Ubuntu Acer Aspire 5250-BZ873 Installation/Use Issues

Had amd64 Ubuntu installed (dual core AMD C-50, assumed it was 64-bit), system locks up randomly. Created a i386 boot usb stick using the disk creator on a Toshiba Satellite running 11.04, try to go back to Acer to boot off of it. Get to boot load screen, select language, select install ubuntu, goes ...

Ubuntu find laptop bios password in linux

I have just had to replace the motherboard of an Acer aspire 3690 laptop with a 2nd hand motherboard that I bought on ebay. Both my Windows and Ubuntu installs are showing problems, come to think of it, Windows is trashed but Ubuntu seems to be working very slowly but OK.I was looking to boot from m ...

HP ZE4000 Bios Password

I have a defective motherboard from this unit (Water spilled in it) that I need to pull the Bios Password chip from so I can put it on a good motherboard I have that is password protected. Do any of you know which chip it is? I find no less than 3 eeproms on the board, and don't want to experiment a ...

Can i get information if the bios-password is set or not?

I want set a bios-password to all clients. Is it possible for the director-agent to tell me at witch machine the bios-password is set? ...

bios password

i bought a toshiba equim laptop and i have forgoten the bios password and need some help on how i can break the bios password. am really in a mess and need help desperately.is there any software that i can use or a way of breaking the bios password of toshiba equim. ...

Forgotten BIOS Password.

guyz..i knew it is a little bit inappropriate to post this question here..but i really had no idea on this problem..wish u guyz here can help me...i had a com ...which is dual boot window xp and suse linux 10.1 ...erm...beside removing the CMOS battery...isnthere any solutions if i want to remove th ...

removel bios password

how i can remove bios password........... ...

Armada E500 bios password reset

I have the machine mentioned above. It has a power on BIOS password enabled. I have removed the keyboard and unplugged the RTC battery (Real Time Clock). This had no effect. The question is... Does this machine have a CMOS battery? And if so, where is it? And if I can get to it, and unplug it, will ...

Dell Latitude BIOS password reset needed

I recently bought a Dell Latitude at a flea market. They didn't know the BIOS password, and I assumed I could pull the battery and reset it. Wrong. I noticed that several people have come to this forum and received help. If there is any way you can help me, I would deeply appreciate it. The system n ...

unlocking IBM thinkpad bios password

Plz help got this IBM p3 Thinkpad 600X that wont boot without bios password. av tried removing the cmos but no succeess. tried shorting the parallel port but wont work. Plz help ...

Toshiba wants bios password

Ok My problem, My 3yr old X205 Toshiba with Phonix bios is asking for a bios password.My account is admin & never has had a bios password set. Press on switch,bios splash screen comes up then goes to password request.This is not a windows pass request but a bios pass request. any ideas are much ...

About reading Bios password??

I want to read and display bios password.I am using phonix award bios v6.00pgversion ATi -42302e31 bios Date 04/20/06. operating system-- Xpi can not find actual address where bios password stored in bios chip.if password is set retrieve it and display. Plz tell me is 1d and 1c is correct for this a ...

Check Bios password Set or Not???

I want to create program to show that bios password is set or notmeans Bios password is Enable or Not...How to check this setting through c or c++ programing........not by manual settingIs it any registry or log or inf file that shows Bios password is enablePlz give me link or sample code ...how to ...

linpus bios password

I've just bought a netbook running linpus lite and thought it would be a good idea to setup a bios password.I entered the password, confirmed it and rebooted. It now won't let me login.Searching around I've found out that it only allows 8 characters for the password and I've entered 9.Any help with ...

Ubuntu Any software to reset BIOS password.

is there any LINUX software in order to remove the Bios password? ...

Ubuntu Is it possible to reset a BIOS password besides opening the Pc case?

Is it possible to reset a BIOS password besides opening the Pc case and removing the CMOS battery / jumper? Could a cd (for example Hirens cd) be used instead? ...

Ubuntu how to get pass the bios password.

i have with me an old computer i been asked to install ubuntu in but there is no way of doing anything before i get pass a bios password. which they have forgot. also there is something strange about the keyboard not responding to input at all and it cant just boot from cd. it is correct to assume t ...

Ubuntu hp dc5700 Small Form Factor pc reset bios password

Does anyone have any tools for hp dc5700 Small Form Factor pc reset bios password? I would like to reset the password without having to take the computer apart. I tried these tools. http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwdhttp://rapidshare.com/#!download|80tl2|68277812|unlock6.zip|122Here are the spec ...

Ubuntu D620 suspend to ram, bios password

This took me quite a while to figure out. I hope other people can benefit from my tinkering.What was the issue? Suspend to ram on my Dell D620 was not working. Actually I cannot remember it ever working on whatever Ubuntu version I used. FYI right now I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS.It turned out that ...

Ubuntu Reset bios password - pic

I am trying to remove the bios password from my computer, not too sure what I need to be doing, I assume i need to connect to jumpers together. I have attached a pic of my MOBO, any help is appreciated. ...

Ubuntu bios password woes

Greetings Ubuntu users.Thanks for reading and considering my question. I have a new Acer laptop (5720) and use GRUB to triple boot Ubuntu, XP and Vista. The bio fingerprint reader worked OK for a couple weeks, but a few nights ago said the fingerprint didn't match and asked for a password. The passw ...

Ubuntu Lost BIOS password

My Gazelle laptop (based on Compal FT01 body) was stolen from my house about 4 months ago, and I finally got it back from the police yesterday. when I turned it on, I was asked for a BIOS password. The guys who stole it were not the brightest lights on the tree (which thankfully ended up getting the ...

BIOS Password

HiUnfortunately I forgot my BIOS password. How to retrieve it ? Is there any command I can use ? ...

Ubuntu Dell Inspiron 2500 BIOS password

I have made this question easy for you all. First, there is the long version (including a back story), and then there is the short version (including only the important details). I hope that someone can help me!LONG VERSION:I recently bought a used laptop from a second-hand store. I brought it home ...

Ubuntu BIOS Password for Packard Bell 2100

I am trying to tweak a few things on a friend's ancient computer. It is a Packard Bell 2100. The PC's bios has an admin password which without, you can only view the bios. You must be admin to make any changes. The friend does not know what a bios is much less the password. I googled and read that ...

BIOS Password

I have a Dell Optiplex GL300. There is a password on the BIOS. How do I reset the password? ...

Cannot get past proprietary BIOS password?

[SIZE=4]Hi.... I just got a screamin deal from a roomate of mine. $10 for Pentium III, with 128 mb ram, 10Gig HDD and the rest I added to it.On the initial boot up I get a request for a password. This seems to be a password request which is setup in the BIOS becuase it comes up right after the basic ...

IBM T22 Bios Password

I have a laptop IBM T22 and I forgot the bios and the hdd passwordcan I break it ? ...

bios password unknown

I get blue box after starting up my laptop sony pcg-v505 bx---the sony icon shows then it skips to a black screen w/ a blue box asking for a password.........after putting the wrong password in 4 x's it says disabled.....if I restart and press f2 the screen goes to phoenix bios set up--- and again a ...

bios password on compaq presario 2500

Is there a jumper to reset the is password on the laptop? i hit the enter button as the new password but it wont let me use the enter button as the password.. its a startup password so i cant even access the computer.. I took out thecmos battery over night but that didnt do anything.. is there a bio ...

circuit city bios password

I bought an open box Hp computer from circuit city before they went bankrupt, and I didn't know that the bios had been password protected. Now I need to access it, does anyone know if they used a standard password for all of their stuff, and what it might be? ...

bios password unknown + removal of cmos unsuccesful urgent help needed

i have a hp compaq nc6000 running on xp pro. keep coming up with error message c000021a fatal system error so cant access windows. trying to access bios to boot from disc but coming up with admin password. tried removal of cmos battery cable but still asking for admin password. is there anyway to by ...

no help from dell on bios password

I got a laptop (dell latitude CPi) used a while ago. the power supply was broken, dell happily sold me another for $80. After the normal post a beige screen appears before windows loads asking for a user or administrator password. three wrong tries and the computer shuts off. also shuts of if some o ...

BIOS Password

I bought a second hand computer to install Linux for the first time and now that I downloaded the .iso images and burned them and got ready for the all the goodness of my first linux install, I find out that the BIOS is locked by a password. Does anyone know of any way to bypass this that doesn't in ...

Ubuntu acer aspire 5536G : acerfand and bios

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 on an acer aspire 5536g.There is no means of controlling the fan which runs constantly and loudly. There is a fix for the aspire one with the acerfand script which is described here :https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOne/110L?action=show&redirect=AspireOne110L#Fan ...

Ubuntu BIOS password prompt while restarting (cold/warm reboot)

I would make it clear at the beginning - I don't want to disable or recover BIOS my password.My laptop is HP 6720S.The problem is as follows:When I boot my laptop - BIOS prompts for the password - That's fine.When I reboot Windows (XP) OS, BIOS never shows an `enter password` prompt - That's fine as ...

Ubuntu BIOS Password

Ok, so if I set a password in the BIOS, can I go back in and remove the password or do I have to clear the CMOS to do this ? ...

Ubuntu bios password

I'm trying to load ubuntu live from the cd but I have to change the order of which my system boots. I have winXP and it is currently setup to boot off the hard drive. I went into setup mode of bios but it asked me for a password. I guess the maker of my computer put one in. I have no idea what the p ...

Ubuntu Toshiba BIOS password insanity

I am at the end of my rope. This morning a was fooling around with my BIOS setup, and just for fun I decide to increase my security by using a wicked password. It includes numbers, upper and lower-case letters, and exactly ONE apostrophe. So I reboot, get a password prompt, and my password doesn't w ...

Ubuntu BIOS password

I suspect this would be considered cracking - heck I'd even think so if I saw the post. Perhaps instead of discussing this in the forum someone could PM me and maybe include links.The situation: I just purchased 2 old Dell inspiron laptops online. The lady said she bought them at a bank sale and did ...

boot from sdhc card on acer aspire one with no bios option

I am trying for 10 days now to boot my acer aspire one from sdhc card because the ssd is to slow for my taste.I managed to to add the modulesmmc_coremmc_blocksdhcisdhci-pcito my intrd.img and copied it in the boot partition on the ssd along with the kernel and aded a line to search for the uuid of t ...

Ubuntu Bios Password

I recently stumbled upon a cheap secondhand PC, however when i came to install Linux i realised the Bois has been passworded and not knowing anyway to find it out i was wondering what my options where in finding it out. ...

URGENT: My computer ask for CURRENT Password after update BIOS

Motherboard: Intel MotherBoard D865GBFOS: Window XPI have been using my computer for over two years. However after I installed the "Express BIOS Update P24" today. The computer restart and then ask for:Enter the CURRENT Password:I tried the Administrator Passsword. However it's not correct ...

Ubuntu Acer BIOS advanced tab password

I have an Acer laptop with a Phoneix 4.0 release 6.1 BIOS.The problem I have is that I cannot access the advanced tab of the BIOS. It say's "please contact your supervisor to change these settings". I can enter the BIOS as usual otherwise.Heres a snippet of the original email I sent Acer:A ...

Notebook BIOS needs resetting

The company has recently found one of their old notebooks that seems to have been lost for quite some time in one of our vehicles. This is all good and dandy, except nobody can remember the bios password for it. The model is an ACER Travelmate 514t and I cannot find any backdoor passwords for it at ...

Noticed a but with Toshiba User password

(Sorry thread title should read BUG not BUT lol )Hi all, I am not sure if this is the right forum for this (so please move if not) but I was tinkering with a Toshiba notebook earlier that has a power up (user) password. Without this password it is not possible to gain access to the OS on the machine ...

HDD Password pops up on boot

My name is Daniel Aklipi and this is my first post on this website, and I hope that I'm doing it right.I have a Gateway MT3705 laptop and until recently it was working fine. My 6 year old son somehow set a password on the BIOS. It took me the whole day to open up my laptop, find the BIOS battery, re ...

Dell cpi w/ cpx processor, does it need new BIOS?

all, I have a dell CPX/CPI laptop that i built from two laptops that my school's tech dept. gave to me, the CPX had a BIOS password set, so i took it's processor and RAM and put them in the CPI, which was built with a PII processor, and the CPX processor i put in it was a PIII, 500MHZ. the motherboa ...

Sony Vaio bios problem

I have a Sony Vaio PCG-7f1L laptop, and I cannot get it to start. I am prompted with a BIOS password and I never set a BIOS password. I was wondering if any one knows how to get passed that. ...

blue screen and password

please can someone help,ive just got my laptop back(which is a Toshiba satellite L300D) off my brother who was using it while ive been on holiday, now when i turn it on its asking me for a current password...im assuming this is the bios password..he swears down blind he hasn,t done anything to it,,i ...