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[Discuss] UEFI

Apparently I dropped the list on my response.
On Oct 23, 2013 6:10 AM, "Gregory Boyce" <gboyce at> wrote:

> UEFI requires a GPT partition table rather than msdos, so migrating an
> existing OS installation may not work so well.  GPT means requiring grub2
> as well.
> On Oct 23, 2013 1:37 AM, "Matthew Gillen" <me at> wrote:
>> I realized that my home computers are getting a little long in the
>> tooth, and I'm looking to build a new one (or two).
>> A lot of new motherboards come with UEFI BIOSes.  Does this mean
>> anything to me in terms of linux?  I'm pretty sure I can put it in
>> 'legacy mode' to disable whatever "protection" it's supposed to offer.
>>  But did pretty much every distro get a signed bootloader so disabling
>> isn't necessary?
>> I do intend to dual boot fedora/windows 7 (I have no intention of ever
>> going to 8).  Is there any advantage to leaving UEFI enabled?
>> I haven't built my own computer in so long I haven't kept up on stuff
>> like this.
>> Has anyone tried to take an existing linux system (non-UEFI) and move it
>> over to new hardware (specifically, UEFI-enabled)?
>> TIA,
>> Matt
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