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Old 10-20-2012, 01:58 AM   #1
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Slackware vs. EFI/UEFI


I never had to deal with EFI/UEFI, but it looks like I will have to starting on Monday, since I have a new training class, and they all have brand-new Dell Vostro laptops.

As far as I know, most EFI/UEFI mainboards can also be "reverted" to legacy BIOS mode. But I'm just curious: does Slackware support EFI/UEFI? Until now, I've never had to deal with that sort of hardware.

By the way: the training class is a complete four month course in Linux System Administration for a company. I decided to base the course essentially on Slackware 14.0 (headless on servers, Xfce on desktops) with the occasional aside on Debian and CentOS.
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I suggest you to read that.
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There's also a page on
Old 10-21-2012, 11:16 AM   #4
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I tried the instructions in the how-to and for the USB stick everything worked great. However, my hard drive would never be seen by the UEFI BIOS as a UEFI boot devices. Everything is GPT, in the end somehow lilo eventually installed to the MBR and I'm booting from the hard drive traditionally I guess. My motherboard is the Asus Rampage IV Extreme.
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