[xubuntu-users] Xubuntu and UEFI

Neil Winchurst neilwin at drofle.co.uk
Mon Jun 17 14:47:55 UTC 2013

On 17/06/13 14:25, Darren Govoni wrote:
>> I am going to order a new laptop, since the old one died on me
>> yesterday. Since it will be new I suppose the machine will work with
>> UEFI. It will come with no OS installed, so there should be no problems
>> caused by Windows 8 or whatever. (I have not touched Windows for years.)
>> I have a DVD with Xubuntu 13.04 64 bit burned on to it. I have had a
>> look around the internet and I am getting more confused all the time.
>> My question is, am I likely to encounter any problems installing this
>> distro? If so can anyone point me to some help with this please? I have
>> looked around via Google, but have finished up really lost.
>> Thanks
>> Neil
>> --
> If you are going to dual boot Xubuntu and Windows 8, I had to disable
> 'Secure Boot' in the bios to get Windows to boot under UEFI from Grub.
> I also installed a some ubuntu packages for UEFI booting (which themselves
> didn't allow me to boot windows), so I'm not sure if they are also
> required (search the archives here for more info) in addition to disabling
> secure boot.
> hth.
> Darren
As I said, I have nothing to do with Windows, so any dual booting would 
be with two different Linux distros.


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