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Secure Boot won't let me change my OS

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Go to solution Solved by duncannah,

Yep, you'll need to set a supervisor password to change it, was the case for my Acer laptop.

So I have some cheap Asus netbook style laptop. I more or less use it as a internet device. Unfortunately it has Windows 11 and I am looking to put my favorite Linux OS on it. However everytime I try to use the flash drive as the boot device I get a Secure Boot Failure screen. I can't seem to change it in the BIOS. Has anyone else run into this?

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As C2dan88 says, change Secure Boot to Disabled.

It looks like an ASUS I did a Linux installation on recently, the Power On switch in the keyboard area instead of anywhere else. Take care not to hit it when you want a Backspace or Delete. If it had been mine I'd probably have put a half cover over the power ON switch.

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Secure boot is working as intended. You need to disable it to boot linux, install the distro and if the distro supports it you can reanble secureboot afterwards.

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Yep, you'll need to set a supervisor password to change it, was the case for my Acer laptop.

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Supervisor Password - my suggestion, done it before, make it 1234 then do the action needed (Disable Secure Boot) and then delete the password as some actions don't need a password and it is just a nuisance if the BIOS needs to be worked on later, especially by someone else.

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