Re: I can not install Debian because UEFI 32-bit
On 02/06/2014 09:23 PM, Renaud15000 . wrote:
Hello, I am contacting you because I am confronted with the
impossibility to install Linux on my computer because it has a 32-bit
UEFI (without Legacy BIOS mode, although the processor is an x64) and
all distributions Linux compatible EFI is 64-bit. My computer is a
netbook Packard Bell easynote ME69BMP. I saw on the internet that
other computers now are emerging (such as the HP Envy X2) with the
Don't know how you feel about other versions of Linux. The 'buntus are
available for installation using mbr. So is PCLinuxOs. I just recently
installed (2 weeks ago)
Kubuntu 13.10 32-bit on a machine that has no UEFI. PCLOS has 32-bit
versions available, that use classic grub. I am partial to the KDE
desktop, so that's what I use on PCLOS and other distros I try, if it's
available, but other desktops are available on most distros. If you need
a lightweight version, LXDE and XFCE are 'buntus--
That is why I ask you, as a user of Linux, develop a version of Debian
UEFI-compatible 32-bit. In the hope of one day being able to install
Linux on my netbook.
Lubuntu and Xubuntu. They are also available in PCLOS, and other distros.
I'm not sure how you determine whether a particular version or distro
you're looking at uses mbr or one of the UEFI systems without actually
and burning it, and trying to install it. If there is a list somewhere,
I'd like to know, and so, I imagine, would a batch of other people.
Also, there is the problem
of oddball file systems, like LVM. When I tried to install one of the
distros, it was LVM, which means ordinary partitioning tools don't work,
and you can't
read an LVM-coded fs from a standard Linux, like PCLOS or Kubuntu, or
Mint. I don't know if it works the other way--if you can read a standard
an LVM-encoded Linux, or even if you can access Windows files.
I think the LVM was invented to employ really large hard drives, in
excess of 4TB. I don't ever expect to need anything that big!