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Windows 7: Samsung Laptops Bricked by Booting Linux Using UEFI

01 Feb 2013   #11

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mjg59 | Secure Boot distribution support

“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.

If I buy a computer with Windows 8 and Secure Boot, will I still be able to install Linux? - Super User

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

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Here are more details on this issue, they have a fix released.
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01 Feb 2013   #13

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.1 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 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

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

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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 Samsung Laptops Bricked by Booting Linux Using UEFI

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