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    how to disable uefi secure boot?


    so i'm using linux mint 18.1 on a hp laptop, i really want to know how to disable secure boot. i've even looked in my bios settings yet there is no option to disable uefi secure boot.

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    details details details... please give us many more details. make model of laptop, maybe pictures of each screen in the bios. Any machine that supports secure boot that I've seen have had an option to disable it in the bios, without knowing the exact model of your pc there is nothing anyone can do for you.

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    If BIOS does not give you the option to disable secure boot...you will not be able to disable it. I and a lot of other people think Microsoft invented this just to create a stumbling block for Linux. I don't know any other way around it other than to buy some kind of proprietary ROM BIOS chip and have it installed which is way beyond what I could tell you. Maybe someone else knows.

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    BIOS access on HP laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by ezri232323232 View Post
    so i'm using linux mint 18.1 on a hp laptop, i really want to know how to disable secure boot. i've even looked in my bios settings yet there is no option to disable uefi secure boot.
    I have an HP Omen laptop. When I power/boot up the machine I am prompted on the lower left of the screen to hit <ESC> for the Startup Menu. This happens a few seconds after power up and lasts a couple of seconds, so hit Escape quickly. I'm then given a Startup Menu. F10 takes you to the BIOS Setup. Use the right arrow key to get to System Configuration, select Boot Options, and hit Enter. One of the entries in the System Configuration menue is Secure Boot. You can only select Secure Boot if Legacy Support is disabled. Here is an HP link with more information. This link is displayed as part of my Startup Menu (after pressing Escape):

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    https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01442956

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    Usually this is called "legacy mode" in most BIOS's.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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