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Old August 8th, 2013, 09:33 PM   #718 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Dngrsone View Post
I'll have to check that out once I have a computer again...

Speaking of, I just ordered a new laptop, and will have the"opportunity" to install Mint 15 on an UEFI machine.

That also means I get to experience Windows 8 in all its magnificent glory.
If it's anything like the UEFI'd HP laptop I recently got, you'll need to know a few things ahead of time.

1.) ABSOLUTELY get the 64bit, UEFI-aware version of whatever Linux distro you want to install, if available. It massively cuts down on headaches.

2.) The UEFI "OS Boot Manager" has complete tunnel vision for windows 8. Grub will NOT show up unless you explicitly hit whatever key is for "select boot device" on startup (F9 on mine), and select your UEFI distro entry -- EVERY TIME!

3.) Some of them support Secure Boot out of the box, others don't, if your distro installs in UEFI mode and still won't boot after selecting it, it probably didn't support it. You'll have to turn it off in the BIOS.

Hope this helps
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