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Does Samsung NP300U1A have the UEFI bug?

Some Samsung laptops such as some Series 3 models have a UEFI bug which causes the motherboard to permanently malfunction when installing a new OS through the BIOS. I have installed Ubuntu on my Samsung NP300U1A using a USB flash drive without problems, so I was wondering if this model is affected by this bug at all?

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That's no bug.

In reply to: Does Samsung NP300U1A have the UEFI bug?

That's what is supposed to happen. To allow other OSes, all the makers so far offer a setting to turn off secure boot and enable what may be called Corporate Stable Mode.

Interesting that you called it a bug!
Bob

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Nonusable drivers bricking motherboards

In reply to: That's no bug.

Sorry for the misunderstanding. I was referring to the issue described here.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2027819/not-just-linux-windows-can-brick-samsung-laptops-too.html

It is caused by a faulty Samsung driver which renders the motherboard nonfunctional when installing a new OS through UEFI-BIOS, meaning the entire laptop basically becomes useless, especially if it is no longer under warranty.

I was wondering if my model is affected, but it seems no one can really tell me whether or not it is, so I assume it's unknown at this point.

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Sorry but I can't write I'd use UEFI at all.

In reply to: Nonusable drivers bricking motherboards

I read where this article is leaving UEFI enabled and given that I rarely find anyone able to converse in depth about the issues I can't say it's a bug yet. That is I did get a bricked UEFI laptop and the support had failed.

I had to dive into the bios to remove some UEFI entries and it came back to life. Would you consider that a bug?
Bob

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