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#153 1.2.12-67 fails with Intel InsydeH20 BIOS (EFI)

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Steven Shiau
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2012-07-11
2012-07-11
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Clonezilla 1.2.12-67 fails to start after presentation of the GRUB2 screen on systems using the Intel InsydeH20 BIOS (EFI based) as it tries to use the EFI mode for booting. I found 1.2.8-23, without the EFI mode, works fine. I would appreciate either a workaround (force use of syslinux, for example) or a fix.

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  • Steven Shiau
    Steven Shiau
    2012-07-11

    If you see grub2 boot menu, then it's in uEFI mode.
    In that case, how about giving Clonezilla live 1.2.13-5 a try?
    Or enter your BIOS, force to boot from BIOS, not uEFI.

    Steven.

     
  • Steven Shiau
    Steven Shiau
    2012-07-11

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  • Steven,

    The BIOS does not give me an option to switch modes (this is an embedded board using a generic Intel InsydeH20 BIOS). I would have to check with my Asian contact if the BIOS could be updated to support this.

    I'll try 1.2.13-5 whenever I get some free time. Thank you for your suggestions.

    Michael

     
  • Steven,

    I had a chance to try 1.2.13-5 and it fails in the same manner.

    Michael

     
  • Steven Shiau
    Steven Shiau
    2012-07-11

    So if you are using USB flash drive to boot your machine, you can just remove the dirs "EFI" and "EFI-imgs" from your USB drive, then the uEFI booting function will be gone.
    For iso file, you can remaster that with the same way by removing dirs "EFI" and "EFI-imgs".

    Steven.

     
  • Steven,

    That seems like another reasonable workaround. I'll keep my fingers crossed on a BIOS fix from my contacts. However, if you are able to provide a permanent fix later on that would be great (even documentation wise). Thank you again for you input.

    Michael.

     
  • Steven Shiau
    Steven Shiau
    2012-07-25

    I think in the future if grub2 supports your hardware better, then this issue should be gone.
    We will create Clonezilla live every week based on the latest (unstable) Debian and Ubuntu, so you can try those testing versions and some day some version might work on your hardware. :)

    Steven.