Replying to a post in another section set me to thinking that in order to help people with computer buying choices with regard to Uefi problems it might be a good idea if we had a list of good and bad bioses. At least if you knew one bios was bad (like mine!) you could avoid buying any machine with that bios on it.
In order to do this we would have to define what good and bad actually means. My definition would be that if you are able to install Linux using the tutorial here http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 12#p669573 (either on its own or alongside windows) then you have a good bios. If you have to jump through any more hoops than that to get a successful installtion (or you can't succeed at all) then you have a bad bios.
Why am I talking about bioses when the problem is with Uefi? Well quite simply, the bios settings screen is where you will control Uefi settings, if that is faulty or lacking then you will have great difficulty in knowing wihih and tsdadam's tutorial will be impossible to use as it is for me. If you are unsure of your bios version (should be somewhere in your computer documentation) you can find out what it is with the following command:
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sudo lshw | grep *.firmware -A 6
So my #1 'bad bios' candidate is my own:
Bios: FUJITSU // Phoenix version: Version 1.09 date: 05/22/2012
If we add to this list we can help others with buying choices. I would request that as you add the word GOOD or BAD at the top of your post (in capitals on a separate line as I have) it will make sorting through the thread an easier task. If I get enough results I will attempt to produce a list of the good and the bad when I have enough results.