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Old 08-15-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Question UEFI vs. BIOS install - Which one should I choose?


Hello, I'm setting up this computer with an ASUS P8H77-M PRO motherboard, which has both UEFI and BIOS capabilities.

The question is, is it worth to use UEFI? Are there any real advantages, considering I want to multi-boot many distros? Is it good idea to use GRUB2 or I'll have to install several .efi loaders?

I'm used to BIOS/GRUB2 for a multiple distro installation (which is what I'm planning to do here too).

Thank you
 
Old 08-15-2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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My plan is to stick with Grub as long as I can. By the time we are forced off Grub, there will be a much bigger body of knowledge to draw on.


If I find myself with a good chunk of time, I would play with UEFI for a learning thing. But not with anything I need by tomorrow

There's my thoughts !

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Old 08-16-2012, 01:18 AM   #3
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Hi ceyx,

Do you know that you can use GRUB2 with with UEFI too?

If you use UEFI, you need to install a GRUB2 .efi image file to the ESP (Efi system partition).

But I don't know what should I do, if use GRUB2 and efi, or GRUB2 and bios, that's my question. Will it boot faster or something if I use Grub2+uefi?

So far I can't find any information or help about this.
 
Old 08-16-2012, 01:30 AM   #4
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Do you know that you can use GRUB2 with with UEFI too?
No I didn't . I'll probably use that tidbit some day. Thanks!
Most of the stuff I use around here is at least five years old. By the time I get round to UEFI it will be 2017 !

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So far I can't find any information or help about this.
You prove my point. I rest my case.

Have you tried the Grub mailing list ?

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help-grub is a list for getting help for GRUB. Subscription to the list is not required to post a question.
http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/grub-mailinglist.html

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Old 08-16-2012, 04:31 AM   #5
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I want to multi-boot many distros?
UEFI comes from a rather doubtful parentage (M$ & Intel) and I think it settles on your multiple systems. You _may_need_ UEFI for windows 8. If not, it's drm in disguise from what I read of it and I for one want to avoid it as long as possible. I read some guy from AMI talking about it.

If UEFI becomes mainstream, there will be a forum here for guys who have locked themselves out of their own systems in all likelihood, or guys who have a 'genuine' m$.doc that they cannot read on a 'genuine' pc.
 
  


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