[Chugalug] UEFI & Linux

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Wed Mar 20 14:45:19 UTC 2013


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On 3/20/2013 10:36 AM, wes wrote:
> once you turn off UEFI (which you'll be doing either way), it
> behaves just the same as a legacy BIOS would.
> 
> the OS doesn't care which one you have once it actually begins
> booting. it's this beginning that is the challenge.
> 
> the method for turning off UEFI (or "secure boot") is dependent on
> the motherboard model. some won't even let you turn it off, meaning
> you will not be able to run linux on it, ever. google before you
> buy.

You can run those bootloaders signed by MS....

But yes, if you plan to run anything other than Windows on any new
MLB, you should determine if secure boot can be disabled, failing
that, if UEFI can be disabled.  If you can't do either, particularly
the first, I'd avoid that manufacturer like the plague, and send the
highest ranking email address I could locate and tell them why.

Regards,

dtb

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