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Gigabyte UEFI and backward compatibility Z77-D3H

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24 June 2012 10:43:02

I have recently acquired a GA-Z77-D3H, and want to port another system to the new hardware. At first blush, I'm not able to because of the UEFI BIOS.

Is there a backward compatibility mode which will allow me to boot the way BIOS does with a MBR, etc. Or do I have to wait for the next implementation of Slackware to do it.

System specifics
GA-Z77-D3H with 3770k, 8gb Patriot memory
OCZ ssd
no DVD/CD
Slackware 13.37

Thanks.

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4 August 2012 15:05:43

mongobird said:
I have recently acquired a GA-Z77-D3H, and want to port another system to the new hardware. At first blush, I'm not able to because of the UEFI BIOS.

Is there a backward compatibility mode which will allow me to boot the way BIOS does with a MBR, etc. Or do I have to wait for the next implementation of Slackware to do it.

System specifics
GA-Z77-D3H with 3770k, 8gb Patriot memory
OCZ ssd
no DVD/CD
Slackware 13.37

Thanks.


Actually Slackware 13.37 has the tools that you need to do this. Gdisk is enough. I recommend reading this first:

http://www.rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/principles.htm...


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