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Old 12-10-2012, 04:57 AM   #1
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How to change boot options with Windows 8, to allow the optical drive to be first boot


Since the demise of Comet Stores in the UK, I purchased an HP Pavilion Desk top model p6-2375ea. As advertised, it had Windows 8 installed. Not a problem, I'll dual boot like my existing desk-top, an older HP Pavilion. However, there seems to be no way of changing the boot sequence to allow the optical drive to be 1st boot. Has anyone else had this problem, and is there an answer to it? When pressing various "F" keys, I can get some options, but none of them allow me the option of making the optical boot drive the first boot. HELP PLEASE!!
 
Old 12-10-2012, 05:12 AM   #2
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looks fairly straight forward looking at this... http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...ctID=c03443730 in the storage menu.
 
Old 12-14-2012, 03:01 AM   #3
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Bios with Windows 8

Thanks for your help. I have since found out that this model has the dreaded 'Secure Boot' so I'm stuffed. I was attracted to the price. I'll just simply have to flog it cheap and check before I buy again! Is this the end of Linux?
 
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Is this the end of Linux?
No. Check the link below which has a number of posts about 'secure boot' from the forums here at LQ which give information about it. It should be possible to disable it but I'm not really that familiar with the ways, read the post in the link:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...archid=5616981
 
Old 12-14-2012, 08:13 PM   #5
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Can you disable the secure boot in the BIOs in your computer? Also Ubuntu 12.10 64 BIT is signed to boot in secure boot enable mode.

Please keep us posted as we all are concerned about this potential problem.
 
  


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