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Can't access BIOS after Ubuntu install


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#1 Venek

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:05 PM

Hi,

 

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my second hard drive, leaving my primary C drive with Win7. After that, I was supposed to be able to go into BIOS and set up the boot order to dual-boot both OS's. As the subject line says, I can't get into BIOS for some reason.

 

Now, before anyone jumps to conclusions, yes, I pressed the correct button to get into BIOS at the POST screen (I built the computer and I overclock, that should tell you that I know my way around). For whatever reason, after installing Ubuntu, the thing won't recognize that I kept pressing the DEL button to enter BIOS. It'll just boot up straight into Win7. After seeing that I made a mistake in partitioning my 2nd drive for Ubuntu, I decided to delete everything on that drive and just start over again. Lo and behold, I can access BIOS again. Just weird.

 

I'm guessing there's something to do with my mobo and the Ubuntu bootloader that's not quite getting along, but I can't think of what or why. I mean, BIOS is completely isolated from either OS's and so's the POST, so why is this happening? Hopefully someone here has the answer and the fix?

 

Mobo is Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 (1.0)  BIOS version is F10 (I'd like to avoid flashing to a newer one, if I can).

 

Thanks!


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 07:15 PM

Some documentation about the bug and some type of workaround here:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/232683/ubuntu-install-removed-bios-option

 

After you confirm it is not your keyboard, I would try resetting the BIOS back to original default values. There should be a "clear CMOS" jumper on the board. Check your motherboard manual for how to do it.



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 07:42 PM

Yeah, it's not the keyboard, and the jumper on the motherboard would've been a last resort. As it is, however, it seems I've solved the problem by downloading their Boot Repair disc and now I can get into BIOS again. Time to start fooling around in Ubuntu and see what it's capable of. Thanks for responding.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 07:55 PM

,  that's good info ..... thanks for posting back






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