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UEFI 32 bit
« on: November 30, 2020, 11:49:52 AM »
 

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Hi i have the low cost carry trail atom x5 capable of 64 bit os with 4Gb of RAM, but i have the problem of installing linux lite or even booting from live media as this  kind of laptops have 32 bit Uefi and will not recognize 64 bit Uefi. There is a tool respiniso that can correct  that but i do not have 2 PC to install and then respin. I am wondering if you can implement 32 bit efi boot for this kind of PC's. There is already the 32 bit efi on the iso but  is not pointing to the boot image it only boots in grub. This is fine but on the non English keyboard and screen sideways is difficult to type commands. Can you at lest give me right command for the grub to boot the system?
 


Re: UEFI 32 bit
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2020, 07:10:37 AM »
 

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Hi i have the low cost carry trail atom x5 capable of 64 bit os with 4Gb of RAM, but i have the problem of installing linux lite or even booting from live media as this  kind of laptops have 32 bit Uefi and will not recognize 64 bit Uefi. There is a tool respiniso that can correct  that but i do not have 2 PC to install and then respin. I am wondering if you can implement 32 bit efi boot for this kind of PC's. There is already the 32 bit efi on the iso but  is not pointing to the boot image it only boots in grub. This is fine but on the non English keyboard and screen sideways is difficult to type commands. Can you at lest give me right command for the grub to boot the system?
Respinning the ISO for Lite 5.x won't fix your problem as the 5.x ISOs already support the 32bit UEFI however I've found some machine firmwares (Lenovo/Insyde especially) won't boot from a USB drive unless Rufus is used in file-copy mode (Rufus' default) to put the Lite ISO on the USB drive.  If your problem is a grub prompt following a grub error message at the end of the installation procedure, this post has some info that might help.
 

Re: UEFI 32 bit
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2021, 07:31:48 AM »
 

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Just to clarify, using the "DD" method in Rufus will "break" the USB boot in this case?

I used Rufus a few times and thought the "default" changed something in the filesystem, or something... gotta do some weeb searches.. ;)
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 07:54:01 AM »
 

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Just to clarify, using the "DD" method in Rufus will "break" the USB boot in this case?
Yes  :(  Probably only affects a small number of machines though...

I used Rufus a few times and thought the "default" changed something in the filesystem, or something... gotta do some weeb searches.. ;)
It's default file copy mode breaks the original ISO down to a bootable exFAT (or vFAT) partition, which means the contents are easily accessible (especially on Windows).  DD'ed ISO images can be a lot less convenient that way, but there are also machines that won't boot the file copy mode USB stick but will boot a DD'ed USB stick (mostly because those, usually older, machines actually only support booting from USB CD-ROMs rather than USB mass storage devices).

My fleet includes both types as well as machines that can boot either type of USB stick without problems.  Some distros seem to have more sophisticated ISO builds with better compatibility, but there aren't that many (Mageia 7 is one of the few I found like this).
 


 

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