January 30, 2013

Reports Emerge About Samsung Notebooks Bricking Through UEFI Linux Boots

4777335328_3cc363c419_m.jpgEver since Microsoft's Windows 8 OS arrived, many Linux users have been asking which distribution they can download and install that will just work out of the box on their new certified Windows 8 machines. That's been a difficult question to answer, thanks to the whole UEFI Secure Boot BIOS implementation found in Windows 8 machines, which prompted last year's post "Will Windows 8 Lock Linux Out of PCs?"

The Linux Foundation and others have been slow about delivering solutions to the problem, but some Linux distributions have appeared that provide a reliable workaround. Now, though, there are reports that Samsung machines--which are popular among Windows 8 users--can be completely bricked if you attempt to boot just a single time via UEFI into Linux... Read more at Ostatic

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