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BIOS, F5-571, UEFI, Linux / Ubuntu

Q: BIOS, F5-571, UEFI, Linux / Ubuntu

Hi, I understand that there is a bug in the v1.25 Insydeh20 BIOS which effects serveral laptop models including the Aspire F5-571 which stops the installation of Linux distributions. There are older versions of the BIOS available for other models (E5-573G) which rectify the problem, but none available for the F5-571. My question is: Would the bios software for the E5-573G the same as the BIOS for the F5-571. Thanks Regards

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Preferred Solution: BIOS, F5-571, UEFI, Linux / Ubuntu

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A: BIOS, F5-571, UEFI, Linux / Ubuntu

It happens the same to me, with exactly the same model too. I'm desperate...

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Hello my friends ! A time ago i bouhgt two Lenovo ideapad 100 14 IBY (FreeDos Version) and install Windows 10 on it with UEFI and GPT Partition Table. All works fine until i want to play around with Linux and install UBUNTU Mate in UEFI on one of them. The install was easy but the Performance on Ubuntu with Bay Trail and the don't working Bluetooth was a reason to switch back to Windows 10. After that the Problem beginns. The Bios don't let me save changes anymore (only time and date !). There was no UEFI ESP and GPT Support since i install UBUNTU and the Bios Menu looks like that:Bios Entries on a blank DiskBootingThe Disk is Blank there is no ubuntu on there (Don't know waht the EFI Entries are no Hardware is connected). And when I boot also go to Network Boot there.(No Matter a USB Stick is connected). So what i did: # I Dismantle it and disconnect Battery and Cell and wait half an hour. # Nothing changes !# I change the HDD. # Nothing changes !# Reflash the BIOS by edit the plattform.ini - CheckByBios=1 - Error Cannot mount EFI Partition. # Nothing changes !# Install Windows 10 - Make mbr2gpt.exe and bcdedit and bootrec. # Nothing changes ! I can install and run Windows 10 in MBR and BIOS Mode on it. But no USB Stick was displayed in Boot Menu. So now Iam on my Limit and the Question is there a way to put UEFI and GPT back on it or does the BIOS locked in this State. For me UEFI is MALEWARE so why can a simple UBUNTU damaged my BIOS and ... Read more

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Hi,I have an old Hp compact dc5100 and I want to upgrade the bios. I use ubuntu and there's any manual or procedure to do this in the hp drivers page.How can I do?Thanks for attention

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Just installed linux 1604 on my new Z240 machine.  Installed no problem, however, when rebooting system is unable to locate the OS.  What are the recommended bios settings for this system to boot from the HDD?  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.Thank you,Will 

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Hello,I am able to see/download Z510 BIOS files for Windods 7, 8 and 10 operating systems from Lenovo support site. I formated my drive and installed Ubuntu(16.4), any idea where I can find Z510 BIOS for Ubuntu/Linux operating system? thank you,EPanosian 

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I am trying to upgrade my current BIOS (1.21) on my p51s running ubuntu 18.04.2.  to the current 1.38  (n1vet48w.cab).  When I follow the instructions in the readme here https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1vet48w.txt  of using fwupdmgr install n1vet48w.cab I get "No supported devices found"or if I try fwupdate -lfrom insided the extraced cab file, it returns noting. What am I missing?  How do I upgrade the firmware on my laptop?  

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Hello everyone!

I've made my Sony VAIO into a dual-boot machine (Win7 64-bit and Ubuntu Linux) and I'm having trouble getting into the BIOS.

When powering up, even though I repeatedly press and hold down the DEL key it always goes straight to the GRUB menu:



And then when I select to load Windows 7, I keep pressing DEL but it goes straight to Windows.

It doesn't seem to matter how fast I am on the keys - I can't get into the BIOS.

I have a should I be trying to enter the BIOS before getting to the GRUB menu, or after?

Also, (and this may be irrelevant) I've checked my registry to determine what kind of BIOS I have (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / HARDWARE / DESCRIPTION / System ), where I found that the SystemBiosVersion variable = Sony - 20110905 BIOS Date: 09/05/11 11:20:58 Ver: 04.06.03

(I would have thought the BIOS would be something like American Megatrends!)

Anyways... is there any way I can get into the BIOS from Windows, i.e. after Windows has loaded? Do I have to remove Linux from my computer? I hope not!

Thanks so much for your help and have a great day.

A:can't enter BIOS when booting (Win7 / Ubuntu Linux dual boot system)

Best to keep in mind that the BIOS is completely different from ANY operating system. There is no connection between the two things, other than the BIOS handing off control to an OS.

You press DEL (or whatever key enters the BIOS) before any operating system begins to start up.
You can start pressing the key repeatedly (once a second) just as soon as you hear the POST beep or see anything happen on the display screen.
Once you reach the Grub loader it is too late. Start over.

You can't get into the BIOS from an operating system. You can only shut down and/or restart.
Nothing in the operating system's registry has anything to do with your system's BIOS, other than communicating with it initially.

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Platform:
Windows 10 Pro
GA-X79-UD5 rev 1.0
E5-2670
40GB DDR3 Quad
512 SSD
GTX 1060

Scenario:
Upgraded Video Card from GTX 560 Ti to GTX 1060 Strix, machine boots but no video output or just black/blank screen.

Did a bit of online research and realize that two ways of fixing this
1. Change PCI setting to Legacy in BIOS/UEFI
2. Update to latest BIOS.

I decided to try and update BIOS to latest BETA (13w) using @bios from Windows. Everything went ok, reboots fine and still does now with Windows loading no problem, BUT i can't get to BIOS/UEFI???

All i get is the UEFI empty blue screen, no menus/options, just blank screen...

So i thought maybe i can reverse back to previous BIOS from windows but program wouldn't allow this. I tried sticking BIOS file in USB but the problem is i can't get to BIOS.

I Have tried running backup BIOS as board has two, but still same problem.
 

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What is UEFI Boot Source means and why some people disable this feature?

Regard,
Thanks.

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A few months ago I purchased a new Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Small Form Factor desktop computer. It has Windows 7 Professional preinstalled.  I am thinking of updating to Windows 10. My M73 has a regular BIOS.  Can it be changed to UEFI, and would there be an advantage in doing so?Also, I am planning to install an SSD and move the OS to the SSD and use the HDD for extra storage. I think this would be a significant improvement to the system speed and faster boot up.  I have done it on older desktops I own.Thank you in advance to anyone with good advice.

A:M73 ThinkCentre: Can BIOS be changed to UEFI, and is there an advantage to UEFI?

M73 SFF (&Tower) does have a UEFI setting, it is not the default (compatibility mode).   I changed it to UEFI to boot a MemTest86 CD to run the latest v6 tests:  What's New in MemTest86 for the UEFI platform (Version 5 and later)? 
 
This describes the differences well:   differences-between-uefi-and-bios
 

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Hi all. I bought a new t450 and I will install Ubuntu Mate 16.04 lts. I ha a ssd with gpt partition. In the BIOS of the t450 I have an option where I can choose UEFI or not: https://postimg.org/image/5q16dzend/ What is the best mode to install ubuntu correctly? thanks

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Hi all. I bought a new t450 and I will install Ubuntu Mate 16.04 lts. I ha a ssd with gpt partition. In the BIOS of the t450 I have an option where I can choose UEFI or not: https://postimg.org/image/5q16dzend/ What is the best mode to install ubuntu correctly? thanks

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Hi,i'd like to install ubuntu 16.10 on my v15 nitro (592g) in dual boot with window 10, but i have a problem.The problem is that at the end of the installation process my laptop reboots in windows like nothing happened, and i can't find a way to make grub2 to show up during the boot.I installed with and without secure boot, i run boot-repair from my live usb, but nothing changed, grub doesn't show up and there is no ubuntu entry in the f12 boot menu.The only way to make in boot was to install it in legacy mode, but that way to use windows i had to go into uefi settings and switch to uefi mode, not really what i wanted.Is there a way to install ubuntu in full uefi mode and use grub 2 as main bootloader, with both ubuntu and windows 10 entry on it?Thank you very much.ps:i tryed both manual partitioning and "install alongside windows 10 boot manager", the installation ends with no issues, but windows keeps booting up without giving me any choiche.

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Hi.
My computer is deleting Ubuntu boot entries whenever I try to boot a USB device on it. The USB device overlaps the Ubuntu entry and takes over the first order (FS0), deleting the Ubuntu entry permanently until I recreate it manually.
I bought it with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed without Secure Boot and in legacy mode. I'm currently running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in UEFI, Secure Boot ON and Legacy Support OFF, but I also tried every other setup and it didn't make a difference.  Therefore, I assume this is a bug.
Expected Behaviour:

Plugs USB device and boots from it
Ubuntu entry remains there

Actual behaviour:

Ubuntu installed, boot entry is created and persists across reboots
plugs in bootable USB device, reboot computer and try to boot it
Ubuntu entry disappears, USB device takes over
then I need to create the entry manually.

IMPORTANT NOTE: this only affects Ubuntu entries. Fedora Linux, Arch Linux or any other keep their UEFI entries intact in the computer BIOS. Ubuntu has modified its placement and naming of boot files. Some will say that it's Ubuntu's fault, but since Ubuntu is supported by Dell, there should be some changes you can apply to the BIOS firmware in order to avoid this problem.

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Hello all.

I am running Windows 8.1 on my Acer Aspire V5-571PG. Well, Windows 8.1 may be a stretch.

Months ago, I decided to switch to a dual-boot configuration of Windows 8.1 and ubuntu. To accomplish this, I switched my bootloader from UEFI to GRUB. I decided ubuntu was not for me, and rather than looking up uninstallation techniques, I simply removed the ubuntu partition and used a third-party tool to reallocate the empty space to my Windows partition (I somehow managed to create my ubuntu volume to the left of the Windows volume so that was a complete pain). Now I am stuck with a GRUB startup scheme, displayed in pictures below:
Above is the first screen. I figured out that to navigate to the next menu, I have to type "exit." After I first type "exit" and hit enter, the same screen comes up. I repeat the process and the next screen is shown:
When I select "Windows Boot Manager," I am able to successfully boot Windows 8.1.

I also checked my disk partition settings and I infer that I have also mistakenly deleted my recovery volume:

Any help and direction in repairing my disaster of a bootloader would be much appreciated!!!

A:deleted ubuntu partition, restoring uefi

Go into the BIOS and under Boot Options delete the Ubuntu as a boot source. Then move the Windows Boot Loader up in the boot order to boot first. This has worked for me.

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Hi,I am currently trying to install Ubuntu alongside my windows installation but have had with no success. The issue is that I am trying to make a UEFI Ubuntu installation but I can't get the USB to boot at all. I have made the bootable USB using Rufus 2.15 with the following settings:Partition scheme: UEFI GPTFilesystem: Fat32ISO image: 64 bit version of Ubuntu 16.04 (written as ISO image, not DD)Regarding my BIOS settings I have turned off secure boot, USB ports are always turned on, USB boot is enabled, CSM/Legacy is off. Furthermore I have turned off fastboot in Windows.Trying to boot via USB-FDD, USB-CD or USB-HDD does not work, it just proceeds and initializes the Windows operating system. Therefore I would like to hear if any of you have had any success dual booting a UEFI Ubuntu installation alongside your Windows installation. Help would very much be appreciated.Thanks in advance/Rvillebro

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I installed a Win 7 and Win 8 dual UEFI boot (on a GPT-formated disk of course) on HD0. Both Win7 and Win8 boot fine when the Windows Boot Manager is selected on HD0. Then I installed Win XP and Ubuntu (on an MBR-formatted disk) on HD1. Both the Win XP install and the Ubuntu install boot via legacy bios (with CSM support) when HD1 is selected in the UEFI.

This is very similar to what Theog's setup is (or at least was at some point in time; see image below).


I can boot in UEFI mode on Disk 0 and boot either Win 8 or Win 7, or I can boot in BIOS/MBR mode on Disk 1 and boot either Win XP or Ubuntu. The problem is that I can not seem to get all four options to work from one boot screen.

The closest that I have gotten is to load a Windows 7 boot manager (bootmgr) and a BCD store on the Win XP partition and use EasyBCD and BCDedit to create boot options for all four operating systems. WinXP, Ubuntu, and Win7 all boot up fine this way, but Win8 gives me a boot error saying something like "invalid signature for winload.exe".

Is there a way to get this to work?

A:UEFI Multi-Boot (Win8/7/XP, Ubuntu) with MBR Windows XP

The above screenshot is using the One Time Boot Menu.

You can dual boot two+ UEFI mode OS's
or
You can dual boot two+ Legacy mode OS's
But not a UEFI mode & a Legacy mode.

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Hello,
I made this thread asking for your help.
Actually i have on my computer (orginally windows 10 in uefi when i bought) but now installed Kubuntu 15.4 OS and Windows 10 OS x64 in Legacy Mode,
on HDD 2TB (MBR).
I drop Grub bootmanager, writing in windows 10 recovery mode console commands
" bootrec.exe /fixmbr " and " bootrec.exe /fixboot "
so when i turn on my PC, only Windows 10 shows up.
(Its good because now i can safety delete Kubuntu without problems with booting).

Now im asking you for help, its question.
How should i install windows 7 x64 in UEFI Mode step by step?
I have right now Bootable USB with Windows 7 x64 type MBR (UEFI and Legacy bootable) FAT32.

A:How Install Windows 7 x64 in UEFI from Legacy Win10,Ubuntu.

Why do you want to install 7 ????

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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I have Linux Ubuntu 9.04 installed on my computer. I put in the Installation CD-ROM and cannot get it to open for installing the network connections to the internet. On WindowsXP it opens automatically.

[email protected]
 

A:Linux-Ubuntu 9.04

Is it wireless or wired?
 

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Hi Folks, Lets start by saying I am a complete nerd with computers so simple answers would be the best, I can follow instructions. I have just bought an Acer Aspire one aoa150 from a friend, it has Linux Ubuntu installed on it but it looks like it originally had windows xp installed on it has it has windows keycode on the bottom of it, the battery is not charging correctly only lasts for about 15 minutes when fully charged and charges to full power in about 10 minutes I know I might have to buy a new battery, I have read numerous accounts about this problem and it seems that it could be that it needs the a BIOS upgrade but the upgrade looks like it is a windows upgrade, so I would like to change it back to xp, looked all over the internet for answers but there are so many conflicting and convoluted views on how to do this. I am totally lost. Please help if you can. Thanks very much
 

A:linux ubuntu to xp

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Hello, If anyone is Familiar with uNetBootIn, or YUMi which are used to stick linux distros and iso's to USBthis might make sense.

I successfully got BackTrack5 r3 onto my USB with Both YUMI and uNetBootIN, but neither one works with windows 8.

I can't boot from them through the shift+restart method, or through the f9 boot maganager.

I'm using an HP-Envy m6, and really need to get this problem fixed, so I can boot Linux on my PC.

I really don't get why windows 8 now takes full control of the hardware, and BIOS now...

Yes, fast boot time is awesome, but I'd rather have the simple f9 or ESC method to get into bootable devices. Anyway to fix this?

Sorry there was some topics on this but they were just too long and jumpy to understand.

A:another uEFI Problem Linux Envolved

You don't get it because it doesn't happen.

It is impossible for an OS to control the BIOS boot. This happens before the OS loads. You need to configure your BIOS to support your boot methods, and this has nothing whatsoever to do with Windows 8 or any other OS.

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I want to install Windows XP Home Edition SP3 to an NTFS partition on my SSD.
 
The PC has the following devices hooked up:
128 GB SSD - ext4 and swap partitions taking up half the space, Linux Mint 17.2 installed
A blank NTFS partition taking up the rest
 
750 GB HDD - one NTFS partition
 
1 TB HDD - one ext4 partition
 
But when I run the XP setup disc, it reports the following:
122104 MB Disc 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on ahcix86 [MBR]
E: Partition1 [Unknown] 122104 MB ( 122104 MB free)
715403 MB Disk 0 at Id 2 on bus 0 on ahcix86 [MBR]
C: Partition1 (Programs Fi) [NTFS]  715402 MB ( 237929 MB free)
953868 MB Disk 0 at Id 3 on bus 0 on ahcix86 [MBR]
F: Partition1 [Unknown] 953869 MB ( 953868 MB free)
 
And if I select E: it tells me "Windows XP cannot recognize the partition you selected."
 
You never know what's going on there. Maybe it does not like UEFI or ext4?
 
MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard
AMD FX-8350 Eight-core Black Edition 4.0 GHz
2x4 GB DDR3 RAM OC 2133 MHz
Corsair Force LX 128 GB SATA SSD
Seagate Momentus 750 GB SATA 2.5" HDD
Seagate Desktop 1 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
Linux Mint 17.2
Windows XP Home Edition SP3

A:Add XP to PC running Linux Mint with UEFI

I want to install Windows XP Home Edition SP3 to an NTFS partition on my SSD.

Cool. Please keep in mind that Windows XP will overwrite GRUB. As such, you will lose access to Linux Mint, and will need to re-install GRUB using a Linux Mint live-flashdrive (or live-DVD).
 
Maybe it does not like UEFI or ext4?

In Linux Mint type:
sudo parted -l
This will show information about your harddrive, most importantly what kind of partition table you're using. Based on your comment about UEFI, I would presume you're using a GPT table, which Windows XP doesn't support. Nore does Windows XP support UEFI.

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Hi, I am planning to buy a HP notebook and want to run it as a Win10/Ubuntu dual boot. I would like to buy either the HP Spectre x360 13-4116na or HP ENVY x360 15-w101na.I have seen threads in this and other forums that a dual boot is possible and that there are some problems with the sound, but that there are solutions for these problems. But I have seen threads complaining about problems with graphic cards and especially some people saying that they deliberately chose NOT a QHD screens as if Ubuntu would not be able to deal with this higher resolution. Sounds unlikely to me, but could this pose a problem for Ubuntu with those two models I mentioned? Thanks for helping me to choose the right computer.ToruOkada

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For those who like to play around with Linux Ubuntu, and Kubuntu 14.4 are out in both 32 and 64 bit modes. Loading the 64 bit mode into VMWare 10 Workstation at this time. . .enjoy.

A:Ubuntu 14.4 Linux is on the street

Ubuntu lost me as a user since they started that Unity - yukk. I converted to Mint Mate and am very happy with it. Even the Gnome3 versions of Mint are better.

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For those who like to play around with Linux Ubuntu, and Kubuntu 14.4 are out in both 32 and 64 bit modes. Loading the 64 bit mode into VMWare 10 Workstation at this time. . .enjoy.

A:Linux ubuntu 14.4 is on the street

I like Debian (Gnome) myself but thanks for this

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Win 7/Win XP/Ubuntu Linux Tri-boot

I have a PC that is currently a dual boot between Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (Hardy Heron). The two operating systems are on separate physical drives. Ubunutu is on the PC?s original 250 gig drive (the primary) and Win 7 is on a 1 TB Seagate internal drive that I added later (the slave).

I already discussed dual booting with Ubuntu and Win 7 on a Linux forum. I installed each OS completely independently of the other. I installed Ubuntu first without the other drive installed. I later disconnected the 250 GB primary drive and installed Windows 7 to the 1 TB drive as if Ubuntu were not even present on the PC. Later I reconnected and edited a file known as menu.lst in Ubuntu?s feature known as ?Grub?. Grub looks at the file and gives me the choice of Windows 7 or Ubuntu when I boot up.

Now it?s a long story, but I need to add Windows XP to my choices. I?m told on the Ubuntu forum that I can temporarily disconnect the Ubuntu drive and set up XP on the 1 TB drive as a dual boot with Bootloader handling the choice between Win 7 and XP. The idea is to get it running right and later reconnect the Ubuntu drive. Grub will give me the choice between Ubuntu and Windows; then if I choose Windows, Bootloader will give me the choice between Win 7 and XP. I could live with that.

So the Ubuntu drive is disconnected. We don?t have to worry about that in this thread. If I have any trouble with Grub, I?ll... Read more

A:Win 7/Win XP/Ubuntu Linux Tri-boot

Tom, I think the answer to your question is on the first sentence of the Tutorial how to load the SATA drivers: "When you install Win XP, setup can not find your Hard Drive."

So, if setup can find your HD, you should be good to go.

One remark: installing XP after Windows 7 is a bit more complicated, you will have to repair Windows 7 boot file to add XP. You have mentioned the tutorial, so you shoudl be good to go. I just highlight it since it can be a stumbling block.

Regarding the floppy disk thing, from what I know it is XP's idiosyncrasy, it doesn't allow drivers to be loaded with USB drives. It is from a time there were no USB drives...

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OK guys what should i go with with an old pc i got layin around, windows 2000 or Ubuntu Linux? ANy ideas?
 

A:Windows 2k? OR Ubuntu LINUX?

According to your last thread, you were going to experiment with Linux

I suppose you could put them both on there.
 

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Greetings ,Iam going to buy " HP proBook 450 G4" but i was wondering if this model can work with linux ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system without any kind of errors or pugs .Please advise.

A:Linux Ubuntu Compatablilty

Which video chip? Intel or nVidia? I might actually suggest Ubuntu 16.10 to better support the newest hardware. I am actually sending this on a 6th gen HP laptop with Intel video running Kubuntu 16.04 which is Ubuntu with the KDE desktop instead of the default Gnome. You don't ever expect Linux to "just work"; it often requires some tweaks but the support community is second to none and I guarantee you can get all the hardware working as long as you have some basic Linux skills or are willing to acquire them.

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P1 Gen 2 CTO is up, but there's no Linux listed as the OS selection. There is also the P53, not sold with any Linux option. Was the Linux availability announcement a fluff?

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Next LTS is coming out Apr 29
 

A:Ubuntu Linux 10.04 is (coming) out

This is a long term release.
 

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I'm trying to extract the video from my camcorder via Firewire, in LiVES. When I do, I get this error message, and I don't know what it means.

Is ieee1394, driver, and raw1394 loaded?Click to expand...
 

A:LiVES on Linux (Ubuntu)

ieee1394 = Firewire so the error message is about missing the software to recognize the firewire connection.
 

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I have windows 7 and Linux ubunto (with 2.5 and 2.6 kernal)

how can I choose which OS to start with automatically.

now at the startup a black screen appear where to choose from these OS but ubuntu is started automatically if I choose nothing.
 

A:windows 7 and linux ubuntu

I tried
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
but it ask for password and after that I can not type anything in the terminal

I put the problem in Linux form since the boot part is from linux
 

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000, i7 3.1 GHz, etc~
So recently I changed the operating system from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 17.04 GNOME x64 using a bootable USB.
The installation was done with no problems at all but when it restarted, it wasn't booting into the hard drive.
I went into the BIOS settings to add a new boot option but it says "File system not found!"
There were 2 options before I installed Ubuntu, both of them were removed and now I can't do anything to add a new one.
I can, however, manually select internal HDD by pressing F12 when I turn it on, it then normally boots into Ubuntu and everything works fine.
Anyone knows how to fix this please?

A:UEFI boot option: File system not found - Ubuntu GNOME 17.04

Whatever you are showing on the boot device menu for Ubuntu, should show as first priority in the Bios for boot priority.

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Although I was quite the authority on G2 SSD's way back when we were all much younger, I am now a bit out of touch. Prices have of course plummeted since I purchased my Intel and Samsung SSD's. That much I do know. Who is reliable now? Well, that I don't know.

Specifically, I need an SSD for my Linux Ubuntu computer - for OS and Programs.

Since THE manufacturer changes from year to year, I would appreciate knowing which mfr. now makes the best "set it and forget it" SSD.

Please understand that I don't want to spend the rest of my natural life reading reviews but would prefer to be lazy and rely on the sage judgment of SevenForums members.

Yes, I know that was patronizing.

A:2013 Recommended SSD for Linux (Ubuntu)

I just bought a 128 Gb Samsung 840 Pro about a month ago and I must say that I am very pleased with it. Great performance and rock solid so far.

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I was originally using Ubuntu 7.04 on this computer. But Due to A MAJOR problem that nobody has provided me with a fix for and Im tired of waiting. I want to know which Distro would be right for me.

Im going to be using it as a primary OS and IM going to keep Windows around for gaming. Im currently on a Dual boot system with Ubuntu 7.04 and XP Pro

The reason I want to replace Ubuntu is because my Lite On SATA CDburner / DVD burner combo drives DOES not exist peroid to it, and since IM a linux newbie and the Linux pros are basically being useless to me by not even seeming interested in helping me (some community heh) and the ones that are trying to help dont speak newb, or are just as confused as I am.

and IM sure you agree with thats the ONLY Disk drive on your computer and you cant use it with the OS of choice, its time to find another OS!

So Im going to be using Linux to surf the web, download, play music, burn cds in mp3 format to listen to in my car, chat with friends, and do basic general use stuff, and just keep my dual boot of XP for playing video games.

I want something as close to Ubuntu as possible since BEYOND that CD/DVD issue that ruined that OS for me, I REALLY liked Ubuntu though I cant see how people say its the best when its so ridden with bugs and apperantly has so many issues with SATA drives!
 

A:Which Linux Distro Should I Get in place of Ubuntu?

I've always liked Suse.
 

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I installed Linux Ubuntu onto my laptop, When i enter the boot manager to attempt to boot Ubuntu it just goes black for a couple of seconds and then starts windows. there are no error dialogues, it just shows black and then boots windows.P.S. I went through the entire linux installation process.

A:Unable to boot Linux Ubuntu

@_Potato HP only warranties their PCs for usage with the OS that comes preinstalled. IF you replace that or add a different OS, then you assume full responsibility for maintaining that other OS -- as HP then provides no assistance on that.Win10 PCs nearly all use UEFI and that poses special problems for installing Linux distros: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295Your best bet for Linux support, since HP does not provide Linux drivers, is to contact the support forum for the Linux distro you are trying to install -- in this case, the Ubuntu Forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/Good Luck

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I currently partitioned my drive so I can have a dual boot of Windows 7. How would I go about deleting the Ubuntu partitions, so I have just Windows 7? I don't want to just delete the partitions because the computer boots off of GRUB. Can you guys help me out?

Thanks in advance,
David

Note: Not quite sure if this in the right place, sorry if it isn't...

A:Deleting Ubuntu Linux Partitions?

Use a program called GParted or a modified veion called Parted Magic

GParted
GParted -- Download

Parted maguic
Downloads

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hi guys,

for those who doesn't know , Kali Linux (ex-Backtrack) is a powerful forensic distro based on Debian, but many of us use Ubuntu (or variants) because it is easier to handle.

so in this tutorial, i will show you how to proceed to add Kali repositories to get Kali tools in Ubuntu.

i am using Kubuntu Trusty personally so this tutorial will reflect it; you have to adjust the procedure slightly if you use Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu or/and with an older kernel

1- open your Software Center/Manager, the application that allows you to pick various softwares (Muon Discover, etc..)

2- go to each link below, click on technical details , select your ubuntu version; important , Trusty is not available yet so you have to choose Raring instead.


Code:
https://launchpad.net/~wagungs/+archive/ubuntu/kali-linux

https://launchpad.net/~wagungs/+archive/ubuntu/kali-linux1

https://launchpad.net/~wagungs/+archive/ubuntu/kali-linux2
3- click on Source tab , then "add source"



Spoiler


4- copy the links below then add them one by one in order to the source (step 3).
For example for my Kubuntu Trusty 14.04 i have to use Raring


Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/wagungs/kali-linux/ubuntu raring main

Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/wagungs/kali-linux1/ubuntu raring main

Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/wagungs/kali-linux2/ubuntu raring main
5- close and relaunch your software center to see if the lines above are added.

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A:[How To] add Kali Linux repositories in Ubuntu

I saw that a while ago on HF. I thought it was interesting, then one of my friend told me to not do that as I could "break my system". Apparently, doing that would basically apply Kernel patches for one Kernel to another and it could lead to system instability.

What would you recommend ?

He linked me this also :

https://superuser.com/questions/693214/how-add-ubuntu-repository-to-source-list-in-kali
 

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I have a dual boot with ubuntu and 7, right now i am using ubuntu and the look seems very crisp compared to windows. I am not talking about the theme, its the text and the way it looks when using the browser. To me i would say maybe it has a better resolution, thats the best way i can describe it. I really have no idea how to use ubuntu so i will stick with windows but its just very sharp and clean how linux looks.

A:Give windows the linux/ ubuntu look?

That's a strange post, because 9 times out of 10, the complaints seem to go the other way.

As a Ubuntu user myself, I haven't noticed what you are describing, so I'm unsure how to translate it to the Windows world. For me, things look good in both Ubuntu and Windows 7.

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Hey, I have set up our home network with an E2000 Linksys router and we have a wireless printer on this Network 2 windows 7 pc's, 1linux (Ubuntu 10.04), 1 iMac (snow leopard), and 1 Windows Xp pc.

This might be an easy question or a tricky one but if anyone knows how to make it so that we can share files between computers and also so that they can all access the printer on the network.


So far the only ones that can see each other on the network are the Windows pc's but i am still having trouble even making it so that the Windows pc's can share files.


Can anyone help me!??

A:How to share files between Mac Win 7 and Ubuntu Linux???

well, are you trying to share the printer FROM a PC (which one if so), or is the printer by its self and connected to the wireless?

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I used to have two computers running Windows (a desktop running XP Professional and a laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium). I replaced the XP computer with a Linux Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit. I had a network setup on both Windows computers and when I switched to the Linux computer, the network stoped working. Are there any special settings that the windows computer has to h ave in order to work with Samba (Linux Share Server)? Would it help if I remove all the networks and shares from the Vista computer and set it up again? That said, how do I do that on Vista? As always, thanks in advance for your help.
 

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I connected a wireless network on my computer, Linux Ubuntu OS but i can't access any webpages for some reason. I have no idea what might be causing this, tho i had Windows with norton protection previously installed on it so i don't know if its still there, cause i didn't remove anything or make backups as i tought it would delete everything automatically lol. If you know what might be causing this, just tell me what to do instead of explaining it so much... Computer-ish cause i don't know shait :monkey:
 

A:Can't connect to the internet with Linux Ubuntu :O

Hit ALT+F2, type gnome-terminal & hit enter.

Then type (in the new application window) ping www.google.com. What does it say ?

Also type ifconfig & what does that say ?

Are you sure that your computer is properly connected to the wireless network ?
 

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