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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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grub2 dual boot Windows XP with UEFI firmware

I have a primary HD1 that has an installed bootable Windows XP partition 1 that is working. And Linux Mint in partition 5 also in primary HD1. I need the Windows XP partition in order to use a very ...
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Can't boot Manjaro from Live USB

I'm currently running Ubuntu 18.04 on Surface Pro 3 and I'm trying to install Manjaro on my machine through a live USB that I've created with this command: sudo dd bs=4M if=/path/to/manjaro.iso of=/...
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Asus ROG Strix wifi drivers with UEFI enabled

I can't get my Linux Mint 19 (or Ubuntu for that matter) to detect my wireless card. I have followed instructions from here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1004014/asus-rog-strix-z370-egaming-...
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OpenWrt UEFI boot extremely slow?

I tried to install a thrid-party OpenWrt image to a computer. After writing the image file to SSD and start booting, the kernel message prints at a really slow pace, although some of the timestamp ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 19.04 or Ubuntu19.04 LiveUSB after enrolling MOK [closed]

(I've asked this question on AskUbuntu with no response after 4 days.) Before showing GRUB, it shows Unable to trigger tcg2 final events table: Invalid Parameter Something has gone seriously ...
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Kali Linux installation on USB drive

I want to install Kali Linux on a 64 GB USB drive and want to take it just anywhere and plug it in any PC and have my setup up and running. IOW I just want a HDD like complete Kali Linux portable ...
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UEFI + BIOS bootable live Debian stretch amd64 with persistence

All of the information I currently find on this matter is insufficient for my taste. It is either outdated, misleading or even wrong, seems overly complicated or not covering this specific question. ...
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Fedora30 installed on USB pendrive, seems to took control over my BIOS-UEFI

Notebook Ultrabook Samsung NP530U3C this notebook was working just fine, booting normally, and with the UEFI/BIOS (A Phoenix one) with no problems. Every time I wanted to enter the bios setup, I ...
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UEFI not recognising EFI partition: no booting options

I messed up the EFI partition and now when I boot my computer it opens the BIOS interface without any boot option, as if my disk has been erased. However using a live USB (which is correctly ...
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How to boot gentoo with systemd, UEFI, lvm2 rootfs with systemd EFI boot?

I've installed Arch Linux with that setup. And now, I want to have dual boot with gentoo. But, when booting gentoo, the root UUID (on LVM) not detected. My partition scheme is like this: (lsblk -f) ...
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systemd-boot point to bootx64.efi (from Windows DVD ISO)

I've "burned" (extracted) the Windows 10 installation iso file to a partition on my USB flash drive (part4). USB/Part1 (EFI) holds systemd-boot. I can boot into Windows if I from the my UEFI system "...
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Inability to Halt/Reboot/Shutdown

I recently installed a new linux distro on an ASUS laptop that has had its disks wiped clean beforehand. I'm using an EFI partion as my boot partition. Given I'm no expert I've been fiddling around a ...
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How to recover grub with LUKS encrypted LVM partitions after motherboard replaced?

I had dualboot Windows 10 and Kali Linux x64 (Linux distribution based on Debian 9 x64) on my Lenovo X280 notebook with EFI bios. Windows 10 uses BitLocker with password (not TPM). Linux uses LUKS ...
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boot into FreeNAS using 32bit EFI (not BIOS)

Background: Hardware: MacPro 2006 (has 32bit EFI and can emulate BIOS aka Legacy) 32GB RAM 2 x QuadCore Xeon CPUs (upgraded) 6 x SATA ports 2 x PATA ports Anytime the Mac boots using Legacy, ...
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GRUB isn't able to boot from SD card [closed]

I recently installed Windows To Go onto my SD card, which is working fine (when e.g. booting from it using a SD-USB-adapter). Unfortunately my Notebook (Medion Akoya E4253) is not able to boot from it ...
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Slax 9: can't boot from FAT32 partition created via UNetBootIn because of UEFI on cheap laptop

I have this budget (read: cheapo) laptop, a Schneider SCL141-CTP, with an Intel Atom X5 Z-8350 SoC, 2 measly gigs of RAM and a ridiculously small 32GB eMMC SSD, that's running Windows 10 Home, and ...
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Unable to mount Mac's EFI partition from Ubuntu Live USB

I've tried to mount my mac's EFI partiton while using an ubuntu live USB, however I get the following errors: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt/efi mount: /mnt/efi: /dev/sdb2 already mounted ...
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Linux distribution for USB that works on 32/64 and on Mac [closed]

I'm looking for a Linux distribution that I can run from USB that works on almost every computer that I will encounter. I need this because I repair computers and want to run all kinds of tools. I ...
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VirtualBox: Guest suddenly boots only into UEFI Interactive Shell

Problem with VirtualBox 5.x running on GNU/Linux Debian 9.x host: EFI-enabled guest suddenly boots only into UEFI Interactive Shell. It waits for 5 seconds and then it drops to Shell>. I don't ...
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Bootloaders triple windows fedora kali - each bootloader loads it's host OS and windows, not the other linux

I'm having issues with the kernel loading when trying to multiboot. I had previously fixed a similar issue but following a fresh Kali install (and it's attendant automatic reinstall of grub) I've ...
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Fedora 25 installer wont detect SSD in UEFI. Keyboard/trackpad doesn't work in LEGACY

I have a Sony Vaio Pro 13 (Model: SVP132A1CW) with Intel Core I-5, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD. That model number is stated on the bottom of the laptop, although when searching the Sony support sites, ...
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building a uefi-secure boot debian-USB

Target: Debian with secure boot on USB Some Links I base my progress on rodsbooks efi-bootloaders installation rodsbooks efi-bootloaders secureboot https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam/SecureBoot ...
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OpenELEC : “cp: can't stat '/flash/SYSTEM'”

I'm buidling an HTPC and would like to multi-boot it with OpenElec + Mint; with EFI boot. I use the OpenElec 7 Beta 1 (OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-6.95.2.img.gz) as my Intel NUC6I3SYH is not supported ...
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Unable to shutdown Windows after installing GRUB

I've a Asus ROG laptop that came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled, I upgraded it to Windows 10 and then I wanted to install Bunsenlabs Linux as dual boot. The laptop was UEFI locked and it took me some ...
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How do I test bootable USB created with UEFI GPT partition scheme

I am frequently testing bootable USB devices with different operating systems. Now I have to boot the whole computer just to test one USB device. How can I test the devices without booting? QEMU works ...
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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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BusyBox on persistent USB Livesystem

I fiddled a bit with creating a Live USB stick for creating a LFS system on my new computer. To make this easier I wanted to store some persistent data on it as well (settings, GCC, make and such ...
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Boot linux bootloader from Mac OSX

I was running Fedora 17 on my computer which was an HP windows based machine. Unfortunately my computer has a malfunctioning motherboard and will no longer turn on. I removed the hard drive and using ...
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Installing debian 7 besides windows 8

I bought a VAIO laptop which Windows 8 preinstalled on it in UEFI mode. Now I want to install Debian 7 besides Windows 8 but when I entered to the Partition Setup of debian setup menu, there is a ...
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windows installation error for EFI partition to be NTFS

I have on laptop freebsd, fedora, endless and was trying to put windows. But, windows installation fails with error that EFI partition is NTFS and needs to be FAT32. It actually is FAT32. Some search ...
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How can let grub boot Kali directly instead of giving me a command line on boot?

I Installed Kali Linux 2.0 64bit (full version) using USB device in dual-boot with Windows 10, done without error if I remember well. My device is an Asus TP300LA (UEFI), enabled CSM in bios, and ...
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Remove Windows Boot manager?

I have two drives an SSD boot drive and a storage drive. I needed a temporary install of windows so I put it on my storage drive while leaving Linux on my boot drive. When I installed it windows ...
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Cent OS 6.4 UEFI Dual boot

I have Windows 8 installed on UEFI BIOS. When i installed Cent OS, installation went smoothly and then after restarting, Windows booted normally like there's no Linux installed. I know it's something ...
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Partitioning 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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How can I replace the (unsigned) bootloader in Debian with the one from Ubuntu to make it bootable one a Secure Boot-enabled device?

Ubuntu 16.04 boots fine on my UEFI pc with secure boot turned ON Debian 8.6 doesn't because its bootloader isn't signed How can I replace the bootloader that is present in Debian with the one found ...
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Which files are involved in EFI boot sequence from a Usb dongle? (32/64 arch problem)

I'm trying to start a 64 bits machine from USB where the EFI is only 32 bits compatible, which is a Lenovo Ideapad 100S. When I boot on full 32 bits USB dongle (obtained from a .iso), it works. But ...
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EFI boot and RAID6

I am trying to install SLES on a server with 8 HDDs, 3 TB each, but I am testing the configuration first on a VM (virtualbox). I tried following configurations and both got me stuck at the EFI Shell: ...
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Mint UEFI partition suddenly not recognized by UEFI anymore - after booting Windows 7 once

I am dealing with a PC, some off-the-shelve HP office box, a few years old. I had been using it for a while with different flavors or Linux mostly for computing stuff headless. At some point, I had to ...
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UEFI-installed Debian on a pendrive doesn't want to boot after being removed once

I read here, once, that installing a Debian 9 on a pendrive (well, in my case it's a SDCard adapter) directly would work, and it did. The problem came up, though, after i unplugged the adapter from ...
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Can't boot on Win10 with dual-boot Fedora 29 + Win10 (both encrypted partitions)

Did install Fedora 29 on a different partition than Win10, usual dual boot configuration that I already used a good number of times. The new parameter is that I use encryption on Windows system (...
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unable to create a bootable USB Debian Stretch disk using LVM with GPT partitions

I'm stuck for several days whith a issue when I try to create a bootable USB disk GPT partitonned. I would like this disk to be like a bootable "backup" disk for my live system. (In fact the system ...
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32 bit CentOS bootable USB drive is not detected in UEFI mode

I am trying to install CentOS on my intel compute stick which has 32 bit architecture using Intel Atom Processor. (Intel compute stick CS125 with 32 Bit Atom processor) The link to kernel is here: ...
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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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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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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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How to simultaneously dual-boot >>several<< slackware versions along with windows on a uefi/gpt box?

Back in 2015, I got an Asus VivoPC-VM62N with Windows preinstalled. I ran gparted (gnu partition editor) on it, shrank the Windows partition, and used the freed-up space for several linux partitions ...
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Error while booting up PC ( Runtime error: Error 0x40007)

An error shows up when I boot up the PC, after a while the PC starts with the normal GRUB. This is the error message: Starting UEFI Loader (x64)(v.1.1.42)... Runtime error: Error 0x40007: Error ...
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Linux boots fine if I manually choose the drive in the bios. If I let my computer boot normally, Linux isn't found

I have an intel i5 2400 cpu and this Intel DQ67SW desktop motherboard. The PC had Windows installed, booting to Windows automatically OK. With Linux installed, nothing is booted and I get a message ...
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Luks UEFI Boot not asking for password?

I've setup an encrypted UEFI-Booting Arch installation1. Why am I not asked for the phrase on booting? Remark: If I change the name crypto in `/etc/crypttab` to e.g. encryptedBOOT I am required to ...
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HP-UX itanium cannot log in or connect

I just had this problem where suddenly I cannot ssh into my HP-UX itanium, but still can ping. Few hours before that, I was still able to so. I tried to force reboot (Pressing the power button). Then, ...