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Old 08-12-2012, 12:12 AM
L V Gandhi
 
Default UEFI install (was: Squeeze install in ultrabooks with SSD and HDD)

On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Greg Madden <gomadtroll@gci.net> wrote:
>
>
> On Friday 10 August 2012 1:17:16 am Martin Steigerwald wrote:
>> Am Donnerstag, 9. August 2012 schrieb Greg Madden:
>> > On Thursday 09 August 2012 4:37:05 am L V Gandhi wrote:
>> > > On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 9:58 AM, Gary Dale <garydale@rogers.com> wrote:
>> > > > On 08/08/12 08:48 PM, L V Gandhi wrote:
>> > > >> Has any one installed dual boot system of windows and squeeze in
>> > > >> ultrabooks with both mSATA SSD and HDD?
>> > > >> Kindly give links or procedure to keep windows and linux.
>> > > >
>> > > > You don't have to do anything special. Just partition the disks the
>> > > > way you like. Linux installers normally expect that dual booting
>> > > > is a common requirement so they usually handle it pretty well.
>> > >
>> > > I think it is not so easy as I have googled it. Intel RST, UEFI etc
>> > > making things difficult and many have bricked their system. Hence my
>> > > post.
>> >
>> > I think the issues you read about are for Windows 8 and the 'secure
>> > boot' feature of the UEFI bios?
>> >
>> > I have not tried Squeeze, Wheezy works fine on a Thinkpad with the UEFI
>> > bios, SSD & mSata.
>>
>> I think Squeeze does not support UEFI properly. It would at least need
>> a 3.2 backport kernel
>>
>> What did you do to make it work? I have tried two times to get
>> either of:
>>
>> - GPT + UEFI
>> - MBR + UEFI
>> - GPT + BIOS
>>
>> to work on a ThinkPad T520 and the only think that works right now is
>>
>> - MBR + BIOS
>>
>> My problem was that the UEFI boot menu never offered to boot from the
>> EFI boot partition that I made. I think I might have been missing some
>> efibootmgr magic that was explained here or elsewhere before, but as you
>> managed to get to work, I´d like to know the exact steps or a link to a
>> guide that works, before trying again. Why the GPT + BIOS stuff did not
>> work is beyond me – I hat a BIOS boot partition for GRUB and grub-install
>> also seemed to use it.
>>
>> I bet its not really faster tough since the ThinkPad doesn´t take much
>> time in the BIOS anyway. And due to LVM I do not really need GPT, but it
>> would be nice to have it anyway.
>
> I am not dual booting, I am using virtualization for the second OS. I have two
> ssd's, not at the same time, Win7 host and a Wheezy host.
>
> Not sure about all the:
>> - GPT + UEFI
>> - MBR + UEFI
>> - GPT + BIOS
>
> I just installed Wheezy and it seemed to install just like any other install I
> have done.
>
> --
> Peace,
>
> Greg
Which vitualiation medium you used ie virtual box?


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