[GLLUG] Experience installing Linux with EFI boot

Alain Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Thu Feb 4 12:26:50 UTC 2016

On Thu, Feb 04, 2016 at 12:22:38PM +0000, Chris Bell wrote:

> I found that when installing from scratch without preserving a previous OS it 
> was easiest to use "expert" mode but select guided formatting to configure the 
> EFI boot layout if required by the hardware, then step back to view what has 
> been proposed before selecting "manual" to complete the format as desired. 

Before reinstalling take a copy of the EFI partition. There might be a hardware
specific diagnostic tool there (HP have one). Copy it back when you have
reinstalled, it can be useful if you have hardware problems - then generic Linux
hardware diagnostics don't tell you a lot.

Alain Williams
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