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Installation question.

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Post by Sky_Darth » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:14 pm

Hi,
I tried to install several times mx linux on my uefi notebook, nothing happened then I created GPT pt and did not create EFI FAT32 partition and at the end of the installation I chose to install GRUB in MBR...and everything started to work properly.
I have a question that I did right or wrong?
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System:
  Host: mx Kernel: 4.19.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: MX-18_x64 Continuum Dec 20  2018 
  base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: Compaq CQ58 Notebook PC 
  v: 0899130000004010000600000 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 188B v: KBC Version 69.18 serial: <filter> 
  UEFI [Legacy]: Insyde v: F.36 date: 06/07/2013 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 16.4 Wh condition: 16.4/16.4 Wh (100%) 
  model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: Full 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: AMD E1-1500 APU with Radeon HD Graphics 
  bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Bobcat L2 cache: 512 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 5909 
  Speed: 848 MHz min/max: 822/1480 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 822 2: 921 
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Wrestler [Radeon HD 7310] driver: radeon v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:01.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: ati,radeon 
  unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD PALM (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.19.0-1-amd64 LLVM 7.0.0) 
  v: 3.3 Mesa 18.2.6 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Wrestler HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:01.1 
  Device-2: AMD FCH Azalia driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:14.2 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-1-amd64 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet 
  driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
  IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Broadcom Limited BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: wl v: kernel 
  port: 2000 bus ID: 07:00.0 
  IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 698.64 GiB used: 5.27 GiB (0.8%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS541075A9E680 
  size: 698.64 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 97.93 GiB used: 4.91 GiB (5.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
  ID-2: /home size: 584.30 GiB used: 372.2 MiB (0.1%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/sda2 
  ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 52.2 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 52 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 

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Re: Installation question.

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Post by fehlix » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:37 pm

Sky_Darth wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:14 pm
I tried to install several times mx linux on my uefi notebook, nothing happened
To install in UEFI-mode, you need to go into UEFI firmware setup, and change boot mode
to UEFI and perhaps also disable secure boot.
The installer in automatic install-mode would create a required EFI-partition.
Not sure what you mean with "nothing happened"
Sky_Darth wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:14 pm
at the end of the installation I chose to install GRUB in MBR...and everything started to work properly.
I have a question that I did right or wrong?
You do currently boot in UEIF-legacy boot mode (aka BIOS/MBR/CSM), which will not allow you to install (fully) and boot in UEFI mode. So in a sense you made all correct for booting in legacy mode.
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