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[Solved] Create USB pendrive boot mode UEFI

Posted: 25 Jun 2018 18:29
by ydek
Hello guys,

I need to create a bootdrive of SolydX or SolydK, in a notebook that has UEFI, but I have some doubts.
Since I have already created several bootable bootable Ubuntu and Fedora, and installed on UEFI computers / notebooks, but have not yet tried to install on UEFI notebooks.

Doubts:
1) Is the precise pendrive in GPT format? And which program to use for formatting?
2) And the file system is FAT32?
3) What program can I use to create the pendrive? both in Ubuntu and Windows.
4) Do I need to disable Secure Boot?

Re: Create USB pendrive boot mode UEFI

Posted: 26 Jun 2018 15:52
by nuts2u
Best program to create bootable usb/pendrives is call Etcher. Add this to your repository list, deb https://dl.bintray.com/resin-io/debian/ stable etcher , refresh apt and install Etcher.

Re: Create USB pendrive boot mode UEFI

Posted: 26 Jun 2018 19:50
by ydek
Thanks for the explanations.
Do I need to disable the secure boot for the USB stick to be recognized by the notebook?
I'll install Etcher.

Re: Create USB pendrive boot mode UEFI

Posted: 27 Jun 2018 05:44
by ilu
You don't need etcher or anything else from 3rd party repos. Use gparted to delete the old partition, create a gpt partition table and then format FAT32. You can use USB creator from the SolydXK live system to copy the ISO to the pen drive.

About secure boot: This depends on your hardware. I have managed to do a secure boot UEFI install on some notebooks but not on others. Search the internet for other peoples experiences on your specific hardware. Call manufacturer support if necessary.

Here are some some examples how I did it: https://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.ph ... 87&p=66150
https://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.ph ... 99&p=60696. Maybe that helps.

Re: Create USB pendrive boot mode UEFI

Posted: 28 Jun 2018 13:33
by ydek
@ilu,

Using your tip, using the GParted to create a new Table of Partition in GPT.
With the GParted formatei the drive in FAT32.
The maker of flash drive of the Solydxk to create a flash drive's boot the SolydX.
I had to disable the Secure Boot of Zenbook of Asus.
Now the drive's boot with the SolydX the Zenbook of Asus.

I would like to thank everyone for the explanation. 

Re: [Solved] Create USB pendrive boot mode UEFI

Posted: 29 Jun 2018 19:30
by nuts2u
Just wanted to follow up on this subject. What ilu said is technically correct. You do not need Etcher to make a bootable usb disk. If you like going thru 5 steps to make a bootable usb disk follow what ilu says and it will work. I on the other hand like to do things quickly. Etcher is a one step process using Linux to make a bootable USB device. Any USB device, any image. Rufus under Windows will do the same thing, however I got tired of booting Win7 in a VM just to run rufus to make a bootable USB device. Rufus is a one step solution under Windows.

Re: [Solved] Create USB pendrive boot mode UEFI

Posted: 29 Jun 2018 19:50
by ilu
The beauty of SolydXK's USB Creator is that you can put several images on one pen drive and select the OS on bootup since nowadays pen drives are usually bigger than 4 GB. All depends on your priorities.

Re: [Solved] Create USB pendrive boot mode UEFI

Posted: 29 Jun 2018 21:11
by nuts2u
Point taken ilu. you are are 100 percent correct on multi-boot.