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    I hear ya, Jared! It's hard, but when an OS like Ubuntu provides tools that help a lost new user like ken doka at least be able to look...
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    jglen490 replied to the thread UEFI BIOS + Linux.
    It's all a chain of events, with many layers, and many interactions. It all begins with engaging the start/power button on your...
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    jglen490 reacted to f33dm3bits's post in the thread UEFI BIOS + Linux with tux tux.
    To answer your question yes(source): "A boot loader is a piece of software started by the firmware (BIOS or UEFI). It is responsible for...
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    Be curious. Connect the hard drive in the other machine, turn it on, see what happens. Getting actual error messages, or simple...
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    The single most difficult issue in Linux is wifi drivers. Very few wifi chip makers actually provide Linux drivers, and only some...
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    jglen490 replied to the thread UEFI BIOS + Linux.
    In short, the OS interacts with UEFI in the same way it interacts with BIOS. It's how the OS converses with hardware.
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    I've done it a few times. Here's why I say that. I've replaced the motherboard on my desktop unit more than once. I left the hard...
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    After the OP and three more similar, but not the same questions I think everyone is confused. This should have been 4 different posts...
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    jglen490 replied to the thread "RTFM".
    RTFM is an absolutely appropriate response - WHEN is is a part of the conversation and illuminates a complex subject. So, I can say, "I...
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    jglen490 replied to the thread "RTFM".
    Help Desk 101: Is it plugged in?
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    jglen490 replied to the thread UEFI Rootkit "Lojax".
    Firmware is software. When it is broken, or attacked it can be repaired. So, yes, it has likely been overcome by now. There will...
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    Thanks for reminding why I don't like Acer. They don't trust the user, and that reflects in how they have implemented UEFI. If you...
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    jglen490 replied to the thread Now it's really screwed up.
    Sounds like you have a really unusual use case for Linux.
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    jglen490 replied to the thread UEFI Rootkit "Lojax".
    Doesn't affect me either, just wondering. Black Hat had some info on that, too. LoJack was the Lenovo theft protection "feature", and...
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    jglen490 replied to the thread Multiple icons in system tray.
    Does it equal the number of packages updated? It doesn't matter if it does, that shouldn't happen. Anyone on the Mint forum report...
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