Welcome to the new UEFI subforum. With the impending release of Windows 8, nearly every new machine that hits your local BestWallBuyMart or NewAmaEggZon will ship with:
* UEFI firmware (which replaces, and also emulates, BIOS)
* disks formatted with GPT (which replaces, but does not emulate, MBR)
* UEFI Secure Boot enabled
* a mechanism (on x86 and x86_64 machines) to disable Secure Boot
The presence of Secure Boot will change the way we're accustomed to installing *buntu. Different Linux distros are adopting different, and somewhat incompatible, ways of dealing with Secure Boot. This forum is for all those wishing to:
* learn more about UEFI and Secure Boot
* discuss the various Linux distributions' implementations
* ask for help installing with Secure Boot enabled
* ask for help disabling Secure Boot
My personal preference would be for folks to simply disable Secure Boot: it eliminates the strong tie between software and hardware, thus allowing you to retain greater control over your installation. But not everyone will want to do this, so all questions and discussion are welcome here.
Also, over time, I will mirror all my UEFI-related posts spread across KFN into this subforum, so that the information is easy to find in one place.