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Thread: What actually became of the rumored "restricted boot"?

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    What actually became of the rumored "restricted boot"?

    I haven't heard any news of it since before Windows 8's release. So does a new Windows 8 computer actually prevent you from dual-booting with a linux OS? If so, are there workarounds?
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    Re: What actually became of the rumored "restricted boot"?

    It is alive and well, and causing all kinds of anguish for many.
    Many work arounds will take some research.
    try this: http://www.googlubuntu.com/results/?...lubuntu.com%2F

    Also search this forum with emphasis on posts by "oldfred"

    Not a road block but will take some more learnin'
    Unless you are on an ARM platform and that's a whole different story.
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    Re: What actually became of the rumored "restricted boot"?

    The following link shows how to proceed for having a dual boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/20115...-and-windows-8

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    Re: What actually became of the rumored "restricted boot"?

    I think iMac71 link is more a standard Windows 8 that you install not the pre-installed vendor provided systems that have secure boot.

    The State Of Linux Distributions Handling Secure Boot

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTI2MzI

    Depending on vendor's implementation of UEFI and some basic preliminary steps before installing, some users have little or no issues, some have issues, and a few have major issues.
    Those are in addition to the usual very new computer and Linux drivers not always up to date so video, Ethernet or other drivers may or may not work well. And sometimes users (and us) are not sure if boot issue or video issue.
    Last edited by oldfred; December 28th, 2012 at 11:46 PM.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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    Re: What actually became of the rumored "restricted boot"?

    Thanks for the info!

    Seems pretty egregious on microsoft's part.
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