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Month: June 2018

Re: [trinity-users] taking trinity to new frontiers

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 22:20:09 -0700

On Monday 25 June 2018 21:54:13 Felix Miata wrote:
> William Morder composed on 2018-06-25 21:22 (UTC-0700):
> > Beware of UEFI/EFI ... don't know if your devices have such new
> > "features", as it was hard for me to keep track of the different devices,
> > the various issues, and their place in your own scheme of things. But if
> > you try to install a Linux system on a newer machine that has UEFI, it
> > will "protect" you from the dangers of Linux and hackers. There are ways
> > to disable UEFI, though.
> Like anything, to use it safely some (re-)education is involved, getting
> the hang of new paradigms. I have two UEFI PCs. When I started composing
> this I was doing my 7th (multiboot, adding OS #3 to an M.2 device)
> installation in UEFI mode, *buntu 18.04, to become Tubuntu, to follow-up on
> a year-old, still open TDE bug, but it's already finished and rebooted.

I had a friend who tried to install Trisquel Ubuntu on a new Toshiba laptop, 
but wasn't familiar with the newer UEFI, and thus turned her machine into a 
brick. Still no luck unlocking or resuscitating it, last I heard.