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    UEFI, secure boot, live OS

    Just been trying to get ubuntu on a HP pavillion G6 laptop (with windows 8 on it) & after disabling secure boot, enabling legacy support, enabling USB/CD boot and moving them to a higher boot priority than the hard drive I'm no further forward, it still wont boot from CD/DVD/USB. I'm wanting to use Ubuntu live but leave the hard drive untouched if possible, any ideas?
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    Re: UEFI, secure boot, live OS

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    Re: UEFI, secure boot, live OS

    Thanks, I'll look for fastbootIn/quickboot/faststartup...And make some new Ubuntu disks, I was using the 32bit ones I already had made.
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    Re: UEFI, secure boot, live OS

    Only the 64 bit version includes the UEFI capability with or without secure boot on.
    Better to use flash drive than DVD as it is a bit faster.

    I think these also did the install, but may discuss some of the other issues.
    HP p6-2326 Ubuntu and windows 8 Boot DVD
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2093445
    Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy-6 Details of what worked post #11
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2123975
    HP to get into UEFI/BIOS menu - escape then f10 as soon as it starts.
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=5171079
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: UEFI, secure boot, live OS

    The guy took it back after I did a factory reset, I give it a week before windows 8 is going so slow he can't use it again. I never did get it to boot with any other OS after 4 days of tinkering. Hope next time he says thanks with whiskey instead of rum. I think UEFI is overkill for personal computers and windows 8 is just wrong, like a quasimodo-esque ipad without the good heart underneath it all, but I will be reading through all the links...Know your enemy.
    Never had a problem like that on the other windows 8 machine I cleaned and put Ubuntu on. Nevermind.
    Thanks for the help.
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    Re: UEFI, secure boot, live OS

    You might also want to read about the F6 boot options that we sometimes have to use to get a live session loading.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

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