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Re: [trinity-users] installing on uefi multiboot.

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:22:42 -0500 (EST)
On Sat, 31 Dec 2016, Gene Heskett wrote:

> On Saturday 31 December 2016 12:56:59 Felmon Davis wrote:
>> greets!
>> I want to install Trinity on a multiboot uefi system. I think I've
>> messed up the uefi already so I am wary about doing something that
>> renders the system unbootable. (will of course do backup but still...)
>> it's got Windows 7 and NetRunner on it. csm is turned on (which I
>> think is part of the problem) and of course secure boot and fast boot
>> are off.
> CSM? Definition plz.

I'd have to google what the acronym stands for but it's a utility in 
UEFI which allows 'legacy' booting, that is, booting via the MBR.

> So am I as I've not bought a board with a UEFI bios on it yet.  However,
> there is not a single reason trinity, to my knowledge, writes anything
> to the MBR.

not sure what you mean: that's where some of the partitioning code 
used to lodge. I forget the details but something like BIOS jumps to 
code in the MBR which knows the partitioning scheme. UEFI, replacing 
BIOS, uses a different process. details cloudy. the crucial code is in 
a uefi-boot partition.

I don't like it defaulting to NetRunner since I wanted it to default 
to grub and then I could manage everything there. I'd like Windows, 
NetRunner (soon Maui?) and Trinity. I may remove NetRunner in the 
longer run but it's been fun and useful.


Felmon Davis

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