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In the bios where I can select legacy and uefi to boot from there is a boot priority list. I can arrange this as I choose. When I was distro hopping I tried both Kubuntu and Ubuntu. Now for whatever reason their entries are still in the bios uefi boot priority list. I have tried deleting them but nothing I do works, they are just stuck there. How do I clean them out of that list???

Dell Inspiron 15 7000
Edited by Tadaen Sylvermane - 4/18/14 at 8:31pm
 
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Do a bios reset?
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Did the load defaults in the bios but didn't change anything. Are you talking about popping out the battery / cmos reset? If so is the laptop battery the only battery, I didn't see any other visible when I swapped in the ssd. Will unplugging the battery for say... 5 minutes clear it?
 
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Did the load defaults in the bios but didn't change anything. Are you talking about popping out the battery / cmos reset? If so is the laptop battery the only battery, I didn't see any other visible when I swapped in the ssd. Will unplugging the battery for say... 5 minutes clear it?

No.
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Had the same thing happen to me recently. Here's the fix that I used, worked like a charm.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/63610/how-do-i-remove-ubuntu-in-the-bios-boot-menu
    
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If what Flatliner linked to does not work, there's a 100MB FAT32 partition on the drive. That's where the EFI boot loaders are. It might have something to do with stuff happening on there and deleting some folders and files on that partition might fix it. I think the BIOS might also check on all drives for a FAT32 partition, not only the first drive.
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If what Flatliner linked to does not work, there's a 100MB FAT32 partition on the drive. That's where the EFI boot loaders are. It might have something to do with stuff happening on there and deleting some folders and files on that partition might fix it. I think the BIOS might also check on all drives for a FAT32 partition, not only the first drive.

When any computer boot it loads from the info from the boot drive only
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post #8 of 12
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When any computer boot it loads from the info from the boot drive only

Then my board's UEFI BIOS is strange. Its menu showed things from the FAT32 partition of the third drive of the PC.
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When any computer boot it loads from the info from the boot drive only

Then my board's UEFI BIOS is strange. Its menu showed things from the FAT32 partition of the third drive of the PC.

That's the way it should be. The bios detects all the boot devices connected to the motherboard and gives you the option of making any of then the boot device.
Note that it lists all the devices, not just the bootable ones. The device you select as the boot device has to be a bootable device!
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

That's the way it should be. The bios detects all the boot devices connected to the motherboard and gives you the option of making any of then the boot device.
Note that it lists all the devices, not just the bootable ones. The device you select as the boot device has to be a bootable device!

I think that's not how it works on my board. It shows all drives if I have Legacy boot enabled, without checking if the device can actually boot or not. If it's on UEFI-only, it will only show UEFI boot loaders it can find, and it seems it will show all from any drive. For my normal SSD, it will show "Windows Boot Manager" and "Ubuntu" for example.

If both UEFI and Legacy boot are enabled, it will show all UEFI boot loaders it can find and will show all drives (for Legacy). Something like an USB stick with the Windows 8 installation media will for example show up as two entries. There's one UEFI entry and one non-UEFI entry. The SSD will show up as three entries which are Windows, the Linux installation, and the drive itself (as Legacy).
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