Tagged Questions

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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How do I create a utility USB?

I do a lot of work with many different bootable images all on different flash drives. However, it gets annoying to search for a specific drive, plug it in, and use it. Is there a way I can consolidate ...
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FreeBSD boot problem, UEFI or LEGACY and GPT disk

i have a computer based on GPT disks with triple boot. For the moment i have two OSes working on my computer (OSX and Windows). I want to make a FreeBSD installation, he work perfectly when i boot on ...
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Can't get grub to boot windows 7 partition. “error: invalid EFI file path”

I have an "HP pavilion 7008tx dv7" laptop. It came bundled with Windows 7 and has two 1TB HHD and an 32G SSD. Here is the output form "sudo parted -l": Model: ATA TOSHIBA MQ01ABD1 (scsi) Disk ...
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arch linux boots into grub command line

I'm trying to install arch linux over virtual box guest machine in a UEFI mode. I've followed beginners guide to install base system, generate fstab and etc and my system now boots into grub command ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04--Grub Rescue Error after failing to turn off secure boot [SOLVED]

I am not able to start the operating system. Whenever I try to start the operating system it shows the following error: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found Entering rescue mode... grub ...
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How do multiple boot loaders work on an EFI system partition

My ESP looks like this Boot Dell fedora Microsoft In the Boot directory, their is a boot-loader named bootx64.efi which I understand is the default boot loader that get started first. But in the ...
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Full UEFI System, Grub 2 self-compiled + Clover 2, Debian kFreeBSD installation?

I've a computer with full installation UEFI system, with 2 bootloaders (GRUB & Clover on ESP) clover is the primary bootloader that allows me to load OSX and grub2. I want to make a new install of ...
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Debian Jessie stuck at “Loading initial ramdisk”. UEFI mode

I managed to install Debian Jessie on a MSI G70 2PE Apache Pro that came with Windows 8. First I partitioned some space on the laptop. Then I put on the net install cd for Debian and installed it on ...
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Wrong iso file preventing from booting Debian dvd with uefi

I have this new computer (MSI Ge70 2PE Apache Pro) that came with Windows 8 and UEFI. I made a partition to install Debian testing 64bits on the same HD where Windows is. I had no problem making the ...
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Installing Linux without UEFI

I have a old Dell Dimension 8400 whose motherboard does not have UEFI. I upgraded the RAM to 2 GB. Also, it does not have a CD drive anymore, so the only way to install an OS is through a flash ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crash on installation - wn-block(2,0)

I'm trying to install the latest version of Ubuntu on my Dell Notebook via Boot via USB (it has no CD driver), but whenever I try to enter the option to test the OS or install it, an big error is ...
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Can't load zfs kernel module on Fedora with Secure Boot - “Required key not available”

I'd like to use zfs with my Fedora 20 system. I've installed the ZFS on Linux Fedora repository and subsequently the kernel-devel and zfs package. As far as I can tell, everything was installed ...
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Mint 17 via EFI stub on 32-bit MacBook, keyboard doesn't work; fine with Grub bootloader

I'm not necessarily looking for a solution, although that would be great... mainly an explanation. On a MacBook 1.1 using rEFInd boot manager, if I boot Mint 17 Cinnamon 32-bit via the Grub ...
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1answer
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Installing linux on an 32bit UEFI only machine

I have a Intel BayTrial Z3735D tablet which comes with a 32bit UEFI BIOS. After some search I've found that most linux distro don't come with a 32bit efi file. How can I insert one (or build a new ...
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Failed Gummiboot install

I installed Arch-Linux and probably messed up with Gummiboot config. Is there a way to change /boot/loader/entries/arch.conf without doing whole installation process again?
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USB booting to installing Linux on a new Lenovo laptop

I recently got a Thinkpad T440s with Windows 8.1 for my job, and since most of my work is done under Linux I am going to install Ubuntu on it, so that I can dual boot. The problem is that it won't ...
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How to write/edit/update the OsIndications efi variable from command line?

In the need to enter the UEFI firmware setup utility while using ultra fast boot (keyboard drivers are not loaded during POST), I wish to write to the "Os Indications" efi variable. My OS is Ubuntu ...
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Antergos installer says I have no /boot partition

When attempting to install Antergos(Arch-based Linux distro) I am told that it cannot install as I have not specified a /boot partition, when I appear to have done just that. I have attached a picture ...
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Grub menu not appearing

I have a windows 8.1 installed in my lenovo z570.I installed linux mint 17 from an USB created using YUMI software. After installation the grub menu doesn't appear and windows gets booted up ...
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linux boot manager has been blocked [SOLVED] [closed]

I've just installed arch linux on a UEFI motherboard. as bootloader I installed "gummiboot". I've got the following problem, when the computer stars I recive the message: "Linux Boot Manager has been ...
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When do I need to specify add_efi_memmap as kernel argument in UEFI/EFI boot?

I am reading some tutorials how to EFI stub (efistub) load the Linux kernel. These instructions often use kernel boot parameter add_efi_memmap. The intended hardware is Intel x64 having 8GB of RAM. My ...
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How much speed difference for a tweaked bios versus uefi boot? [closed]

EFI can be faster, but that's not certain. The biggest speed difference is in hardware initialization early in the process. On my systems, this is a fraction of the total boot time, so a ...
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How to know if I'm booting using UEFI

I was searching, but didn't found an obvious way to know if GRUB is using UEFI in the system boot, or the BIOS compatibility mode or a full fledged BIOS. Only Windows methods. Is there something in ...
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Signing GRUB bootloader

The laptop I recently bought uses UEFI. As an experiment, I think it would be really cool to generate my own keys and use them to sign my bootloader, and also to password protect the bootloader. How ...
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UEFI install (14.04) boots to GRUB command prompt, no GUI

I just installed zorin 9 core (14.04) on my Hard-Disk in UEFI mode. But, when I boot, all that comes up is a GRUB2 command line. I've searched for solution and came up with this command configfile ...
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Fedora 20 on Macbook Pro Retina 11.1 (Late 2013)

I've got myself a new Macbook last week but I just can't get used to OSX and would like to use a Ubuntu, Debian or Fedora installation as Main OS. I have installed Fedora without a bootloader as the ...
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Kali Linux is not booting after installation after/before Windows 7

I have GPT, EFI (or UEFI?). I've installed Windows 7, then Kali Linux (in opposite order too), but Kali doesn't want to boot -- Windows wants. I tried to use update-grub, tried to switch the ...
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NTFS-fs warning (device sdaX): load_system_files()

I'm installing Arch Linux on a UEFI-GPT computer, dual boot with Windows 8.1. GRUB is installed correctly, but when I inserted the command (on chroot) grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg I ...
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1answer
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Arch Linux on an UEFI-GPT system with Windows 8.1 dual booting [closed]

I'm going to install Arch Linux on an UEFI computer. I've also Windows 8.1 installed and I would like to keep this operating system in dual boot with Arch. I should ask many questions, because this is ...
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Windows 8 booting issue from GRUB

I dual booted Windows 8 and Kali Linux(1.0.7) with Kali installed in legacy mode(because my laptop doesn't allow me to boot from any external device in UEFI mode,it says system does not have DVD/CD or ...
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1answer
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efivars data missing from procfs and sysfs

I'm trying to install ubuntu on a Tab-X 10.1 Intel WinPad. The UEFI loader only allows booting from 32 bit efi images. Ubuntu only supports UEFI in 64 bit versions. I'm trying to get the 64 bit ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on EFI/GPT scheme

Shame on me, I have more than 10 years using Linux and all of this about EFI and GPT is a nightmare :( I have a Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook and I cannot install Ubuntu; when I launch the installer it ...
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1answer
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Which device to install the bootloader should I choose?

I have an Acer Aspire E1 with Windows 8.1 installed from factory. I need to install in dualboot the Linux Mint without formatting the computer and safely. I kept the UEFI and deactivated the ...
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UEFI - Linux Mint Boot from USB Doesn't work

I'm running Linux Mint (only OS other than in VirtualBox) and wanting to remove it. I've created a Live USB of Windows 8 using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool - Yes, I know it says Windows 7 but I've ...
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Mint 16 - Won't boot to USB

I am attempting to completely remove my Linux Mint 16 MATE OS and reinstall Windows 8. At which point, I'll decide if I want to reinstall a Linux OS (most likely will). The issue I'm having is that my ...
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UEFI and Puppy Linux

I recently installed Puppy Linux on a USB stick using the Universal USB Installer, but I have not being able to boot from it. My notebook came with Windows 8 and had the secure boot activated at UEFI. ...
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Installed Ubuntu (on its own partition, Windos 8 machine) and lost both boot options in BIOS

I partitioned the unit in Windows first, and after I disabled Windows in BIOS because it wasn't allowing the boot CD to load. After the installation, the option to enable Windows and the option to ...
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How do I restore grub on a uefi boot after a windows update wiped it?

Until yesterday I had a dual boot debian / win8 with grub that worked like a charm. Yesterday a stupid windows update totally wiped grub and I'm now unable to boot in linux. I installed linux a year ...
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Fan error during boot but it boots well

I installed the second linux distro along with Ubuntu, something went wrong, it was to choosing a wrong nvidia driver, and I decided to remove that distro completely by deleting the partition and ...
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Start up (boot) menu doesn't show other linux distro

I've installed arch using https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners_Guide I have x64 system with Ubuntu installed already and UEFI. There were no errors during the installation. However, after ...
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Grub-EFI: disable signature check?

Following on from my previous question, it seems that Grub-EFI refuses to boot any kernel which isn't signed. Which is a problem, because the kernel I want to boot isn't signed. So what I'm wondering ...
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Linux / Windows 8.1 : Installation on raid0

I need to install a linux distribution on my laptop (an Asus UX302LA). I tried again and again but I couldn't even begin the installation. To explain you my problem, I know that Windows 8 is installed ...
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How to query EFI signature

It appears that Grub-EFI will only boot a "signed" Linux kernel. Is there some command that will allow me to query a given kernel image to find out what signatures (if any) are present on it?
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Switch debian install from legacy to UEFI

I have Debian 7 installed on my laptop on the ssd and windows 8 on the hdd. Currently to boot Windows I go into the bios and change a boot setting from legacy to UEFI, which means to boot Debian I am ...
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Dual boot windows on second harddrive, UEFI/GPT system

I'd like to install linux, but I don't want to risk damaging my current windows installation as I have heard a lot of horror stories. Fortunately, I have an extra hard drive. Can I install linux ...
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How can I install Linux on a UEFI system with Secure boot?

My motherboard is a Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 (CPU 1), it's a UEFI -Dual boot, and when I try installing Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon or Ubuntu 13.10 it always bring this error (initramfs) Unable to find a medium ...
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Booting from USB devices on secure boot UEFI system

I'm trying to put an ArchLinux install onto a USB-HDD and want it to be bootable on BIOS systems as well as on UEFI systems that use secure boot. Therefore I have one main question. Does an UEFI ...
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Blue gradient line on top and bottom instead of Ubuntu-USB-Grub-Screen

I just bought a E350M1 mainboard with onboard AMD Radeon 6310 Graphics Card. I did (I think I did) the UEFI-Bios trick: CSM activated and plugged-in a usb-stick with an Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop i386 ...
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Boot the Arch Linux installation USB media on Dell XPS 13 (L322X) UEFI

this is my first attempt to install Arch Linux on my Dell XPS 13 (L322X) laptop in UEFI mode. I've dowloaded "archlinux-2014.02.01-dual.iso" and written to my USB pen drive with the dd way. I boot my ...
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Ubuntu load and hang on live USB [closed]

I seem to have run into some difficulties trying to install Linux alongside my USB. I made a bootable USB stick and done all the UEFI firmware settings from which I disabled fast boot. Now when I run ...