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Old 03-29-2016, 02:54 AM   #1
nee0606
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Installation of RHEL 6 on Windows 8 machine having UEFI BIOS


Hi Guys,

I recently bought a new laptop with UEFI BIOS and windows 8.1 pre-installed.

I wish to install RHEL 6 by manually defining the partitions and making it dual-boot.

I tried installing RHEL 6 from a bootable DVD which I had used for my old laptop earlier. Installation was successfully completed, however, RHEL 6 is not getting detected on startup.

Can anyone please let me know the steps to install the same?

Regards,
Neeraj
 
Old 03-29-2016, 03:52 AM   #2
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New PCs are locked down by the manufacturer to only accept "signed" software to boot from.
Try to disable the "Secure Boot" from the BIOS setup and give it a try again.
 
Old 03-29-2016, 08:52 AM   #3
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If windows 8.1 is installed using UEFI, then you must install other systems in UEFI. If you don't, well you've seen the result which is expected. You might try reading the Red Hat documentation or calling Red Hat support.

https://access.redhat.com/documentat...-Boot-x86.html
 
Old 03-29-2016, 04:00 PM   #4
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Hi,

New PCs are locked down by the manufacturer to only accept "signed" software to boot from.
Try to disable the "Secure Boot" from the BIOS setup and give it a try again.
Hi,

Thanks for your reply but I have already disabled that and installed RHEL6. Now its not booting up.
 
Old 03-29-2016, 04:02 PM   #5
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If windows 8.1 is installed using UEFI, then you must install other systems in UEFI. If you don't, well you've seen the result which is expected. You might try reading the Red Hat documentation or calling Red Hat support.

https://access.redhat.com/documentat...-Boot-x86.html
Hi,

I tried doing it however installing linux in UEFI mode is not allowing me to create manual partitions for linux.

I will check this link. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 03-30-2016, 08:17 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by nee0606 View Post
Hi Guys,
I recently bought a new laptop with UEFI BIOS and windows 8.1 pre-installed. I wish to install RHEL 6 by manually defining the partitions and making it dual-boot.

I tried installing RHEL 6 from a bootable DVD which I had used for my old laptop earlier. Installation was successfully completed, however, RHEL 6 is not getting detected on startup.
Can anyone please let me know the steps to install the same?
First, this isn't the place to me for 'step-by-step' guides...there are THOUSANDS of easily-found how to's out there. Secondly, you don't tell us anything about your Windows machine...as in, is it 32 or 64 bit? Brand/model? What kind of hardware and disks? Most importantly, WHY are you installing RHEL 6???? It's not only old, but unless you plan on PAYING FOR RHEL, you should not be using it. The latest version is 7.x, and as said, if you're not paying, load CentOS instead...it's identical, but FREE....a small bit of research would tell you this, as it's a topic that's been covered on this site (and many others) MANY times.

From RHEL's documentation, https://access.redhat.com/documentat...-Boot-x86.html :
Quote:
Originally Posted by RHEL Docs
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 does not support UEFI for 32-bit x86 systems.
..which brings us back to "what kind of machine is it?" RHEL 7 supports UEFI booting natively:
https://access.redhat.com/documentat...cure_Boot.html

...and the 'steps to install the same' can easily be found on their website:
https://access.redhat.com/documentat...llation_Guide/
 
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