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Old 06-09-2019, 08:11 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by aragorn2101 View Post
Hi folks,

Just wanted to say that I have done many install of Slackware64 14.2 in full UEFI mode on several machines, and it always showed me the screen for LILO during installation, except that it specifically mentioned that my system is using UEFI and that I should skip to ELILO installation, which I did.

Now I had the experience with a PC where the BIOS was in some funny mode labeled as Legacy/UEFI. Then, LILO installation was shown as usual, but after I skipped it, Slackware finished the installation without having installed a bootloader, similar to what shai-hulud is describing.

So, shai-hulud, check your UEFI firmware settings (aka BIOS) carefully for these things. Try to disable all sorts of fastboot/secure boot/legacy/BIOS/MBR, whatever.

Also, as colorpurple21859 rightly pointed out, your EFI partition might not be ready. It should be formatted to FAT32. One indication that the system recognized the UEFI setup and EFI partition is that around the screens for choosing partitions for swap and / the system asks you to confirm which partition is the EFI partition because it has to mount it at /boot/efi. So, if you remember getting this screen or not, it will help detecting the source of the problem.

Finally, if you can't install ELILO, or if you manage to install it but don't like it or if you want to multiboot several OS and you want something a bit more sophisticated, there is GRUB. You might want to check this out:

All the best.
It has been solved. I have checked UEFI firmware and disabled Legacy mode.
I tried once again after, it finally comes up elilo installation.
Many Thanks.


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