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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2016, 02:02:57 AM »
 

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The first build is going up to FTP as I type this.

@technomancer, ignore any cosmetic differences at this stage that you're not used to seeing. Grub and many parts of the system need updating, but I'm not concerned with that at this stage. The first build needs to tell us that it will boot and install in UEFI, if the first few builds don't work, there's no point spending any time modifying LL to be up to date. What is new is that the Help Manual shortcut is now on the Desktop, a lot of people are missing this valuable resource, now it's 'in your face' :)

Install takes longer than usual because this time around, regional settings should stick after your install has completed. It also has to install and load all the EFI packages. So an internet connection is now mandatory.

I'll pm you with the FTP details when the upload has finished. Many thanks again :)
 


Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2016, 10:48:55 AM »
 

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The first build is going up to FTP as I type this.

@technomancer, ignore any cosmetic differences at this stage that you're not used to seeing. Grub and many parts of the system need updating, but I'm not concerned with that at this stage. The first build needs to tell us that it will boot and install in UEFI, if the first few builds don't work, there's no point spending any time modifying LL to be up to date. What is new is that the Help Manual shortcut is now on the Desktop, a lot of people are missing this valuable resource, now it's 'in your face' :)

Install takes longer than usual because this time around, regional settings should stick after your install has completed. It also has to install and load all the EFI packages. So an internet connection is now mandatory.

I'll pm you with the FTP details when the upload has finished. Many thanks again :)

@Jerry- I will get started on it today. Thank you for the opportunity to help out.
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2016, 02:02:29 PM »
 

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Hi Jerry,
I have some comps with UEFI and spare HDs. I agree wit the license statement, please send me the access data.

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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2016, 03:22:54 PM »
 

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First test completed- sent you a message on results.

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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2016, 03:40:22 PM »
 

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Would liked to have helped with this but do not have any UEFI machines.

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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2016, 05:04:11 PM »
 

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First test completed- sent you a message on results.

@ Jerry
Second test completed- sent you a message on results.
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2016, 06:56:38 PM »
 

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@Jiri - PM sent, thank you for helping :)

@technomancer, your reports are excellent! Can you please post them in this thread (just copy and paste the pm's you sent me please), it will set the standard for how we want this information reported. Well done :)
 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2016, 07:02:48 PM »
 

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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2016, 07:28:01 PM »
 

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@Jiri - PM sent, thank you for helping :)

@technomancer, your reports are excellent! Can you please post them in this thread (just copy and paste the pm's you sent me please), it will set the standard for how we want this information reported. Well done :)

Thank you very much Jerry. I will post them below. I made a text document i revise after each install, then copy and paste here. The document has continuity as i progress.

##################################################################################################
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.

####################################################################################################
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

#########These are my results documentation for testing LinuxLite2.6,UEFI #####technomancer##############
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2016, 07:30:57 PM »
 

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@technomancer, LVM and home partition encryption has been covered in previous release announcements. Other than that, looking good so far. Could you perform an install with Secure Boot enabled? And then another install with a different language and corresponding keyboard. Cheers.
 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2016, 07:43:03 PM »
 

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@ Jerry
I will do those installs as soon as i get a chance, tomorrow for sure.
Any languages in particular ?
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2016, 07:51:15 PM »
 

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No language in particular, you may already speak another. Remember, the prompts will not be in English, so choose one you can get by on.
 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2016, 07:52:38 PM »
 

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The language should also stick after first boot, can you please inform me of this too? Cheers :)
 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2016, 08:00:10 PM »
 

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The language should also stick after first boot, can you please inform me of this too? Cheers :)
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2016, 06:05:15 AM »
 

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Hi Jerry,
first results follow.
I used for testing my comp built on Asus motherboard P8P67LE (about three and half years old, latest BIOS from 2013).

I created DVD and USB flash bootable media. I faced an elementary problem - I was not able to boot in EFI mode. In BIOS is just one setting to enable EFI boot:


When pressing F8 during system start, it gives this menu:

i.e.DVD boot does not offer UEFI boot, USB boot offers it. When selecting the USB flash boot, BusyBox fails nearly immediately with this: ****** corrected - see below******

When selecting the DVD boot, it seems to work fine but the result is not booting in UEFI (at least if the gold_finger"s guidance is correct) since it shows:


I guess the problem is on the computer bios side. Next try will do with Dell laptop.
= = = = = = = = = = = = == = = = =
Correction: I prepared the USB bootable flash with UNetbootin as usually... which is incorrect (correct is just to copy all the files from .iso to  the USB flash memory). After fixing this issue USB UEFI boot works normally. Will continue with testing this.
Last Edit: January 03, 2016, 06:44:02 AM by j1r1
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