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Re: UEFI install

On Fri, 2014-04-18 at 10:19 -0400, Gary Dale wrote:
> On 18/04/14 12:33 AM, Corey Blair wrote:
> > I got a new laptop without a CD/DVD drive and am trying to install off 
> > a USB image and either dual boot my pre-installed windows 8.1 or just 
> > wipe and use strictly Debian.  I get all the way to the point of 
> > installing GRUB and it fails.  I've read that this may have something 
> > to do with the disk being GPT instead of MBR?  How do I get a dual 
> > boot Windows 8.1 and Debian Wheezy install?  Or at the least have 
> > Debian successfully installed (although I'm afraid of wiping the HDD 
> > and losing the ability to revert back to Windows)
> >
> >
> You may not be able to. The problem may be that Wheezy is too old. 
> Coexistence with UEFI is still developing.
> However, Wheezy can handle GPT disks just fine.
> To test this, turn of UEFI in the BIOS and try the install again. To 
> make things easier, first use Windows disk manager to shrink the Windows 
> partition. Create a new partition in the free space and also leave a 
> small empty (a few hundred megabytes) space somewhere for the EFI System 
> Partition.
> Then start the Wheezy install. If that works, turn UEFI back on and try 
> booting into both OSs.

It is possible to install debian wheezy with uefi enabled, take a look:


and the subsequent answer by Andrew.

André N. Batista

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