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KR

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Oct 18, 2013, 9:18:07 AM10/18/13
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All seems to be working nicely, I have not noticed any hardware incompatibilities, and I've been running this machine for a bit over 3 months. I was even able to get Qubes to boot through UEFI before I ditched that and switched to Legacy.

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Marek Marczykowski-Górecki

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Oct 18, 2013, 10:16:32 AM10/18/13
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On 18.10.2013 15:18, KR wrote:
> All seems to be working nicely, I have not noticed any hardware
> incompatibilities, and I've been running this machine for a bit over 3 months.
> I was even able to get Qubes to boot through UEFI before I ditched that and
> switched to Legacy.

Wow, really UEFI works with Qubes? What did you done to get it working?

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KR

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Oct 18, 2013, 10:53:17 AM10/18/13
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On Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:16:32 +0200
Marek Marczykowski-Górecki <marm...@invisiblethingslab.com> wrote:

> On 18.10.2013 15:18, KR wrote:
> > All seems to be working nicely, I have not noticed any hardware
> > incompatibilities, and I've been running this machine for a bit over 3 months.
> > I was even able to get Qubes to boot through UEFI before I ditched that and
> > switched to Legacy.
>
> Wow, really UEFI works with Qubes? What did you done to get it working?
>

Well, let me be more precise. Even though this box came with Windows 8 and UEFI pre-installed; I wiped that in a hurry. Instead, I was experimenting with an Ubuntu UEFI installation, which essentially points the UEFI bootloader to a traditional GRUB-type menu, to which I was able to manually add an entry for the pre-existing Qubes partition. So, with the UEFI-boot enabled in the BIOS, I was able to use that to load a working installation of Qubes, with absolutely no Windows software involved at all. That was a while ago, and I was fairly under-impressed with the whole thing, so I switched back to the Legacy boot method simply out of familiarity, and a desire to ditch Ubuntu.


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Axon

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Oct 18, 2013, 5:41:52 PM10/18/13
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On 10/18/13 06:18, KR wrote:
> All seems to be working nicely, I have not noticed any hardware incompatibilities, and I've been running this machine for a bit over 3 months. I was even able to get Qubes to boot through UEFI before I ditched that and switched to Legacy.
>

Thanks. Added.

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