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

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Sun Apr 6 17:34:39 EDT 2014


So, to extrapolate from there ...

Windows will require secureboot, and Linux is OK with either secureboot off
or on. So, it is best to keep secureboot on and install Linux.

Am I understanding what you said correctly?


On Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 8:05 PM, CrankyOldBugger
<crankyoldbugger at gmail.com>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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