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    I just finished installing Ubuntu on a Windows Secure Boot system. I noticed during the install, a black screen with "Binary Whitelisted" written on it. The normal 12.10 version was used on a Flash drive.

    But right now, it looks like you need to get into the boot devices menu. There should be a key option for your machine. How those keys work might depend if you are starting from a cold boot, or a restart. But I did see one thread that said hitting F1 repeadly during the splash screen would get you into the bios. Possibly there you will see a boot device option, or be able to set the Flash drive as primary boot device.

    What model Lenovo do you have? I saw the medion reference, but we probably need a full model number.

    Edit: I also found this thread which is very recent and might help.

    bios - LENOVO desktop computer only boot with F12 - Super User


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    Thank you.

    I will try F1 and perhaps F12 and so on.

    F8 gets me to the Apios Bios software which is where I learned that new to me UEFI settings are required.

    The manual gives F11 to get to the OEM PowerRecover of Windows and [Del] to get to the UEFI Firmware Configuration settings. I have not gone there yet until I know a bit more about what I should be doing.

    The Medion is a Medion Akoya P5316F

    Details at
    MEDIONshop UK | MEDION® AKOYA® P5316 F

    The link you gave seems to indicate even savvy users are getting into nightmare situations with UEFI issues.
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  3. #13



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    You might refer back to the post by SIW2 about why UEFI can create problems for users. To add to the fact the OEMs seem to do everything differently, in many cases, the user is not even aware their systems have a UEFI configuration, until something goes wrong.

    But if your USB flash drive is not booting, it is either not seen as being a UEFI device, or you need to select it in the boot device menu.

    I have now used the Boot Repair utility demonstrated in the Link Theog provided and have a boot menu for either Windows 8 or Ubuntu. I have noticed, however, that after I select Windows 8, it does seem to take a longer than normal time to boot.
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    You can install a great grub gui in ubuntu


    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install grub-customizer
    gksu grub-customizer
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