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Reset BIOS Password on Laptop [on hold]

I have an Acer Aspire laptop and i recently updated the BIOS through Windows 7. I did this in an attempt to reset the BIOS password as I no longer remember it. The problem is that it no longer ...
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EFI Boot won't work [closed]

Currently using an MSI Z97S (not sure if that matters), but when I try to boot into a Windows 10 USB, it skips it, and if I turn on Windows 10 mode, it goes straight to an EFI shell. I did look it up, ...
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Copy EFI partition and BCD store to a second drive

I'm attempting to set up dynamic boot partition mirroring on GUID partition table (GPT) disks as part of making a bootable mirror of a Windows system drive. I am following Microsoft's KB951985 but I ...
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Disable secure boot in Linux - no Windows [migrated]

I just made a potentially costly mistake: nuked and repaved a brand new Lenovo Yoga 500 with Linux... without booting into Windows to disable SecureBoot explicitly. User didn't want to accept the ...
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MinnowBoardMax: Boot Failed. EFI Misc Device

Upon setting up a new MinnowBoard Max with a stock Debian install, I get the error Boot Failed. EFI Misc Device at boot. Searching all over the nets yield little help. I can start the system fine by ...
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WDS boot image doesnt want to start

I'am using Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 R2. I Have virtual machine of generation 2. My goal is to boot Windows PE boot image from WDS server using PXE. PXE boot seems OK. WDS starts its ...
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Esxi hypervisor install: uefi or bios?

I recently bought Dell PowerEdge T430 server and I want to install on it ESXi 6.0. Since VMware now supports UEFI (from version 5.0) I want to ask how to install hypervisor? BIOS UEFI After ...
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Deploying windows 7 in UEFI GPT mode via WDS

I am in the process attempting to deploy Windows 7 x64 GPT UEFI via WDS with an unattend.xml file. Working: -Windows 7 x64 GPT UEFI via WDS without unattend.xml -Windows 8 x64 GPT UEFI via WDS ...
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Preseeding debian install - EFI

The EFI partition is formatted in ext4 during the setup of debian. I am trying to preseed the install of debian jessie and I can't get it working since the UEFI partition is formatted in ext4 (got ...
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EFI Error after Windows Server Volume Restore

We had an epic failure of our Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Server. We are running a Western Digital Sentinel 5100, and the RAID controller somehow wiped every disk (yay!). We are trying to ...
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Changing uEFI boot order from Windows

I can't get Windows to change the uEFI boot order to PXE boot first from within windows. I'm trying to automate the system so that it PXE boots every time, so I can control the boot option. I've tried ...
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PXE boot in uefi mode

I'm building a pxeboot server and including both legacy boot and uefi boot options. The legacy boot works perfectly but while doing an installation in uefi mode, the client machine network boots, ...
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Images (e.g. with Clonezilla) of Windows and Linux on a UEFI computer

I use Clonezilla with success for many years to make images from partitions that host Windows 7 or smaller and Ubuntu and other operating systems. Making images and restore them was easy for me. But ...
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Remotely troubleshoot why EFi failed to boot a Linux kernel

I have recently inherited a Linux (Gentoo, 3.14 kernel) server. The server is physically located in another country, 3 hours of flight away. The server is set up to use EFI to boot. Its hard drive ...
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pxe boot uefi ends with pxe-e16: No offer received - ip helper address in place

I've been deploying Windows with wds 2012 to clients running in BIOS mode forever, using wds 2012 and dhcp in the same network, but on different boxes. clients are in a different network and on the ...
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SuperMicro X9SRE only boots UEFI Debian 8.1 when “forced”

I have the following configuration: SuperMicro X9SRE (Intel C602 chipset) updated to latest firmware v3.2 (01/2015) LSI Spitfire 9211-4i HBA with 1 GiB NAND cache 3 x 2 TiB SATA 6Gbps HDDs in ...
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Installing Server 2012R2 on VM with GPT harddrive issues

So... long story short I'm working on automated installations of Windows Server 2012 R2 on systems with GPT drives both physical and virtual. I haven't brought the disk back down stairs to the ...
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WDS 2012: UEFI Client PXE Boot ends in BSOD: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

When I try to boot my uefi client from LAN it successfully downloads boot.wim from my WDS 2012, shows the Windows Logo for some seconds, but then it crashes, showing BSOD and the message ...
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WDS 2012: UEFI Client Network Boot results in error 0x102

I've got a WDS 2012 and a DHCP Server 2012 running on the same subnet, but on different boxes. I have been deploying Windows 8.1 x64 without any issues to BIOS clients, using DHCP Options 66 and 67. ...
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Could `rm -rf / --no-preserve-root` mess up the bios?

In order to see approximate speeds for tarballing an entire system, and then restoring that system when if it was foobar'd, I partially cloned one of our primary systems onto a workstation that, while ...
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Zotac Zbox CI320 Nano UEFI BIOS issue “CMOS Error was detected. BIOS Settings have been restored” [on hold]

I just purchased a brand new Zotac ZBox CI320 Nano for a week and I am using 4GB DDR3 1333 MHz CL9 1.35V SODIMM GSKILL ram and Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD. I installed Windows 8.1 successfully, no ...
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“Failed to initialize PAL.” while upgrading an LSI 9211-8i to IT?

When attempting to flash my LSI SAS 9211-8i card on my ASUS H87I-PLUS LGA 1150 Intel H87 Mini ITX Motherboard, I was able to get through all of the instructions until I was finally ready to flash, ...
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Kickstarting Ubuntu 14.04: How do I create an “EFI boot partition” from my ks.cfg?

I am PXE booting a server that has two 4Gb drives configured in RAID-1 in order to kickstart an instance of Ubuntu Server 14.04. I am PXE booting in EFI mode, and the install runs fine until I get ...
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Possible to decrypt FDE/SED Samsung 840 upon boot without native BIOS/UEFI support for ATA password?

It's possible to encrypt and decrypt a drive with hdparm coupled with Full Disk Encryption like some Samsung and Intel SSDs. What I'm curious about is if it's possible to use with a Desktop ...
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Can a Windows Server 2008 use a GPT-only partition table?

I have here a little bit uncommon system: its primary hard disk can't have an old, DOS (MBR) partition table, only a GPT type. It is an outer restriction, that nothing can be done about. It seems as ...
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BIOS to UEFI no backup restore possible?

We have a DELL R510 server with Windows SBS 2011 (Data, Exchange, ...), we running out of space on the server. We currently have this configuration: 2x 300GB SAS in RAID 1 2x 2TB SATA in RAID 1 ...
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CentOS 7 and Hyper-V

I'm trying to install CentOS 7 using Hyper-V and it's failing with the following error message: tsc: Fast TSC calibration failed PCI: Fatal: No config space access function found i8042: No controller ...
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3ware raid controller does not get a proper reset signal after a reboot

I have a linux server that has a 3ware controller 9650SE-4LPML connected. Today, I migrated this server with all its disks and raid controller to a new motherboard + cpu + ram (gpu is also changed). ...
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Windows software RAID 1 with EFI bootloader on both disks

I have a Windows Server 2008r2 with two HDDs installed. The main partition, which has Windows installation on it, is mirrored between the two disks. The problem is, this is a UEFI machine, and EFI ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 fails to boot in UEFI Mode

I have created a bootable USB for Windows Sever 2008 R2. By default UEFI is not able to find all the required files to boot from the media. After following this post the booting is enabled. Even ...
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Server 2012 R2 FSRM Event ID 8197 Error: GetVolumeNameForVolumeMountPoint, 0x800700001, incorrect function

I found next to no information about this error with respect to Server 2012. There is a good deal of information out about this error with Server 2003 with a update package fix from Microsoft as well ...
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Will win8 boot if I disable UEFI? [closed]

I'd like to disable UEFI mode in case if something will go wrong with my laptop and I will need to load another OS to it. However it would be very unfortunate if switching of UEFI prevented win8 from ...
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EFI virtual machine on Hyper-V

Is it possible to create EFI virtual machine running on Hyper-V? Which Hyper-V version should I use?
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USB drive not detected in Intel EFI shell

I must update an Intel S3420GPLC board. BIOS, BMC, FRU / SDR, the whole thing. Everything is pretty much automated in the Intel download. You're supposed to boot to the integrated EFI shell, mount ...
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When should an EFI partition be used?

If I only deal with Linux servers and Linux laptops, when should I create an EFI partition? From my understanding an EFI partition on a Linux server ensures a standard for the disk layout, where EFI ...
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Windows 7 boot manager not localized on UEFI systems

I originally posted this on SuperUser because I discovered this behaviour on my home computer, but this seems to be a general issue on UEFI systems, thus I'm posting here too; I also hope someone here ...
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Upgrading Firmware on LSI 9211-4i to IT

I've been trying to get my LSI SAS 9211-4i moved over to IT mode. But I cannot for the life of me get it erased so I can flash the IT firmware to it. I've tried using FreeDOS (from the website) and ...
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Windows Server 2012 2TB drive limit on 3TB drive - UEFI, GUID

We've got a Dell Poweredge T410, and have upgraded to two raided 3TB hard drives, and Windows Server 2012 Standard. The drive is only showing as 2TB, and I can't see why. We're using UEFI and GUID ...
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Does Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 support UEFI clients?

I've read in several places that Hyper-V 2012 supports booting clients in UEFI mode, but I can't seem to figure out how to make that work. There are no options in the settings for UEFI boot mode. ...
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How to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 in a Virtualbox VM with UEFI boot enabled [closed]

I have a server which I'd like to install Ubuntu 12.04 on, but I've had some problems and thought it would be nice to get things working in a Virtualbox VM with the same features as the server. I ...
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grub boot failed after upgrading to ubuntu 12.04 LTS

no such disk error occured. I tried to format and reinstall 12.04, the problem remained. I also repaired with boot-repair, the problem remained. http://paste.ubuntu.com/1224005/ is url of the ...
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EFI vs MBR - Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 on 8TB

I'm having some difficulty installing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 on an Intel Server platform. The server specs is as follows: Intel Grizzly Pass Server System - R2308GZ4GC 2x ...
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Ubuntu software raid on efi, how to boot off second drive?

I'm up and running on Ubuntu server with software raid 1 with 2 500GB drives and I'm just trying to test things out. If I unplug the second drive I'm able to boot in degraded mode but if I unplug the ...
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Creating GPT partitions on EFI raw disk using diskpart

I've got a raw, blank GPT disk for use in a UEFI system. I need to create the partitions on it using diskpart. The only tutorial I've found so far is for diskpart.efi, which I believe is slightly ...
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How to perform a P2V conversion of a Windows Server 2008 R2 EFI system?

As discussed elsewhere, Windows Server 2008/R2 will automatically use the EFI boot loader when installed on EFI systems, and will also automatically use the GPT partitioning scheme on such systems. ...
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PXE architecture: “BC EFI”

RFC 4578 defines various machine architectures for PXE as follows: Type Architecture Name ---- ----------------- 0 Intel x86PC 1 NEC/PC98 2 EFI Itanium 3 DEC Alpha 4 Arc ...
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What do I need to send an Extended DHCPOFFER with multiple boot options?

According to Wikipedia and a bazillion other pages, you can have: Proxy DHCP If a PXE redirection service (Proxy DHCP) receives an extended DHCPDISCOVER, it replies with an extended DHCPOFFER ...
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Building uEFI bootable ISO and USB for Windows 7 deployment

I have been trying to build up a window's 7 and 2k8 EFI deployment ISO or USB. But struggling to to even get an ISO to boot from even VMware Workstation EFI implementation. The problem is there is no ...
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Xen only sees 512MB of System RAM. Should be 8GB. (UEFI boot)

I am booting Xen 4.0 from Debian Squeeze, kernel 2.6.32-5-xen-amd64. "xm dmesg" on dom0 shows: Xen-e801 RAM map: 0000000000000000 - 0000000000091400 (usable) 0000000000100000 - 0000000020000000 ...
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CentOS 6 installation crashes when trying to boot media from BIOS set to UEFI mode

I'm trying to install CentOS 6 on Dell R410 server. As I need a GPT large disk support, I set the BIOS to UEFI configuration. The problem is that I'm getting crashes once the server tries to boot from ...