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Could not open \EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14 [SOLVED]

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Re: Could not open \EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14

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Post by Buck Fankers » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:26 am

BitJam wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:46 pm
if you would download the iso file from: antiX-17.3.1b_x64-base and see if it fixes the problem for you.
I will try it also, I could not boot mx18 or latest antiX on my complicated chromebook with custom build & upgraded bios that allows installation Linux on it. It is a long stretch but this is how I managed to 'fix' the issue in my case:

I booted MX18 on another, normal computer and installed new MX18 on it. Then I created snapsot iso of that newly installed MX18. I then burned that snapshot iso on the USB stick with dd and this USB stick booted normally on my complicated chromebook with custom bios. Interesting!

Later I have learned that bios was expecting efi file somewhere else and another solution is that i can in bios browse to the efi file location on USB stick. Anyway, my case is quite different and probably not relevant but I though to mentioned it anyway.

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Re: Could not open \EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14

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Post by Sparky » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:04 am

So I start by booting REfind, and when do when exatly do boot MX?
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Re: Could not open \EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14

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Post by BitJam » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:16 am

IMO the easiest way for you to boot MX is to try the antiX iso I made for you. If that boots then we will use the same procedure to fix all of the other iso files. We are not going to spend a day fixing everything until we know that the fix actually works. We need someone with a machine that has the problem to test the fix for us. Even if the REfind solution works or the other solution fehlix suggested works, we would still need someone to test the fix in our build process so we would still need someone like you to test the antiX iso I made. I jumped forward a couple of steps so we could get the fix out to people as soon as possible. I've already given anticapitalista and dolphin_oracle instructions on how to apply the fix to all our iso files but we are waiting for someone with the actual problem to make the crucial test.

I wrote the software that builds our MX and antiX iso files. I am the world's expert on it. But I'm human and I make mistakes. Please test the iso I made for you so we know the fix works in our build process.
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Re: Could not open \EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14

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Post by Sparky » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:23 am

BitJam wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:46 pm
@Sparky (and anyone else interested): I've applied the fehlix fix to antiX-17.3.1_x64-base.iso. I would greatly appreciate it if you would download the iso file from: antiX-17.3.1b_x64-base and see if it fixes the problem for you. If so then we can start fixing the other iso files. The antiX-base iso is less than half the size of MX and it still took me two hours to upload.
Trying this one first, thanks
I don't expect a busy forum deal with my stubborn machined, thanks
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Re: Could not open \EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14

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Post by Sparky » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:39 am

Well it worked! I have no idea what BitJam did, but thank you. any possibility to see MX 18 work this way?
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Re: Could not open \EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14

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Post by Sparky » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:00 am

Only problem I see is the mouse arrow key not moving.
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Re: Could not open \EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14

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Post by fehlix » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:07 am

Sparky wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:39 am
Well it worked! I have no idea what BitJam did, but thank you. any possibility to see MX 18 work this way?
Cool. I see now two options for you to get MX18 booted.
Either you wait until we provide an update MX18 iso.
Or alternaively you can manual "patch" the LiveUSB created by you.

You can do manual "patch" with only one USBstick having MX18 LiveUSB
by iso-mounting the Ubuntu/Linux Mint ISO and copy from there
the working GRUB folders and files.
The manual "patch" instuctions would differ depending
on whether you created a FAT32 LiveUSB with rufus or with Live-USB-Maker.

The rufus FAT32 LiveUSB might be easier to manual "patch",
as you would only deal with one partition on the LiveUSB,
where as Live-USB-Maker created LiveUSB you would need to
patch two partions on the USBstick.

The instructions for the rufus "patch" as given above would be identical.
But you just copy from the mounted LinuxMin.iso instead from a 2nd USBstick.
Any questions let me know?
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Re: Could not open \EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:48 am

fantastic job guys!
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Re: Could not open \EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14

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Post by Buck Fankers » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:23 pm

Sparky wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:39 am
Well it worked! I have no idea what BitJam did, but thank you.
Well this solves it!
I have a special case so it is not important in this case.

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Re: Could not open \EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14

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Post by fehlix » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:35 pm

Buck Fankers wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:23 pm
I have a special case so it is not important in this case.
Can you boot from an usb-stick at all? Or just not from MX LiveUSB stick?
Perhabs open a new thread and explain your situation a bit more.
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