I hope someone here can help me out..
I have a new Intel DQ77MK motherboard, based on the Intel Q77 chipset.
CPU is Intel Ivy Bridge i7-3770.
I'm running the latest BIOS version (0048), and UEFI boot is enabled in the BIOS.
I've tried UEFI booting the following operating systems from burned DVDR discs:
- Fedora 16 x64 DVD.
- Fedora 17 x64 DVD.
- Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.3 Server DVD. (Redhat Linux is supposed to be UEFI supported per the motherboard manuals).
UEFI boot fails with all of the listed operating systems. Symptoms:
- I get the Fedora/RHEL EFI boot menu, and I let it boot with the default options.
- I get text on the screen about allocating memory pages for Linux-EFI, loading VMLINUZ, etc.
- The screen goes empty/black, there's only a cursor blinking, and nothing happens..
- The boot failed or is stuck with nothing happening. I need to reset the box.
It looks like Linux kernel doesn't get started at all.. so it could be a UEFI firmware or a bootloader problem.
I'm actually expecting this is an Intel BIOS/UEFI firmware bug,
because I've seen reports about UEFI boot problems on other Intel 7-series chipset aswell.
Does anyone know how to debug/troubleshoot UEFI boot problems?
The motherboard in question has Intel vPro/AMT, so it has SOL, so I could use a serial console,
if there's a way to use it with UEFI/bootloader before Linux is started..
Any help is welcome!