Linux on a surface RT anyone?

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Linux on a surface RT anyone?

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:11 am

LOL
This is exactly what I and many others predicted:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/10 ... _ms16_100/
The sig between the asterisks is so cool that only REALLY COOL people can even see it!

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Re: Linux on a surface RT anyone?

Postby lok1950 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:12 pm

Just pick up a new HP box yesterday and of course secure boot is on so no joy installing Mint 18 on the 3Tb drive I bought at the store and mentioned my intent to install Linux :twisted: In my option they broke the sales agreement.That and a crippled BIOS has me steamed at bit at least till I hack around it :mrgreen:

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Re: Linux on a surface RT anyone?

Postby jonni » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:57 pm

It's extremely unlikely that Secure Boot is forced on on a desktop machine, but that doesn't mean that you won't have to jump through all manner of awkwardly positioned hoops to turn it off again. Holding shift while clicking the shutdown menu should give you some extra options. Best of luck!
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Re: Linux on a surface RT anyone?

Postby lok1950 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:12 pm

Sorted posting from fresh Mint 18.0 now to populate it with all my favoured tool :D
There was a BIOS update that the hp support app found :) then fairly easy to disable secure boot and enable legacy support,Hp asks for a 4 digit confirmation number to change the BIOS.

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Re: Linux on a surface RT anyone?

Postby nelz » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:33 pm

You shouldn't need to enable legacy support. Mint is quite capable of booting with UEFI without messing around with MBRs and DOS partition tables.
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Re: Linux on a surface RT anyone?

Postby lok1950 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:05 am

Thx nelz guess I misread the release notes may do a reinstall as I haven't completed the re-population :)

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