[TUTORIAL] Use Linux Mint 17.x 32bit version in UEFI mode.

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[TUTORIAL] Use Linux Mint 17.x 32bit version in UEFI mode.

Post by Dupo » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:57 am

The Linux Mint team say that the Linux Mint 17.x 32bit version can't be use in UEFI mode. Only in BIOS mode.
Now it is possible because I found a solution with the help of internet.

Here is the solution

You need four things :

- An Usb key.
- The bootia32.efi file.
- The Linux Mint 17.x 32bit version.
- Gdisk must be installed.

1. Download the Linux Mint 17.x 32bit version in one of your home directory (for example : Downloads).

2. Find the bootia32.efi file on internet. You can find it here : http://webativo.com/uploads/files/usb-pack_efi.zip (unzip this file and search bootia32.efi in /usb-pack_efi/EFI/BOOT/ directory). Or here : https://github.com/jfwells/linux-asus-t ... otia32.efi (click on the raw button). If you want to create your own bootia32.efi file, check in the first source link below.

3. Plug your usb key. Check the letter of your device (via menu -> preferences -> disks).

4. Open a terminal window and make the following lines :

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sudo sgdisk --zap-all /dev/sdx

sudo sgdisk --new=1:0:0 --typecode=1:ef00 /dev/sdx

sudo mkfs.vfat -F32 /dev/sdx1
Note : x must be the letter of your usb key. These commands create the GPT partition table on the usb key, an efi partition for the whole usb key (ef00) and a fat32 partition for sdx1.

5. Mount the fat32 partition on /mnt mount point via that command line :

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sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdx1 /mnt
Note : x must be the letter of your usb key.

6. Unzip the 32bit version iso on /mnt :

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sudo 7z x /home/nameofyouruser/Downloads/linuxmint-17.x-xxxx-32bit.iso -o/mnt/
7. Create the /EFI/BOOT/ directory in /mnt mount point :

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sudo mkdir /mnt/EFI
sudo mkdir /mnt/EFI/BOOT/
Now you've got an /EFI/BOOT/ directory that didn't exist before.

8. Copy the bootia32.efi file in /EFI/BOOT/ :

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sudo cp bootia32.efi /mnt/EFI/BOOT/
9. Umount the /mnt mount point :

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sudo umount /mnt
10. Reboot the computer.

Enjoy !!!!

The links that help me : https://github.com/lopaka/instructions/ ... -x205ta.md
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2276498

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