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#1 2013-06-13 16:20:43

arkindal
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From: 127.0.0.1
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[SOLVED] USB not showing on boot menu

Greetings! I recently got an HP - Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b129el and I wanted to install arch on it. I'm having problems tho.
I used clonezilla to, obviously, clone the hard drive, just in case I want to put windows 8 back (hardly but you never know), and it worked just fine.
Then I decided to put arch in the same usb. Of course now it doesn't work anymore. I tried arch and I figured the laptop just doesn't like it, so I tried BSD, and something else.
I thought I'd try clonezilla again, just to check. Doesn't work anymore.
Saying "doesn't work" I mean the usb doesn't show up in the boot menu anymore.
Any suggestion?
Thanks in advance, I know this is probably something really stupid but I guess I'm stupid enough to be unable to figure it out.



EDIT:

Solved, I had to disable uefi AND enable legacy boot.
Silly me.

Last edited by arkindal (2013-06-13 17:12:22)

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#2 2013-06-13 16:45:30

czubek
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Registered: 2012-03-08
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Re: [SOLVED] USB not showing on boot menu

Perhaps search for UEFI and Windows 8's secure boot option. Your bios may enable you to turn it off.


Arch Linux is suited to the competent user.
Which ranks me right up there at highly incompetent.

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#3 2013-06-13 16:47:24

arkindal
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Posts: 37

Re: [SOLVED] USB not showing on boot menu

czubek wrote:

Perhaps search for UEFI and Windows 8's secure boot option. Your bios may enable you to turn it off.

Yeah I did that, UEFI is disabled.

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#4 2013-06-13 19:17:30

czubek
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Re: [SOLVED] USB not showing on boot menu

I am interested in UEFI as I plan to upgrade my computer in the near future and utilize a dual boot arrangement. It is interesting that you also had to resort to legacy bios as well as disable secure boot to install Arch. I was under the impression that just switching off secure boot would still enable installing Arch in UEFI mode.


Arch Linux is suited to the competent user.
Which ranks me right up there at highly incompetent.

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#5 2013-06-13 19:50:39

arkindal
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Re: [SOLVED] USB not showing on boot menu

I actually didn't go much further... I was really confused by the wiki about the partition for UEFI, I don't quite catch if I'm still supposed to make a UEFI partition even if I disabled it...

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#6 2013-06-13 23:26:59

czubek
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Re: [SOLVED] USB not showing on boot menu

With a newer, more powerful computer the difference between UEFI and bios may be a moot point.


Arch Linux is suited to the competent user.
Which ranks me right up there at highly incompetent.

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#7 2013-06-13 23:28:24

arkindal
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Posts: 37

Re: [SOLVED] USB not showing on boot menu

I'm sorry, I don't understand.

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