Booting Linux natively on a UEFI system

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  1. vasa1

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  2. Mrkvonic

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    I have an uefi-supported board (asus, p67) at home and it's no science at all.
    Kubuntu 11.04 boots like a champ without any special configurations.

    BUT ... I might create an efi/uefi tutorial akin to grub for the frightened.

    Mrk
     
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    I knew it was possible, but wow that's cryptic-looking.
     
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    Will wait for that.
     
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    With UEFI would it be possible for the individual to sign the linux boot loader them selves?

    I use LUKS and think it would be a great advantage if I could use Secure Boot to prevent any Evil Maid or such attacks. Normally I put /boot and the MBR on a flash drive but I forgot this time.

    NOTE: I role my own custom Gentoo Kernel if that helps in anyway.
     
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    All is hunky dory is it not ? :)

    Why do Linux fanatics want to make Windows 8 less secure?



    Linux won't be locked out of Windows 8 PCs, but FUD continues



     
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    My problem is this: I have a PC with an Asus UEFI thingy and Win7. What I want is information about how to dual-boot on such a beast. I've haven't come across an authoritative, no-brainer FAQ since the little I've read seems to suggest that dual-booting is not going to be as easy as falling off my chair ;)

    Win8 won't come into the picture.
     
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    Am waiting for Zarathustra (post #2) to speak and clarify. :)
     
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    Nietzsche wouldn't be chasing distros all over the place ;)
     
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    In what sense?
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    Well, firstly No Pressure re. your muted 'grub akin tutorial'. It's just that we would
    like to know in advance what to expect, for instance when buying a new laptop
    pre-loaded with the ubiquitous Windows 8, where we want to dual boot or wipe 8 and
    replace with one or more Linux distros.
    On the other hand my post #12 seems to indicate that everything is
    'oojah-cum-spiff' (P.G. Wodehouse coined that phrase).

    :)
     
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    No pressure indeed, I have it listed down ... will take some time until I spin something useful. I hope you can trust my word when I say that there's uefi on my gaming rig with win7 and kubuntu and no issueswhatsoever. Now, whether you should buy something preinstalled? Probably not. But you will not be having any troubles.

    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
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    My ASUS 1015B EeePC is with UEFI BIOS, I have wiped out the entire drive and have been running Ubuntu since 11.04 with no issues.
     
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