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Re: [vox] Windows 8 vs. Linux Dual Boot
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Re: [vox] Windows 8 vs. Linux Dual Boot



On 03/17/2012 03:22 PM, Bob Scofield wrote:
> I've recently become aware of what is now apparently a relatively old 
> controversy: whether Windows 8 secure boot feature will block any dual 
> booting.
> 
> I find the articles I'm reading confusing and inclusive.  Part of the 
> problem is that Microsoft has supposedly not been very forthcoming on 
> the issue.
> 
> Microsoft says that Windows 8 will have a feature that will disable 
> secure boot, but then I still get the impression that whether Linux will 
> boot depends on settings made by the computer manufacturer.
> 
> Does anyone have a handle on this issue?  Will Windows 8 really be a 
> problem dual booting Linux?
> 
> Bob

My impression is that it will depend on the manufacturer and whether the
toggle is accessible in the on board boot stuff(might be EFF not BIOS).


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