC had Windows installed, booting to Windows automatically OK. With Linux installed, nothing is booted and I get a message ...
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Can't boot to windows after installing Ubuntu in UEFI

I'm trying to install an Ubuntu dual boot on my windows 10 laptop. Windows 10 used the legacy BIOS setting. When I start the Ubuntu installation I get a warning about BIOS and UEFI, other operating ...
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Update-grub detects windows 10 system on NVME drive. Cannot boot generated entry. Not UFI System

I have Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS and grub 2 installed which boots from a sata SSD drive. This a BIOS system, not UEFI. I have restored Windows 10 to an nvme drive, and fixed its boot structure and drivers ...
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CentOS 7.6 install fails w. NVIDIA P620 set to offboard or auto, completes OK set to onboard

Using a Supermicro server w/ an NVIDIA P620 graphics card, I try to install CentOS-7.6.1810 from DVD. I have two monitors connected, a 2560x1440 qnix via white DVD-D cable off the P620 graphics card ...
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How shall I change boot sequenct of a virtual machine in KVM?

I have installed Windows 8.1 on a virtual machine in KVM. Now I want to install Windows 10 with the same product key of Windows 8.1, so I try to install Windows 10 on the same virtual machine, ...
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Can I move any partition freely when using UEFI?

In BIOS, booting is two or three stages, both of which will end up calling the final-stage bootloader code in the boot block of a partition. Is that the reason why I need to reinstall GRUB2 when ...
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Cannot manage to restore Dual Boot after reinstalling ubuntu

I have a Dell Latitude 3590 with Windows 10 installed as factory setting. I previously installed ubuntu 18.04.2-desktop with an iso image on a usb drive with dual boot allowing me to choose between ...
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What program(s) is stored in a small partition on my hard drive with flags `bios_grub`?

My old laptop uses BIOS. It came with Windows installed, and later I installed Ubuntu by overwriting Windows. What program(s) is stored in a small partition on my hard drive with flags bios_grub, ...
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Updating Thinkpad X200 BIOS

How do I update the BIOS on a Thinkpad X200 running Linux? Seems updates require Windows.
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How to fix keymap after ubuntu installation

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my pc alongside Windows 10. I added nouveau.modeset to grub boot script to be able to log in (there is an issue on Dell XPS 15, which prevents ubuntu from ...
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USB drive not useable right after Debian installation

I have encountered an interesting scenario. I have some Debian Live CD images (I have tried debian-8.11.0-amd64-netinst.iso, debian-9.6.0-amd64-netinst.iso and some custom images I built using live-...
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Not able to build dual boot in separated hard drives

I am trying to install a Linux distro in dual boot with an already installed Windows OS, in separated hard drives (each one in a different SSD). Anyway, I am having some troubles with it, which I am ...
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GRUB menu does not appear after “Welcome to GRUB!” [closed]

The GRUB welcome message appears, and disappears after a moment, then there is a blank screen. However, it still responds to Ctrl+Alt+Del, in the same way as this question. My issue has all of the ...
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Kernel panics only with ACPI enabled

I have ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop. It was working good until few days ago. The system won't boot. It logs ACPI errors and then kernel panics: ACPI Error: No handler for Region [RAM_] ( (ptrval)...
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Clevo N141WU noise when fan is cooling

I just bought a Clevo N141WU (at system 76 it's known as the galago pro) from a Danish PC shop. It mostly works really nicely, but when the fan is spinning down (after a hard workload) it starts ...
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Ubuntu boot fails on Lenovo P52 Thinkpad when hybrid display is set in BIOS

Booting to Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS fails when the display is set to 'hybrid' in the BIOS (using Nvidia driver 415) When I switch to 'discrete', then it boots to Ubuntu OK. Because I am dual booting with ...
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Multiple problems with alsamixer after opening up laptop (no problems in other OSs)

This randomly started happening today. Yesterday I opened up my laptop to clean it out. I also disconnected the CMOS battery cable by mistake. When I open alsamixer in a terminal, the following ...
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GRUB disappeared from Boot Menu after UEFI (BIOS) upgrade on Thinkpad X1 Carbon gen5

I have dual boot system with Windows 10 and Arch linux (with grub) installed on Thinkpad X1 Carbon gen5. I've updated BIOS from version 1.22 to 1.34. Before Update I had several options in Boot Menu ...
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How do I Access BIOS with no OS? [closed]

I'm not sure how much information you'll need, so here's a short version first: Acer Spin 1 (SP111-32N-C2X3). There's no OS on my PC, and when I power on I see the black grub> page. If I hit F2 while ...
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How to disable cpu frequency scaling in Centos 7

I have tried all the suggestions here How to disable CPU frequency scaling in CentOS 6? However, the frequency still changes up and down. Even for CPUs I have isolated which are idle. $ grep "cpu ...
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GRUB Change EFI to BIOS legacy boot mode

I need to change the boot mode of an UNIX system from EFI to BIOS. This system (Fedora Atomic Host) uses GRUB as a default bootloader. I need to change the bootloader to BIOS, because I want to ...
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Manjaro: SSD not recognized in BIOS after installation

I've installed Manjaro 17.11.1 on my ASUS UX31A. Before there was ElementaryOS running on it without a problem. When I startup the system after installation the laptop enters BIOS directly. There's ...
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Convert a Ubuntu BIOS install to EFI/UEFI in USB stick

I have a linux installation (full installation not live) in a USB stick. When I set it up it uses BIOS to boot but now I need to change it to UEFI because some newer machines only boot in UEFI. I ...
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Permanent reboot after removing grub [closed]

Installed Kubuntu yesterday. In the end of the process Grub installation failed. However, after a reboot, GRUB command line appeared. Then I try to boot from usb, but no success. "System BootOrder not ...
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Changed lost account passwords by editing GRUB but still unable to access account? (Linux Mint 18.3)

I have a fresh install of Linux Mint 18.3 (System setup: dual-boot with Windows 10) I set up 4 accounts: user_1 user_2 user_3 user_4 I did not write the passwords down, woke up the next morning and ...
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ACPI Errors: What do they mean and how to handle them?

There are some ACPI errors on my system journal, I feel a need to find what causes them to occur. Here are the errors, which appear before NetworkManager and sddm start: Aug 05 11:50:26 mymachine ...
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Bios won't boot from HDD

I'm trying to set up a multiboot on a laptop, but that's irrelevant to the problem I'm having. I have partitioned my drive to have a boot (bios_grub), swap, and several ext4 partitions for my ...
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Trouble installing Arch on an i686 Samsung Chromebook

Tryong to boot an Arch liveUSB. Can't install SeaBios, but I was able to enable developer mode. Legacy boot is obviously not working right now. My Chromebook: https://flash.newegg.com/product/...
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Grub and Nvidia driver behaving differently when Dell non-UEFI (legacy) boot is enabled

The main hard disk of my Dell Precision 3620 is partitioned with a GPT and Ubuntu is installed and boots (via grub2) in UEFI mode. For months now, I have been struggling to get the Nvidia driver for ...
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Troubleshooting tips for Suspend-to-RAM

I am seeking advice regarding proper kernel command line options and/or BIOS settings for a Supermicro X10DAL-i system (with dual Xeon CPUs) for proper suspend-to-RAM under recent Linux kernels. I am ...
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Installation messed up my bios [duplicate]

I installed Kali last night hoping to dual-boot it with my Windows. Grub is having issues recognizing windows however and I can no longer get into the system. I tried running boot-repair but to no ...
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“Boot error” and a blinking cursor on a black screen

I recently installed Arch Linux and dual booted windows 10 on the bios system I had. My bootloader was syslinux. It was running fine. But today when I tried to boot my computer in the morning a black ...
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Pcchips p17g motherboard will not detect SSD

I am putting together a system with 3 hard drives and an SSD. The motherboard detect the hard drives, but not the SSD. I've swapped data cables, power cables and there is no change. The motherboard ...
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Is there a way to get the BIOS version from inside Linux?

I want to get the BIOS version from Linux without going directly to the BIOS. I mean, is there a way to get the BIOS version from inside Linux?
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Cannot find UEFI secure boot option

I have a Lenovo Ideapad y510p. I have been trying to install CUDA for GPU computing, but I've been unsuccessful so far. One common instruction is to disable the UEFI secure boot. The option simply ...
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Moving hard drive from old laptop to new laptop

The story On my old laptop (Asus K56CB) I was running Linux Mint, the drive was also encrypted since Mint was first installed, for clarity. Eventually this laptop broke and I recently got a Lenovo ...
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GRUB dual boot windows linux - device recognition problem

I'm using GRUB to dual boot Linux(Ubuntu) + Windows(7). After booting into Linux, the next time I boot Windows, I am not able to use my mouse or keyboard inside the operating system. The only thing ...
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New GPU causing Linux Mint to not boot

I recently got a nice new GPU, but when I have it installed my Linux distro will not boot. I can get to GRUB, but then the system hangs after I select the boot target. The old GPU I had was an Nvidia ...
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Second 2Tb SATA drive not recognised

I am trying to install an auxiliary/slave SATA hard drive on an Ubuntu PC. The new drive is 2Tb. I am able to install 1T drives however when I try the new 2T disk, it is not recognised. At first I ...
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Debian 9 Dual boot on Win10 issues [closed]

So I have stumbled on plenty of Threads here and over the web. Thing is, dual boot installation on my machine (Alienware R4, 2017) seems to be really really hard - atleast for me. So I managed to ...
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[Firmware Bug]: the BIOS has corrupted hw-PMU resources and CentOS 7 not initializing

So I was on my desktop computer as usual, and then this happens out of nowhere: For the little time that I've researched about the error, the first message [Firmware Bug]: the BIOS has corrupted hw-...
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Reinstall Ubuntu in UEFI mode alongside Manjaro

I initially had Manjaro installed in UEFI mode. I then used a Ubuntu live USB to install Ubuntu on a new separate partition. I choose the default options and it seems that it has not installed it in ...
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booting gentoo using uefi and gpt

I just used the amd64 minimal installation iso (installed on usb drive) to install and configure gentoo linux with the following make.conf: CFLAGS="-march=native -O2 -pipe" CXXFLAGS="${CFLAGS}" ...
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Debian Install on an Intel Apollo Lake CPU

I am encountering issues with the installation of Debian on this CPU. The pc is an Awow Lone Ultrabook tablet, with an Apollo Lake N3450 CPU, see here for further comments. Reading Debian's ...