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[Solved]uefi boot

Post by pfd27 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:06 pm

Hi Guys

I'm just about ready to ditch windows 10 on my new laptop and use 17.3 and perhaps a small windows 7 partition.
Would I have to keep the efi partition or change the bios to legacy and ditch the efi?
I have 17.3 dual booted with win10 right now
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Re: uefi boot

Post by Pierre » Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:57 am

initially, have a look at this Tutorial:
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=163126
it's written for win-8x but does also apply to win-10 as well.

any further problems - post them back here.
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Re: uefi boot

Post by austin.texas » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:41 pm

pfd27 wrote:I'm just about ready to ditch windows 10 on my new laptop and use 17.3 and perhaps a small windows 7 partition.
Would I have to keep the efi partition or change the bios to legacy and ditch the efi?
You can do it either way.
Do you want a UEFI installation or do you want a Legacy/MBR installation?
Personally, I don't care for the extra problems a UEFI system presents - but that is just me...
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Re: uefi boot

Post by pfd27 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:13 pm

I ended up ditching windows altogether and turned off uefi and went with mbr.

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Re: uefi boot

Post by austin.texas » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:50 pm

pfd27 wrote:I ended up ditching windows altogether and turned off uefi and went with mbr.
Sounds great!
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Re: uefi boot NOT = mbr

Post by pgmer6809 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:24 pm

Hi:
Just my two cents.I sympathize with those who don't want the hassle of dealing with EFI, BUT I think that GPT is a big improvement over MBR for managing disks.
You can create many more than 4 partitions, your boot code is in a reliable place, and your disks can be much bigger just for starters.

I currently run a setup with Legacy/BIOS/CSM boot mode, but with GPT partitioned disk drive.
The current versions of Gparted, and GRUB2 are GPT aware whether you are running an EFI installed system or a BIOS/CSM installed one.

When you go to install your system, and you come to the partitioning step, just choose the GPT disk option.
Now you can create various partitions using gparted, one of which must be of type 'biosboot'. This is where grub2 will put the code that used to go in the 'magic' free space that may, or may not, exist between the first sector and the first partition.
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