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Old 11-05-2018, 04:12 PM   #1
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Post installation file transfers for UEFI


No problems with 32 bit the GREAT SLACKWARE BUT!! 64bit UEFI I don't get it!!!
Have intalled several versions of Slack since b4 '98 at least so am no dummy.
Can't make installed drive from DVD boot! Now trying copying (cp) files from /EFI/Slackware to /EFI/BOOT my info says this is on EFI system partition.
1) how can I tell it is on that partition?? Using root in shell (bash??) off of install DVD?
2) Info also says /EFI/Slackware == /boot/efi but going there does not show same files??
3) Info says rename /EFI/BOOT/elilo.efi to /EFI/BOOT/BOOTX86.EFI but see NO elilo.efi and not even sure where /EFI/BOOT exists 'cuz' don't see that directory. Is it possible there is a capitalization problem??
BTW this install is ONTO a 32GB flashdrive and up to this point behaves correctly. Also not I have double checked capitalization shown here with source.
Thanks 4 UR help-- it may need stepwise instructions or a URL with same.

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Old 11-05-2018, 04:25 PM   #2
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Follow instructions here. But be warned that installing a system on an USB stick is a bad idea, because it will be slow and the stick will quickly wear out. Better use a cheap USB hard disk. But that's your money

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Old 11-05-2018, 04:35 PM   #3
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Files for elilo should reside on the efi partition under the folder structure /EFI/Slackware/. The mount point in Slackware is expected to be /boot/efi/, so the files in Slackware would be referenced as /boot/efi/EFI/Slackware/

However, if everything is set up properly, you may still run into issues if your UEFI firmware (aka BIOS) is buggy. But, if your firmware isn't buggy, keep in mind the following points.

The biggest thing with using UEFI is you need to make sure you boot off the installation media in EFI mode. On my two UEFI-based motherboards, when I go to select the boot device, it will show two entries for my installation media, one is EFI and the other is legacy (or BIOS mode). It may depend on your motherboard on how that is presented. If you don't boot the installation media in EFI mode, then you won't be prompted to install elilo.

You shouldn't need to manually copy any files anywhere as eliloconfig will do that for you, and if you booted the installer in EFI mode, the installer should handle all that for you. If your firmware isn't buggy, you should be able to keep all files in /boot/efi/EFI/Slackware

You need to make sure you have an EFI partition set up on your drive. As long as you have the partition set up and set the type to EFI, I believe the installer will prompt you to format the partition (but it's been a while since I've tried it and I don't remember for sure).
 
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:37 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bassmadrigal
You need to make sure you have an EFI partition set up on your drive. As long as you have the partition set up and set the type to EFI, I believe the installer will prompt you to format the partition (but it's been a while since I've tried it and I don't remember for sure).
It does.

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Old 11-06-2018, 02:36 AM   #5
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You should just have to format EFI partition and as long as installer prompts you for ELILO it should be ok. Try GRUB instead if you want to I havent gotten ELILO to work properly either.
 
  


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