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[Discuss] Post issue with bootable linux

On Tue, May 01, 2018 at 03:53:21PM +0000, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> I have a guy with an older system
> Core2 duo CPU
> 4GB ddr2 scramble
> Dell motherboard
> The problem is when I boot with a known good bootable Linux usb
> Ubuntu, Fedora the system fails to post.
> 1. Dell logo comes up
> 2. Press F12 (boot) or F2 (setup) the light flashes on the usb and the
> system is otherwise frozen.
> 3. Neither the setup nor boot menu come up
> However, when I use a bootable gparted USB it comes up fine. When I go to
> the boot menu and select the usb, it boots.

I'm not sure but I think you may be having trouble with the
combination of UEFI, secure boot, and GPT partitioning (vs. MBR). I
have a vague notion that some combinations of those things don't play
well together, but I can't recall the specifics.

Derek D. Martin   GPG Key ID: 0xDFBEAD02
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