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Questions tagged [efi]

EFI stands for Extensible Firmware Interface, and is an updated version of BIOS. It sits between firmware and the operating system in the software stack.

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Fixing my multi-OS U/EFI Situation

You'll have to forgive my ignorance - even after some reading the suject elludes me a bit. I have the following installed and was booting them all successfully using rEFInd: Windows 10 Antergos (...
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PureOS on MacBook without Windows

I've been trying to find a good way to install PureOS on a Macbook Pro. So far I've only seen one very convoluted solution that involves installing a trial version of Windows 10. I'm looking for a ...
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Using Physical EFI Disk Image as a Virtual Hard Drive

I imaged an HP Envy laptop that has an M.2 Solid State drive. When I view the image file in FTK I can see 5 partitions including the Windows partition. I would like a virtual instance of this ...
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Installing rEFInd on Windows 7

ALL, I'm trying to follow an instruction here to install rEFInd on top of my Windows 7 laptop. Problem is - step 2 fail because apparently mountvol on Windows 7 does not have an option "/S". I tried ...
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Is it possible to boot from a Dos 6.22 USB drive… on a mac pro?

Using UNetBootin, I've made a bootable DOS 6.22 usb drive from a dos 6.22 bootdisk ISO. The drive is a 4gb FAT32 drive, formatted on a windows machine. Is there anyway to boot a 2013 Mac Pro ...
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How to boot Arch Linux on MSI B250M PRO-VDH?

I want to achieve a proper GRUB installation, so it will be able to EFI boot Arch Linux on my MSI B250M PRO-VDH without further user intervention. Everything has been set-up as it follows: /dev/sdc1 ...
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Move EFI partition when there is no space left - may I remove OEM Partition?

Over the years, after several moves to Linux and back, my home PC ended with the following awkward partitions on its two SSDs (all data is on NAS) Disk1: [--- EFI partition 32MB ---][--- Empty ---] ...
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OPNSense VGA MBR USB

I want to install OPNSense on my HP DL360 G6 but it only boots USB drives that use MBR partition scheme, not EFI. The VGA img file is EFI, so it doesn't recognize it and doesn't boot. And when I try ...
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Create MBR Bootable Ubuntu USB from Mac

I need to create an ubuntu 16.04 server install USB from a Mac but the computer I'm installing it to only supports booting from MBR USBs. It seems when I try dd it makes it an EFI formatted drive. ...
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Run EFI files/scripts from [boot, virtual media] ISO

Most vendors recently provide servers firmware updates only as set of EFI files (example). But their servers internal (also as any external) IP-KVM can connect only ISO images as boot virtual media. ...
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Moving `/boot` and `/` (root) partitions about on GPT/UEFI volume

I work under Linux with a 500GB GPT internal storage device, partitioned, so /boot, / (root), /var and /home are in separate ext4 volumes. For historical reasons (it used to be a dual Linux-Linux ...
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I'm confused! I don't have an EFI partition in my drive, but I can boot Windows 10 anyways

I installed Windows on my new SSD in my laptop and I noticed that there is an OEM, a Recovery and the C: partition but no EFI. I heard that the latter is necessary for Windows to boot, so how come my ...
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How to safely set, change, remove values of EFI variables

After spending hours debugging a problem where systemd-boot started skipping its boot menu and in general ignoring its configuration file /loader/loader.conf (on the EFI partition), I've discovered ...
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Could not locate '\EFI\Boot\bootia32.efi': [14] Not Found

When I boot up Windows 10 IoT (64-bit) on one specific device, before booting, a black screen with the following message always pops up: ** UEFI:NTFS (ia32) ** [INFO] Boot disk: PciRoot(0)/Pci(...
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Can Clonezilla and GParted be put on an EFI partition?

So here's the dilemma: I have a bunch of flash drives I'm trying to set up as multi-boot utility drives for Clonezilla and GParted, and since those utilities don't take up very much space, I'd also ...

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