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donoli

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I understand the firmware part but you lost me with the Legos.

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[smile]  No worries.  The whole UEFI / Secure Boot / can I have other OSes on my computer thing confuses the heck out of people.  Hope I helped a bit.
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Yes, you certainly helped.  I was a little apprehensive about ordering the M73 Lenovo Desktop which was my original plan.  Now that I know that you will reimburse if it doesn't work, I feel much better.  [smile] 

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Y'know, one more thing... I've been doing research on this.  I'd thought that IF you install Secure Boot, THEN you can't install a second OS on the same physical drive.  But apparently that's not true -- there are a dozen blogs from Ubuntu techies showing how to do it.

It seems that the rule is that IF you have a SB OS on a drive, THEN you can install other OSes, as long as they are also Secure Boot-compatible.

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Is the fear that MS will go away from a standard or set a standard that others don't want to follow?
Meaning that a desktop/ server running the 'prefered OS' will only be Windows based.

I don't think Dell/ HP/ IBM will want to make multi flavored desktops/ servers (remember NT + 32Bit/ 64Bit hardware. Never found anyone with enough money for Itanium)
 

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Secure Boot-compatible.


Now what does that mean?  Does that include VMs or just a second OS on a separate partition?  I'm not interested in dual boot. IMO, VMs made dual boot obsolete. I prefer all OSes to be available all the time.
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It means means that the OS understands and supports SB.

But don't believe me, I've not done it -- Google "Windows secure boot multi-boot Ubuntu" or something like that and you will see step by steps.

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Once again, I don't care about dual/multi boot.  I am only interested in VMs of non Windows OSes.  For example, Windows 10 host OS with FreeBSD, in a VM.
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