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DH77EB Efi boot manager

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I have installed Arch Linux in a samsung 830 ssd, with a GPT partitioning table. I followed the distribution's wiki pages on how to install the system, so I did the following:

EFI (512MB), Microsres(128MB), Windows 8 (25GB), /boot(200MB), / (5GB), /usr (20GB), /var (15GB), swap(9GB), /tmp (5GB, but I only use tmpfs), /home (rest). All arch partitions have an ext4 filesystem (excluding swap ofc) and the efi system partition has a fat32 one. (created with gdisk)

  1. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface# Create_an_UEFI_System_Partition_in_Linux https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface# Create_an_UEFI_System_Partition_in_Linux
  2. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_Guide https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_Guide (Skipped the bootloader part)
  3. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SSD https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SSD
  4. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB# Install_to_UEFI_SYSTEM_PARTITION https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB# Install_to_UEFI_SYSTEM_PARTITION
  5. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface# UEFI_Shell https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface# UEFI_Shell

I installed everything in bios mode and then with the EFI Shell loaded the grub's efi file in /EFI/grub/grubx64.efi, like this fs1:/EFI/grub/grubx64.efi, once I was in the efi environment I repeated the steps in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB# Install_to_UEFI_SYSTEM_PARTITION https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB# Install_to_UEFI_SYSTEM_PARTITION, so that it added an entry to the efi native bootloader in nvram.

The problem is that it does not load grub2 when I start the computer, I have tried to do bcfg in EFI's shell but still it does not start at boot time :S (the same as using efibootmgr). Is it a problem with the EFI partition ? To create the partitions I only gave the correct type, size and filesystem format.

boot add 0 fs1:\EFI\grub\grubx64.efi "Grub2"

Or is it a motherboard firmware/bios bug ?

Everything works well and fast if I load the grub efi from efi shell 2.0.

I am using a DH77eb motherboard with bios 97 (latest), I changed the bios configuration stored in ram-cmos to work in EFI mode only, disabled serial port, lan(I have wireless adapter) and parallel port .

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ram-cmos%20 http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=ram-cmos%20&go=Define http://www.google.com/search?hl=com&btnI=I'm+Feeling+Lucky&q=ram-cmos%20+wikipedia http://www.google.com/search?q=ram-cmos%20 http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=ram-cmos%20

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idata
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Hello subdue,

We would like to inform you that the support we offer for Linux is limited since Intel motherboards are not designed to support this specific Operating System. Our recommendation is contacting you Linux distribution support group for further assistance on your inquiry. Thank you for your understanding.

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idata
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Hello

Have you resolved the issue? I am currently struggling to install Arch Linux onto an EFI-based Intel Server. What version of EFI does your motherboard have? (Check this by executing 'ver' in the EFI shell). Can you execute EFI applications by simply typing their absolute path?

idata
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Hello subdue,

We would like to inform you that the support we offer for Linux is limited since Intel motherboards are not designed to support this specific Operating System. Our recommendation is contacting you Linux distribution support group for further assistance on your inquiry. Thank you for your understanding.

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idata
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