I have an Inspiron 14z (5423). I'm trying since i've installed Arch to put it to boot with UEFI, but since the first time i configured it with a UEFI bootloader, i've had the same problem. Tried with gummiboot, GRUB, rEFInd, EFILINUX and almost all UEFI capable bootloaders.
Actually all of those loaders start on the PC, but in the moment the kernel starts charging, the full PC just hangs up and stays there forever. I have to apply a "Quick n' Dirty" solution to get it somehow working: I copy a Grub efi bootloader from the Ubuntu 12.10 live CD and put it on a USB key. Once load, i load the kernel first using the linux instructions, and then some linuxefi one, as below indicated:
set root=(hd2,gpt2) linux /vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/sdb3 ro quiet initrd /initramfs-linux.img boot [Here appears some error of UEFI, that cannot stop UEFI mode, or something like that] linuxefi /vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/sdb3 ro quiet initrdefi /initramfs-linux.img boot
And after that, Archlinux starts booting normally. If i don't do that steps in the exact way, i cannot start Arch in any way. In fact, i've tried to put the same "grubx64.efi" on the EFI partition of Arch installation, but I don't get the same results than booting from USB.
Some ideas that could be causing this?
Well, just for the record. It seems most of the UEFI Linux Bootloaders don't support the Hybrid combination of graphics of this laptop's model. Under GRUB_GFXMODE=text i was able to "boot" a kernel, but it seems like grub is not passing the arguments correctly to the kernel (It just drops to recovery tty).
So, i'll just keep updating if i find more information about this.
Last edited by FoxBuru (2013-04-14 07:55:29)
I've compiled GRUB using the 4820 BZR revision and it is working right now. At least, on GRUB_GFXMODE=text works, on auto mode it just keeps hanging. But well, i think that's part of another bug.