Trying to boot the new 3.8.30 in UEFI mode gives me a totally black screen i.e it never reaches the USB-drive whereas "legacy-first" boots fine.
Trying on another Thinkpad that has UEFI, does allow 3.8.30 to boot.
That makes me wonder if having 'refind' installed on the X1 could have something to do with it.
Anyone else see this behaviour?
Not booting in EFI has a downside when using the installer to upgrade, as it will ask to create a 8 mb partition (which is already there) .... I opted for 'No"
A gripe I do have is that on start-up of the live desktop I opt to NOT start conky but it starts anyway.
IIRC I saw this behavior with 3.8.29++ as well.
A totally unbootable system, be it in legacy or UEFI mode. Gahhh!
Subsequent reruns of 3.830 live and the installer do not even offer the upgrade option anymore.
I just tried it in the Macbook i have (with refind) and no problems, all the options boots (list detected from refind and options listed outside refind) except the legacy detected one (which is normal because MacBook doesn't supports legacy boots)
Make sure to record your usb's with DD (or usb-bootable-elive, which is the same but more safe)
I don't know what is going on your side but is worth to investigate, we don't want Elive's unbootable on some computers
Also, just make sure the MD5 of the iso is correct and / or record it again
yeah you need to keep your system in the same efi / non-efi mode all the time, efi option is better, if asks for that partition is because it needs it so if you say "no" you may have a wrong installation, but again is better to keep the efi / non-efi mode all the time instead of switching
these things sounds very strange for me it boots in both modes and the installer also offers this option
I have no idea either. it just refuses to boot the USB in UEFI mode.
It looks to be down to that specific machine and I just put the backup copy back in place (took 3 hrs) with clonezilla.
Tried again with removed 'refind' and same result, Elive will not boot in UEFI mode but somehow others will.....I just get a blank screen no blinking dash, nothing.
I'll try using a different USB drive to write Elive to and see if that helps in anyway.
I did find something strange on the machine (you can see it I submitted all install runs with my proton.me address):
I did some cleaning up with 'efibootmgr' as UEFI was getting cluttered but I doubt that was the issue.
What I did do was go into the BIOS and set USB-HDD as the first boot device. Before that I simply choose the wanted boot device using F12, apparently that mucked up the boot sequence on this particular machine/mobo..
so the bootloader loads (menu with kernel options etc..) but next doesn't? what about pressing TAB (or "e") to edit the boot options like remove "quiet" and "splash", and adding "vga=791" ? i think the "graphical problems" does the same thing... if goes to a blank screen is at least something! seems like is stuck on the first boot step, try all the options to see if you have any debug info (try also the "debug" option from the list)
yeah, sometimes we don't expect that it can be these things... also i suggest to try the "-c" option from usb-bootable-elive tool (to cleanup all the USB, in case is not working good)
yes, that's perfectly normal, so you have an extra /boot partition and the efi partition needs to be mounted inside a subdir there too