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Laptop question (Solved)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:34 am
by j2mcgreg
it's time for me to install MX 18.3 on my laptop (see sig,) and since MX will be the only linux installed, I'm wondering if there is any advantage of choosing a UEFI install over a legacy install (this laptop can do both)?

Re: Laptop question

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:05 pm
by penguin
Legacy and not UEFi. You will understand after. But believe me. Definitely Legacy. Would be much easier for you to make a backup and transfer your MX Linux whatever you want.The Legacy install can run in every machine easily, without any modification of creation of small FAT32 partition.... does not matter if other machine has Legacy or UEFI enabled.

Re: Laptop question

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:31 pm
by Eadwine Rose
If you ever want to dual boot with windows: UEFI.

See the wiki for more info on that.

Re: Laptop question

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:47 pm
by penguin
Eadwine Rose wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:31 pm
If you ever want to dual boot with windows: UEFI.

See the wiki for more info on that.
Still I persist. Use first Legacy mode.If everything goes fine....if not, use EFI mode. When you install Windows, try to install without reserved partition.Learn how you can do that. But also if your Windows is installed on this way (with reserved partition),try to install MX Linux in legacy mode. I have played a lot. You will have much more benefits if you install as legacy mode. I had a windows 8.1 installed with reserved partition in one of my laptops. I transfered the same configuration (Windows 8.1 and Linux in another laptop). Difficulty, but i found the way. By Drive Snapshot i save separated images of partitions and deployed them manually because the second SSD was smaller than the first one. When something was wrong I repaired by DLC boot utilities.... Finally I removed this Windows 8.1 with reserved partition and deployed an Windows 10 ( that was installed in another laptop without reserved partition). Try to be simple and experiment to gain experience. At least this is my experience.

Re: Laptop question

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:13 pm
by mxer
Personally, I'd go legacy, it's what I'm used to. :)

Re: Laptop question

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:45 pm
by j2mcgreg
Thanks to all that responded -- I'm going with a legacy install. Once done, the laptop will never be encumbered with Windows again. I see the OS choice this way --> Windows 10 is to a Trabant as MX Linux is to a BMW.