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smoooth103 04-24-2012 09:32 PM

I am looking to purchase a new motherboard/processor and am unfamiliar with this newer BIOS type (UEFI). Can anyone tell me if I will run into issues with it and Slackware?

Any advice/experiences would be great.

SqdnGuns 04-24-2012 10:52 PM

A thread here in this forum from a week ago.

SqdnGuns 04-24-2012 10:57 PM

And from Eric's Blog, it's old but applies.

blue_k 04-24-2012 11:42 PM

I have a Asus P8P67 PRO, and it uses UEFI, and I had no issue using the standard LILO that Slackware comes with. YMMV of course, but IIRC the UEFI my motherboard is using has a legacy mode for stuff like this, others may do the same, but I do not know for sure.

ack_iix 04-25-2012 11:03 AM

Most desktop motherboard with UEFI has a legacy/compatibility mode which allow you to boot Linux using the Lilo/Grub/Syslinux and you can install Slackware just like usual. I have an Asrock board and it's called boot in AHCI, yours maybe different though.

But if you want to run Slackware on pure UEFI mode (not legacy/compatibility mode), you're going to need some things to do. The website provides many valuable information regarding running Linux on UEFI enviroment, including the new partition layout (GPT)

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