Re: Linux system
- Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 13:20:25 +1200
- From: Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Linux system
On 23/05/18 11:36, Anhony wrote:
Could you please send to me the instructions for using UEFI to install
Linux such a debian, in place of Windows 10 onto a laptop. I have used
BIOS many times, butmy laptop has UEFI and I have no idea how to use it.
I need the instructions from start to finish including final saving to
have you installed Debian before? With UEFI, the process is almost
identical. The main difference is to make sure that you boot via UEFI.
This should cause the installer to install everything required to boot
in UEFI mode. I recommend booting a live image to confirm that you are
able to boot a thumb drive with UEFI. My UEFI gives me the option of
UEFI or CSM (BIOS) mode; make sure you choose the right one. The
presence of /sys/firmware/efi indicates that you booted in UEFI mode.
UEFI also requires a small /boot/efi partition; the installer should
take care of this (but I am not sure because I use a complicated manual
Full installation instructions:
Section on UEFI installation:
Laptop users should also consider LUKS disk encryption. I use it everywhere.
The most likely thing to go wrong with a laptop installation is not UEFI
but non-free firmware for your network adapters. Find our what network
hardware you have and be prepared with firmware packages on a thumb
drive, or use a non-free iso with extra firmware. The second most likely
problem is getting your graphics adapter working, but this can typically
be fixed later by using a non-graphical installer. Intel iGPU ("HD
Graphics") are well-supported and should just work.
What model is your laptop?
What distribution of Debian would you like to install? You should also
consider our close friends at Ubuntu. Debian for completeness,
configurability, and open source purity. Ubuntu for a guided user
As an aside, I recommend this excellent TED talk on why choice reduces
Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness
Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Transient Software Limited <https://transient.nz/>