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howtos:slackware_admin:set_up_syslinux_as_boot_loader_on_uefi_based_hardware [2016/08/17 13:42 (UTC)]
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 ===== Why UEFI ===== ===== Why UEFI =====
-It is not as though there is some choice; machines nowadays //are// UEFI. One can, however, chose to set UEFI to so called "CSM" or sometimes "Legacy" mode. In this mode, UEFI acts as BIOS, i.e. reads the first sector (MBR) of a hard drive and loads and executes non-UEFI boot loader such as LILO from there. As opposed to UEFI in, say, UEFI mode, when it reads, loads and executes UEFI-aware boot loader from //EFI boot partition//.+It is not as though there is some choice; machines nowadays //are// UEFI. One can, however, choose to set UEFI to so called "CSM" or sometimes "Legacy" mode. In this mode, UEFI acts as BIOS, i.e. reads the first sector (MBR) of a hard drive and loads and executes non-UEFI boot loader such as LILO from there. As opposed to UEFI in, say, UEFI mode, when it reads, loads and executes UEFI-aware boot loader from //EFI boot partition//.
  
 Frankly, there are no compelling reasons not to use CSM (note that it is possible to use [[http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:slackware_admin:installing_with_gpt_without_uefi | GPT partitions without UEFI]]). On the contrary, there are reasons to avoid UEFI booting, because: Frankly, there are no compelling reasons not to use CSM (note that it is possible to use [[http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:slackware_admin:installing_with_gpt_without_uefi | GPT partitions without UEFI]]). On the contrary, there are reasons to avoid UEFI booting, because:
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-That is pretty much it for EFI boot partition. You can do whatever you like with /dev/sda2 (RAID, LUKS, LVM, any filesystem) and install Slackware there, but leave EFI partition alone, that partition needs to be unencrypted and FAT32 formatted.+That is pretty much it for EFI boot partition. You can do whatever you like with /dev/sda3 (RAID, LUKS, LVM, any filesystem) and install Slackware there, but leave EFI partition alone, that partition needs to be unencrypted and FAT32 formatted.
  
  

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