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[Discuss] Post issue with bootable linux

That system predates secure boot. I did look through the bios before doing
anything. These days that is one of the first things I looked for. The
issue presents itself immediately before post.

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Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux at>
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On Tue, May 1, 2018, 6:17 PM Derek Martin <invalid at> wrote:

> 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.
> --
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