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Windows 7: Samsung Laptops Bricked by Booting Linux Using UEFI


01 Feb 2013   #11

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“Microsoft's real aim is to kill the aftermarket in used computers that have Win 8 installed by not allowing you to install something other than Windows”
Microsoft could just have refused to sign UEFI bootloaders. They didn't. That doesn't really fit in with what you're claiming.

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First of all, Secure Boot is not something that Microsoft came up with. They're the first to widely implement it, but they didn't invent it. It's part of the UEFI specification, which is basically a newer replacement for the old BIOS that you're probably used to. UEFI is basically the software that talks between the OS and the hardware. UEFI standards are created by a group called the "UEFI Forum", which is made up of computing industry representatives including Microsoft, Apple, Intel, AMD, and a handful of computer manufacturers.
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01 Feb 2013   #12

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Here are more details on this issue, they have a fix released.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-cd...7?comments=all
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01 Feb 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

It seem to be a Samsung problem, not a kernel problem (it can be avoided by "Blacklisting" a particular Samsung driver).

My friend just built a desktop for his work.
It has an ASUS motherboard with UEFI.
He installed Ubuntu Server and it works fine.
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11 Feb 2013   #14

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Here is an update to this "situation"...
AnandTech - Samsung Laptop UEFI Bugs: Not Just for Linux
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11 Feb 2013   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

USING WINDOWS you can brick a Samsung Laptop.
Dont use UEFI , use bios mode.

Not just Linux: Windows can 'brick' Samsung laptops too | PCWorld
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