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Aug
25
comment How can I update the kernel and initrd images in EFI boot loader?
@adam yes, go and kick whoever suggested you do it this way in their butt for ignorance (I've spotted such a guy and told him to stop this "advice" as it's way more pain than required -- telling that as someone who actually implemented UEFI support in a distribution and who does use ELILO where it shines)...
Aug
16
answered How to make a UEFI bootable ISO image with grub-mkrescue?
Aug
11
answered Recovery EFI boot formatted partition
Aug
3
comment lost FreeBSD efi loader after upgrading windows 10
I'd like to second @mikeserv's pin but you're likely just lacking an NVRAM entry that would point to some sane bootloader/bootmanager (these rather don't include windows' one); check what efibootmgr would tell.
Jul
22
comment Images (e.g. with Clonezilla) of Windows and Linux on a UEFI computer
Several ESPs are fine in practice (but all of them should be backed up then unless one wants to know a little bit more at restore time which is usually undesirable) -- I'd rather worry about either NVRAM EFI variables or getting some fallback bootloader in place (that it /EFI/BOOT/bootx64.efi that probably contains a bootmanager like Refind or shim); Rod's books are generally recommended: rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/principles.html
Jul
12
comment How to construct a GPT-only partition table on Linux?
I'd only amend the rodsbooks link to be rodsbooks.com/gdisk/index.html as it's less specific and more updated to me; the answer is just great otherwise.
Jul
10
answered Not able to install mint with UEFI
Jun
29
comment Debian & Windows 8 UEFI dual booting on separate disks
Erm, yes, the partitioning scheme has to be GPT for firmware to boot off it (as far as I understood).
Jun
24
answered Debian & Windows 8 UEFI dual booting on separate disks
May
31
comment How do I repair grub2 (not) booting 32-bit EFI on a 64-bit machine?
Well then Rod's books on EFI are the way to go -- sorry but I've dropped 64-on-32fw experiments last year due to availability of optional 64-bit firmware for my device so no experience-based hints came my way so far...
May
30
comment How do I repair grub2 (not) booting 32-bit EFI on a 64-bit machine?
I'd rather not start with complicating every bit I can -- that is, wouldn't stick btrfs (or lvm, or whatever) under /boot at the very least on an EeePC... have you read rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/principles.html already?
May
25
comment Dual boot Opensuse13.2 and windows8.1 boot loader
Maybe -- you can check that by switching it on and seeing if GRUB still boots... wish the firmware wouldn't appear "smart" enough to ditch the "wrong" entry from boot list though; if you try that, I'd be thankful if you also check the above referenced rescue image to see if Refind boots off it with your particular firmware with SB on (but still better to stay on the safe side if another reinstallation warrants a lot of hassle to you) -- I've implemented UEFI support in ALT so sort of interested for it to work for the normal people.
May
23
comment Dual boot Opensuse13.2 and windows8.1 boot loader
Hmm... clarify please: the media would boot, you would see its GRUB and select installation option, and what would happen next? SB option would have blocked GRUB loading if it was at fault (although there might be an issue with signed kernel image but that seems unlikely given that they signed GRUB just fine). Well, try turning RestrictedBoot(tm) on and see if openSUSE stops loading (shouldn't but I've seen that with distros carrying two signatures on shim, all of us but Ubuntu do that)... Glad to hear you're up and running, anyways :-)
May
21
comment Dual boot Opensuse13.2 and windows8.1 boot loader
that tutorial works through UEFI suse installation, not BIOS/CSM/Legacy...
May
21
answered Dual boot Opensuse13.2 and windows8.1 boot loader
Mar
5
comment How to stop grub from messing with my EFI partition?
Go read EFI bootloader principles, grab efibootmgr and carefully remove the extra option from firmware's NVRAM. You might also like refind as the boot manager.
Feb
15
comment What are the pros/cons of deb vs. rpm?
"dpkg vs yum" is the wrong comparison as the former is a package manager but the latter is not (just as apt/aptitude are repository level managers rather than just "package").
Feb
15
comment What are the pros/cons of deb vs. rpm?
Those interested can find rpm2cpio.sh script.
Feb
15
comment What are the pros/cons of deb vs. rpm?
Debian's dependency generation tools are next to nonexistent, we're lightyears ahead in ALT Linux (RPM based distribution employing APT).
Feb
15
comment What are the pros/cons of deb vs. rpm?
It's rather about "redhat vs canonical" (with canonical reaping what debian has been doing for two decades) and not about "rpm vs deb" -- I tell that as an ALT Linux Team member.