Questions about the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), the software interface aiming to replace typical BIOSes. This tag may also be used for questions related to UEFI partitions and systems.

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Problem booting Ubuntu (or any OS), even after doing clean installs

Summary: OS (Ubuntu / Windows) installs fine, but when the time comes to restart and boot, it doesn't boot. (Gets stuck; screen blinks and I am still at boot selector). Can boot to a live ...
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UEFI, multiple OSes and fallback bootloader

As it turns out after reading this document https://wiki.debian.org/GrubEFIReinstall and especially problem 1, there are weak EFI implementations, which only recognize the fallback bootloader. Which ...
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Making persistent USB with minimal OS on os x

I am looking to turn a 8g usb into a bootable drive with a minimal OS. All i want is an OS that will allow me to use vim, nothing else (no internet/any other services). I basically want to turn a usb ...
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Debian 8 installation on UEFI / GPT system

I'm completely lost and need some advice to further explore the problem. Steps that I made: 1) Partitioned my hard drive using gparted. First partition is formatted to FAT32, has flags "boot", "esp" ...
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Debian & Windows 8 UEFI dual booting on separate disks

I want to dual boot Debian and Windows 8, installed on separate disks. This is what I've done so far, following this tutorial. My drive config & partitioning is as follows: /dev/sda1 - Windows ...
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EFI dual-boot problem on HP Pavilion 15 with Windows 8 and Debian 8

Context HP Pavilion 15 Notebook, when I bought it there was Windows 8 pre-installed. Yesterday I partitioned my hard disk and I installed a fresh new Debian 8 everything fine, here's the table: ...
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Can't format HDDs and install linux to Dell hybrid ultrabook

I've tried installing OpenSUSE 13.2, Debian 8/8.1 and Ubuntu 15.04 (all them amd64). Debian/Ubuntu won't show disks and OpenSUSE can't format the partitions created on them. During the install, ...
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Questions Regarding UEFI Shell - Version 2.0 Wanted

I bought a cheap laptop for myself last Christmas, just because I wanted a laptop. A Toshiba Satellite C55-A5310 on special. I'm also a big believer in OEM software for laptops, so I left Windows 8.1 ...
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Startup problem: invalid partition table or use UEFI BOOT

I'm working on a Dell Latitude E5430. Recently I booted pcbsd from USB using this file: PCBSD10.1.1-RELEASE-01-31-2015-x64-DVD-USB_0.iso But I guess I did something wrong. I was trying to install ...
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I installed Debian 8 on a UEFI laptop, but it isn`t booting

Last time I used linux was a long time ago, Debian six had just been released, and those days I would install it with tranquility in any system. I thought it would be the same now, as I`m on windows ...
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UEFI System. Are EFI settings kept on the HDD. What happens if I change HDD?

I have an UEFI system with Linux installed on it. Unfortunately I need to upgrade the BIOS firmware and after a month of failing with live CDs and Live DOSes and so on I have decided to buy a new hard ...
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How do I repair grub2 (not) booting 32-bit EFI on a 64-bit machine?

I have an Asus EeeBook X205TA which proves very difficult to install Linux on due to obscure new hardware and 32-bit EFI on 64-bit hardware. I have seen and read a lot of material and I am almost ...
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How to clean up bootloaders & UEFI entries from other installs?

I got a new Windows laptop, and I wanted to dual boot with Linux. I installed Fedora, before changing my mind and going back to Mint. I'd like to keep Win 8.1 and Mint. However, now my UEFI boot menu ...
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Unable to delete boot entries using efibootmgr

This used to work in the past but since recently deleting entries with efibootmgr fails with return value 15. Changing the boot order fails as well. However, creating new entries does succeed, ...
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Debian 8 Jessie EFI dualboot Windows 8.1

I'm quite new with EFI as I recently got EFI-enabled laptop. 500GB SSHD -> GPT - 80GB Window 8.1 - 80GB Empty - All rest data storage Now I would like to install Debian 8 Jessie to ...
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Can't boot, task btrfs-transacti blocked for more than 120 seconds, how to fix this?

My computer was set up to boot Ubuntu 15.04 via UEFI. I have two disks. My first disk /dev/sda is a 128 GB ssd formatted as GPT, containing an EFI partition and a btrfs partiton with subvolume @ ...
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How to dual-boot windows 7 and Debian with UEFI and 2HDDs?

I'd like to install Debian near my windows 7 x64 installation, as I know to set up Linux on the second HDD (Windows 7 is installed on the first one) I need to manually configure the partitioning, ...
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Windows and Linux with UEFI

I previously had a computer with both Windows and Linux, totally separated since I always unplug the hard drive with the operating system not being used. When I upgraded to a mother board with UEFI, ...
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Creating a NON-UEFI fedora 21 usb stick (or, DVD)

Long story short, I need a dualboot win7/FC21 laptop. Fedora 21 would replace the existing Ubuntu install (so I am pretty sure this is already a non uefi box). BIOS does not mention UEFI anywhere I ...
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How to restore EFI partition for Fedora 21

I wiped the EFI partition. How do I restore it without completely reinstalling Fedora?
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Debian 8 Jessie UEFI Installation

I am installing Debian 8 Jessie on a UEFI system. I have to set up RAID so I am using manual partitioning. The system installs fine in BIOS compatibility mode but there doesnt seem to be a UEFI ...
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Install of manjaro linux on Raid 0

Im trying to install gnome manjaro on my raid 0 ssd's along side my uefi windows 8. The GUI installer proceeds without problems but when I try to boot the system gets stuck on the manjaro load screen. ...
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Fedora installation breaks UEFI boot

I am having problems installing Fedora 21/22-alpha on brand new system and I am new to the EFI thing so I am running into issues. I installed Win7, booted in UEFI, installed in UEFI, at least I see an ...
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Centos 6.4 and UEFI

I have centos 6.4 64. In /boot/efi/EFI/redhat I have grub.efi file (about 251Kb). However, when I execute efibootmgr I get Fatal: Couldn't open either sysfs or procfs directories for accessing ...
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What's the difference between `grubx64.efi`and `gcdx64.efi`

CentOS7 package grub2-efi provides two files that are very similar. -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1070976 Mar 26 09:27 ./boot/efi/EFI/centos/gcdx64.efi -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1070976 Mar 26 09:27 ...
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What is the purpose of UEFI partition?

On old computers (using BIOS) we had to create 2 partitions, one to mount / and second for swap. But on new systems with UEFI we need to create third partition EFI System in addition to those two ...
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Convert BIOS booting to UEFI in existed linux installation

I have debian installed on HDD with GPT partition table. But it installed with BIOS compatible mode. Now I want to boot it from native UEFI. How can I do this? Ofcource I have motherboard with UEFI.
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can't boot kali install cd from efi

So a while back Kali announced that their version was UEFI compatible. That's a relief because before I knew about it I had to physically go into my BIOS to change my boot mode (From UEFI to CSM) ...
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How to I diagnose and repair “not booting” in an existing installation?

I installed Mint 17.1 on a fresh SSD, along with Clonzilla in another partition, and rEFInd in the EFI System partition (more details vide infra). It worked on the bench, but now put together in the ...
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elementary OS Freya won't boot

I have been doing Linux since last June and I have found my way around it pretty well. But I have been trying to boot elementary OS Freya beta 2 to my windows 8 UEFI laptop, I have tried using ...
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Manjaro boots to grub screen after install

I've installed Manjaro and when I boot into my installation I get greeted by the grub command line. When using the CLI installer (testing, to use LVM support) everything went fine until I tried to ...
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How to stop grub from messing with my EFI partition?

I'm dual booting Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint. I decided to install the Linux Mint OS (Rebecca) onto an EXTERNAL HDD. So what I did was click "Something Else" during installation and I created 3 ...
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How to restore normal boot process after pacman update on EFI?

I just updated my system and upon reboot I've found myself in emergency mode. This is a dm-crypt+LUKS EFI system (thinkpad) using gummiboot. journalctl -xb reports that /boot could not be mounted. ...
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Grub environment block on Centos 7 with efi?

How do I modify the default or next-boot boot entry for the next reboot on Centos 7? I need to switch back and forth between kernels frequently. The machine is in a different room, so it is most ...
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“Disk space full” - Linux Mint as Dual Boot on UEFI Windows

I'm trying to install Linux Mint 17.1 in UEFI mode on an Asus PC with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. The 250GB-SSD with Windows preinstalled is /dev/sdb/. I partitioned 125GB for use with Ubuntu (Linux ...
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Too many UEFI boot entries

Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual UEFI boot. My notebook only has one disk device. The Grub 2 entries are normal with only Windows and Ubuntu entries. However, when entering BIOS setting, I can see ...
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Multibooting in Secureboot mode - vmlinuz invalid signature

My system has Windows 8.1 installed by default. I installed LinuxMint and openSUSE later. The problem is that if I use the openSUSE bootloader (GRUB2), it is able to load Windows but not Linux Mint. ...
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Problem loading Zorin after install

I have tried to install Zorin.To install the OS I went to my UEFI BIOS turned off fast boot and Disabled secure boot option. After that I loaded my USB and installed the OS. Everything went perfectly ...
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UEFI installation failed Fedora 21

I have installed Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo laptop. When I configure partitions I receive this error: No valid bootloader target device found. For UEFI installation , you must include an EFI System ...
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grub2 cannot boot windows (EFI) - Invalid Sector Size

I've been booting my Fedora 20 / Windows 7 Home Premium system using Grub2 for quite some time now. But after updating the system after ~9 months of no updates, I can no longer boot into Windows 7. ...
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Avoid Booting Fedora in Failsafe Mode

I recently bought a Lenovo G50-45 and managed to setup a dual boot system with Windows 8.1 and Fedora 21 (UEFI booting). But when I boot Fedora, the following error message shows up: [1.079848] EFI: ...
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Dual-boot ends with Dual-Bootloaders

Having just bought a new laptop out of necessity, and ending up with Windows 8.1, because I work from home and the company only supports windows, and the identical 7 machine was almost $100 more than ...
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Problem booting with Grub

Long ago I installed a OpenSuse but finally decided to remove it for non-important reasons. Right now I have installed ubuntu. My problem is : I cant get my system to fire on grub instead of the ...
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Fedora 21 won't boot anymore; Computer wants me to perform MOK management

I have Fedora 21 installed. Last time it booted, I changed Gnome theme. Then I restarted and now I get following: If I select to continue boot, computer restarts and I get this window again. If I ...
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Creating EFI bootable GPT partition with gdisk on previous MBR, GPT Damaged

So this is a sister question to my previous one about partitioning for a UEFI boot loader. Parititioning for a UEFI boot loader, can LVM be used? Disclaimer: I don't give a flip about the data on ...
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Parititioning for a UEFI boot loader, can LVM be used?

I just bought a gently used laptop and I am trying to figure out why this is. It has a single SSD that when running fdisk -l shows as Disk: /dev/sda. Under it though are 5 "devices" under that disk, ...
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Booting from an lvm-cached volume

I created a cache pool following this article. The process seems to be successful. After doing an upgrade-grub and rebooting, Grub complains that it can not find the root volume (showing a UUID). - ...
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Problems with installing Debian 7.7 on a Vaio laptop

I have a Vaio laptop (Model Number: SVF15218SGB). It had a Windows 8 on it when I'd bought it. After a few months, I decided to migrate to GNU/Linux. Thus I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it (It was July ...
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Asus dual booting (w8.1 uefi + elementaryOS csm enabled)

I disabled fast booting from windows 8.1 for being able to easily boot to BIOS menu with f2 keystrokes. Then from the BIOS I disabled secure boot, rebooted BIOS, and enabled CSM and pxe oprom (I don’t ...
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Disable ASPM with UEFI

Is it possible to send a boot parameter similar to pcie_aspm=off when only using UEFI boot? I've installed ElementaryOS Freya Beta 1, without the GRUB boot loader, everything works, but I've been ...