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Re: [opensuse] Dual boot 12.2 & W7
Billie Walsh wrote:
I don't really know anything about it but rumor has it that Windows 8 ready machines have some kind of bios that is supposed to block loading anything that isn't Windows as a security measure. I mean, one never knows what damage loading something like Linux might do to your computer so they want to protect you.

That would bethe "secure boot" part UEFI. My ThinkPad has UEFI, but not secure boot, and it hasn't caused any problems. On x86 systems, it's supposed to be possible to bypass it, but ARM systems cannot. There is also a Linux work around that was recently announced.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uefi
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