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All about UEFI vs BIOS – who to follow

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/10/23

A link to an old post [WayBack] All about UEFI vs BIOS – David Berneda – Google+ reminded me to follow these people:

Source: [WayBackAll about UEFI vs BIOS

[WayBackUEFI boot: how does that actually work, then? a long read ending with a long form of these recommendations:

  • If you can possibly manage it, have one OS per computer.
  • If you absolutely must have more than one OS per computer, at least have one OS per disk.
  • If you absolutely insist on having more than one OS per disk, understand everything written on this page, understand that you are making your life much more painful than it needs to be, lay in good stocks of painkillers and gin, and don’t go yelling at your OS vendor, whatever breaks.
  • If you’re using UEFI native booting, and you don’t tend to build your own kernels or kernel modules or use the NVIDIA or ATI proprietary drivers on Linux, you might want to leave Secure Boot on.
  • If you do build your own kernels or kernel modules or use NVIDIA/ATI proprietary drivers, you’re going to want to turn Secure Boot off.
  • Don’t do UEFI-native installs to MBR-formatted disks, or BIOS compatibility installs to GPT-formatted disks (an exception to the latter is if your disk is, IIRC, 2.2+TB in size…
  • Trust mjg59 in all things and above all other authorities, including me.

–jeroen

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