Ubuntu on a Toshiba Satellite

chris chevhq at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 18:02:15 UTC 2013

On 15/10/13 05:56, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> 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
Jim, I am running 13.10 on my Toshiba Satellite pro.
I had to turn of Secure boot, and efi, then installed win7, and 13.10.
as a dual boot system.
Running fine with no problems.
The win 7 drivers are on the Toshiba web site.
Regards Chris

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