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#1 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Problems dual-booting with UEFI and gpt » 2013-03-09 06:24:34

nsp

OK, I'm getting closer! I commented out everything else in my sources.list, updated, and installed again, and this time it worked (after I resolved one dependency myself). Then I booted back into my UEFI shell thumb drive, but still no bcfg command. Then I discovered that it's not in the 1.0 shell, so I put the 2.0 version on my thumb drive. Now I'm getting

assert_efi_error status=not found
Assert C:\dev\edk2tip\MdeModulePkg\Library\UefiHiiServicesLib\UefiHiiServicesLib.c(88): !EFI_ERROR (Status)

I haven't had the chance to google yet, but it looks like my options at this point are one of the following, right?

1. Find a firmware update for my mobo that lets it support UEFI 2.x shells
2. Convert my SSD from GUID to MBR
3. Get a new mobo

And of course, now I probably won't have the chance to work on this problem again until April. Oy.

#2 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Problems dual-booting with UEFI and gpt » 2013-03-08 05:20:59

nsp

I was pretty sure, but yes, I think so. In any case, I ran it again, checked to make sure it was fetching from experimental, and tried again with the same results. Any reason not to install from source and then try to get it right once the system is up and running properly?

#3 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » How to install #! Waldorf on a UEFI machine with preinstalled W7 » 2013-03-08 05:18:07

nsp

Just want to dig this thread up to point out to others (and myself in the future) that there is a more compact way to perform the chrooting. Like so:

sudo -i                           # Makes all future commands, until Ctrl-D, execute with sudo
DEV=sdb4                                  # Only type device name once
MTPT=/media/$DEV
mkdir -p $MTPT
mount /dev/$DEV $MTPT
mount --bind {,$MTPT}/dev         # "{x,y}zed" gets intercepted by the shell and turned into
mount --bind {,$MTPT}/dev/pts   # "xzed yzed" and is useful in lots of situations
mount --bind {,$MTPT}/proc
mount --bind {,$MTPT}/sys
cp {,$MTPT}/etc/resolv.conf
chroot $MTPT /bin/bash

#4 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Problems dual-booting with UEFI and gpt » 2013-03-06 03:28:27

nsp

Please forgive me for replying to myself without waiting for a response, but I am figuring some things out for myself, and don't want you to waste your time telling me things I've just figured out.

Right now it looks like I still want the package grub-efi-amd64 (as it is the only one with UEFI and GPT support), but from the experimental area, where it has version 2.00-13, not 1.99-23.1crunchbang1 from waldorf). When running apt-get install -t, it silently failed to fetch from experimental. When I tried to force the version from synaptic, it reports the package as broken, and logs to the console 'Failed to SetCandidateRelease for experimental'

So, how else to force an install from experimental/main?

#7 Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » [SOLVED] Problems connecting to one particular wireless router » 2013-02-28 03:13:17

nsp
Replies: 2

My #! laptop has been working great for the last few months since I made it the only OS on board, but it's started acting up since last week.

For every other wireless network I've connected to, there have been no problems. But in my home network, it reports a good connection to the router (Netgear WNR1000v2), when it is anything but. Packets are getting dropped all the time! When they do go through, the RT time is very short, but I'm seeing ~90% loss overall.

Every other configuration works, though. Other machines and the router are fine. The laptop and a wired connection to the router are fine. The laptop and other networks are fine. Laptop to wireless adapter (via ethernet) to router is fine. Any ideas?

#8 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Problems dual-booting with UEFI and gpt » 2013-02-28 02:34:55

nsp

Well, it's not quite working yet. Whatever changes I've made to the linux and EFI partitions, it still only boots Windows.

@xaos52 - From looking at it in gParted, I think your gpt diagnosis is correct. I followed all of #3, and it seemed to work for what it was, and then I prepared a flash drive per step 4, and when I booted into it, it said

GRUB Loading stage 1.5

Grub Loading, please wait...
Error 22

I also tried the built-in UEFI shell, but it didn't recognize the 'bcfg' command. My mobo is an Asus P8P67Pro (post recall). Should I post in that thread as well?

@rickmetta - Even from the boot menu, I don't have any option that gets me to #!

@maodogo - I'm pretty sure that's not how UEFI works. My motherboard does not have a BIOS, instead it has UEFI. My particular board was one of the first models to have it, but I decided to be an early adopter knowing it might get me into systems like this. In any case, there is no such option in the UEFI, and no BIOS is available from the manufacturer website.

#9 Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Problems dual-booting with UEFI and gpt » 2013-02-24 20:16:37

nsp
Replies: 12

I just got a new hard drive, and I'd like it to be partitioned 50/50 Windows/Crunchbang. Usually, I already have Windows on the disk, and have to repartition before installing GNU/Linux, but this time I avoided that step. Unfortunately, only Windows will boot, and I don't even see a GRUB menu.

Here's what I did:

1. Install Windows from the CD into the first 128 GB of my SSD
2. Used it for a week while updates installed
3. Created a #! USB drive of the latest Waldorf release from official instructions
4. Told the installer to format the remaining 118 GB (thanks Windoze!) as ext4, mount it to /, and left everything else the same
5. GRUB couldn't find any other OSes, but I installed it anyways (planning to update-grub after booting to #!)
6. Restart, and it goes straight to Windows.

The #! partition now shows up as a RAW format drive, and has a letter.

I'm guessing I need to reinstall #!, but what should I do differently?

Note: if it makes a difference, my motherboard has UEFI, but not secure boot

#10 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Grub MBR corrupted/misconfigured? » 2012-12-25 15:46:15

nsp

Nevermind, I guess boot-repair worked. One more restart, and I was good. For some reason, there are 2 entries for Windows, though...

#12 Re: Introductions » Training wheels off » 2012-10-23 08:52:30

nsp

OK, so I did have to re-encrypt the drive, and it took longer than it ever had before, but now it's done, and I'm glad I did! Things that now work:

* Suspend (and glad to see it's replaced hibernate in cb-exit)
* A few more Fn key combinations (not all, but enough)
* Xfce power manager keeps telling me I'm on battery, and shifting notification items left
* Wifi light flickers
* volume up/down/mute

So...everything! And of course it's all much more slick.

#13 Re: Introductions » Training wheels off » 2012-10-22 00:47:35

nsp

Ah, oh well. Waldorf fixed hibernation, but also did some funky things. I'm starting a fresh install now, hopefully I don't have to reencrypt the HD, because that took forever.

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