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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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Copying a non-EFI/GPT installation to a EFI/GPT installation

I recently purchased 2 SSDs (my first), and will be moving my system there. I'm using MD RAID 1 + LVM. I haven't yet decided whether I will be setting up a new stretch installation, or copying my ...
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(32bit or 64bit) Linux distro with !32bit! (U)EFI support?

Is there a Linux distribution that supports 32bit-(U)EFI? If so, which one and where do I find a bootable ISO? I'd like to find a Linux distro for my HP Envy X2 which has an Intel Atom CPU and ...
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Fixing Lilo with uefi system and no optical drive

Recently I have been trying to boot into Slackware on a new laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I have successfully installed Slackware and Lilo, but I have had great difficulty trying to ...
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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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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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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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I messed up my EFI boot, what do I do?

I have Debian Wheezy installed on my computer using EFI boot. It used Grub2 as the bootloader. I then decided to install Arch Linux, using EFI as well, on another partition and chose Grub bootloader ...
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How to do a full incremental and searchable backup of the entire hard drive and partition table?

This used to be easy before this UEFI thing. You just used dd to back up the first 63 sectors, then rsync to maintain a copy of everything in your / partition. Is there any easy way to do the same ...
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Adding vmlinuz to EFI boot adds an unbootable japanese caracter to the boot menu

I'm trying to setup a boot on an encrypted partition so I enter this command : efibootmgr -d /dev/nvme0n1 -p 1 -c -L "Arch Linux" -l /vmlinuz-linux -u "root=/dev/nvme0n1p6 rw initrd=/initramfs-linux....
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can't find command 'linux16', need to update Dell BIOS. use startup disk?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10, Dell has dropped support for linux except for one server line, and none of these solutions work because the linux16 command is gone from grub2. How can the final steps ...
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Zorin OS, can't boot from USB

I recently installed Zorin OS on my Lenovo Yoga 2. I completely got rid of Windows and am not dual booting. I am now trying to get back to Windows 10. I created a Windows 10 USB drive, but I can't ...
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How to make bootable pendrive for Kali Linux in UEFI system?

I tried making a bootable pendrive for Kali Linux in order to dual boot Kali Linux with Windows using Rufus on my laptop. I am using GPT drive and UEFI system. But Rufus gives the error that the ISO ...
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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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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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Is UEFI a bootloader as well as a replacement of BIOS?

Does this laptop with Lubuntu 18.04 have a bootloader installed and use it? If not, what does it use instead? What is its booting process like? Does the laptop use UEFI instead of BIOS? Is UEFI a ...
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how to boot an install disc in EFI mode?

Per this answer on how to create an EFI System Partition (ESP): (Quite likely though that the install disc itself must be booted in EFI mode, too, otherwise it won't bother setting up UEFI boot....
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Should I use legacy BIOS for Debian or get a new mainboard? [closed]

So here I found out that my mainboard B250 PC MATE is apparently not working with non-Windows operating systems with UEFI* and now I'm wondering whether it would be better to get a new mainboard or to ...