[Chugalug] UEFI & Linux

Ralph Edge rledge21 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 14:47:51 UTC 2013


Just got a new laptop a month ago, was able to disable all the UEFI crap
and get ubuntu installed, took me like an hour to get through it.

-Ralph

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 10:36 AM, wes <wes at the-wes.com> 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.
>
> -wes
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 4:02 AM, John Aldrich <mrmaxx at spamcop.net> wrote:
>
>> Anyone installed Linux on a UEFI BIOS system yet? Can you upgrade an
>> existing
>> system that doesn't have UEFI BIOS to a new motherboard that does?
>> Thinking
>> about upgrading my current dual-core system to something more powerful
>> (like I
>> *need* more power, but... :D) but I think pretty much everything is going
>> UEFI
>> and I really don't want to have to reinstall from scratch just to get
>> UEFI to
>> allow my system to boot!
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