Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

It is time for a Laptop upgrade, I am going to buy a sub £300 laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed. I then plan to either wipe it clean and install the new Ubuntu 13.10 or dual boot it with Windows 8.

Does UEFI/Secure Boot/Fast Boot(FastStartup) still present an issue to Ubuntu 13.10 users?

I have heard lots of problems when Windows 8 cam out about SecureBoot causing issues, just wondered whether this issue has now been ironed out or resolved yet.

share|improve this question

UEFI and Windows 8 is not a problem in itself. I'm running Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10 on my Asus Zenbook. I don't have Secure Boot enabled though.

I think this question and the answer can help you further: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.