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[3]: Return the laptop!
by segedunum on Sun 3rd Feb 2013 21:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Return the laptop!"
segedunum
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2005-07-06

I would love to know why you got voted down.

Because, as usual, neither he nor you read.

The problem here is the device itself is doing things that only Samsung truly knows about, and it diverges away from any kind of reasonably expected behaviour. It's ACPI all over again. The Samsung kernel code was also built from Samsung's own code and yet it still fails.

Edited 2013-02-03 21:57 UTC

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