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UEFI, Secure Boot, Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 - more learnings

This posting is a summary of how I got two systems to dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Note that this was done on systems that didn't boot legacy, and had secure boot enabled.

Looking for volunteer opportunities

My name is Stephen Melheim and I currently work in a help desk position. I am looking to get deeper into networking and security fields but know a bit more. My free times are usually Saturday and Sunday, but I do get out of work after 4 on weekdays.

If anyone has projects they need help on a won't mind having someone that knows a little about the technology being used and would be find teching, then I'd been willing to help. Post here or email me at smelheim85@gmail.com.

REMOVE OLD KERNELS

I tend to be on #ubuntu to help others. Today, an interesting question
popped up, how do I clean the old linux images and headers?

Each linux image / header has its own dir in /usr/src/

Let's start, uname -a ... do NOT remove this image

Let's do a sudo apt-get update ... make sure it is clean

If, for some reason, you get errors, try sudo apt-get -f install (fix broken)

Let's get a list of all the images, dpkg -l | grep linux-image

MIcrosoft For Free?!

I was perusing the news last night and came to the story that their is a rumor that Microsoft might produce a "free" O/S. Of course Microsoft is silent at this point but it is a very intriguing idea to say the least.

Quite frankly, I never understood the rivalry between Microsoft and Linux. Some take a very mature opinions while others will go out of the way to add fuel to the fire.

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Oh the waiting!

12.04 has served me well and very soon the new LTS arrives. I am not brave enough for the beta release but it has been said it is far more quicker than 13.10. The sad news is that Mir (replacement for X11) will be not standard in Trusty but it will be in the repos if you wish to give it a spin. I decided to further the cause of ubuntu by introducing a set of videos from my You Tube friend. "jthelinuxguy" has given his blessing to share these.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxQKHvKbmSzGMvUrVtJYnUA

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test of win 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10 dualboot with UFEI and secure boot

Windows 8.1/Ubuntu13.10 UEFI, secure boot dual-boot installation instructions provided by wmack
Generic Box with MSIFM2-A75MA-E35 A75 FM2 R mother board
and a AMD A4-5300 3.4G CPU 4GB ram 500gb HDD

Prerequisites
System with an installed Windows 8.1
Boot is set to use UEFI and secure boot
Ubuntu 13.10 USB, created with startup disk creator in an Ubuntu 13.10 system

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