Comment 235 for bug 1040557

Hi everybody,

I have just purchased a 530U3C. I have read through all the comments. I would like if someone could clarify some points.

About the specific issue:

Is it reasonable safe to try/install Ubuntu disabling UEFI?

Does current release 13.04 come with a kernel containing the patch mentioned above?

The BIOS menu does not have "secure boot", or "cms", just enable or disable UEFI. disabling that setting would be enough?

What are the disadvantages of disabling UEFI?

What would be the "best way" to create the booteable pen drive?

I upgraded the BIOS using samsung's updater (version info below) . Do we have any info yet ragarding the fix?

A little off-topic / if someone insalled ubuntu in this model:

Does dual booting work ok? i.e. may i risk the Windows 7 installation by installing GRUB, etc?

Is it safe to delete the partitions on the SSD drive and install linux there or would that bring problems to windows?

Many thanks in advance and sorry if this is a misuse of the bug-report. If I devcide to try it i will report the results.

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Hora de última escritura: 14/10/2013 - 09:13 a.m.
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