How can I dual boot into Linux on a laptop with Secure Boot on it?

David Warner January 29, 2013

I have a new HP Pavilion with Secure Boot, it won’t load the Ubuntu disk. How can I install Linux and dual boot on it?

  1. Gaurav Joshi
    February 6, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    use fedora or ubuntu also nowadays Laptops have option to disable secure boot in bios so check you bios settings does it have that option

  2. ha14
    January 29, 2013 at 6:41 am

    •Unlike Fedora, however, we are not enforcing kernel signature checking. If the kernel is unsigned and the system has Secure Boot turned on, the Ubuntu grub will fall back to calling ExitBootServices() first, and then booting the kernel. This way, users still have the freedom to boot their own kernels on Secure Boot-enabled hardware, possibly with a slightly degraded boot experience, while the firmware remains protected from untrusted code.

    "Secure Boot" is a new UEFI feature that appeared in 2012, with Windows8 preinstalled computers. The support for this feature has started with Ubuntu 12.10 64bit (see this article), but it is not fully reliable yet, so you may need to disable it in order to be able to boot Ubuntu.
    To disable or enable Secure Boot, find a similar option in your BIOS, and use the keyboard to switch it to Enabled/Disabled.

  3. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    January 29, 2013 at 5:20 am

    Big distro now might already have license for Secure Boot. Try installing the latest version of Ubuntu to see.