Ubuntu on a Toshiba Satellite

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Mon Oct 14 16:56:48 UTC 2013

On 10/14/2013 11:27 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 14 October 2013 17:07, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Liam, in another thread you mentioned that you had a Toshiba Satellite Pro.
>> Does it have Secure boot and EFI?  I am curious as I just had to return a
>> Toshiba Satellite because I could not get Ubuntu to install and run on it.
> No, I'm afraid not. It's a P300-1AY - a circa 2008 Core 2 Duo machine
> with a conventional BIOS.
> AIUI, SecureBoot is only found in association with UEFI, on x86-64
> PCs, and it's a requirement for MS to confer the precious "Compatible
> with Windows 8" status. It should be possible to disable it in the
> firmware setup, though, which is sadly not possible with ARM hardware.
> Also, and again AIUI, only 64-bit Linux can cope with it. 32-bit
> versions will not install (possibly not even boot).

OK, thanks for the reply.

Regards,  Jim

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