[Solved] EFI USB boot issue

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[Solved] EFI USB boot issue

Post by jbh911 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:01 am

Hi. I'm running w8.1 and Linux Mint 19.1 Mate 64b.
I've recovered my laptop EFI booting successfully following some odd occurrences using advice from this forum. However I have an outstanding issue to resolve. Clonezilla live-2.6.1-25-AMD64 USB stick won't boot the laptop, doesn't appear in the F12 Select Boot screen. Will do from a live CD! I've ventured into efibootmgr and eliminated a few errors - following man efibootmgr guide lines.
I can boot the laptop from an assortment of live USB sticks via F12 but Clonezila live-2.6.1-25-AMD64 won't play ball.
The current output of $ efibootmgr is:
$ efibootmgr
BootCurrent: 0001
Timeout: 5 seconds
BootOrder: 0001,0002,0007,000B,0003,0008
Boot0001* ubuntu
Boot0002* Windows Boot Manager
Boot0003* Linux
Boot0007* UEFI: ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB
Boot0008 UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell
Boot000B* (Rescapp) grubx64.efi

Assistance with resolving this issue would be appreciated.
Last edited by jbh911 on Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: EFI USB boot issue

Post by Pierre » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:11 am

is there an difference, when that usb stick is inserted,
- before turning the machine ON & after it's been Turned ON ?.
ie: is it detected ?. in both scenerio's ?.
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Re: EFI USB boot issue

Post by jbh911 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:17 am

Hi Pierre
With laptop ON the Clonezilla USB stick is recognised as 2.6.1-25-amd64.
With the laptop OFF Clonezilla USB stick inserted and the laptop ON booted into grub and Linux Mint 19.1 - with 2.6.1-25-amd64 being recognised - as for the ON situation.
More details:
~$ efibootmgr -v
BootCurrent: 0001
Timeout: 5 seconds
BootOrder: 0001,0002,0007,000B,0003,0008
Boot0001* ubuntu HD(2,GPT,3bcd8cb7-86db-449e-949b-b31bbb59d3a1,0xfa000,0x32000)/File(\EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi)
Boot0002* Windows Boot Manager HD(2,GPT,3bcd8cb7-86db-449e-949b-b31bbb59d3a1,0xfa000,0x32000)/File(\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi)WINDOWS.........x...B.C.D.O.B.J.E.C.T.=.{.9.d.e.a.8.6.2.c.-.5.c.d.d.-.4.e.7.0.-.a.c.c.1.-.f.3.2.b.3.4.4.d.4.7.9.5.}....................
Boot0003* Linux HD(1,GPT,270a1e65-0137-4878-9a0a-474f8cf55dc6,0x800,0xf9800)/File(\EFI\ubuntu\grub.efi)
Boot0007* UEFI: ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(0,65535,0)/HD(2,GPT,3bcd8cb7-86db-449e-949b-b31bbb59d3a1,0xfa000,0x32000)AMBO
Boot0008 UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell VenMedia(5023b95c-db26-429b-a648-bd47664c8012)AMBO
Boot000B* (Rescapp) grubx64.efi HD(2,GPT,3bcd8cb7-86db-449e-949b-b31bbb59d3a1,0xfa000,0x32000)/File(\EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi)
Hope this additional info is of assistance.

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Re: EFI USB boot issue

Post by jbh911 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:11 pm

Have noted Clonezilla documentation mention the need for <EFI_SYSTEM_PARTITION>/BOOT/BOOT<MACHINE_TYPE_SHORT_NAME>.EFI to be included . So maybe just have to sort out how this fits into efibootmgr create and may have the Clonezilla live--2.6.1-25-AMD64 USB booting!

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