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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2016, 06:21:52 AM »
 

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Thanks Jiri, I'll look into that. Excellent reporting :)
 


Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2016, 07:35:17 AM »
 

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Continuation - my Asus test results:

 *- Installed no updates/codecs.
 * no encryption
 * Whole drive automatic partitioning. UEFI enabled, Secure Boot option not available in BIOS
 *Installed from USB flash, UEFI USB booting selected manually from boot menu (F8). Tried both "live" then clicked installer and "installation" directly.

 * Installed with SSD in AHCI mode
 * Single boot

- Any errors that occur during the install: please keep an eye on the installer, see where it crashes
US defaults and US version with Czech keyboard installs OK. After reboot the CZ keyboard remains available in selection panel but US keyboard is selected (LL2.6 does the same). No errors observed. No extra manipulation with USB/keyboard during reboot required.

Installation of Czech and German versions (with corresponding keyboards) tried, both failed at late stage ("Installing system"):





System quit to live desktop, reboot from disk does not work.

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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2016, 08:00:16 AM »
 

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Extended test:
First installed non-UEFI Windows7 Home Premium to one half of SSD.
Then tried to install alongside UEFI LinuxLite. Although the Windows partitions are visible from Live desktop, the alongside installation of LL is not offered at all - just "Erase Disk" option. In "Something else" option the Windows partitions are not shown and all disk is declared as free space.
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2016, 12:50:51 PM »
 

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I would like to test this.
 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2016, 01:24:59 PM »
 

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Second tested machine is Dell Latitude E6430 (laptop). Bios version A16.
UEFI boot works both with DVD and USB flash, but for booting of USB flash the Secure Boot must be disabled (otherwise immediately reports "selected boot device failed").
In shutdown before reboot it ejects the DVD but does not prompt to press Enter (waiting for it obviously).
Tested installation of other languages - Czech and German, both failed the same way as in previous tests.
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2016, 07:43:49 PM »
 

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Thanks Jiri, looks like the language crash is consistent and needs some work.

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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2016, 08:12:55 PM »
 

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##################################################################################################
4th install results

-install with a different language and corresponding keyboard.

Install proceeded with Test #1 parameters  and Secure boot enabled - NOTSuccessful in Espanol/Spanish
Installer has error window come up, then hangs at black screen. I had to force POPO(power off power on)
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3rd test results

-Could you perform an install with Secure Boot enabled?

Install proceeded with Test #1 parameters and Secure boot enabled- Successful.
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2nd test results-

During this test we need you to report the following:

- What install options you choose (check boxes on the installer etc)
 *-installed no updates/codecs.
 * full disk encryption(LVM) set password, home folder encryption(it takes much longer to install)
 * Installs without errors.
 -Whole drive automatic partitioning. UEFI enabled, CSM disabled (can post BIOS screenshot if desired)
 -Installed from DVD, computer picked up automatically DVD UEFI booting. Booted to "live" then clicked installer.
 -installed with HDD in AHCI mode


- Whether this is a dual boot test or single boot (installing Linux Lite UEFI only on your computer)
 * Single boot

- Any errors that occur during the install: please keep an eye on the installer, see where it crashes
 *After clicking restart, the DVD ejects. There is no prompt to hit "Enter" after DVD ejects so it looks like the installer hangs. (Pressing "Enter" may not be a "known" with new users to linux.)
 *I did an identical reinstall and let it sit after ejecting the DVD to see if it would time out without hitting restart-It did not reboot after waiting 10 minutes so i pressed "Enter" and it restarted immediately.

- Install using another keyboard selection, eg. English UK keyboard
 * US defaults

- Install in another language, eg. German or French etc.
 *ENG US

- Screenshot any crashes or error messages
 *After install completes, I click "reboot".
  Then upon reboot the following happens- Splash screen with progress bar staying at a miniscule mark and stops.
  I waited about 1 minute.Boot-up hangs until "Enter" is pressed multiple times, and stops after each press until an error appears-

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 *I let the re-boot just sit after install and see if it would boot after waiting 20 minutes- It did NOT unless I pressed "Enter". Same error occurs as stated above.

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1st test results-

During this test we need you to report the following:

- What install options you choose (check boxes on the installer etc)
 *-none, installed no updates/codecs.
 -Whole drive automatic partitioning. UEFI enabled, CSM disabled (can post BIOS screenshot if desired)
 -Installed from DVD, computer picked up automaticly DVD UEFI booting. Booted to "install" option, not live.
 -installed with HDD in AHCI mode

- Whether this is a dual boot test or single boot (installing Linux Lite UEFI only on your computer)
 * Single boot

- Any errors that occur during the install: please keep an eye on the installer, see where it crashes
 *none

- Install using another keyboard selection, eg. English UK keyboard
 * US defaults

- Install in another language, eg. German or French etc.
 *ENG US

- Screenshot any crashes or error messages
 *none to report

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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2016, 01:10:51 AM »
 

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Quote from: Coastie
Yes, I installed LL as the only OS on the computer and wiped-out Windows. So if you want the "advantages" of the UEFI, you need to have a UEFI a build of LL. If you are satisfied with the legacy mode, the current build is fine even it you want more than one operating system on your computer?  :-\

@Coastie,

As far as daily operation of your computer goes, it makes no difference whether you've installed in Legacy or UEFI mode.  The firmware (UEFI or Bios) only comes into play for the first few seconds after powering on the computer.  After that, the operating system takes over and works the same no matter which mode you initially booted in.  You can install other OS's if you want -- just install them in Legacy mode too so that dual-booting will work properly.  It's only when you have OS's installed in different modes that you will have problems with dual-booting.  Perfect example of that is below.

If you've got further questions, Coastie, start a new thread please.  I think Jerry would rather this thread stick to posting results of tests.


Extended test:
First installed non-UEFI Windows7 Home Premium to one half of SSD.
Then tried to install alongside UEFI LinuxLite. Although the Windows partitions are visible from Live desktop, the alongside installation of LL is not offered at all - just "Erase Disk" option. In "Something else" option the Windows partitions are not shown and all disk is declared as free space.

These are common occurrences when attempting to do a "mixed-mode" install -- one OS in Legacy mode, the other in UEFI mode.  In this particular case, since Windows was installed first (in Legacy mode), the drive was automatically set to use MBR partitions.  A UEFI mode install (of Linux or Windows) requires the use of GPT partititons, so installer won't offer choice to install "alongside" if other OS is not already installed in same mode.  The drive will also need to be converted to using GPT partitions which might be the reason why installer shows the disk as empty.  (There are a few other possible explanations for this behaviour, but not worth going into now.) 
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2016, 06:20:11 AM »
 

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Yes please new thread. Although I enjoy the information being shared here, we need to keep this thread clear for UEFI testing feedback only, Thank you :)
 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2016, 06:22:54 AM »
 

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You guys are doing a great job here with these tests, I really appreciate the time you are taking to do this :) It's proving to be extremely valuable. Next few days I'm going to work on the language issue. If I can get that ironed out, I'll release a second ISO to test.
 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2016, 07:27:04 AM »
 

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Jerry,
I appreciate the work you do and I am really happy to contribute.
Fell free to contact me in case of need.
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2016, 08:31:19 PM »
 

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hey Jerry, I am in... I have a new Acer Aspire R3-131T UEFI. I think is a good idea to test with this new little machine.

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I'd like a few volunteers to test a new UEFI build I've been working on. The file will be hosted via private access. If you have a UEFI computer and would like to help test this ISO, please reply to this thread and let me know. This cannot be tested on VirtualBox, it must be installed to actual hardware :)

I've added a license file to go with this, necessary to ensure this stays as a private test - https://www.linuxliteos.com/files/EFI-LICENSE.txt You'll have to agree with this first, thank you. You will need to install Filezilla to access the ISO.

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sudo apt-get install filezilla
During this test we need you to report the following:

- What install options you choose (check boxes on the installer etc)
- Whether this is a dual boot test or single boot (installing Linux Lite UEFI only on your computer)
- Any errors that occur during the install: please keep an eye on the installer, see where it crashes
- Install using another keyboard selection, eg. English UK keyboard
- Install in another language, eg. German or French etc.
- Screenshot any crashes or error messages

Thank you in advance, Jerry :)
 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2016, 08:33:12 PM »
 

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Jerry,

I am in with the UEFI Testing, I have a new ACER ASPIRE R3-131T Laptop with UEFI. Just give me the ISO and I will come back to you with my comments.

Cheers mate

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Re: UEFI Build Test
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2016, 01:13:36 AM »
 

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The language issue is proving to be a huge challenge, I feel my brain slowly melting after each fix attempt :( Will keep you all posted.
 


 


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