Gigabyte UEFI Dual BIOS USB Boot
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 23, 2014
I have a new Windows 7 computer with a Gigabyte UEFI Dual BIOS. Windows 8 Mode Select in the BIOS specifies "Other OS". With no USB bootable devices attached, the BIOS only shows the DVD drive and Windows Hard Disk as bootable devices. No USB drive can be added.
If I plug in a Linux Flash Drive and reboot the BIOS, that specific drive will now show and can be added to the boot order. Actually, two versions are available with the second one being a UEFI version of the Flash Drive. I can then boot Linux on the Flash Drive.
Here is the problem. Once I remove the Flash Drive, the USB entry in the boot order disappears. It looks as though I would have to go into the BIOS each time I want to boot a different Linux USB device. My older WinXP computer worked differently and I could insert any Linux Flash drive and it would be recognized and boot.
Does anyone know if the Gigabyte UEFI Dual BIOS can be configured to work differently and automatically boot any USB devic
USB Stick boot issues with UEFI or BIOS
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 19, 2015
I have tried installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 and 14.10
Radeon R9 270x
The system just doesn't book.. if I try in legacy mode I get a black screen with this repeating..
gfxboot.c32: Not a COM32R image
and in UEFI mode I can only stare at the pinks loading screen with some occasional hard drive access.
Between tries I also trie with another distribution (Fedora 21) and that works immidiately instead :s
UEFI + Dual boot (Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 2, 2013
Hi there, I'm trying to install ubuntu in dual boot with windows 7 on a Lenovo Ideapad Z500. This notebook use UEFI BIOS, but can be settled as legacy support.
I tried different configuration:
1- Bios Set-up: Legacy support, I can install windows 7 ultimate, but when I try to install ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04 I can't put it alongside to windows 7. if I choose other possibility, the program doesn't recognise the NTFS partition and so windows installation. I can only make a new installation of ubuntu deleting windows 7.
2- Bios Set-up: UEFI, I can install ubuntu but not windows 7 that stop during the first step.
The notebook has only one hard drive (1TB), The original O.S. is windows 8. In the Bios boot choice windows there is note that suggest to use UEFI only for windows 8 and for other O.S. Legacy support.
What can I do?
Ubuntu 12.04 Windows 8 UEFI dual boot problem
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 21, 2013
Hello ubuntu forums,
First of all: I am a beginner, so bear with me.
Now here is the story:
I wanted to dual boot a Windows 8 64 bit version with Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64 bit version,
preferrably using the windows boot manager with help of EasyBCD.
Windows was preinstalled, not Ubuntu.
And here is what I tried:
Create two partitions in the windows storage manager, 1 for Ubuntu and 1 for swapBoot from Ubuntu CD, installing Ubuntu in the according partitionComplete installation and reboot.
This is the part where the problems started.
At first Ubuntu would not boot, after I made an entry for it with EasyBCD with an error saying:
NST/AutoNeoGrub0.mbr not found
Then I tried to fix it myself, which went terribly wrong by resetting the BCD configuration via EasyBCD.
It led to Windows 8 not being able to boot, while Ubuntu was able to boot now from GRUB if I remember correctly.
So I went into Ubuntu and installed all updates including one proprietary recommended AMD driver.
Ubuntu 13.04 Grub Prevents BIOS setup and USB boot
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 5, 2013
I have been recentlty adventuring myself with the installation of Ubuntu in an HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14.
I had successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 in it (creating a UEFI partition with 200MB in the start of the first non-ssd device, which seemed to be required).
After that, I had tried replacing Ubuntu 12.04 with 13.04, however I forgot to "re-create" (or configure) the UEFI partition, for that installation.
As a result, any time I boot the ultrabook I get a grub command-line, which prevents me from booting pendrive Ubuntu images in order to restore the UEFI partition.
The grub command-line also shows up as I try to get into the BIOS setup screen.
I read in some places that the UEFI partition replaces the BIOS firmware, and that grub is installed in there. Then this gives me these issues.
As I try to manually load a kernel image from the grub command-line (installed in the SSD device - from the previous installation or a USB device),
grub freezes and hangs
problems with uefi dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu 13.04
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 13, 2013
I can usually work out these problems through reading forums but I am completely stuck. I have installed ubuntu 13.04 along side windows 8 with uefi using legacy mode during the install (only way to get the live cd to boot). I originally created a partition using windows to install ubuntu on. During the install, the ubuntu installer did not recognize another operating system (windows 8) so I used the "something else" option and installed into the free partition that I had previously created. When the install finished, I could boot into ubuntu using only legacy mode and could boot into windows with uefi enabled. There was no grub which is understandable since the installer didn't see a need for grub. I then booted into ubuntu and ran boot-repair thinking it would install a grub and everything would be fine. Since then I have been able to load windoze from the grub but ubuntu will not boot (it hangs on a purple screen). Trying to boot ubuntu in recovery mode shows that it hangs
Booting linux from USB when BIOS cannot boot from USB
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 8, 2006
Moved to general linux questions (doesn't belong here, just put it here by accident)
Win8 wont boot or recover/ wont allow cd or usb boot of Linux/ can not reach bios
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 2, 2013
Aloha & Happy New Year
The problematic computer is other than the one I will use to communicate here.
Samsung laptop. Win8 (was soon to be dual boot).
The Win8 bacame locked up. (It started going through loops of disc repair screens, all which failed to complete..) Since it was a new machine, it was no big deal to just wipe the drive and go linux.
So I popped Gparted cd in and noticed that it wont boot from cd tray. Then gparted on usb- same thing, no workey.
Finally I got into bios (millions of ESC presses), to check on the boot order, so that I could boot up from cd or usb.
Well wouldnt you know, there is only 1 (one) boot option.
Boot Option #1..............Windows Boot Manager enabled
The OS on the HDD wont boot,
The OS's on the USB and CD wont boot due to the fact that the bios doesnt have them as boot options.
So how can I get to reformat the hdd and install the Linux distro?
UEFI dual boot trouble: Win7x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 14, 2012
I'm trying to create a dual boot system. I bought new hardware with Win7 64bit (a UEFI capable BIOS but with a System Reserved boot partition) pre-installed. I repartitioned my drive (with gparted) and did a fresh install of Ubuntu desktop 12.04 amd64 LTS with the live CD.
During installation I selected to install Grub into the MBR of sda (the alternative options sda1-sda9 made no sense to me). Now my computer still boots straigt into Windows. I've been reading up on UEFI-GTP for a day, but things are getting more fuzzy than clear. I'm new to UEFI and GPT, is there a simple and safe solution to make this dual boot work?
I attached bootinfo-script results (ignore thumbdrive sdd) and grub entries from the install syslog file to this question. Any help would be much appreciated.
Here's a quick overview of sda:
Model: ATA WDC WD10EADX-22T (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
USB boot, older BIOS (USBZIP option only)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 24, 2010
This is my second post (I think), though I've been an Ubuntu convert since January. My question is not about Ubuntu per se, but thought I'd get an answer from one of you more readily than on another forum.
My machine was built for me 6 years ago, so the hardware, BIOS, etc. is at least that old. I'm preparing to build my own system, but for now all I can afford is a few upgrades, one of which is a new hdd. I want to clone the old one using Clonezilla live, preferably from a flash drive. My BIOS doesn't support booting from USB, just USB-ZIP and USB-FDD, but I found this article that explains how to fake a USB-ZIP drive.
Problem is: still doesn't work. When I get to the last step
I get an error stating that sdb4 isn't recognized as a device. Running
shows that the system is still seeing this partition as sdb1. Disk Utility, GParted, etc. see it correctly.
System board: AOpen MX4B
BIOS: Phoenix Award v. 6.00PG
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