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#1 2018-05-30 11:14:59

quercus
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Registered: 2018-05-30
Posts: 2

UEFI "auto"-boot hangs, but UEFI boot menu works

I have installed both grub and rEFInd, and both work from a boot-time menu accessed by pressing F12.
When I allow the system to boot up normally, it hangs at the DELL logo (never manages to start bootloader).
I have previously had a working Fedora installation (also without BIOS emulation, I think) using grub.
Before that I had this same problem while trying to install Gentoo (using rEFInd).  I never solved it.
Nothing on https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/De … tude_E6x00 seems to apply.
There seem to be several reports on the Dell website about hangs at boot, but only with Windows.
There are no signs of secure boot in the UEFI configuration menus.

Details:
Model: DELL Latitude E6320
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz
EFI partition uses Fat32

$ efibootmgr -v
BootCurrent: 0005
Timeout: 1 seconds
BootOrder: 0005,0007,0000,0001,0002,0003,0004
Boot0000  Diskette Drive        BBS(Floppy,,0x0)
Boot0001* Internal HDD  BBS(HD,,0x0)P0: WDC WD3200BEKT-75PVMT1    .
Boot0002* USB Storage Device    BBS(USB,,0x0)
Boot0003  CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive    BBS(CDROM,,0x0)P1: TSSTcorp DVD+/-RW TS-U633J.
Boot0004* Onboard NIC   BBS(Network,,0x0)IBA GE Slot 00C8 v1376.
Boot0005* Grub  HD(1,GPT,8fd5f52c-639e-4c7f-846c-28cd0d9e221b,0x800,0x200000)/File(\EFI\grub\grubx64.efi)
Boot0007* rEFInd Boot Manager   HD(1,GPT,8fd5f52c-639e-4c7f-846c-28cd0d9e221b,0x800,0x200000)/File(\EFI\refind\refind_x64.efi)

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#2 2018-06-03 22:05:27

radiomike
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Registered: 2013-12-19
Posts: 51

Re: UEFI "auto"-boot hangs, but UEFI boot menu works

A quick google of your machine and UEFI brings back results that suggest that the UEFI on that machine is broken. even for windows. Particularly one suggests that it defaults to a non-UEFI boot. You could test this by installing GRUB to your MBR and see what happens.

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#3 2018-06-06 19:48:52

quercus
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Registered: 2018-05-30
Posts: 2

Re: UEFI "auto"-boot hangs, but UEFI boot menu works

GRUB on MBR works fine.  I assume from your response that my setup would have worked with a well implemented UEFI.  Is there anything else I should try?
Does this deserve an entry on the UEFI /Hardware Wiki page?

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#4 2018-06-06 20:56:42

radiomike
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Registered: 2013-12-19
Posts: 51

Re: UEFI "auto"-boot hangs, but UEFI boot menu works

Yes, with a good UEFI it should work.

You should make sure you have latest BIOS, looks like A21 from march this year. If you have an older one, it's very possible this has been fixed.

Assuming updated bios doesn't resolve this, then may be worth updating the wiki.

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#5 2018-06-06 22:21:38

d_fajardo
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Registered: 2017-07-28
Posts: 167

Re: UEFI "auto"-boot hangs, but UEFI boot menu works

But how come you have both Grub and rEFInd? Why the 2 bootloader?
You can try to set the priority to Boot0007 for rEFInd. I use rEFInd and never had a problem.

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