How to install Ubuntu in UEFI mode

If you install Ubuntu, but you don’t want to give up the benefits of UEFI, this article will definitely help you. In it we will demonstrate, how to combine Linux OS and firmware interface.

UEFI stands for ‘Unified Extensible Firmware Interface’. This is the central interface, a kind of layer between the firmware and the operating system. Being the successor of the so-called BIOS (Basic Input Output System), it has many advantages. Requirements, which you need to do to install Ubuntu in UEFI mode, can be found in the following list.

Technical requirements

  • The motherboard of your PC or laptop must meet the requirements of UEFI. You can read them on the manufacturer’s website or in the user manual.
  • If you want to install Ubuntu from a USB drive, you need to create an installation flash drive.
  • If you install Ubuntu from DVD, the situation is even simpler.

Installation Instructions

UEFI interface with UEFI boot mode

If your system components meet all the requirements, you can start installing Ubuntu in UEFI mode.

  • Start your PC or laptop and open the UEFI interface immediately after starting the system using the [F2] keys, [F10] or [Del]. The choice of the key usually depends on the device model.
  • Scroll through the menu and find the download mode. Make sure, that the interface is set to ‘UEFI’, and not ‘Legacy’ (BIOS compatibility mode). Besides, it is necessary to disable the so-called ’secure boot’, otherwise, problems may arise.
  • Then you need to configure the loading order. First you should note the device, from which you want to install Ubuntu.
  • After saving the UEFI settings all, what you need to do, this is to restart the PC or laptop. To install Ubuntu, you need to insert a disk or USB drive into the appropriate connector or drive.
  • The installation will now begin, and Ubuntu will be installed in UEFI mode.