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LXer 10-13-2012 11:40 AM

LXer: Now You Can Boot Any Linux Distro On UEFI Secure Boot PCs
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Now The Linux Foundation has stepped in with a solution which will allow every (and not just one distro or only Linux distro) open source operating system to run on UEFI secure boot systems.


Davidicus 12-15-2012 02:09 AM

Secure boot
Well. I read the Muktware report, but it doesn't really help someone who is not familiar with this type of stuff. I'll stick with my older computer. If a simpler 'get-around' appears, I'll try it, but I've donated the new base unit that I couldn't install Linux on, to a good cause because of Secure Boot, and will simply use my ancient machine. I shall be following the progress of the 'get arounds' for secure boot, until something turns up that I can understand. I hate Windows, and may be forced to consider MAC as an alternative.

Well I just added this paragraph, after the computer I donated bounced back on me. They didn't like Windows 8 either! However, a few days after this, I just picked up on the 64 bit version of Ubuntu 12.10, and purchased a copy. Great, I thought secure boot beaten! Well, I have a problem. During the installation, while the DVD was running, there was a power cut. When power was restored, I ended up with a startup screen giving me the option, as is standard practice, of booting Windows 8, or Ubuntu. When I selected Ubuntu, after a short time, I got a lot of text on the screen, saying why it could not boot Windows! I need to clear this and start again, clearly the power cut scrambled the setup in some way.

Any ideas?

273 12-16-2012 06:47 AM

I thought that "secure boot" could be switched off in BIOS and Linux installed in the usual way?

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