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pepe999
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UEFI issues

Post by pepe999 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 16:11

Hi all,
I have got a hand on a HP Probook with Windows 10 on it. However, I'm planning a pure linux system with two solid drives (one installed and other on its way). One Sabayon and the other Debian. The installation goes well but that crap called UEFI won't let me boot from it because it wants Windows (disgusted about it). Is there a guide how to get it working? I have got a 200MB boot partition, then root, home and small swap partition on it. Thanks.
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Re: UEFI issues

Post by marcb » Sat Mar 19, 2016 20:20

maybe there are more smart options, howewer this workaround should work

http://askubuntu.com/questions/244261/h ... w-efi-file

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Re: UEFI issues

Post by pepe999 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 21:54

Thanks mate!! It looks like the boot folder is missing that efi file and also the grub directory. Means it hasn't installed. I'll try to repair it and see how it goes. But I'm getting closer.:)
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Re: UEFI issues

Post by pepe999 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:43

Well, I have sorted it. I don't know why but the old fashion install with the MBR on /dev/sda works fine now. Legacy mode enabled but it didn't work on the first install. Perhaps because this time I used gParted for partitioning and set the root partition as boot. Then set only mount points in the installer. :)
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