I purchased a second hand Lenovo ThinkPad T440s which is a wonderful piece of hardware the only issue is, is that it had secure boot enabled and the bios was locked. The owner did not remember his password and therefore I couldn't unlock it. I have read around this laptop and the only possible way to solve the lock is through changing the mobo which is not worth the extra money really.

So, as I don't have access to changing boot drives and secure boot being enabled is it possible for me to install Ubuntu onto my device? I would really appreciate if you could either provide guides or link some external resources. P.S. I have separate computer if certain things will be needed to be done externally.

Thanks a lot :)

  • Sure! Step 1. Replace the mother board. Step 2: Install Ubuntu normally. – Elliott Frisch Dec 12 '18 at 2:38
  • Or get a refund from the previous owner. They sold you unusable equipment. – user535733 Dec 12 '18 at 5:40
  • They have already changed their number and I can't get in contact with them anymore :( I realised this too late – ジルビズ Dec 12 '18 at 16:07

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