Ubuntu – Booting Ubuntu on an UEFI system with Windows 8

12.04uefiwindows 8

I have a preview Windows 8 from a friend and right now I am downloading the ISO from 12.04 Alpha. I want to know if I will be able to boot Ubuntu from the same PC that has Windows 8 taking into consideration that the motherboard has UEFI. I ask because of the whole Windows 8 blocking other OS's issue.

Best Answer

It is not Windows 8 that locks down the bootloader, it is the BIOS. Windows cannot stop a program from writing to the MBR if it is turned off. The BIOS can, however, refuse to boot if the hash of the boot sector is not what it is expecting.

Related Question