, a critical flaw in the Samsung driver for UEFI is causing the installation of Linux laptops convert the company into a brick .
models where the bug has been found are 530U3C, 300E5C, NP700Z5C, NP700Z7C and NP900X4C. An error that is not related to the safe boot UEFI Secure Boot that Microsoft has implemented for Windows 8 and another with the Samsung driver for the new Basic Input / Output UEFI that is replacing the old BIOS on the new equipment.
what they say, some of the laptops (Windows and UEFI standard) are blocked when installing Ubuntu 12 (and other GNU / Linux) resulting in the dreaded black screen of death. After shutting down the computer and try to forcibly uproot it, the firmware stored in a chip on the motherboard soldier can not start the computer , become a brick after a briked fledged.
Canonical are advised to install the latest version of Ubuntu Live boot forcing the old interface instead of UEFI BIOS.
not know when Samsung will solve this problem that will go through a simple upgrade UEFI code . Unfortunately, while a Linux and Android is helping Samsung to beat all records of income and benefits, seems to care little that ‘four geeks’ install Ubuntu on a computer that has already sold with Windows pre-installed.
many times have you wondered share Linux on the desktop (for very low quality and potential) this case confirms that the lack of support from major manufacturers is one of the causes.