Smokey01 - Supporting Puppy Linux ________


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.

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.


Author: admin -  Date: 12 Sep 2013 16:49
Tags: uefi bootmanager -  Visits: 5347 -  Comments: 8


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 :
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.

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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