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2014-07-18 21:14:24 -0500 answered a question No UMS support in radeon module

One possibility is that you have nomodeset for one of your command line parameters. You can test for it by pressing e with your kernel selected in GRUB and removing nomodeset from the text. This will only last for one boot.

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2014-07-18 20:33:01 -0500 commented answer Fedora 20: Is it safe to Install to Disk on a Win7 laptop with UEFI?

Those options are greyed out in my bios. If I misunderstood what I read, I apologize and appreciate the clarification, I am new to UEFI still. I still stand by my basic point, however that people are jumping to the conclusion that UEFI is the root of avery problem on install and there is a rumor circulating that you must disable it in order to run Linux.

2014-07-15 17:08:13 -0500 answered a question Fedora 20: Is it safe to Install to Disk on a Win7 laptop with UEFI?

Why not leave Secure Boot on? It provides a cryptographic signature check at boot time to ensure that the kernel has not been changed without your knowledge. The Fedora and Ubuntu shims provide the results of their own checks to the (unfortunately unless you are a Microsoft Shareholder or stakeholder) Microsoft specific, for now, bios read only routines. In Windows you take full advantage of the benefits of hardware support for kernel signing.

The most interesting change here, from my POV is that some things that were previously in BIOS have been moved into the bootstrapper. People mistakenly believe that these settings have been removed from userland, when in fact theyhave been moved up a layer. They now reside in the boot loader and this can be exposed to the superuser in a much wider variety of ways than bios settings ever did.

As far as problems, you must have a partition of at least 200mb as /boot/efi. If you want to be safe you should not reformat that partition. You must let Windows create it by installing Windows first. Then in the Linux installer's partition tool you mount it.

If you are not interested in my opinion, ignore this: I think we should push the hardware vendors to develop a single fair reasonable standard for signing. They must also diversify the official source of keys beyond Microsoft. This should be done as openly and fairly as we can convince them to be.

I chose to turn on these features in hopes of protecting myself from a class of noxious infections on my systems and a desire to have a modern system. I tested Kubuntu and Fedora Scientific KDE in tandem with Windows 8.1 on a HP touchsmart. They both are OK with or without uefi/secureboot/legacy, but I chose UEFI/secureboot Fedora and the KDE-Ghosts theme in order to have better compatibility with centos6 (my webserver). Eye-popping! I am writing this from forementioned system.

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2014-07-15 16:36:57 -0500 commented answer Need to install Fedora on UEFI laptop

So awesome and informative. Thanks @marc van der Wijist (does that work here? guess I should rtfm. Doh!).

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2014-07-09 11:04:50 -0500 answered a question Need to install Fedora on UEFI laptop

This appears like a problem I had on my laptop. Is it an ATI all-in-one Radeon? If so You should go to the install with minimal video drivers option selected. This is probably not a UEFI problem at all. I recommend turning on Secure boot and UEFI if your motherboard supports them.

I have tested and confirmed that both Fedora and Ubuntu x86_64 images can be installed to the hard drive or run off the USB key with both of these things enabled. Encryption also works as expected in both distros with everything but boot or everything but /boot and SWAP. Unified Extensible Firmware Interface is a modernization and standardization initiative. Secure Boot is a bungling attempt by Microsoft to satisfy the requirement in the standard for a signed kernal. Fedora has it's own scheme, and a shim file to cope with the microsoft-specific code in the motherboard. It is a half-step forward.

I repeat, Ubuntu worked as expected, but Fedora needed the fallback video drivers. UEFI was not the issue, is it here - in this case? Or is every possible problem at install/boot UEFI 's fault?

P.S. I currently have about 11 "Primary" type partitions.Goodbye MBR-BIOS Hello GPT-UEFI. This is moving alot of responsibility for initializing devices (including the boot device) off of the bios and into the GUID partition table (GPT). Goodbye 4 Primary partition limit!

2014-05-28 13:55:34 -0500 answered a question where to put kernel options

While this doesn't strictly answer the question as it is a asked, the desired result of seeing the "scrolling text"can be achieved by pressing esc whenever the Fedora icon appears to obscure it.

2014-05-25 23:08:55 -0500 commented answer [Sticky] Can we have some guidelines for framing questions?

I would be careful not to be too restrictive. Perhaps a required version field in a dropdown. Treat it on the backside like a tag, but one that can be counted on to validate. However, DO NOT take away freedom.