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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Installing Fedora 23 alongside Windows 10; EFI partition “not valid”

I have successfully installed Windows 10 on a 3-disk (hardware) RAID 0 setup, in a 150GB NTFS partition. As part of that, and because I booted my installation media in UEFI mode, the Windows installer ...
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Warning : configuration file not found

I just made a bootable usb drive with kali linux 2016.1 (rolling) with dd command. After booting in the usb drive it gives me this thing : Warning : configuration file not found. I can select ...
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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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Is grub.conf read by GRUBX64.EFI from SYSTEMD-BOOTX64.EFI?

Does the following mean that SYSTEMD-BOOTX64.EFI executes first, then GRUBX64.EFI, which then reads grub.conf? #> efibootmgr -v BootCurrent: 0001 Timeout: 1 seconds BootOrder: ...
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How to escape a BIOS failure?

While attempting to install deepin linux onto my new netbook, I worked myself into a corner that I do not know how to escape. 1) I loaded the deepin installer onto my USB stick as per instructions, ...
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Trouble Boot repair

I had a problem with my grub, it didn't recognize my OS, I have installed windows, ubuntu and kali. I tried to use Boot repair in a ubuntu live cd as sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda10" apt-get purge ...
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Verify integrity of EFI file before chainloading

Can I, in GRUB, configure it to verify if the EFI file it is going to chainload being signed (using the Secure Boot database) and refuse to boot if not signed? I had to disable secure boot for GRUB to ...
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Stuck installing Arch Linux. How should I proceed?

I am following a tutorial here. I'm on step 2.2. I'm supposed to find out if I have a uefi motherboard by sending the command efivar -l. But I don't get the expected output. Instead I get efivar: ...
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Getting error opening Windows. Error 1: Filename must be either an absolute pathname or blocklist

I've installed CentOS 6.4 on UEFI machine. Created /boot/efi partition and installed grub in it. But when I open Other in the grub menu I get this error: Error 1: Filename must be either an ...
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Installed Fedora 18 on UEFI machine, got lvm.mod not found error

I've installed Fedora 18 on UEFI system, when I boot the computer I get this error message: File "/EFI/fedora/x86_64-efi/lvm.mod" not found no server specified What should I do?
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Arch Linux GRUB install: “EFI variables are not supported on this system”

I am attempting to install Arch linux to a new (and very crappy) HP Pavillion 15 Notebook. This is a UEFI-based machine. After several swings at it, I have managed to get pretty far. Legacy mode is ...
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Accidental deletion Windows 10 partition and now cannot boot Arch Linux

I inadvertently deleted my Windows 10 partitions on /dev/sda, and as /dev/sda2 was my UEFI partition I can no longer boot Arch Linux (which I was booting using systemd-boot). I cannot figure out how ...
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Fedora 23 no longer bootable (GRUB: Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.)

I have a dual boot on my laptop with Windows 10 and Fedora 23. Both were installed in EFI mode. It's been working fine, but I had to set the boot order to prioritize BOOTX64.EFI for it to start ...
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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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Can the EFI System Partition be a logical partition on MBR disks?

I'm finding a lot of information concerning the ESP inside GPT disks, but none about them being inside an MBR based disk as a logical partition. The thing is, I don't want to convert my disk to GPT ...
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Is it possible to use Grub to run an EFI binary?

On an efi system it it possible to run arbitrary efi binaries. Especially I can use the efi shell (one efi binary) to run grub (another efi binary). Is it also possible to use grub to run for ...
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Can't boot live USB of Linux Mint DE on my UEFI PC

I used the Universal USB Installer application to copy the latest ISO image from Linux Mint DE (64 bits) and install it on my PC, however when I try to reboot it I have the option to choose my ...
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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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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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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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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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building a uefi-secure boot debian-USB

I assume that there already is something where exactly my problem was discussed years ago, but after spending too much time searching I try my luck here, I hope you can help me or atleast show me the ...
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Building a UEFI bootable USB

I'm having a really hard time getting Mint13 installed on my new laptop, no optical UEFI support and having odd corruption of grub.cfg when I do try and use UNetbootin. Is there a method to build a ...
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Boot iso file through uEFI by calling EFI executable inside the iso

I want to create a USB stick that I can use to boot multiple iso files. I want to do this through uEFI. The usb stick would look something like this: /EFI /bootx64.efi /something.conf /isos ...
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GRUB-EFI installation fails while installing Kali Linux in external hard disk

I was trying to install Kali Linux from a live USB to an 1TB external hard disk. At first I was unable to boot the live USB with my H2O Insyde BIOS. Then I converted my pen drive partition table to ...
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Arch Linux Live USB no longer booting UEFI

My Lenovo laptop is running Arch Linux with a UEFI GPT partition table. One day I powered up my laptop, but couldn't get passed the Lenovo boot screen. I used a USB stick to boot up and reinstall ...
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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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Can I install grub2 on a flash drive to boot both BIOS and UEFI

Well, obviously I can, because all of the Linux distros are delivered as hybrid ISOs that can boot both BIOS and UEFI. The question is how? I had thought I could run grub-install twice: grub-install ...
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Linux boot loader is not detected after BIOS update

I use Lenovo y500 and after buying a 250 gb Samsung SSD, I decided to use dual OS consisting of Arch Linux and Windows 8.1. In order to prevent boot problems, I installed Arch later. I used UEFI and ...
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Dual-boot windows/debian, no boot menu?

I just installed (actually I did so three times today) debian on a separate partition in my Win10 laptop (Asus K46CB), but though the installation went smoothly, no OS selection menu comes up upon ...
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Is there a way to enable secure boot in Linux?

Just like Windows has secure boot that prevents any external OS Loader code from running at boot, does Linux have any similar option for itself? I have looked around, but when I search, the only ...
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How do I get UEFI to automatically boot the Linux Boot Manager (managed by systemd-boot) instead of the OS Boot Manager, of Windows 10?

I would like to set my laptop with UEFI firmware and a Windows 10 / Arch Linux dual boot to use the Linux Boot Manager (managed by systemd-boot) by default on startup, instead of the OS Boot Manager ...
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Why is USB not working in Linux when it works in UEFI/BIOS?

For background I have just built a new machine with modern hardware including: AMD FX-8350 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard 16GB RAM NVidia GTX 650 Ti Kingston SSD Given that, I tried to install ...
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Convert Windows BIOS based instrallation to UEFI from Cent OS live cd

I have a BIOS based Windows Server 2008R2 installation, I need to migrate this to a UEFI based installation. I was able to achieve this from a WIN PE live cd and following this link I am working on ...
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How do I get GRUB2 to correctly start under UEFI?

I have installed GRUB on my Arch Linux installation on /dev/sdb1. /dev/sdb is my second internal hard drive on which I installed Arch Linux, /dev/sda is my first internal hard drive and has Windows 10 ...
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Install Kali on USB for UEFI and legacy-bios simultaneously

Here is the prologue: I just purchased a new tablet, called Wintron 10.1, made by trekstor. It is shipped with a solded 32 GB ssd-similar harddrive and preinstalled Windows 8.1-Bing. I already have ...
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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 to create a UEFI boot menu entry like Ubuntu ISO?

I create a UEFI bootable USB drive, and it works fine. But I have manually creat the UEFI boot entry every time I boot it on a new computer. The Ubuntu ISO image however could create the boot entry ...
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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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Do I need boot partition on UEFI & Luks?

I'm trying to install Gentoo on LUKS partition (simple layout - single root partition, without underlying LVM). Right now it works, but I doubt if I done it properly. I've got such a partitions: ...
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Installing Fedora on a 32 bit EFI device (Dell Venue 10 Pro)

I recently won a Dell Venu 10 Pro in a hackathon and have been trying desperately to install any sort of Linux distribution onto it. Apparently, these tablets have 64 bit processors, but they only ...
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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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Grub2 can't detect Windows 10, Dual boot on two harddrive, UEFI/GPT system

I have two ssd which there is Windows 10 on the /dev/sda1 and OpenSuse on /dev/sda3 (/dev/sda2 is for a storage hdd). I have been installed Ubuntu on my /dev/sda3 couple months ago. But because of ...
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Install CentOS on RAID (manually) on UEFI system

I'm struggling with the manual configuration of a RAID1 + RAID10. I'm trying the procedure on a VM (VirtualBox 5.0.14 r105127) on OSX 11.10.3. The strategy I took is: The complete set of commands I ...
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Why is uEFI firmware unable to access a software RAID 1 /boot/efi partition?

BIOS firmware can boot a BIOS formatted /boot partition installed on a software RAID 1 pair no problem. It can even boot from a /boot installed on LVM volume that lives on a software RAID 1 pair. But ...
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RHEL 6.7 kickstart using minimal boot media on UEFI

I'm new to RHEL (haven't used it since the early 2000s when it was still open source) and currently attempting to install it on a cluster of machines. I'm trying to automate this process as much as ...
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Fedora UEFI grub theme not being properly set

What I do to apply the grub theme is: Add the following to /etc/default/grub: GRUB_THEME="/boot/grub2/themes/system/theme.txt" Then run the following command to regenerate config file: ...
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UEFI and LVM causing BIOS to hang under various conditions

Using Fedora 23 with LVM on a Toshiba C50-B-021 laptop with UEFI, the BIOS will hang on boot every time: the computer runs out of battery, it is turned off for more than a few seconds, a new ...
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Are UEFI firmwares for different devices with same chipset and UEFI manufacturer compatible?

There are a few 2014-2015 devices with Intel Atom Z3745 chipset. Some of them run 32-bit Windows others run Android. The Windows ones have 32-bit UEFI. The Android ones have 64-bit UEFI. Is it ...
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EFI boot entry disappears

I have a problem, the Fedora 23 EFI boot entry keeps disappearing. Set-up is Asus Z170-deluxe motherboard, i7-6700k CPU and 2x16GB DDR4. BIOS is the latest 1602. Disk is NVME Samsung 950 Pro 512GB. ...