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  1. Linubi McLuinxdowsface

    Newbie wants to install Linux on laptop with UEFI secure boot

    Hi again, Now that I have been exploring for some time, I thought it might be of interest to know if everything is still all right. Therefore, I will leave some conclusive remarks here and move on to other threads if needed. So far, so good. No serious problems. However, I did detect a warning...
  2. Linubi McLuinxdowsface

    Newbie wants to install Linux on laptop with UEFI secure boot

    Going on with the exploration. I could not make out a convenient guide to manual partitioning in GPT. Nevertheless, I did find useful information in quite a few and came to think that I would need 3 partitions: root, swap and home. Consequently, my first attempt was of no great success: there...
  3. Linubi McLuinxdowsface

    Newbie wants to install Linux on laptop with UEFI secure boot

    Update: I am getting started step by step. I proceeded with installing Linux Mint and it worked out of the box nice and easy. In this case with secure boot disabled. What a charming experience. Really newbie friendly. No suffering. I will try again with manual partitioning, let's see if that...
  4. Linubi McLuinxdowsface

    Newbie wants to install Linux on laptop with UEFI secure boot

    I guess I just found the answer to my question. I was looking at this: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface " Here's what you need to know about Secure Boot: It is not the same thing as UEFI. It is just one part of UEFI. You can boot in UEFI native mode...
  5. Linubi McLuinxdowsface

    Newbie wants to install Linux on laptop with UEFI secure boot

    Thanks a lot for the clarification. Now, I am using Linux Mint live booting from USB. I run the same command and I get this as output: [email protected]:~$ cat /etc/*release* DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint DISTRIB_RELEASE=19.1 DISTRIB_CODENAME=tessa DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa" NAME="Linux Mint"...
  6. Linubi McLuinxdowsface

    Newbie wants to install Linux on laptop with UEFI secure boot

    Thank you very much for the replies. I totally agree that I should learn the basics first. I would resume the response as: No, there is no Linux distro that works out of the box with secure boot enabled. I have to get started without, I guess... Also, I ascertain you that I came here precisely...
  7. Linubi McLuinxdowsface

    Newbie wants to install Linux on laptop with UEFI secure boot

    I have been trying to wrap my mind around this: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2360 "I wrote this guide/tutorial with the hope that it will be useful for everyone who need a Linux installation with UEFI Secure Boot enabled. The solution here reported is EXPERIMENTAL and need a...
  8. Linubi McLuinxdowsface

    Newbie wants to install Linux on laptop with UEFI secure boot

    Hi Chris, Thanks for your willingness to help out. Let's see what can be done. Creating shortcuts is a very sound approach. 1. I had to check what you are talking about: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table...
  9. Linubi McLuinxdowsface

    Newbie wants to install Linux on laptop with UEFI secure boot

    Thank you for your response and the references. Sorry, I could have googled a bit more before asking. Nevertheless, it does seem a bit complicated to me. With going Full Debian I meant the transition from closed source to as free and open source as you can get. It also refers to the naivety of...
  10. Linubi McLuinxdowsface

    Newbie wants to install Linux on laptop with UEFI secure boot

    Xinuli Xunilu Xuinl, dear Linux community! I sincerely beg pardon for molesting you with a lengthy introduction, but it is optional to read it. If you do not have the spare time to do so, then jump straight to the section that starts: With this in my mind,... To boot with, I would like to...
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