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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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-  * Still in /boot/efi/EFI/SYSLINUX, copy kernel here. Huge is safer option. Generic may require initrd and more modules in it. If you do not know which they are, the machine might not boot, so go with the huge.+  * Still in /boot/efi/EFI/SYSLINUX, copy kernel here. Huge is the safer option. Generic may require initrd and more modules in it. If you do not know which they are, the machine might not boot, so go with the huge.
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 # cp /boot/vmlinuz-huge-4.4.14 . # cp /boot/vmlinuz-huge-4.4.14 .

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