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No more bricking of Samsung laptops. – Linus Torvalds

“Samsung laptops will no longer be irreparably destroyed when their users try to boot Linux on them, kernel chieftain Linus Torvalds made certain today.”

Linus Torvalds
Linus Torvalds

Earlier it has been reported by many that Samsung laptops use to brick itself when you try too boot Linux, this was due to EFI.

It has also been reported that driver causing Machine Check
Exceptions on recent EFI-enabled Samsung laptops.

So disable it if booting from EFI since this driver relies on
grovelling around in the BIOS memory map which isn’t going to work.

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=e0094244e41c4d0c7ad69920681972fc45d8ce34