[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: USB media install has wrong partition

As an update,
Ive tested devuan, debian, and ubuntu media on a newer laptop (2015)
which seems to recognize the EFI partition and boot normally.

my desktop (2012) does not seem to understand 0xEF...I wish I knew why.

On Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 03:39:35AM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> john@dev1ce.com wrote:
> >greetings,
> >the USB install media for netinst and live both create a dos partition
> >table on dd, and cp.  This will result in media that can only be booted
> >legacy, as GPT is a requirement for EFI boot.
> Sorry, that's incorrect. It's perfectly valid in the UEFI spec for an
> EFI System Partition to be a partition with type 0xEF in an
> msdos-style partition table, particularly for removable media. Are you
> having problems booting on a particular machines?
> -- 
> Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
> "Further comment on how I feel about IBM will appear once I've worked out
>  whether they're being malicious or incompetent. Capital letters are forecast."
>  Matthew Garrett, http://www.livejournal.com/users/mjg59/30675.html

Reply to: