Fwd: efi booting

Alex Midence alex.midence at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 13:26:21 UTC 2012


Can anyone on these lists say definitively if Debian or Ubuntu
supports or will support EFI booting?  If so, what does it take to get
it to work so you don't have to tinker with the Bios?  Apparently,
it's the latest and greatest in the race to boot up faster if you use
64 bit machines.

Alex M

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Alonzo Cuellar <mariachiac at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 17:36:03 -0500
Subject: efi botting
To: Alex Midence <alex.midence at gmail.com>

Hello Alex,
Efi or Extensible firmware interface is what windows 8 will use in the
future. It is also what the mac operating system uses to boot. Making
the boot process faster and direct support for 64 bit operating
systems. It also allows for compatibility of newer graphics cards. I'm
wanting to boot with efi support using grub-efi found in debian or
ubuntu. Fedora boots with this support be default and is installed I
believe when using a 64bit installations. I use 64bit linux since i
have 6 gigs of ram.
I had wanted to use ubuntu, but I have to change my bios setting to
legacy which I'd have to do with sighted assistance. If I do not
change it, ubuntu won't boot. I'm not sure if ubuntu supports efi.

Hopefully this sheds some light,

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