[SATLUG] uefi woes
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 22:11:50 CST 2015
Thanks for the info David. I'm glad to report that I got it working
without uefi. It also seems to boot faster.
It seems that the uefi firmware looks for a vfat partition with a
certain directory structure. Debian wanted to use uefi even if I
didn't. I used LFS to build GRUB and used the grub-install command to
put it in place.
I then deleted the vfat partition and it worked just fine. Sometimes
it's difficult to convince a distro to do what the *user* wants.
David Kowis wrote:
> I don't think you *can* go back to legacy boot if the BIOS doesn't offer
> an option to do so.
> Grub2 can do UEFI, I've gotten it working on my arch linux :
> It's worked for me without much pain.
> On 01/21/2015 12:00 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> I bought a new computer yesterday, but have had a bit of a problem with
>> the installation of debian. It insists on installing in uefi mode. I
>> was able to turn off secure boot, so at least I could install the OS,
>> but it insists on creating an efi partition.
>> grub.cfg has some references to uefi too. What I have is
>> /dev/sda6 on /boot/efi type vfat
>> where the contents are:
>> What I'd like to do is just get rid of this, but when I do, the system
>> fails to boot and just executes the uefi firmware user interface.
>> The motherboard/bios is an Asus X99-A.
>> Does anyone have an idea about how I can set this up to a legacy boot mode?
>> -- Bruce
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