[clug] Is anyone willing to install Kubuntu for me? For a fee?
kjosoi3 at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 25 01:58:40 MDT 2013
A little off topic but I have personally had security issues with earlier versions of kubuntu.
But in my case I suspect it was more to do with a since discovered escalation flaw with proprietary nvidia drivers.
At the very least when installing stay away from closed drivers.
On 25/07/2013, at 4:58 PM, "Stephen Boyd" <bunyipr at gmail.com> wrote:
> I suspect it isn't a UEFI bios issue as UEFI secure boot didn't become an
> issue till Windows 8 was released last year and any BIOS that did support
> UEFI would be configured to support legacy mode by default.
> Hopefully someone at the CLUG meeting can fix it for you this evening.
> On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 2:17 PM, Paul C. Leopardi
> <paul.leopardi at anu.edu.au>wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> On Thursday 25 July 2013 07:37:54 Stephen Boyd wrote:
>>> What boot options does the bios provide?
>> I am not sure what I am supposed to be looking for and I could not find a
>> setup walk through on the web, so I will summarise the screens one at a
>> If I boot the machine, I see a splash screen which has at the bottom:
>> PLEASE PRESS F2 TO ENTER EFI BIOS SETTINGS
>> If I hit F2 fast enough, I see a screen with the heading
>> Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
>> with the tabs: Main, Advanced, Boot, Security, Exit
>> and at the bottom of the screen
>> Version 2.01.1204. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
>> Under Main I see
>> ASUS Eee PC ACPI BIOS
>> Bios Version 0310
>> Build Date 03/22/2011
>> EC Firmware Version EPCD-056t
>> and can only change System Date and System Time on this tab.
>> Under Advanced I see
>> Start Easy Flash [Press ENTER to run the utility to select and update BIOS]
>> CPU Configuration
>> -> Cool 'n' Quiet [Enabled]
>> -> C6 Mode [Disabled]
>> -> Node 0 Information
>> IDE Configuration
>> -> OnChip SATA Type [Native IDE]
>> Onboard Devices Configuration
>> -> Onboard Audio [Enabled]
>> -> Onboard LAN [Enabled]
>> -> Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
>> -> Onboard Wlan [Enabled]
>> -> Onboard Bluetooth [Enabled]
>> Under Boot I see
>> Boot Configuration
>> Bootup Numlock State [Off]
>> Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
>> Boot Option Priorities
>> Boot Option #1 [SATA: ST95...]
>> Hard Drive BBS Priorities
>> -> Boot Option #1 [SATA: ST95...]
>> (This is without the USB memory stick plugged in)
>> Under Security I see
>> Options to set Administrator, User and HDD passwords
>>> Most have a legacy mode to support older versions of windows. On my Asus
>>> zenbook it is labelled UEFI Boot and I have it disabled.
>> I can't find any option like that.
>>> Also, I had no problem installing Fedora 19 on a HP notebook that came
>>> Windows 8 (BUT the windows virus keeps replacing the boot settings with
>>> own - seems to be a HP thing).
>> My problem seems to be specific to the ASUS 1215B once the hard disk has
>> wiped. Possibly related:
>>> Only distributions released in the last 6 or so months support UEFI.
>> It looks like Ubuntu 12.04 had some sort of UEFI support:
>> I just want to match whatever my laptop thinks it needs. Since it
>> came with Windows, an EFI partition, and a hidden recovery partition, and
>> since there is no "legacy boot" option in the Aptio Setup Utility, I think
>> that it needs UEFI. I could be wrong.
>> That's why I would like to pay someone, so I don't waste more of my own
>> making mistakes.
>> All the best, Paul
>> Paul Leopardi
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