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UEFI

If you have a computer with UEFI rather than the legacy BIOS and Windows 8, and you wish to install Puppy alongside W8, then be prepared for some heartache, especially if your computer is a HP.

This is a brilliant site regarding UEFI providing tons of information.
http://www.rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/installation.html

If anyone knows how to boot straight to the rEFInd boot manager, bypassing the W8 boot manager and preserving W8 along side Puppy, I would be interested in the solution.

Cheers





Author: admin -  Date: 12 Sep 2013 16:49
Tags: uefi bootmanager -  Visits: 5070 -  Comments: 8




Comments:

Comment by Fred on 2013-10-13 13:02:43
Have you try fatdog64 (a "fat" puppy including rEFInd) ?



Comment by smokey01 on 2013-10-14 01:16:22
Thanks Fred. I am using the rEFInd version of Fatdog.



Comment by Fred on 2013-10-15 04:17:43
You don't tell me if you can now boot STRAIGHT to the rEFInd boot manager, bypassing the W8 boot manager and preserving W8 along side Puppy.
There is a link about :
http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/web/faqs/uefi-harddrive.html
He make a new EFI boot partition and have a boot option in his setup. I don't have that setup option, so  i use the w8 boot partition to copy the new EFI directory.


Comment by smokey01 on 2013-10-15 05:16:36
See the video I made for Rod Smith.

http://www.smokey01.com/grant/uefi.mp4




Comment by Fred on 2013-10-15 11:54:58
I see you have many "boot express options". Can't you disable them in your bios setup.



Comment by smokey01 on 2013-10-15 18:24:41
Possibly but I'm not that confident with this new EFI bios system.

Being a HP it apparently creates a few extra challenges.



Comment by Fred on 2013-10-15 20:21:22
Do you have the same "boot express options" when you boot from a bootable usb flash drive ?



Comment by smokey01 on 2014-07-03 22:39:22
Booting from DVD and USB is not a problem with UEFI.





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