swapping disk with UEFI hardware - a dead end?

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Thu Jun 28 19:59:17 UTC 2012


On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 01:54:13PM -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:

> It's wholly irrational for a user to move a disk from one computer to 
> another and to get either puke in the face (the OP's experience) or 
> even a vendor provided maintenance utility, rather than booting the 
> singular obvious option on the non-removable disk, in this case the 
> only frigging option that could possibly boot the hardware. That it's 
> the same model makes the experience beyond absurd.

The only obvious thing for it to boot is EFI/BOOT/BOOT${ARCH}.efi. 
Booting the first EFI executable you find on a drive is not a sensible 
thing to do. Even Apple don't do that. Install Linux (only) on a Mac, 
zap the PRAM, see what happens - it'll boot if there's a blessed 
bootloader on an HFS+ partition, not otherwise.
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Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org


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