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#1 bwrighttwo

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:35 PM

What would cause Ubuntu to be listed as an option when accessing boot order in bios?



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:42 PM

If you had a Ubuntu Boot Disk in your drive or a USB drive. I have not seen any BIoS that list Ubuntu as a BOOT option unless you have a BOOT Device with UBUNTU.



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:44 PM

If you installed Ubuntu on a computer with UEFI then it will show in the boot menu. See this explanation.

 

Edit: Also, this on if you want to remove it but I recommend you do not mess with the EFI partition.


Edited by JohnC_21, 13 September 2014 - 08:47 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:45 PM

Is this on a UEFI system?


Edited by NickAu1, 13 September 2014 - 08:45 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:47 PM

I only had a Mint 17 disk in machine. I have had problems with unexplained uSB devices for some time now. I am not sure why it showed in bios now.



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:49 PM

Is this on a UEFI system?

I have not intentionally made it UEFI.


I have used a "Parted Magic" disc live.



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:52 PM

Quite often Linux Mint will be described as Ubuntu by some things because it basically is a off spin of Ubuntu.

 

Ubuntu has a secureboot key for UEFI.

 

 

Read JohnC_21 post it explains everything.

 

 

Great post John.


Edited by NickAu1, 13 September 2014 - 08:59 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 09:00 PM

I have never seen it before. Oh well?



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 09:03 PM

I still am trying to wrap my head around UEFI. One of the best articles I found on it is here.



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 09:08 PM

If you installed Ubuntu on a computer with UEFI then it will show in the boot menu. See this explanation.

 

Edit: Also, this on if you want to remove it but I recommend you do not mess with the EFI partition.

Would a "Kaspersky rescue disk" work? Referring to removal using Ubuntu.



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 09:12 PM

I still am trying to wrap my head around UEFI. One of the best articles I found on it is here.

Alright,.....I just started reading this. Give me some time and I will respond. Thanks,..I think??? LOL



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 09:46 PM

 

I still am trying to wrap my head around UEFI. One of the best articles I found on it is here.

Alright,.....I just started reading this. Give me some time and I will respond. Thanks,..I think??? LOL

 

JohnC,     I just used the "efibootmgr -v" command as explained in the link. I used the (ctrl+alt+F2) to access shell. (looks like terminal). I was advised to use (apt-get install efibootmgr). When doing so,...I got some traceroute stuff and then when complete the command did nothing. Is there a way to copy the output of what happened after (apt-get install) command in the (ctrl+alt+F2) shell?



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 10:00 PM

My final 2 cents worth.

Do not worry about it, Even if you clear it, If you reinstall Buntu it will show up again.

 

If you mess this up you MAY mess up your BIOS,

 

I am not sure of this and would not risk it

 

It aint broke don't try and fix it it is my motto.


Edited by NickAu1, 13 September 2014 - 10:00 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 10:06 PM

My final 2 cents worth.

Do not worry about it, Even if you clear it, If you reinstall Buntu it will show up again.

 

If you mess this up you MAY mess up your BIOS,

 

I am not sure of this and would not risk it

 

It aint broke don't try and fix it it is my motto.

I really do not care what happens to these machines at this point. Is there a way to copy the output of what happened after (apt-get install) command in the (ctrl+alt+F2) shell?


Edited by bwrighttwo, 13 September 2014 - 10:08 PM.


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 07:58 AM

Did you use a Ubuntu live CD?  Did you use sudo with the command?






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