"Heise News reports today some Samsung notebooks can be turned into a
brick if booted just one time via UEFI into Linux. Even the firmware
does not boot anymore. Some reports in the Ubuntu bug tracker system
report that such notebooks can not be recovered without replacing the
main board. Other Linux distributions may be affected as well. Kernel
developers are discussing a change in the samsung-laptop driver."
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ
http://www.cms.waikato.ac.nz/~fracpete/ Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174