(Kindofsolved) UEFI Grub won't load Iinitrd?
I've been trying to install Sabayon onto my shiny new MSI GS70 Stealth laptop.
But, I am encountering a few problems.
Legacy mode works fine, but I need to dualboot Win8 with UEFI.
The first problem I have is that I can get an UEFI usb key of Sabayon to boot, to grub menu only (With gfx etc), but If I try to load any of the options, I get stuck on "Please wait...."
It looks as if it never loads the kernel at all.
I then tried Ubuntu 14.01, and lo and behold, it boots to grub, boots to either install or live, and installs fine. Also boots the installed distro fine + Win8.
After doing this, I then decided to copy the EFI/* and Boot/grub/x86_64-efi/* to the Sabayon USB key.
It then booted fine after that, right to the desktop, and also installed.
Here's where I ran into my next 2 problems.
1: The installer just wouldn't accept my EFI pertition, no matter what, even though Ubuntu did.
The only way to get past this was to format it using the installer (After backup of course). (This is also being discussed in a separate thread)
2: Once installed, I then ran into the first problem I had with the USB EFI, it just wouldn't load the kernel.
So... How do Sabayon Grub and Ubuntu Grub differ?
How hard would it be to replace Sabayon version with the Ubuntu version?
It's been a while since I've had to worry about boot stuff, and UEFI is an entirely new concept for me, so please be gentle