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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
My recent series of posts concerning UEFI and Secure Boot technology has drawn several comments and questions about the possibility of installing only Linux on such a system.
I have just had to completely reload my HP Pavilion dm1-4310 system (don't ask), so before reloading Windows 8, I decided to take the opportunity to do a bit of testing. The results have been quite interesting and encouraging.
I made the installations from the standard openSuSE 12.3 and Fedora 18 ISO images, both of which are compatible with UEFI Secure Boot. I decided to do the testing in four steps -