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Not sure about this 'EFI' stuff...
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2022, 07:21:46 AM »
 

MikeWalsh

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Morning, guys.

Long-term Linux user here, though most of that has been with 'Puppy' Linux. ("Jeezus...", I hear you say..!)  :011:

Haven't used 'mainstream' Linux since Ubuntu Trusty, so I'm a wee bit rusty on this stuff.....and things have changed somewhat in the intervening years.

Been trying to install LL 6.0 64-bit this morning, and have come across something of a snag. I wanted to install LL 6.0 to an external USB 3.0 SSD. Although this is a UEFI machine, I run it in 'legacy' mode with SecureBoot/FastBoot disabled, 'cos Puppy won't have it any other way.

I can select the drive to use, location of bootloader, etc - this will be self-contained, with the bootloader on the same SSD - and chainloaded from Puppy's main boot menu (I run around a dozen Puppies). It keeps telling me it can't find an EFI partition..?? And from what I can gather, LL doesn't use UEFI, so.....what's going on here?

Specs:-

HP Pavilion desktop PC
Pentium 'Gold' G5400
32GB DDR4
1 TB Crucial MX500 SSD
3 TB Seagate Barracuda secondary 'data' drive
Asus GeForce GT 710 GPU

TIA, guys. Cheers!


Mike.  :003:
 

 

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