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Old 09-06-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
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UEFI/GPT installation problems

Hello all,

I recently bought a new computer to use to learn more about Linux/OpenBSD and programming. As of yet, I've not been able to install an OS (I didn't want the Windows 7 that came with it) on it because of UEFI/GPT.

I didn't know there would be a problem when I started and I installed OpenBSD on it using the standard partition system which seemed to work fine at first but wouldn't boot up again. It's an MSI (Z87-GD65 Gaming) board with three HDD's (2 x 1TB drives and 1 x 3TB drive). It's an i7 core processor (Haswell).

I've read of the need for a FAT32 partition type for /boot on UEFI systems but don't want to progress any further unless I can be sure.

Thanks in advance,

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Usually UEFI systems have an option for legacy boot (emulating the old BIOS system), so that non-UEFI capable OSes can still run on those machines. I would look into that (consult the mainboard's handbook for information on that).
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Thanks for that. I just checked my BIOS and there are only two options. "UEFI" and "Legacy & UEFI". It was already set on this one so I'm unsure what I should do about this.

Old 11-04-2013, 07:07 AM   #4
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I have the same problem. MSI GD65 Gaming motherboard with i7 4770K. I tried to install Ubuntu, both 12.04 and 13.10 (Windows 8.1 is already installed). After boot with USB I give "Install Ubuntu" command and then it freezes.

Something I could try?

I have already disable "fast boot" option and selected "UEFI + Legacy" on bios set up



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