Linked by Radio on Fri 1st Feb 2013 22:57 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The title is pretty much self-explanatory - oh UEFI. "You can read more of what is known at H-Online, but the short summary is this: Samsung's UEFI implementation appears to be faulty. It was most likely tested with Windows only and found to work, but thorough testing with other operating systems doesn't appear to have been a priority - or perhaps a consideration at all. At present, the bug appears to affect Samsung 530U3C, 300E5C, NP700Z5C, NP700Z7C, and NP900X4C series laptops; if you have one of those laptops, we recommend you exercise extreme caution if you have a need to boot into a Linux environment."
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Similar experience on a Fujitsu-Siemens
by moondevil on Fri 1st Feb 2013 23:26 UTC
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Long time ago, around 2008 I experimented a similar issue with a Fujitsu-Siemens laptop.

I think the Linux distribution was Fedora, and somehow it destroyed my flash BIOS.

Luckly reflashing with the tools available at the support section from Fujitsu-Siemens did the trick and I got the laptop running again.

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