A Simple File-level Backup (using Cp
Fast boot-This feature can increase the boot process by firmly taking shortcuts in hardware initialization. This is fine Sometimes, but sometimes it can leave USB hardware uninitialized, which can make it impossible on top of that from a USB display drive or similar device. Thus, disabling fast shoe may be helpful, or even required; nevertheless, you can safely leave it active and deactivate it only when you have trouble getting the Linux installer to boot.
Note that this feature sometimes goes on another name. In some full cases, you must enable USB support than disable a fast boot feature rather. Secure Boot-Fedora, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, plus some other distributions officially support Secure Boot; but if you have problems getting a boot loader or kernel to start, you might want to disable this feature. Unfortunately, fully describing how to take action is impossible because the settings vary from one computer to some other. See my Secure Boot page for further on this topic. Note: Some manuals say to enable BIOS/CSM/legacy support to set up Linux. In most cases, they’re wrong to do so.
Enabling this support can conquer hurdles involved in booting the installer, but doing this creates new problems down the road. Guides to install in this way often overcome these later problems by running Boot Repair, but it’s easier to do it properly from the start. This page provides tips to help you get your Linux installer on top of that in EFI setting, thus bypassing the later problems. CSM/legacy options-If you want to set up in EFI mode, set such options off.
Some guides recommend allowing these options, and in some instances they may be required-for instance, they might be needed to allow the BIOS-mode firmware in some add-on video cards. Generally, though, enabling CSM/legacy support simply increases the threat of inadvertently booting your Linux installer in BIOS mode, that you do not need to do. Remember that Secure Shoe and CSM/legacy options are intertwined sometimes, so be sure to check each one after changing the other. Ensure that you’re utilizing a distribution that’s the right little bit depth-EFI runs boot loaders that will be the same little bit depth as the EFI itself.
This is generally 64-bit for modern computer systems, even though the first few generations of Intel-based Macs, some modern tablets and convertibles, and a small number of obscure computers use 32-bit EFIs. I’ve yet to encounter a 32-little bit Linux distribution that officially supports EFI, although it is possible to include a 32-little bit EFI boot loader to 32-bit distributions. Installing a 32-bit Linux distribution on some type of computer with a 64-little bit EFI is difficult at best, and I don’t explain the process here; you should use a 64-bit distribution on a computer with a 64-little bit EFI.
Properly ready your shoe medium-Third-party tools for moving .iso images onto USB display drives, such as unetbootin, fail to create the correct EFI-mode shoe entries often. I recommend you follow procedure your distribution maintainer suggests for creating USB flash drives whatever. USB flash drive on /dev/sdc. Ports of dd to Windows, such as WinDD and dd for Windows, exist, but I’ve never examined them.
- On Periscope users can pin their locations
- Make sure USB debugging is allowed on your device
- Tweet some content made on the community forum on facebook
- Click Next to install the drivers
- Activate Secure browsing, Now
Back up the ESP-If you’re installing to some type of computer that already boots Windows or various other OS, I recommend backing up your ESP before installing Linux. Although Linux shouldn’t harm files that already are on the ESP, this will seem to occur every once in awhile. Getting a back-up shall help in such cases.
A simple file-level backup (using cp, tar, or zip, for example) should work fine. Booting in EFI mode-It’s too easy to unintentionally shoe your Linux installer in BIOS/CSM/legacy setting, particularly if you leave the CSM/legacy options allowed in your firmware. You should verify an EFI-mode boot by dropping to a Linux shell and typing ls /sys/firmware/efi.
If you see a list of data files and directories, you’ve booted in EFI setting and you will ignore the pursuing additional tips; if not, you might have booted in BIOS mode and should review your settings. Use your firmware’s built-in boot manager (that you should have located previously; see Learn how to use your firmware) to boot in EFI mode. Typically, you will see two options for a CD-R or USB display drive, one which includes the string EFI or UEFI in its description, and one of which will not.