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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #90 on: April 04, 2016, 09:49:35 PM »
 

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Ok so all done?
What were the results then?
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #91 on: April 05, 2016, 01:20:50 AM »
 

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Ok so all done?
What were the results then?


The DVD appears to boot and install LL on a very basic level.

Will UEFI be in 3.x series? This is still undecided. In this thread alone, there were a myriad of issues experienced by just a handful of users, this gives me concern over the level of support needed if I include UEFI in the future. It's certainly less hassle and much easier to just tell people to enable legacy BIOS. If some folks insist on a UEFI build, I can just make this test build public, it is still supported for a few more years.
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #92 on: April 05, 2016, 10:38:57 PM »
 

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Excellent. Where can I get a copy of that ISO? Please? Thanks.
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #93 on: April 06, 2016, 12:51:35 AM »
 

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The testing has finished. As I'm undecided still on UEFI support, I won't be making the iso public. If I did, I've have to give support on an undecided matter.
 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #94 on: April 06, 2016, 02:39:28 AM »
 

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UEFI Is a very touchy subject. It would be wise to pospone the boot method. However, LL will have to eventually conform to booting to UEFI with no modifications to the boot options for non tech people. One way around everything is to offer a 64-bit UEFI enabled iso and a regular 64-bit iso, but that will create more confusion for new users.

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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #95 on: April 06, 2016, 04:17:40 AM »
 

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If LL were to have integrated UEFI support, whose going to pay Microsoft for the license, given that no payment is involved (at present) for the use of LL?
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #96 on: April 06, 2016, 09:25:04 AM »
 

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I don't believe it is necessary to pay microsoft for anything, as there are techniques to build the necessary certificates.

http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/take-control-your-pc-uefi-secure-boot?page=0,0

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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #97 on: June 11, 2016, 12:46:27 PM »
 

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The testing has finished. As I'm undecided still on UEFI support, I won't be making the iso public. If I did, I've have to give support on an undecided matter.
Hi, I have just installed Linux Lite 3 64-bit on my old DELL Vostro 1520 and it running great.  Version 3 is a great product.

I would also like to install it on my new DELL Inspiron 5559 which has Skylake processor and wondered if you had any idea when UEFI will be supported. Is this still quite far away ?
 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #98 on: November 04, 2016, 02:03:56 PM »
 

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Anyone wanting to use a as is where is test build of Linux Lite 3.2 with UEFI support can get it here for a limited time - http://repo.linuxliteos.com/uefitests/3.2/

Checksums: (MD5 & SHA256)

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672576ffb351744f66c4c141564685fb linux-lite-3.2-uefitest1a-64bit.iso
dd35454a49cfe711ffb5ea94afb972d0c2c889a76ea05419bd0ab7d21b234dad linux-lite-3.2-uefitest1a-64bit.iso

Notes:

- Some Grub menu items are missing/not working
- You should be able to upgrade from within Series 3.x once this is installed
- You will need an internet connection to install this
- ISO is larger than 1.1Gb so it may not work on all BIOS's
- Lite Widget not showing Updates Status
- Please check the rest of this thread before asking any questions

This is no indication that LL will start producing Linux Lite with UEFI support, this is simply an experimental project and perhaps the only chance to get a Series 3 UEFI build. Build will be up for a couple of weeks, then deleted.

 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #99 on: November 04, 2016, 02:35:45 PM »
 

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I can certainly give it a try; I happen to still be running the UEFI 2.8 version on the Kangaroo...   8)
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #100 on: November 04, 2016, 02:48:05 PM »
 

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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #101 on: November 05, 2016, 08:21:59 PM »
 

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Anyone wanting to use a as is where is test build of Linux Lite 3.2 with UEFI support can get it here for a limited time - http://repo.linuxliteos.com/uefitests/3.2/
Thanks for the opportunity to try this UEFI build.  I have installed LL3 on several older BIOS laptops and computers and it is a great operating system.  I have been hoping that a UEFI version would be released.

I now installed it on my new UEFI DELL laptop.
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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2592 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
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The installation was perfect, not trouble at all. I'm very happy with the result.  Thanks again for a great product. Am I right in thinking it will be able to get any new updates on 3.x going forward?
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #102 on: November 05, 2016, 08:51:45 PM »
 

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Am I right in thinking it will be able to get any new updates on 3.x going forward?

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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #103 on: November 16, 2016, 07:47:50 PM »
 

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Sorry Jerry it took me so long to install... With the little time I had I messed around for too long trying to back up the 2.8 UEFI test, couldn't get Redo Backup to boot on the Kangaroo.. but anyway...

So I installed to the Kangaroo.. UEFI only (no legacy) SecureBoot = Enabled
Dual boot with Win10; LL3.2 installed to MMC card.

I created a USB (in Windows) with a GPT partition (not sure if it was necessary but..) via Win32disk and the LL64bit ISO..
Was able to boot to the USB with secureboot enabled.
Live Environment came right up and dove into the install.

All options were "default" with the exception of "Something Else" (didn't download updates nor 3rd party) - English locales and connected to WiFI (wifi only for this device).

For the something else I reused the partitions I created earlier in the thread for 2.8  I'll screenshot them..
Formating "/" and swap, leaving /home and the fat32 boot..

Install was SMOOTH, straight forward no hiccups. I did notice the WiFi dropped to 1Mb/s during the copy process - I only mention as we encountered the error in 2.8..

I installed the the boot manager to mmcblk1... Which may have been installed to another location as I noticed there is a second ubuntu listed in the boot options. I'll double check after a reboot. **UPDATE* no, I have 2 ubuntu listed LOL - no biggie**

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dad@LL-Kangaroo:~$ cat /etc/llver
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dad@LL-Kangaroo:~$ uname -a
Linux LL-Kangaroo 4.4.0-45-generic #66-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 19 14:12:37 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I'll keep poking around let me know if you need anything tested.
I've got a 2nd 64 bit (HP) I can try this weekend..


 


*UPDATE#2*
Ran updates - kernel was updated

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dad@LL-Kangaroo:~$ uname -a
Linux LL-Kangaroo 4.4.0-47-generic #68-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 26 19:39:52 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Last Edit: November 16, 2016, 07:59:54 PM by firenice03
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #104 on: November 16, 2016, 10:35:49 PM »
 

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So far so good..
What I've noticed..
  • On initial log in; blank desktop - most likely due to /home being populated from 2.8 easy to change
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