I have no other information than what I have posted, and my talents do not permit me to critique the accuracy or completeness of what I have said ( which was said in the context of comments on a new HP laptop).Do you have any articles or anything referring to this? The closest thing I could find to Intel preventing Linux installs was this from 3 years ago. https://www.pcworld.com/article/312...on-your-laptop-blame-intel-not-microsoft.html. It's referring to SSD Raid on Lenovo. It says that with the current (as of 3 years ago) kernel wouldn't support RAID on SSDs and Lenovo prevented you from disabling the RAID.