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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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RE[2]: Return the laptop!
by lucas_maximus on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 16:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Return the laptop!"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

I would love to know why you got voted down.

Ubuntu’s development team has worked with Samsung and identified the kernel’s Samsung-laptop driver as the prime suspect, and there are other workarounds proposed already to address the issue.


It does seem likely at this stage that you are correct.

Edited 2013-02-02 16:23 UTC

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