[kwlug-disc] Linux on Windows 8 laptops with UEFI

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun Apr 6 03:55:48 EDT 2014


Very good to know! Thank you.

In my case, I couldn't even boot a CD with secureboot turned on, so 
sounds like I was just beat.

Another wrinkle is 32/64-bit.

On 14-04-05 08:05 PM, CrankyOldBugger wrote:
> I have done both dual boot Ubuntu and Win8 on my laptop, now I run just
> Ubuntu 13.10.
>
> I found that if you install Ubuntu (by itself or in a dual boot) on a UEFI
> machine, then the state of the UEFI/Secure boot at the time of install must
> be the same when you're running Ubuntu.  In other words, Ubuntu will work
> regardless of UEFI/Secure boot, but when you install Ubuntu it looks at
> whether or not UEFI is on or off and installs the necessary pieces
> accordingly.  So if you do the install with UEFI off, you can't turn it on
> later, or vice versa.
>
>
>
>
> On 5 April 2014 15:36, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
>
>> So, it has been many years since I got a new laptop.
>>
>> Nowadays, there is UEFI and secure boot, and all that on Windows 8 laptops.
>>
>> Would secure boot and UEFI be problematic if one wants to get a new laptop
>> and make it dual boot?
>> Would they prevent Linux from being installed and/or co-exist with Windows?
>>
>> Any experience with newer hardware with Linux?
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