[xubuntu-users] New laptop, Xubuntu and UEFI

Tyler Longren tlongren at gmail.com
Sun Jun 23 14:24:51 UTC 2013

There was a discussion on this a few days ago on this list. Sounds like it
does indeed support UEFI.

I can tell you that Ubuntu Gnome is UEFI ready, as I'm dual booting it with
Win 8 on a new laptop now. Going to be installing Xubuntu on it later today
and wiping Windows 8.

If I do end up getting it done today I'll reply and let you know how it

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On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM, Neil Winchurst <neilwin at drofle.co.uk>wrote:

> I use a desktop computer and my wife has her own laptop, both running
> Xubuntu. Until recently I used a laptop for testing and also as a standby
> computer if needed. Unfortunately my laptop died the other day. (It was
> given to me some years ago and it was not new then, so it is not worth the
> bother of trying to sort it out.)
> So I have been looking around for a replacement. I have found a company
> which will supply computers to your spec, including laptops, in all cases
> without any OS if required. So far so good.
> However when I asked I discovered that, in order to check the machine
> before despatch, they will install Windows 8 on to it. Anyone who has asked
> for no OS to be included will receive the machine with a 30 day trial
> version of Win 8 installed. Otherwise they will get a full, paid for,
> version. In either case this means that secure boot will be turned on.
> I was planning to disable secure boot and then install Xubuntu 13.04,
> removing Win 8 at the same time. Now, I have read somewhere that Xubuntu
> 13.04 is UEFI ready. Is that correct? If so then I won't need to disable
> secure boot.
> Any UEFI experts out there?
> Thanks for any information on this,
> Neil
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