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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #180 on: January 25, 2020, 09:40:27 AM »
 

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Yes 4.2 will upgrade to 4.8
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #181 on: January 25, 2020, 11:17:06 AM »
 

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Yes 4.2 will upgrade to 4.8

Thanks for the fast reply, I installed and tested, and the upgrade "just works" from 4.2 to 4.8. Very nice!  :D
 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #182 on: January 25, 2020, 05:27:53 PM »
 

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Interesting numbers...

Was poking around looking at the Hardware database... 31,883 total devices.. Pretty impressive knowing that's not every system.. But by volunteer, still nice numbers..

I've also noticed an influx of UEFI type questions (makes sense with Win7 going bye)..

So the post...  Hense why posting in the UEFI thread.. of the 31,883 PC's ...

4,214 of those have a UEFI bios...    --  search:
Code: [Select]
uefi
3,763 are running in legacy mode    -- search:
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uefi [Legacy]
451 are using the UEFI enabled LL version.  --  search:
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uefi:
So I thought.. Might be interesting to see the numbers and have a "line in the sand", see how things increase as more Win7'ers come over...


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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #183 on: February 07, 2020, 04:37:56 AM »
 

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If I'm reading this right, the test UEFI distro of LL boots from removable media ok but can be problematic when installing to a HDD, I'm looking to create a rescue only flash drive and am thinking the UEFI offering would be the best option.
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #184 on: February 07, 2020, 04:51:38 AM »
 

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I have at least 1 Dell Latitude E4310 that is UEFI, using 3 and promised 1 to a friend who helped me out late last year, I'll install the test version on that tonight and let you know, I'd be very grateful if this project succeeded will help in other ways if it does.
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #185 on: March 01, 2020, 07:44:00 PM »
 

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There is a test build of Linux Lite 4.2 with UEFI/Secure Boot support, .....

I would like to hear from folks who can test this install with both UEFI & Secure Boot enabled on any machine (no VM tests please).

I can certainly try to give this a test on the Kangaroo...
- Been meaning to upgrade the boys to 4.2 might as well do a second :)
I'm pleased to be able to feedback that I've just finished installing the UEFI-enabled version on my desktop which has a 2013 Gigabyte MB and UEFI/BIOS firmware (Model Name is H61M USB3V). It took ages but solely because the UEFI interface was so uninformative about what it required and how different sections linked. Several times I was left with a system that was stuck at the POST stage and very often connected disks were reported as empty ports. Eventually it made some sort of sense and I was able to deploy the UEFI Linux Lite ISO with confidence and success.
I have 2 bootable disks and 1 other data disk in the case. On 1 disk I have installed Wxxxx10 on (and booted to it eventually before installing LL) and on another - SSD - I have installed Linux Lite. I had to use the 'Something Else' option to configure the disk to achieve this but other than that there were no difficulties.
My settings were Operating System Windows 8 (yes, even for Linux Lite) with CSM enabled and SecureBoot set to Standard Mode. I am blown away that your UEFI ISO coped with all these settings - and without a hitch.

Interestingly, although the UEFI setup I eventually used deploys CSM and SecureBoot the UEFI ISO also worked if I did not have SecureBoot deployed but then it installed a MBR type of disk partition rather than GPT, making it impossible, with this firmware at least, to dual-boot with Windows without messing about with UEFI settings, not an arrangement I looked for.
The only complication I have just now is that I seem to have lost the ability to boot to the W10 disk, dropping out to Grub Rescue. I am hopeful that Boot Repair will deal with this but if not I shall have to try to edit manually some EFI partition entries - fingers crossed.
So, really there were no LL-related issues for this installation and the upgrade to 4.8 went very smoothly too.
I can understand Jerry's antipathy to UEFI - my firmware interface is horrible to use - but it's only a matter of time before the Legacy option disappears from UEFI (scheduled for next year I think I read) and the need for a UEFI-based installation will become ever more pressing, so I hope the LL team will feel able to bite the bullet and develop new versions, building on the success of the 4.2 ISO.
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #186 on: March 01, 2020, 08:47:45 PM »
 

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it's only a matter of time before the Legacy option disappears from UEFI (scheduled for next year I think I read)

I got a couple new Acer laptops recently. Neither has CSM/legacy bios. First grub, then systemd. Now this. The seventh seal has been broken. Darkness everywhere.
 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #187 on: March 01, 2020, 09:01:09 PM »
 

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it's only a matter of time before the Legacy option disappears from UEFI (scheduled for next year I think I read)

I got a couple new Acer laptops recently. Neither has CSM/legacy bios. First grub, then systemd. Now this. The seventh seal has been broken. Darkness everywhere.

Ikr!
 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #188 on: March 01, 2020, 10:02:45 PM »
 

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"Speaking at UEFI Plugfest, a hardware interoperability testing event held by the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum earlier this month, Intel announced that by 2020 it was going to phase out the last remaining relics of the PC BIOS by 2020, marking the full transition to UEFI firmware."

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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #189 on: March 27, 2020, 11:06:28 PM »
 

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Came across this blog post which may help some people understand how UEFI differs from BIOS/MBR.
 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #190 on: April 19, 2020, 07:59:13 PM »
 

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Hey Jerry!!

Just wanted to give a shout to you for an awesome OS. I finaly got it to load on my laptop I was crying about. And just as I suspected it works flawlessly and way faster than Win10. Yes I did use the test build and although I did have a few issues with getting it to actually work it was all related to me not knowing how to get into the UEFI settings on the laptop. I never set a password for the supervisor and once I did everything came together.
 Check it out in the thread UEFI Install Problems. (Marked as solved now)

Many many thanks for the UEFI build Jerry. It was worth the heartache and headache to get it going.

Cheers!!!!
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #191 on: April 19, 2020, 08:02:02 PM »
 

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@ohjrson consider how much more knowledgeable you are now. We are truly blessed to have such an awesome group of folk here willing to help. You're welcome :)
 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #192 on: April 19, 2020, 08:10:19 PM »
 

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@ohjrson consider how much more knowledgeable you are now. We are truly blessed to have such an awesome group of folk here willing to help. You're welcome :)

Yes sir, But that hurt for the last week... learning all that... LOL
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Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #193 on: April 19, 2020, 09:13:06 PM »
 

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@ohjrson consider how much more knowledgeable you are now. We are truly blessed to have such an awesome group of folk here willing to help. You're welcome :)

Yes sir, But that hurt for the last week... learning all that... LOL

And people wonder why I hate UEFI :)
 

Re: UEFI Build Test
« Reply #194 on: August 04, 2020, 06:03:05 PM »
 

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[...] Yes sir, But that hurt for the last week... learning all that... LOL
And people wonder why I hate UEFI :)

Hello!
I installed LL 5.0 relatively easy on Dell Precision T1700.
However, I have one single 240 GB SSD, so I really fail to understand the use of UEFI on a home/ small business computer. :o

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