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

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Apr 9 18:51:07 EDT 2014


Interesting.

So you had to turn of SecureBoot to boot the DVD? Or just changed the 
boot order?

If turn off of SecureBoot, did turning it on post-install still let it boot?

Evidently, note to selves, don't nuke the /boot/efi partition? (In which 
Ubuntu is probably putting keys for the UEFI / SecureBoot to find at 
startup? [Or turn off SecureBoot and live with it that way if you don't 
want the extra partition?]


On 14-04-09 03:51 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> A followup on this thread.
>
> I had to replace a PC that is running Linux exclusively, with a new one.
>
> The new one had UEFI and Windows 8.
>
> For this PC, I don't need Windows at all, so I just inserted the Ubuntu
> Server 12.04.4 LTS DVD and did a normal install from it, changed the UEFI
> to boot from the DVD, and all went smoothly. Nothing special at all.
>
> The only difference from old BIOS PCs is that there is a partition that is
> mounted at /boot/efi and contains a directory named EFI with a directory
> named ubuntu under that.
>
> So, as mentioned in this thread before, nothing much if you have Linux on
> its own.
>
>
>
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