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User Info: CC Ricers

CC Ricers
3 years ago#1
Why does it require a UEFI Bios?
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User Info: mrCube

mrCube
3 years ago#2
To keep out the peasants obviously
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#3
Probably because virtually every motherboard made in the last 5 years has been UEFI. That and it's a beta image of an OS purpose built for a known baseline machine.
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User Info: Trance_Fan

Trance_Fan
3 years ago#4
CC Ricers posted...
Why does it require a UEFI Bios?


uefi is the future of mobo bios, that's why
i think it's nice

User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
3 years ago#5
It probably works without UEFI as well. I doubt they bothered to change that much about Linux.
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User Info: Rexdragon125

Rexdragon125
3 years ago#6
I was surprised it supports UEFI at all. I remember the FOSS tinfoil hatters going ape**** bananas about it.

User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#7
Rexdragon125 posted...
I was surprised it supports UEFI at all. I remember the FOSS tinfoil hatters going ape**** bananas about it.


What you remember is the legal issues around it.
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User Info: mrCube

mrCube
3 years ago#8
SinisterSlay posted...
It probably works without UEFI as well. I doubt they bothered to change that much about Linux.


All they have to do is package it with a UEFI-only bootloader
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