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Old 11-25-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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Question not working on new laptop!


Hello, everyone!
I just got a new laptop (Asus VivoBook X202E) with Windows 8. For some reason, whenever I try to use Ubuntu, it has some sort of boot error in which windows cannot find a certain file which boots Ubuntu. I tried 3 times, and it still doesn't work.

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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It may be Windows Secure Boot doing its evil work, especially if the laptop was sold as "Windows certified."

You could check the BIOS to see whether there is a way to disable it.

There are numerous threads about Secure Boot on these forums. A search should fill you in.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 12:24 PM   #3
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This may be useful to see if you have secure boot and, if so, how to disable it
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?is...de=67#comments
 
Old 12-04-2012, 11:06 AM   #4
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Well, you see, the thing is, Windows 8 does not have BIOS.
It has this fast, but not so thorough boot system called UEFI.

So whenever I try to dual boot, I suspect it deletes the Ubuntu boot file so I cannot access it.
 
Old 12-04-2012, 11:27 AM   #5
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It is neither Windows Secure Boot, but UEFI Secure Boot, nor is it evil. It is also not Windows 8 that has an UEFI firmware instead of a BIOS, it is the hardware.
UEFI in itself will not prevent Linux from booting, especially not Ubuntu. It is probable that Secure Boot prevents ubuntu from booting, in that case just disable Secure Boot in your firmware and try it again.
 
Old 12-04-2012, 11:27 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by rsinghal View Post
Well, you see, the thing is, Windows 8 does not have BIOS. It has this fast, but not so thorough boot system called UEFI. So whenever I try to dual boot, I suspect it deletes the Ubuntu boot file so I cannot access it.
The system itself has the UEFI...not Windows 8. And UEFI *IS* the 'secure boot' that was mentioned:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified...face#Criticism

Just putting "uefi linux ubuntu" into Google pulls up lots:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting
 
Old 12-04-2012, 11:31 AM   #7
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And UEFI *IS* the 'secure boot' that was mentioned
Please do not spread wrong information. Secure Boot is only one part of the recent UEFI specification, not all about UEFI. My desktop has UEFI, but not Secure Boot, so the statement "UEFI is Secure Boot" is simply wrong.
 
Old 12-04-2012, 12:15 PM   #8
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Please do not spread wrong information. Secure Boot is only one part of the recent UEFI specification, not all about UEFI. My desktop has UEFI, but not Secure Boot, so the statement "UEFI is Secure Boot" is simply wrong.
You are indeed correct...my apologies. I mis-read that part of the description.
 
  


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