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Re: Installing Debian on Chuwi Hi12




Hi,

On Sun, 11 Feb 2018 11:10:26 -0500
Chris Dunn <chrisdunn214@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> >> Now when I boot up the device I get 10 seconds of Android loading
> >> graphics before it kicks into Debian. Android was removed months ago.
> >> Now if you can give me some guidance as to how to remove the annoying
> >> Android graphics ..............
> 
> > hmm, not sure about that one (never dealt with android myself), just
> > to make sure, we are not possibly talking about the bios/efi splash
> > screen here, the one which e.g. on my laptop shows a lenovo logo for
> > a few
> seconds ?
> 
> Interesting.
> 
> Before Debian I used to get a CHUWI logo and an F7 key would give me a
> choice of Windows or (X)ubuntu.
> 
> Now the CHUWI logo is gone and I get an American Megatrends logo. F7 at
> this stage gives me a choice between Debian and Android-IA. Selecting
> Android (long gone) takes me to Debian GRUB boot screen.
> 
> If I do not F7 and allow the boot to continue I get a few seconds of the
> Android robot and a countdown 10 to 0 before the Debian GRUB boot screen
> appears.
> 
> Nothing more than a nuisance really but any thoughts as to how to
> finally purge Android?

Ah ok, I think I got it now (at least partially :)
Seems like you installed debian's grub into a partition, not
into the disk's MBR (or however the UEFI equivalent is called). Thus the
android bootloader seems still to be alive.
I believe that if you make sure that the 32bit uefi variant of grub is
installed, not the 64bit version, it should be safe to do something like
# grub-install /dev/sda
(or however the disk on your device is called, on my laptop
it's /dev/mmcblk1).
Of course there is no warranty here... :)

Regards

Michael


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