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BIOS, F5-571, UEFI, Linux / Ubuntu

Question: 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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Answer: 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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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 

Answer: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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As stated in the subject line, I am on a Lenovo G50-80 laptop w/ Windows 10 x64. I have recently been experimenting with a couple Linux OSs in a dual boot configuration with complete success. I have though since decided to dedicate another machine to my Linux ambitions.


My partition is expanded back to norm, all is well with that, however, it still has ubuntu listed in the boot menu and I have been unable to remove it as it keeps being "reinstalled" w/ another {identifier} in BCDedit.

Is anyone aware of how I can delete the identifier and have it not return (it's obviously stored elswhere) or simply reflash the BIOS to it's original state?

NOTE: in BCDedit, /fixmbr or /fixboot had no effect. Also the most recent available update to the UEFI had no effect either.

This is really a non-issue as far as the functionality of the laptop goes, it's more of myself wanting the answer and satisfying that OCD side of myself.......lol.

Any help would be appreciated. Thx.

Answer:G50-80 Win 10/Linux Dual-Boot - UEFI flash to original? Remove Ubuntu

Download Visual BCD Download then run. Ignore the popup error. Go thru the list on the left and delete all items related to UBUNTU.

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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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Is it possible to upgrade the Bios of my Qosmio X500-12V under ubuntu linux?

I really don't want to install windows just to upgrade the bios. I even tried to use a live WinXP cd but it didn't work :(

Answer:Re: Qosmio X500-12V - BIOS upgrade running Ubuntu linux

No, as far as I know the BIOS on the Toshiba European driver page is win based? so you need the Windows system to get the BIOS flashed.

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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.

Answer: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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Recently I played around with dual booting Linux Mint on my system. I decided that I would delete it for the present as I have other things to focus on. However, after deleting partitions and fixing my MBR to only boot windows my UEFI BIOS still has instances of Ubuntu as a boot option. Just for the sake of cleaning my system I was hoping someone could help with this.

My Motherboard is an ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 with a UEFI BIOS. I'll provide screenshots of what's happening below. (Images were flipped upon upload for some reason)

As you can see there are two ubuntu options for some reason.
I tried to see if BCDedit would allow me to delete these but they didn't show up in BCDedit
I'm not sure where else to look to delete these options in my BIOS.

Thanks in advance for any help

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I have a T42 coming my way. For my plans with this system, I can eliminate needing a spare hdd if I can simply run the linux VMWare w/ a Windows XP or Server 2003 image.

Right now, my plans were to be running XP Pro w/ VMWare XP/2003 image, and doing most of my work in the VMWare image(running FTP tasks, etc.) on the 40gb it comes with, and use a 20 for Ubuntu.
But, if I can run Ubuntu on the 40, and re-use the images I already have set up, I can save myself a lot of time and effort.
Does anyone know if a pre-existing image made on a Windows machine will transfer and operate properly if used in Linux's VMWare?
 

Answer:Want to move to Ubuntu Linux; do VMWare machines made in Windows work in Linux?

Yes. VM machines created in Windows will work fine in Linux vmware enivronment. And the vice versa is true as well.
 

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Out of the box, Ubuntu and Linux Mint look very different. From colors and icons to the placement of launchers themselves, each distro offers a completely unique experience when compared to one another.

But perhaps the biggest difference between the two distributions is each one's overall direction. Ubuntu is attempting to become a jack of all trades, offering Ubuntu experiences for the desktop, Ubuntu TV and smartphones. Linux Mint on the other hand, is quite content in keeping its original mission of providing a great desktop experience.

For example, Mint offers a typical desktop experience when it comes to browsing your menu, locating installed software and browsing files. Ubuntu however, has sweetened the experience a bit by allowing the Unity desktop to provide a dock for frequently used application, in addition to being able to locate and launch software using the Unity Dash. The idea, of course, is that the Ubuntu approach is easier to navigate. Personally, I tend to disagree, but others seem to enjoy Ubuntu's approach.Click to expand...

Source & rest of article.
 

Answer:Linux Desktops: Ubuntu vs. Linux Mint

Out of those that I've tried, I would go Linux Mint, but some features I like in Ubuntu though.
 

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Hi Guys, At first, sorry for my english.  So, i cant start the Bios or Uefi Mode at my u310 ideapad ( no Touch ) I worked at Windows 10, and get an error.  Restart - and nothing is going on.  Bluescreen. *HERE ERROR CODE: 0xc0000001 Okay i think no problem - Linux Live Usb to rescue my data.Start Linux - but cant open my 500 GB storage. Okay there is a NTFS failure it says.  I tryed to install Windows 10 again. It works. 100 % of install. Restart - Bluescreen - the same like *HERE Okay i think there is a Storage problem, i want install Windows on the second Storage, but cant start the Bios/Uefi FN + F2 NOFn + f12 NONovo Button - ONLY shows:ENTER SETUP MENUENTER BOOT MENUENTER ONE KEY RECOVERYWhen i start the Setup Menu or boot Menü- it will igonre me, start windows, and - i get the Bluescreen.   What can i do? Wincris is maybe a solution? But i dont have a 32 Bit Windows PC, and it only works on an 32 Bit system.  Thank you 

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Hello.After Windows 10 came out, i noticed that my laptop working and booting not in UEFi mod.First i tried to go into OS settings (windows 10) and put there uefi setting on restart. Its booting without uefi at all.Tried to press f2,f1,f8,f7,f12, del keys - nothing.Tried to update bios from lenovo site - still nothing, i cant access uefi bios.Tried to install Windows 8, Windows 8.1 - cant boot into uefi of get uefi bios.What I'm doing wrong, direct me please? p.s. I'm using lenovo Z580.

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Sometime in the fall I started getting Windows 10 update errors trying to install 1607 (the anniversary update I believe). After trying different fixes I just ignored it for a while hoping windows would come up with a fix. 6 months later and I'd like to finally resolved this issue once and for all.

Windows Update Failure

I found I can use msinfo32 from the cmd shell to see my BIOS Mode which indicates I'm in UEFI
So I'm not entirely sure what the problem is. I did some funky things when I first built and installed Windows on this computer about a year ago. I have a 3TB Hard Drive and a 500GB SSD. And I found out I wasn't able to use all 3TB without using a GPT. Found some guide online followed the steps and fixed that issue.

I think there was an issue after that where the 3TB hard drive had the Boot part on it, and I followed some other guide to get my SSD to be the boot drive. But I think what I did then has put something in a weird state thats causing the update issue above.

Heres the Partitions
And heres using diskpart
Looking at other peoples partitions when using UEFI and GPT they have some partitions I don't have. Like MSR, System, Recovery etc... but mine just has the one single Primary partition. Recommended UEFI-Based Disk-Partition Configurations What I also find weird is that my boot partition is Disk 1 instead of Disk 0. If I unplug the HDD and boot the computer, then the SSD becomes Drive 0 but the update still fails.

Unfortunately I'm in that place... Read more

Answer:'Unsupported Disk Layout for UEFI Firmware' yet BIOS Mode set to UEFI

It looks to me that you don't have a UEFI install you have an MBR (legacy) install. In your BIOS what is listed as your primary boot device

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

Regard,
Thanks.

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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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Platform:Windows 10 ProGA-X79-UD5 rev 1.0E5-267040GB DDR3 Quad512 SSDGTX 1060Scenario: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 this1. Change PCI setting to Legacy in BIOS/UEFI2. 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.

Answer:Unable to access BIOS/UEFI - Empty UEFI Screen

OS might be holding BIOS hostage. I had an ASUS laptop that did this to me with Windows 8 when needing to get into the BIOS in order to disable UEFI and set to legacy for Windows 7 install. But anyways, maybe this will help you get into the BIOS for Windows 10. https://www.cocosenor.com/articles/windows-10/access-uefi-bios-in-windows-10.html

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Platform:Windows 10 ProGA-X79-UD5 rev 1.0E5-267040GB DDR3 Quad512 SSDGTX 1060Scenario: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 this1. Change PCI setting to Legacy in BIOS/UEFI2. 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.

Answer:Unable to access BIOS/UEFI - Empty UEFI Screen

OS might be holding BIOS hostage. I had an ASUS laptop that did this to me with Windows 8 when needing to get into the BIOS in order to disable UEFI and set to legacy for Windows 7 install. But anyways, maybe this will help you get into the BIOS for Windows 10. https://www.cocosenor.com/articles/windows-10/access-uefi-bios-in-windows-10.html

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hi...i need to find in eufi bios the option "select uefi file" for start the os of ubuntu but it didn tsomebody can helpme?

Answer:where s in uefi bios "select uefi file"? on aspire...

http://community.acer.com/t5/E-F-and-M-Series-Laptops/Acer-Aspire-ES-15-ES1-533-C3UW-Legacy-BIOS-Mis...

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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.

Answer: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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I can't find any article that explains the difference between the two BIOS designs. What I'm thinking is that Home UEFI BIOS's target are Notebook PCs designed for regular users, while the Business UEFI BIOS are for PCs designed for professionals/business people. 

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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.
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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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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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!!!

Answer: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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After installing Ubuntu in default mode I can't get to the uefi menu during booting before grub loading. Version of Ubuntu is 12.10. What can I do?

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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?

Answer: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.

Answer: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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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?

Answer: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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Just wondering how to get a custom login screen on ubuntu, hoping for something like mandrake linux, using a penguin.
 

Answer:Linux help! (Ubuntu)

I want to do this because penguins rock.
 

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Question: Linux (Ubuntu)

I am going to begin toying around with Ubuntu via ISO. Any comments about pros and cons relative to my potential exodus to Linux will be much appreciated. My biggest concern is whether I can still use Linksys for my wireless internet software while on Linux.

What AV's and other security software options do I have with Ubuntu? Behavior blockers? Sandboxie? Is any worth while security product supported by Ubuntu?
 

Answer:Linux (Ubuntu)

ZOU1 said:

I am going to begin toying around with Ubuntu via ISO. Any comments about pros and cons relative to my potential exodus to Linux will be much appreciated. My biggest concern is whether I can still use Linksys for my wireless internet software while on Linux.

What AV's and other security software options do I have with Ubuntu? Behavior blockers? Sandboxie? Is any worth while security product supported by Ubuntu?Click to expand...

I've Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a stand alone machine. Although it's not connected up to the internet, I was able to find out all the info I needed to do so on their very active and helpful Community forum.

I use this machine as a tester. I also install Ubuntu onto anyone's computer whose product key fails to pass muster with microsoft, and again, any problems with internet etc., I go to the Community forum.

I put my hands up and admit I haven't any protection on this computer, so I cannot offer any opinions on av's etc.
 

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Question: Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux installation on Acer Aspire Cloudbook 11 The Ubuntu system download is free. Because of the limited amount of disk storage, installation alopngside Microsoft Windows may not be practical. Installation requires these steps: Download ISO file from Ubuntu website.Create a ?startup disk? on a USB stick or SD card, 2GB+ (this small laptop has no CD-ROM drive) using Startup Disk Creator if you have an Ubuntu system already, or if not download appropriate software for your system from the internet.Turn on the Acer and call up the BIOS when the ?Acer ? Explore beyond limits? screen appears.Navigate using keys listed at the bottom.Use the right arrow to highlight the ?Boot? menu, then the down arrow to highllight ?USB HDD?. Then press F6 until this is the first item on the list, then press F10. The computer will turn off and on again. Press F2 again to return to the BIOS screen.Highlight the ?Main? menu, press enter, then change the touchpad type from ?Advanced? to ?Basic? and exit the BIOS.Insert the Startup USB disk (memory stick) and install Ubuntu.After installing, shut down the system.Having completely removed Windows, to boot after installation return to the BIOS screen, navigate to ?Security?, go to ?Select an UEFI file as trusted for executing?, and select shimx64.efi from the list that appears. Press F10. You should now have a system that is reliable, includes wordprocessing and other office software, inte... Read more

Answer:Ubuntu Linux

>>>You should now have a system that is reliable>>> Thank you for the tutorial. But what if the unexpected happens? How would you recommend recovering Windows to its factory-installed state. Jack E/NJ

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The ubuntu and linux os just like window xp, if not what is it?

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Question: Linux/Ubuntu

Hi all. Without burning a few dvd's I want to ask anyone if they know of which OS let's you put the desktop icons in the quick launch/taskbar ? Also changes the wallpaper on a start up? Have tried Linux Mint, Ubuntu 15.04 and some others. A while back I had Xubuntu 12.4 that was fine for me until I did all the updating. I also tried to use Cortina, Wally, can't remember the other guy. Couldn't get either one to work. Don't do too much on the computer- no playing games- just go to besthomepageever to catch up on the news, then off to your site to see if anyone has the kind of trouble I get fooling around with this computer. Thanks to all for your help. Frank
 

Answer:Linux/Ubuntu

Coffee Guy said:





Hi all. Without burning a few dvd's I want to ask anyone if they know of which OS let's you put the desktop icons in the quick launch/taskbar ? Also changes the wallpaper on a start up? Have tried Linux Mint, Ubuntu 15.04 and some others. A while back I had Xubuntu 12.4 that was fine for me until I did all the updating. I also tried to use Cortina, Wally, can't remember the other guy. Couldn't get either one to work. Don't do too much on the computer- no playing games- just go to besthomepageever to catch up on the news, then off to your site to see if anyone has the kind of trouble I get fooling around with this computer. Thanks to all for your help. FrankClick to expand...

Not sure exactly what you mean by quick launch/taskbar, as not every distro has one, but those that do have one will allow you to add icons of your choosing to the launcher/dock. But even distros that do NOT have one will allow you to add one of your choosing, such as Cairo Dock, AWN (Avant Window Navigator), Plank, etc...

If you're looking to pin icons to your desktop for easy access/quick launch (like WinXP or Win7), pretty much any distro will allow that with a right click and "pin to desktop" option, nearly identical to Windows functionality. I have been a hard-core full-time Linux user since 2009 and I have never heard of Cortina or Wally, so I can only conclude they were obscure and poorly supp... Read more

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Question: Linux Ubuntu

Hi after installing Linux Ubuntu I now want to delete it from the hard drive.I have goggled for advice but I think a new install using Samsung Recovery Restore and wipe the drive clean. I want to Continue with Ubuntu and I was thinking of buying a mini external HD.Can any one see a problem with this method?Reason for the uninstall I had a problem with Ubuntu and decided to reinstall using the same DVD. I now have 1&2 Ubuntu two different Desktops and its messed up the wireless connection ok when hard wired.I could ask on the Ubuntu site but I prefer PCA for advice.

Answer:Linux Ubuntu

When you install Ubuntu you can tell it to use the whole HD and reformat it.

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Question: linux ubuntu

Trying out ubuntu 9.10. After I download 159 updates with update manager and install them I keep getting told I'm using wrong user name and password. This has happened 3 times and I keep having to reinstall the system. Any ideas????

Answer:linux ubuntu

OK, this is how you reset a password in Ubuntu.click hereIf you can't understand it, or need further help, please come back and let me know.

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Question: Linux (Ubuntu)

Does anybody here use some form of Linux? I have always been interested in Linux. I have downloaded Ubuntu before and never really gave it a try. I don't know much about Linux and want to learn. I have downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and don't know where to begin. I'm reading all about the kernel, shell, file structure etc. (its like studying for A+ again ). I know security isn't as big as an issue and an antivirus wouldn't be as big of a deal, but does it have a firewall? I heard something about it having IP tables?
Does anyone know any good resources to get me started? Do you use Linux, why?
Why would anyone use Linux over Windows apart from it being more secure and free?
 

Answer:Linux (Ubuntu)

because;
Linux lightweight, does not need that much ram
I use ubuntu 11.10, in the old laptop with only 1.5 GB of ram. it does not lag at all, very responsive.
I've even tried it on a VM, with 512MB ram, not slow.

I use ubuntu, just for browsing (sometimes)
I dual-booted ubuntu with windows 7 (on the old laptop)

hopefully will be helpful for you.
resources for you (you can read it):
http://www.wikihow.com/Learn-to-Use-Linux
http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/3409/beginning-to-learn-unix-and-linux
http://www.pcworld.com/article/119360/free_agent_how_you_can_get_started_with_linux.html
 

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Question: Linux-Ubuntu 9.04

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]
 

Answer:Linux-Ubuntu 9.04

Is it wireless or wired?
 

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Question: Linux Ubuntu

Downloaded Ubuntu to my Laptop and am trying to make a bootable cd to load on my new desktop. brand new build and need to add OS to start using. I dont have a Microsft office disk so I am going this route. So how do I make a bootable disk and more so what file do i need to find as the boot image? I dont have a 1.44 floppy disk so that option is out.

Answer:Linux Ubuntu

You downloaded an .iso file, right?  You need to burn it to CD but it needs to be burned in a specific way that expands/extracts the image so you have usable files on your disc.  In other words, some popular burning programs such as Nero may not work.  I suggest ImgBurn for this.

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Question: Ubuntu Linux

Hell there,A lot of my freinds have Ubuntu Linux and i was thinking about getting it myself, just out of curiosity really. So heres my question, i already have vista installed, can i run both?Thanks!

Answer:Ubuntu Linux

click here

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Question: linux ubuntu to xp

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
 

Answer:linux ubuntu to xp

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Hello, Regarding the "current" vulnerability in the UEFI code shipped with the T440s' I'm trying to update the code. Alas, the update utility is only available for Windows, while I'm using Linux. The other option would be a boot CD, which is pretty useless on a machine sold without optical drive. I tried writing the CD to a thumb drive using dd, but the laptop wouldn't boot from it. Is there any offical AND usable way for me to install that update? Regard,Peter

Answer:T440s UEFI Update Linux

Hi,have you set parition on the thumb drive as active?Perhaps the cause of issue with unbootable thumb drive is BIOS update .ISO image uses CDfs.

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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.

Answer: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

Answer: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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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.

Answer: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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I'm gonna try giving linux a shot with a dual boot but I'm having trouble making the install disk. I dl'ed the version I want, now using "InfraRecorder" (which was recommended by the linux distributer) I'm trying to make the disk but it says burn the .ISO file but the file I dl'ed is in a winrar format?? Am I suppose to go through the compressed file and look for a certain ISO file?
 

Answer:Trying to install linux ubuntu

If you didn't install a program that handles .iso formats then winrar will associate itself with those files by default. If you do the right click properties thing of the icon even though it looks like a winrar file, there is a good chance it is actually an ISO which can be burned by the program of your choice.
 

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Tried to run ubuntu linux from the live cd as wanted to see if I could "find"a lost drive it halted part way through and am now unable to boot PC.Was running windoews XP,drives spin up but doesnt get to BIOS screen just emits a regular single beep.Reset CMOS but this made no difference.All advice welcome thanks in advance.

Answer:Has Ubuntu Linux offed my PC

yes it might have done have you got a recovery cd or windows xp cd try and boot from those to see if your pc will come up. not sure about the single beep you should check with the mother board manufacture about that. how old is the mother board.

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I have built a computer based on a Asus P4V800-X motherboard. I tried to install Ubuntu v5.10 but I get an error message saying,Disc error 20, AX = 4229 Drive EF Boot Failed. I do not have windows installed on the Brand new hard drive.Any help would be appreciated, Flop.

Answer:Linux Ubuntu v5.10 installing

you may have an error on your installation disc.did you download it direct from a mirror site or use a torrent?I would recommend you use a torrent client as this will check for file integrity automatically rather than run a md5 checksum.Also tends to give higher download speeds.suggest you download it again.

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I have just downloaded and saved ubuntu 7.10 and saved it to my computer. It is a 698mb iso file.I have a second computer which at this time has no os and I have just formatted the hd ready to accept linux, could somebody explain the rest of the procedure to get linux off my computer and into the new one please. If I burn this program to cd and set the bios to boot from cdrom will this program install like windows?Thank you

Answer:linux ubuntu install

You'll have to choose the "burn image" option in your burning software, don't just burn the file as data. Yes it should boot and install.

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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.

Answer: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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We are trying to set up email with my wife's new Asus EE which had TBird installed as the email software. If we choose POP as the connection then the incoming server address (tiscali)is rejected. If we choose IMAP then we can complete the wizard but "cannot find server" appears. I suspect it is a Linux thing that I do not know enough about. Anyone else got any thoughts please.

Answer:Thunderbird and Ubuntu Linux

Tried POP and got through wizard without error message until the end when I am told "cannot connect to server pop3.tiscali.co.uk" and "cannot find click here"

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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.

Answer:Linux ubuntu 14.4 is on the street

I like Debian (Gnome) myself but thanks for this

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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?
 

Answer: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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I thought I would try installing Ubuntu Linux on my older spare PC currently running XP. I've downloaded Linux from http://www.ubuntu.com/download & burnt the files to DVD, I can see the files on the DVD. Having loaded the disc & rebooted my old PC it just boots into XP. I've checked the boot sequence in BIOS & it's set to DVD then HDD & I can hear the DVD drive spin up when the PC starts. I've also installed a file from the DVD which is supposed to help if you have trouble getting the PC to boot from the DVD. There is no install file on the DVD to manually start the install.

I don't know what else to try, can anyone make a suggestion?
 

Answer:Ubuntu Linux not installing

Greetings nigh.

My next: 1. Try to boot another machine to that DVD - 2. Re-download / re-burn / reboot to the Ubuntu .iso. Good luck, let us know.
 

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Hey Guys,I'm presently a Toshiba user that's looking to go to change my Satellite P20 for a Lenovo IdeaPad Y710, and I would like to know, are their problems with Linux on the Y710? Can the video card, webcam, wireless network card, and sound card all work as well as they do in Vista in Linux?

Answer:Ubuntu Linux on Y710

Hi, man =)As far as known here, there were some successful Ubuntu installations on Y510. Also it is konwn at the moment that all drivers except videocard (ATI graphics) are the same for Y510 and Y710. So it seems to be OK to install Linux on Y710 - so far nobody reported about any problems with hardware on Linux. Oh, except inverted camera, but this one was solved somehow.HTHGL





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Just thought I'd post some of my impressions from a week or so of use of my new SL400.  I have moved from the vaunted T line (T-42 to be exact) to the much maligned SL line.  Honestly, so far I'm giving my vote to the SL-400, except for two things that feel a bit wonky, but I'm getting used to.  The first is the keyboard.  Feel is outstanding, but the relocation of the 6 key home/end/delete/insert/pgup/pgdn keys is a bad idea.  The modern up down layout that many regular keyboards have is bothersome enough, but to move page up page down to the cursor pad, when CTRL-Page up Alt-Page dn combos are common show a total lack of forethought.  Pressing CTRL-PgDn used to be thumb on right CTRL, middle finger on pgup/dn and go.  I'm getting used to the odd placement, but I don't have to like it. The second "quirk" is in no way Lenovo's fault because I'm running linux and some things are still a little bit wonky there, like the vol keys not working, suspend sometimes being a suspend of death etc... The things I DO like about this laptop are many.  The dual core 1.8GHz Core2Duo CPU is very very fast and responsive.  I can compile two mpeg video streams (niced of course) while doing other stuff, and the cpus are maxed out, and the internal temp is still max 53C or so, sometimes in the high 40s. It took a bit of fiddling to get working graphics and networking, but again, I'm using a nearly new chipset in both areas here. I'm... Read more

Answer:SL 400 First Impressions. (p.s. I run ubuntu linux)

I'm planning on running ubuntu on my sl300 if it ever gets here as well.  You got the graphics working, did you have to take any odd steps?  Try opengl/compiz yet? How's performance?   forum higher-ups take note and forward to lenovo: windows license is a waste on people like us who buy lenovos for their quality, i know your hands are tied by microsoft antitrust stuff.. but if you have to ship with an operating system, I'd pay $20 or something for freedos preinstalled instead of the windows tax, and you won't have to support it like a linux distribution.





Lenovo SL300 Ownerearning an MSECE at GATech, with undergrad in BME.

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how do i turn down fan noise on ubuntu ??
 

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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.
 

Answer: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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Hi,

I just built a new system with a QX9650 and Gigabyte X38 mobo. I have 2 drives in RAID 0 and a third drive that isn't in RAID. I am running Vista 64 bit currently. I put the OS and programs/games on the RAID drives and other misc data on the third drive. If I install a 4th hard drive, is it possible to put Ubuntu or some other linux distro on it and then easily boot into this OS whenver I want to? Can I then access files on the other drives, or are the filesystems incompatible? How would I control which OS I boot into?

Also, to install the RAID 0, the mobo had specific instructions on how to install with windows xp/vista (had to load a hard disk driver when installing). Do I need to load specific RAID drivers for linux?

Thanks alot!
 

Answer:Linux (Ubuntu) with Vista 64 bit

You can indeed put Linux on the fourth drive. It will definitely be able to see the third drive, getting it to see the RAID array might be a bit more difficult.
 

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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

Answer: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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Hello, i have one question. I want to install Ubuntu on my u400. Can I format disk, install ubuntu and work on it? but what if i wish to come back to Windows7? can i just press Recorvery button and install W7 as before? Will be there any problems with files format etc?

Answer:u400 + Linux UBUNTU

You should create a set of recovery discs before you install Ubuntu or alter any of the partition sizes because afterwards the one key recovery will not work; please refer to the top stickied thread in this board for more information.

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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.

Answer: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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Next LTS is coming out Apr 29
 

Answer: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...
 

Answer:LiVES on Linux (Ubuntu)

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

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http://news.softpedia.com/news/Red-Hat-Enterprise-Linux-6-6-Arrives-with-UEFI-Support-462104.shtml

Red Hat has announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 has been made available for all its users and it comes with a ton of updates that will provide

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 is an operating system aimed at users who deal with large, complex IT projects, especially enterprises that require an open hybrid cloud, so this is quite an important upgrade.

The RHEL releases stick to a precise schedule and each new versions is usually accompanied by big improvements to the system that go beyond package updates. This happens quite often and the changelogs are usually quite big.
What to expect from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6
"The kernel in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 has been enhanced to enable user space to respond to certain SCSI Unit Attention conditions received from SCSI devices via the udev event mechanism. Because SCSI Unit Attention conditions are only reported in response to a SCSI command, no conditions are reported if no commands are actively being sent to the SCSI device."

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 includes the Open vSwitch kernel module as an enabler for Red Hat's layered products. Open vSwitch is supported only in conjunction with products that contain the accompanying user-space utilities. Please note that without these required user-space utilities, Open vSwitch will not function and cannot be enabled for use,? reads the official annou... Read more

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Have two SSDs, one for W10 Insider and on other one I just reinstalled Linux Mint with UEFI and GPT partition(s).

While both were in "normal legacy BIOS" way, non-UEFI I was able to make it dual BOOT but now my favorite, EasyBCD can't make working BOOT menu but now:

I used Ext2 File System Driver for Windows download | SourceForge.net to mount EFI (Fat32) and GPT Linux partitions but choosing any of them doesn't let me BOOT Mint fro BOOT menu. It works fine when booted thru BIOS.

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Hello, I have a T420 4180-LVP, and recently I updated the bios to 1.43 (I think it was this update that caused my discomfort) and am no longer able to perform the boot for install (with dvd or usb, none of the right) windows 8 when I enable UEFI Only in bios. How do I install windows 8 secure boot on my thinkpad?

Answer:T420 4180-LVP bios 1.43 not boot to install windows 8 with bios options UEFI Only

Hi, carlosrrjr
 
In the BIOS, there should be a settiing for Secure Boot, and it is likely set to Enabled. If this is set to Disabled, and the Boot Order settings are set properly, then you should be able to boot from external devices like a DVD. Just make sure the Optical Drive appears before the Hard Drive in the boot menu. 
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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I am running Ubuntu 7.04 and have recently been getting winantivirus pro 2007 popups every so often. It is really annoying because I know how to handle it in Windows but don't know what to do about it in Ubuntu.

Could someone please help!

Thanks.
 

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I have a friends Seagate  Barracuda 7200.11 500GB. it was in his HP Pavilion Elite m9750a. Running Vista Home Premium. In the PC it would not boot past the initial splash screen. None of the "F" options were operational. I have removed the HDD and placed it in a "Dock". Still windows [XP this time] will not recognize the drive, neither will UBUNTU .... I booted UBUNTU from a CD. Does anyone have a suggestion for me? I do hear the discs inside spin... Can anyone have a guess at the cost of data retrieval? I have considered that changing the logic board may help... Any advice or assistance would be appreciated

Answer:HDD not found by Vista or by UBUNTU [linux]

Hi Changing the logic board will make the drive unrecoverable. it is likely the drive is stuck in Busy a very common problem with some Seagate 500gb drives. if this is one of them and your feel that you can do this procedure it may get the drive working again. If you do get the drive accessible then update the firmware as soon as possible. The instructions are here http://atola.com/products/insight/manual/seagate-7200.11.htmlthe firmware is here http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/207951enIf it is one of the effected drives you need to apply the fix exactly as described give yourself 30 to 45 seconds between each step have someone time it for you. Doing this yourself could cause data loss  Lisa

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Hi,I have just managed to get linux ubuntu working on my pc with wireless something which I have never been able to do for years.Anyway what i want to do is install beryl on it which is the cool effects thing. Sadly it comes in the compressed folder and complicated files. sadly I do not know what I have to do with them, and I would really like to install it.So is there anyone out there that would be so kind in telling me how i install it, now i do know alot about computers but if you could explain it as simple as possible and in steps that would be wonderful. My hat will go out to anyone who will be able to help me get this installedThanksBen

Answer:How do I install Beryl on Linux Ubuntu Help Please

Hello , Internetwizzkid , do a search on Google for " Installing Beryl on Ubuntu " and you'll get plenty of hits about various types of Ubuntu like Edgy Eft , Feisty Fawn , Dapper Drake and both ATI and NVidia cards as well , so your combination should be covered ... Ashley

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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.

Answer: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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I am going to try and install Ubuntu 6.10 on a spare machine (PC). I downloaded the .ISO file but don't know how to proceed in setting up a bootable CD. I don't think I will need to dual boot so will be Linux only PC. The PC is a PII 700 with 192MB RAM. It is very basic with just a CDROM and floppy. I don't know much about the Linux OS flavors but have Ubuntu in my hand so would like to use that. How do I make a bootable CD from/with the .ISO file
 

Answer:Making the move to Ubuntu Linux - help!

The .iso file is already bootable. Just burn it using the "burn image" feature of your favourite CD-burning program.
 

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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...

Answer: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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Hello,
I got some questions.
I'm currently using Linix Ubuntu.
I want to return to Windows 10, but that is no longer installed on my SSD.
When I boot with the install disk of W10, I can't install it on any partition on any of my disks (I got one SSD of 128GB, an one HD of 1000 GB).
I watched several video's on you tube about the softwares GPparted, VirtualBox, USB-creator and so on but I don't find to get back to W10.
I understand that I have to format a partition to NFTS for Windows.
See the inserted picture taking in Linux, for the current situation of my disk(and partitions).
Can any body tell me how to get back to as many low possible partitions and of course an installable partition for Windows 10 .
Many thanks to all !!!
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda 8:0 0 119,2G 0 disk
??sda1 8:1 0 119,2G 0 part /
sdb 8:16 0 931,5G 0 disk
??sdb1 8:17 0 512M 0 part
??sdb2 8:18 0 915,1G 0 part /media/marc/385A21255A20E0FC
??sdb3 8:19 0 15,9G 0 part
sr0 11:0 1 3,8G 0 rom /media/marc/ESD_ISO

Answer:New installation Windows 10 in Linux Ubuntu

If you use gparted to shrink the partition on your HDD, you can install windows to the unallocated space that is left. Windows will automatically format this space and create the partitions it needs.
For how to shrink partition with gparted see here - you don't need to create a new partition, when you run the windows 10 installation media the unallocated space will show up as an optional install location.

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I am trying to dual boot between Windows XP Home Edition and Ubuntu Linux version 6. Previously i had no problem as i was able to install linux without the Grub bootloader and use Norton's Boot Magic to change between the Operating Systems. I have now installed Linux 6 with the Grub boot loader but i cannot change the boot order so that it boots XP by default which is what i really need it to do. Any ideas? Thanks

Answer:Ubuntu LInux & XP Dual Boot

Check this out click here

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Hello ,I have hp probook 440 g3 , and i am running windows 10 , i hav found all the drivers easily and works great, now i want to change my os and install linux ubuntu , but i could not find the valid drivers for my product, can anyone guide me, either can i use linux ubuntu with full specs on my hp probook 440 g3 , if yes then where can i find the valid drivers for all the components .  Thanks.

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Anyone managed to get their wireless network card working in the Ubuntu distro of Linux? If so any tips as I'm having no luck with mine!

Answer:Wireless networking in Linux (Ubuntu)

Quote from a Linux forum:Every release of Ubuntu includes an updated kernel with more device support than the one before. Being a change addict I always update when new releases come out. IMHO, If you have hardware that's not directly supported by an older Ubuntu release, upgrade to the latest. WiFi support in particular continues to expand with each release.and.....The *.inf file is the one you need to install in ndiswrapper. Try downloading a fresh one from the manufacturer's website. SOmetimes that helps. The *.sys file needs to be available in the same directory as the *.inf file, but it's the *.inf file you install. ndiswrapper -i /path-to-/*.inf.....I'm a newbie and managed to get two different Broadcom cards working on 2 different laptops first time using (a) the latest release of PCLinuxOS and (b) the recommended drivers from the ndiswrapper web site. One was in fact a Dell driver.

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Hi,If i am running the live cd of linux ubuntu in VMWare, if i tell it to install it, will it install on my hard drive or will i be able to run the os on the virtual machine without using the cd rom.so if it was set to 8 gb will the install be on thatThanksBen

Answer:Linux Ubuntu install and virtual pc

It will install on the virtual machine as long as you are running the live cd there.

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i just install 10.04 server then citadel email server , all works okbut i m worry about security , i know a guy who told me every server should have a guest login $ then after i m in , i can have access to root . that way if someone can break in they wont have root access right away.also i would like a nice setting with iptables

Answer:how to protect a linux server ubuntu 10?

Sounds like you have a lot of reading to do!First, the guy you know is right. You should always restrict root logins and use sudo to provide root access. That's a good start.Here's a guide to securing Debian (the distro on which Ubuntu is based). It covers a lot, and won't always be 100% applicable to your distro, but it has a lot of background information that will be enormously helpful later.http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/s...Here is some info on IPtableshttp://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ip...

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hello i have just installed linux ubuntu on my computer and would like to know whether a firewall is necessary before i go online. If so which one would you recomend? much appreciated
 

Answer:is a firewall absolutely necessary for linux ubuntu?

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i recently switched from ubuntu to xp.problem is get as far as loading the install files and then reboot fully and start from scratch.need to know if i missed a step or didnt performe the right step.i managed to create a new partition but no luck fully installing it.if any suggestions i would apprecciate it .

Answer:switching from ubuntu to xp [from Linux Support]

Hi,

Welcome to TSF!!

This sounds like you are having problems installing Windows, I will move this to the windows vista forum as that is what you have listed as an OS. Hope you are able to get this figured out. I am sure the wonderful people in the window forum will be able to help you out.

Cheers!

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After months of widespread anticipation, the latest version of Canonical's popular Linux distribution--Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ?Precise Pangolin?--was released in its final form early Thursday morning.

?For PC users, Ubuntu 12.04 supports laptops, desktops, and netbooks with a unified look and feel based on an updated version of the desktop shell called 'Unity,' which introduces 'Head-Up Display' search capabilities,? wrote Ubuntu Release Manager Kate Stewart in the official announcement. ?Finding and installing software using the Ubuntu Software Center is now easier thanks to improvements in speed, search, and usability.?

As a Long Term Support (LTS) release, Ubuntu 12.04 will be supported for a full five years on both desktops and servers, making it a particularly attractive choice for business users.Click to expand...

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Answer:Ubuntu Linux 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' Is Here at Last

I'm upgrading as we speak, but I think a lot of others are as well, because the built-in updater is crawling...

I'm only averaging around 80kB/s on the download.

Might have been quicker to download the ISO. Even though I would be downloading more than I needed, at least then I could grab from multiple mirrors to speed things up.
 

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I installed Audacity in Ubuntu Linux 14.4.3, but it won't start no matter what I try. Apparently there was a menu that popped up the first time it's ran asking you something that may have been important, but I closed it thinking it wasn't important and now it refuses to start. I've tried repairing the installation by using the command sudo apt-get -f install audacity or sudo apt-get --fix-broken install audacity, but that didn't help. Then, I tried sudo apt-get remove audacity and then reinstalling it with sudo apt-get install audacity, but it didn't fix the problem and it still does the same thing when attempting to run it. Can anyone help resolve this problem.
 

Answer:Problem with Audacity in Ubuntu Linux

scharfshutze009 said:





I installed Audacity in Ubuntu Linux 14.4.3, but it won't start no matter what I try. Apparently there was a menu that popped up the first time it's ran asking you something that may have been important, but I closed it thinking it wasn't important and now it refuses to start. I've tried repairing the installation by using the command sudo apt-get -f install audacity or sudo apt-get --fix-broken install audacity, but that didn't help. Then, I tried sudo apt-get remove audacity and then reinstalling it with sudo apt-get install audacity, but it didn't fix the problem and it still does the same thing when attempting to run it. Can anyone help resolve this problem.Click to expand...

Try opening audacity from a regular user command prompt to see the error messages.
Open up a terminal and either just type in audacity or, if you can't find it, "updatedb" and then "locate audacity".
 

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hi,

As we know Mint Is based on Ubuntu but Ubuntu doesn't have some tools available in Mint and some of them are very useful and are "must-have"

so there the procedure:

open terminal, type:
Code:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ qiana main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mint.list'
then update by
Code:
sudo apt-get update
normally an error should happen at the end about the public key

so type :
Code:
sudo apt-get install linuxmint-keyring
a permission will be asked, say yes to the prompt

re-update by
Code:
sudo apt-get update

this time no more error should happen and you will have now access to every Mint tolls
that is it.
 

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I built this system in March 2009 and windoze vista 64 home premium.

This particular edition of vista was a nightmare from day one and I eventually found a work-a-round to get Ubuntu installed. NO Linux support from the MB manufacturer.

5 days after getting it to a dual boot system, vista stopped recognizing the mouse and keyboard.

So, I have a MOBO that doesn't like Ubuntu and is a nightmare to try to fond workarounds for.

Here is what I have to work with:

XFX nForce 750a SLI Motherboard - NVIDIA 750a SLI, Socket AM2/AM2+, ATX, Audio, Video, HDMI, DVI, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN. S/PDIF, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID

AMD Phenom 9500 Processor HD9500WCGDBOX - 2.20GHz, 4 x 512KB Cache, 1800MHz (3600 MT/s) FSB, Agena, Quad-Core, Retail, Socket AM2+, Processor with Fan

Kingston PC6400 800MHz 4GB DDR2 Desktop Memory - (2 x 2048MB), 240 Pin

OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB)

XFX GeForce 9600 GSO Fatal1ty Edition Video Card - 768MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, Dual Link DVI, SLI Ready

Seagate 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G

And the full sized ATX tower w/750 watt PS.

Which Motherboards would be the best to work with that HAS Linux SUPPORT?

Thanks for all the help over the years guys!

I truly do appreciate it!

Drew
 

Answer:Motherboard with Ubuntu/Linux support

Is there a specific component on that motherboard that you're having problems with? I can't imagine that the motherboard is not "compatible" with linux - in fact, I've found threads with people using Ubuntu with that mobo. I also find it odd that you'd have a Windows Vista issue with that mobo since most of the users I see online who use it are running Vista or 7 64-bit. Perhaps you have a faulty motherboard and it's not a problem with the model itself.
 

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