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Help...! I've Been Bitten By Linux....

Hi All,

Well just over 3 weeks in and I've come to a decision point.
I've been running on a old Sony Vaio Netbook, Atom based.
It's been better than using XP Pro on for responsiveness.
So I've decided to do a full LM16 install on a new(to me) HP Win8 Laptop.

Have spent a few days visiting many sites, and reading many pages on the
subject of Linux & UEFI, I just have a couple of questions, or points that
I would like help on clarifying around UEFI based on your real experience.

My plan, (I only intend to have LM16, no dual boot)
- Create a full image of the Laptop, just in case..!!
- Change BIOS/UEFI settings to "Safe Boot" [Disabled], Legacy [Enabled]
- Boot from "REDO" USB stick and remove all partitions, leave it all free.

Now the decisions I need help on.?, should I then I put it back to UEFI.?
1. Will Linux Mint 16 install with UEFI, is it compatible, any adjustments
or additional steps required to the normal install from ISO image.?
or
2. Is it best to leave in Legacy Mode, even if LM16 is compatible.?

I understand the security/risk aspects of not having UEFI
v.s the using standard(tried/tested) BIOS mode.

Thanks for any responses/input

Dave

ps,
I have read all the debates on M$ & UEFI.
So I hope I don start another one here.

Comments

  • ChompjilChompjil Registered
    On my experience I didnt even bother with UEFI I just disabled anything to do with that or with secure boot
    trust me your butt wont be red after the install if you turn legacy mode on
  • Chompjil wrote:
    On my experience I didnt even bother with UEFI I just disabled anything to do with that or with secure boot
    trust me your butt wont be red after the install if you turn legacy mode on

    Or better yet, just turn off secure boot and keep UEFI. Most modern distros support UEFI (Ubuntu, Arch, Gentoo, Mint, Debian, and a whole lot more), so why sacrifice it for 25+ year old BIOS?
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