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UEFI and Ubuntu Linux

On Sat, 2018-01-27 at 15:32 +0800, Bret Busby wrote:
> So, after all of that, ... does the existence and availability of the
> packages relating to UEFI, mean that now,
> 1.  Ubuntu Linux (including UbuntuMATE) from 16.04 onward
> (especially,
> for when it is released, 18.04), can be installed directly into the
> UEFI compartment, and not need to use the Legacy BIOS compartment,
> and, thence,
> 2. Performing a new install of Ubuntu Linux (including UbuntuMATE)
> from 16.04 onward (especially, for when it is released, 18.04), can
> replace - meaning eliminating and replacing - factory installed
> installations of MS Windows, that are installed via UEFI?

I can't answer your question, but I was able to boot both Windows and
Linux on my system (which, like yours,lives in OZ, albeit three hours
ahead of you :-) after the adventures described here:


The adventure was with 14.04 and 15.04, but I am now happily running
16.04. I cannot for the life of me remember how I installed it, but I
am 99% certain (since I always re-install rather than upgrade) that it
would have been a clean install off a 16.04 bootable USB stick. And I
am also 99% certain that it was completely straightforward.

The only silly thing I did was (unintentionally - who knew I needed
15GB of headroom?) squish Win10 down to such a small partition that it
could no longer update, so in the end I just blew it away and am now
running a Win10 virtual using that partition :-)

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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