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rkelsen 02-09-2013 06:46 PM

Booting Slackware 14 with UEFI and GPT
 
I have an Asus K55A laptop which came with Windows 7 pre-installed. I'd like to keep Windows on there and setup a dual boot with Slackware 14.

So far, I've managed to get Slackware installed. The problem is with booting it.

I've settled on using a USB boot stick for now, which works well enough, but I'd like to be able to add Slackware to the Windows BCD menu to boot directly from the hard drive.

I haven't tried setting up LILO, since I've read conflicting reports about it working with GPT and do not want to ruin the ability to boot Windows.

What I have tried is following AlienBob's instructions here:

http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/addi...ws7-boot-menu/

This didn't work. It gave an error about not being able to boot from a corrupt boot sector, [or words to that effect] with a code 0xc0000098.

Windows still boots fine. This error only pops up if I choose Linux from the boot menu.

Has anyone come across this problem? How did you fix it?

Cheers,


Rob

allend 02-09-2013 07:19 PM

Have you seen this? http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5/#post4885916

volkerdi 02-09-2013 09:46 PM

As far as I know, BCD under UEFI can no longer be used to chainload another operating system. This includes third party BCD boot menu systems such as EasyBCD as well. I can't find a reference right now, and I'd love for someone to prove me wrong, but I think that's what we've been handed.

rkelsen 02-09-2013 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by allend (Post 4887882)

Thanks man. I was up until 2am last night scouring the net for answers, [including LQ] and did not see that!

While it doesn't resolve the BCD issue, at least I can boot it without needing the USB stick.

Hey! The Boss showed up! Hi Pat, kudos to you and the Slackware team. Aside from the booting issue, everything on this laptop has worked right out of the box. All I've done is enabled the auto-hinter for font rendering and entered my WPA passphrase and that was the extent of my setup work... :)
Quote:

Originally Posted by volkerdi
As far as I know, BCD under UEFI can no longer be used to chainload another operating system. This includes third party BCD boot menu systems such as EasyBCD as well. I can't find a reference right now, and I'd love for someone to prove me wrong, but I think that what we've been handed.

Among all the "noise" I absorbed last night about UEFI there was the suggestion that Microsoft were trying to prevent people from installing their own operating systems, with the particular goal of preventing dual booting. I hate a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy, but where there's smoke...

Cheers,


Rob

Didier Spaier 02-10-2013 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rkelsen (Post 4887960)
Among all the "noise" I absorbed last night about UEFI there was the suggestion that Microsoft were trying to prevent people from installing their own operating systems, with the particular goal of preventing dual booting. I hate a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy, but where there's smoke...

Though I be not in concern (I do not own anything with UEFI), in order to increase the signal/noise ratio I'd be inclined to read Matthew Garrett's Journal here or more recently there.


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