UEFI and grub2
Hermann J. Beckers
hjb-news at onlinehome.de
Wed Aug 3 18:32:17 UTC 2011
Am Sunday, 31. July 2011 schrieb Tom H:
> True about extended partitions. Also, IIRC, the "fdisk -l" "System"
> column should be "GPT" and the "Id" column "ee" for a GPT disk.
Everything is well. I backed up everything and did a new install. The
installer offers three options:
- Kill Bill (aka remove windows 7 completely)
- install besides windows 7
- something else
On my first try I choose the latter option and was asked where to put grub and
I decided to put it into the root partition, because the german wording of
option 2 sounds more like a wubi install (everything in a big file on the
windows partition) to me.
Now I used option 2 and wasn't asked where to put grub. A reboot later now I
have the grub menu which offers me the best of both worlds ... the second
being opensuse which of course had to remove the active flag from the windows
partition (--> "no operating system found "). Again ubuntu to the rescue ...
> What isn't clear is how this box can be sold as an EFI box when it
> clearly isn't.
Yes, that remains the question. The HP start menu with an nonselectable uefi
entry is still there and after that the grub menu shows up and there is no
access to the standard bios menus. Me thinks this entry will be unselectable
until a disk with gpt formatting is attached. Could it be that the boot
process jumps first to the hp recovery/repair partition?
Thanks again, especially to Goh Lip.
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