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Old 04-24-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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UEFI


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.
 
Old 04-24-2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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A thread here in this forum from a week ago.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...4/#post4589838

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...4/#post4653798
 
Old 04-24-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
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And from Eric's Blog, it's old but applies.

http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/blee...e-edges-again/
 
Old 04-24-2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 04-25-2012, 10:03 AM   #5
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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 http://www.rodsbooks.com provides many valuable information regarding running Linux on UEFI enviroment, including the new partition layout (GPT)
 
  


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