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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RE[2]: Return the laptop!
by TechGeek on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 20:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Return the laptop!"
TechGeek
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"It is defective and they need to either correct the mistake at their cost and pay a bit more for your troubles or you should be able to return the defective laptop.

In this case, since Linux is the only os to suffer this, I'd venture to say that the os is defective and not the laptop.
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No, its not the OS. If you read here:

http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/22028.html

You will see that the cause of the problem is the arcane way Samsung handles the BIOS. If your software uses the same memory region that Samsung's laptop thinks it should be using, you end up with corruption. Software writing to a non permanent memory should NEVER be able to brick your PC, regardless of the OS.

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