Questions tagged [uefi]

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 to boot by default to Debian Buster

I just upgrade Debian from Stretch to Buster. I have a Win 10 installation on another partition but before I was not able to get a Boot menu with both choices so I had to modify the BIOS settings to ...
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swaping HDD with various os under uefi

This is a preemptive question to avoid problems. I currently use a desktop PC with one hard drive in a caddy and one internal HDD (they both are SATA drives); the internal 1 TB drive is just for data ...
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How do I use custom-signed shim for secure boot (Fedora)?

I'm not sure whether there's a guide for this but I'd like to know the detailed steps (step-by-step guide perhaps?) involved in achieving the following: Re-sign shim with a custom CA private key, but ...
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Linux - Modify an efi var with efivar

I have a single boot Kali Linux installation on MacBook Air 2018 hardware. After solving some issues to make all working I'm in trouble with this: I'm trying to disable the startup sound before ...
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Mounting efi disk on external USB

Recently I bought new sshd to replace my old one on my notebook, but I have problem. I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on new one and put the old on usb case I have, but the disk on USB doesnt have partition (...
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Unable to create bootable USB for Kali Linux on UEFI system type

I'm using rufus to create a bootable USB for Kali Linux. In my last attempt I chose MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI, but the USB didn't boot, as my system type is UEFI. This time I'm choosing ...
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boot linux kernel (4.7) with efistub, initrd, and lvm

for a few days, I googled everywhere to see if someone ever had the same issues as I do. here is my linux kernel on my Lenovo Z50-70 ( maybe it's important) $ uname -a Linux Z50-Debian 4.7.0-1-amd64 ...
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Read Apple nvram

On Mac OS X there is a tool called nvram to get and set EFI properties. As I am now deploying GNU/Linux on Apple hardware, I'd like to have a similar tool that is able to talk to Apple's EFI ...
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Deepin Installer won't start - stuck on black screen with single dash

I have just bought an Asus Zenbook UX433FA, on which I want to install Deepin 15.8 as my only OS. I have followed the installation guide on the Deepin website, therefore creating a bootable USB device ...
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How to hibernate Debian with swapfile on home partition of fully encrypted disk?

I'm running Debian10/KDE with kernel 4.19.0-5-amd64. I have 16GB of RAM, a swapfile of 25GB on my separate home partition (the partition that holds the OS is too small for it). My hard drive is fully ...
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Computer won't boot when enabling Secure Boot after Debian 10 upgrade with B250 PC MATE motherboard

To enable Secure Boot in the B250 PC MATE motherboard I had to do the following after upgrading to Debian 10: Run sudo apt install shim-signed grub-efi-amd64-signed and reboot. Enter the UEFI ...
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Where are kernel and initramfs files for systemd-boot?

I'm trying to do a fresh install and use systemd-boot as the bootloader for my ESP, but in the install instructions on step 4 it says: Copy your kernel and initramfs onto that ESP. But where are ...
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GRUB starts in command line after reboot

I installed Linux Mint on my laptop along with a pre-installed Windows 10. When I turn on the computer, the normal GRUB menu appears most of the time: But after booting either Linux or Windows then ...
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How to setup properly Clover EFI?

I need a little help to how to setup Clover Bootloader - to handle a dual-boot on a late 2008 unibody Mac(Intel dual-core 2GHz, 4GB). This Mac is already containing two partitions - see below - but ...
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Updating kernel versions when booting from rEFInd

I'm booting from EFI using the awesome rEFInd bootloader. I've so far had to configure boot myself by manually copying over my EFI-compatible linux boot image to my EFI partition and writing a ...
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How do I tell grub that my ubuntu partition is now somewhere else?

So I have a dell laptop. I had a Windows 10 + ubuntu 16 laptop. It had some problems with booting up. So, I got rid of ubuntu (went to gparted live, wiped the partitions of root, swap and home, there ...
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32bit EFI with 64 bit linux OS. Can it be done?

I have a 32bit ubuntu linux install on an hp stream 7 tablet. For the sake of long term support I would like to install 64bit ubuntu linux on this device. The tablet has a 64 bit intel baytrail ...
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Installing 32-bit Linux distribution on 32-bit Architecture with 32-bit UEFI

There's a lot of information on installing 64-bit Linux on 32-bit UEFI. It's a mess even here, but I've seen ways (rEFInd, etc). But this laptop (HP Envy X2) has a 32-bit architecture and exclusively ...
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Wondering how to correctly configure rEFInd for Windows and Arch dualboot

I am currently considering moving to UEFI/GPT on my system. I plan to install Windows first and use the ESP created by Windows. My first major question is this: Will Windows automatically use the GPT ...
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How to install Linux Mint alongside Windows on different drives with different boot sectors?

I am trying to install Linux Mint 19 alongside Windows 10 in dual boot but on different drives. The reason why I am struggling with this are the particularities of my setup. I have four drives, two ...
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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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Dualboot Windows 10 and Fedora 24 with UEFI on HP Desktop

I have an HP Envy 700-109c that I am trying to dualboot with Fedora 24. The computer originally came with Windows 8 (which I down(up?)graded to Win7). I have performed a clean install of Windows 10 ...
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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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How does BIOS bootloader know which disk to use?

As I understand it, the GRUB bootloader on a BIOS system (and most other bootloaders for that matter) are comprised of 3 parts. The first part (stage 1) is stored in the first 448 bytes, which is ...
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Can't boot to windows after installing Ubuntu in UEFI

I'm trying to install an Ubuntu dual boot on my windows 10 laptop. Windows 10 used the legacy BIOS setting. When I start the Ubuntu installation I get a warning about BIOS and UEFI, other operating ...
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How to modify an installation ISO and keep it bootable?

I know there have been quite a few similar questions, but they aren't specific enough. I have a Windows 10 x64 installation ISO and I am trying to extract the files make some modifications and then ...
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Grub not starting after moving drives

So I've got a Debian 9 machine with 5 hard drives in it. I tried moving these drives to a new machine and hoping they would boot. When I did this, I got "normal.mod not found" and it kicked me to grub ...
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System freeze on reboot/shutdown

My laptop is an Acer predator helios 300 with intel i7-7700hq and an NVIDIA GTX 1050ti. It had a 128GB NVME SSD and 1TB hard disk. I had dual boot on it with fedora 29 installed on the SSD and Mint ...
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How to show GRUB menu instead of command line?

I try to install Ubuntu 18.04 on a Lenovo Ideapad 320, but the installer always hangs at installing the grub2 package. So I ran the installer with ubiquity -b (no bootloader) and it installs fine. I ...
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grub-install error: modinfo.sh doesn't exist [closed]

I entered the following command grub-install --target=x84-64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootfloader-id=grub But I get the error grub-install: error: /usr/lib/grub/x84_64-efi/modinfo.sh doesn'...
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Debian 10 install cd not starting installer

I am trying to install Debian 10 on my Acer desktop computer that does not have UEFI or Secure Boot. When I boot my Debian 10 installer CD, it gets to the menu where you choose graphical install, ...
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Can I rename a file inside an iso image without completely rebuilding it?

I have a bash script that is supposed to download a Windows 10 iso file from Microsoft and then change the names of two files in that iso in order to remove the "Press any key to boot from this CD/DVD....
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QEMU doesn't respect the boot order when booting with UEFI (OVMF)

Using qemu-system-x86_64, I want QEMU to start a virtual machine with a drive and a few virtual cdrom drives and floppy drives attached. I need it to automatically boot from the first virtual cdrom ...
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how to repair uefi boot option

I somehow erased all the boot options in my bios (maybe caused by some operation using super-grub disk). I have tried to fix my grub using boot-repair live-usb. After performing recommended repair and ...
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Install Grub Boot loader in different folder on UEFI!

I am new in UEFI and I moved to GPT. I am now using windows 7 and 10 in dual boot. I want to install Grub boot loader in a different folder, not in the EFI system partition/ESP. So, Windows boot ...
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“Disk space full” - Linux Mint as Dual Boot on UEFI Windows [closed]

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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Dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 10 on UEFI mode

I'm trying to dual boot my PC which already has Windows 10 installed (in UEFI mode) with Ubuntu. I'm aware that I have to install Ubuntu in the UEFI mode in order to avoid the hassle later. I have ...
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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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Boot-repair Failure: Unable to locate package grub-common:i386

I am on a system dual-booting Windows and Debian (usually using the latter), and a recent Windows update appears to have wreaked havoc on the Debian boot system. I managed to boot Windows again, but ...
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Messed up boot - System BootOrder not found

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 17.10. What's happening: I turn on PC Get a message that I can't read in time, something along the lines of: System BootOrder not found. Initializing defaults. PC ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 software RAID with LVM install won't boot on bare metal

If I setup a VirtualBox guest with two 30 GB virtual hard disks and follow the following steps, the result will be a fully functional, booting operating system: Boot Ubuntu 14.04 Server install CD At ...
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Where to find file BHYVE_UEFI.fd

I have the FreeBSD port of Bhyve hypervisor, xhyve on my MacBook and I can run the tinylinux with it. To run Windows the instructions and the provided shell script state that I need the UEFI image in ...
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Clonezilla pxe boot via uefi

I've succesfully setup Clonezilla boot on my Centos 7 PXE server legacy mode, but when I tried to get UEFI PXE working, I got stuck and it doesn't boot at all. I am using similar settings to launch it ...
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Booting FreeBSD using grub2 on uefi machine

I just installed FreeBSD 10.3 on an HP 450-a114. The install went smoothly with no issues. The machine has Windows 10, Linux Mint, and an LFS distro. In the past (on the older BIOS-only machines), all ...
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Installing GRUB to encrypted partition doesn't work if (root) is F2FS

I'm trying to setup a new Arch Linux installation with encrypted /boot partition, as described here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dm-crypt/Encrypting_an_entire_system#Encrypted_boot_partition_....
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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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Kali Linux is Installed but not showing in boot manager

I recently bought a new Laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad 320e Intel i5 7200 2.5GHz processor 8Gb RAM 2Gb NVidia 940mx Graphics 1TB HDD It came with freeDOS so i installed Windows 10 on it on EFI mode. A few ...
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Dual booting windows 10 and fedora 30 issue with bootloader

While installing fedora on my pc there was a warning with "failed to set new efi boot target". After when i continued later when i start my pc it shows no bootable device -- inser boot disk. What ...
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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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Windows 10 UEFI does not allow Grub boot (Kali install)

I am trying to get dual-boot to work. I followed these instructions exactly: https://docs.kali.org/installation/dual-boot-kali-with-windows I have also tried manually setting up the partitions (i am ...