lilo x elilo x grup2 x UEFI
I wanted to know the status of slackware and booting a UEFI-based system,
and the incompatibility of lilo.
Will we have to buy computers compatible with slackware ?
What are the alternatives ?
I suggest you read the relevant documentation, as it will explain far better than I can.
You could use a UEFI board in BIOS compatibility mode in some cases (and it might be a must if you use kernel modules that require traditional BIOS calls, like some proprietary stuff).
If you want to use pure UEFI mode, then have a look at the following bootloaders and methods:
thanks for the replies BlackRider
I actually am now telling me about it, and how LILO is not compatible I was wondering how would the slackware ...
Thanks also for the link
This has been discussed several times before. A number of us have installed on such systems. You really should have searched the forums first as the last thread was still active as recently as three days ago. Here is a snippet.
A more complete explanation of this is:
This allows you to do the install and you can also use your newly created boot media to boot the system after first install.
After install you need to install elilo, grub2, gummiboot or some other EFI capable boot loader. You may also wish to recompile your kernel with efistub support. Then you don't necessarily need a boot loader as the kernel itself is the boot loader.
In summary the two things lacking are official EFI capable install media and an EFI boot loader. Both issues can be worked around until Pat chooses to fix them one day.
Also most EFI systems can do BIOS compatibility mode in any case. If yours can do this, just enable it and problem solved!
Thanks for the replies ruario
Sorry, I really should have done a search on the forum.
But from what little I've read about these things, and as there are already using UEFI hardware, and as I read a bit that Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Fedora are already preparing to use UEFI, I wondered if Slackware is also ...
I would put this issue as resolved, but I think I can not do this because it is not ! I think the best thing to do is let it go away ...
I'll read here and there and stay alert, as the path that will take Slackware ....
For now I have no problems with UEFI x Slackware, but if I change the motherboard, I have to stay alert!
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