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

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Sun Apr 6 17:50:53 EDT 2014


If you're dual-booting.  If you're running straight Ubuntu, you can turn it
off.

Mind you, not all distros support UEFI/Secure boot yet.  Ubuntu was one of
the earlier adopters, but I can't speak for all the distros.  You'll have
to investigate.



On 6 April 2014 17:34, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:

> 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?
>>> --
>>> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
>>> 2bits.com, Inc.
>>> Fast Reliable Drupal
>>> Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
>>> Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
>>> Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
>>> For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple, and
>>> wrong." -- H.L. Mencken
>>>
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> kwlug-disc mailing list
>>> kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
>>> http://kwlug.org/mailman/listinfo/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org
>>>
>>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> kwlug-disc mailing list
>> kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
>> http://kwlug.org/mailman/listinfo/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
> 2bits.com, Inc.
> Fast Reliable Drupal
> Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
> Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
> Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
> For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple, and
> wrong." -- H.L. Mencken
>
> _______________________________________________
> kwlug-disc mailing list
> kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> http://kwlug.org/mailman/listinfo/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org
>
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://kwlug.org/pipermail/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org/attachments/20140406/6894506f/attachment.html>


More information about the kwlug-disc mailing list