Legacy mode issue installing Ubuntu 16.04

Gary J. Kirkpatrick garyartista at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 11:22:00 UTC 2016

On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 10:54 AM, Petter Adsen <petter at synth.no> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 10:34:38AM +0100, Gary J. Kirkpatrick wrote:
> > In this bios version you can choose between the two, and in the setup I
> > chose legacy.  In the boot menu itself, which comes up if you use the
> built
> > in reset option (using a paper clip) there is no choice between legacy
> and
> > UEFI to boot the usb, unfortunately.
> One more thing; if you create (or have the installer create) an ESP and
> install
> 16.04 in UEFI mode, 15.10 _should_ show up in the Grub menu even if it was
> installed in Legacy mode, so you _should_ be able to choose between them on
> boot. I've never done this, but I can't quite see a reason why this would
> not
> work. You might also need to install the UEFI Grub package under 15.10, but
> other than that I'd expect it to Just Work™.

> > For the moment I think I will leave things as is, and do a fresh install
> of
> > 16.10 once it becomes official, perhaps towards the end of the support
> > period of 15.10, which is working quite well.
> Probably safer - if it ain't broke, don't fix it :-)
> Petter
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What's confusing me is that I installed 15.10 from a USB and was able to
install in Legacy mode.  I installed 16.04 daily build on the very same usb
thumb drive even as well as the same computer, and it insists on installing
in UEFI.  Something different about 16 in this regard?

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