CloudReady w/out bios control ???

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  • Forrest Smith

    If your machine is already set to boot from USB, you may be able to boot a CloudReady USB without touching any BIOS settings. However, many devices need settings adjusted in the BIOS in order to boot CloudReady, so if you try booting from a known-working CloudReady USB and can't, it is safe to assume you need BIOS access.


     


    Why can't you access the BIOS on your Samsung?

  • kuzya

    Its long story. I had CR before on this laptop, but every time when my battery was dying , bios settings was resetting , and then one day It just went black screen with no response . The only thing I was able to do is install ubuntu , but some how I lost my access to bios. 

     

     

  • Forrest Smith

    Sounds like your BIOS itself may have an issue of some kind.  If the BIOS settings were resetting themselves that could be a sign that the CMOS is somehow broken.

    Sorry - if you're currently running Ubuntu and that's working, I think I'd recommend sticking to that unless you can seek help direct from Samsung - I'd hate for you to end up without any OS, and if your BIOS has a major issue you never know how things will proceed.

     

    When you try to boot from CloudReady without changing BIOS settings, what happens? 

  • kuzya

    Somehow I managed to boot from USB , but once it starts (the booting) my CAPS LOCK  starts to flush and everything freeze. The only way to get rid of it, is to kill battery. 

     

  • Forrest Smith

    hm.. Sounds like there's some secondary issue with CloudReady's compatibility on that device. If you can provide detailed hardware info that might offer some info.

    How far do you get in the CLoudReady startup before it freezes?

  • kuzya

    Its samsung 9 series laptop.I had CR before on it, the only problem was switching in the bios , but once I lost access to the bios. This is when i install ubuntu .Right now its just freeze in the begining, the very begining, usb flush starts to blink and bum. Done.

  • kuzya

    Its samsung 9 series laptop.I had CR before on it, the only problem was switching in the bios , but once I lost access to the bios. This is when i install ubuntu .Right now its just freeze in the begining, the very begining, usb flush starts to blink and bum. Done.

  • Forrest Smith

    Sounds like it could be a problem with the USB - have you confirmed that CloudReady USB still works properly on any other device? 

  • kuzya

    I tried  with 4 different usb stick and its same situation , I'm starting laptop, pressing on esq , opening menu to choose the loading destination , I'm choosin usb , it sends me to the ubuntu grub screen where it giving me option to load either ubuntu or "unknown linux" - I'm choosing second one , and its freeze. My power button is frozen too, so to turn it off I have to wait until battery will die.  

  • Forrest Smith

    Ok , so that tells me that even though you're choosing to boot from the USB, you're getting sent to the Ubuntu-grub screen. So your USB is not actually being recognized as bootable by the machine. 

     

    When you press esc and see the initial menu of possible boot destinations, what is the total list of options? If you want, a picture would be great.

  • kuzya

     

     

     

    Right after I'm choosing unknown linux my laptop going nuts. 

  • Forrest Smith

    If you go to that one-time boot menu in your first picture, can you press tab or the right-arrow key to move over to the "App menu" section? I would guess that you could use that menu to access the BIOS again and reset everything.

  • kuzya

    Its empty.

  • Forrest Smith

    OK - that seems like proof-positive that the BIOS on this device is somehow corrupt or broken. I think the most responsible thing to do is my prior suggestion to use it on Ubuntu, as it currently works, and not rock the boat. I just don't know what might happen if you continue to make changes, and you may have a hard time undoing any change if you can't access the BIOS.

    So even if there is a way work this out and get CloudReady booting, if the install doesn't work then you won't have BIOS access and that could leave you stranded.

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