Re: UEFI install
I downloaded debian-7.4.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso and then used unetbootin to
make a bootable USB flash drive from it. I changed UEFI boot to legacy
mode and booted off the UEFI USB. The installer runs fine, but I have
trouble loading the components from "cd-rom", so I execute a shell and
mount /dev/sdb /cdrom, which used to work but now it's failing with
When it was working I went through, partitioned some space for Debian,
got all the way to GRUB and I get something about grub failed to install
to /target/. I'd try to run the install again and get the exact message
but now I am having difficulties with even loading the components off USB.
On 4/23/2014 3:25 AM, Steve McIntyre 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)
Which version of Debian did you try to install? What eactly happened
when grub installation failed?
Debian Wheezy (7.x) and onwards for amd64 should install via UEFI and
co-exist happily with Windows 8 on a GPT system, but there may be bugs
of course. If you can give us some more information that should help.