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    Default ASRock UEFI boards, does Ubuntu work?

    Hi,

    Does anybody know if Ubuntu works on the new ASRock UEFI boards?

    Thanks,

    J.

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    Default Re: ASRock UEFI boards, does Ubuntu work?

    Don't you just love it when the No.1 Google result for a question is your own unanswered forum post? ;)

    J.

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    Default Re: ASRock UEFI boards, does Ubuntu work?

    Quote Originally Posted by RoboJ1M View Post
    Don't you just love it when the No.1 Google result for a question is your own unanswered forum post? ;)

    J.
    Mine showed up in 7 minutes. I was actually impressed. :)

    To your question, I was waffling between Windows 7 and Ubuntu for my H67M, but I ended up with 7. I only formatted the HDD to 50%, so I do have some room to play with should I decide to throw Ubuntu on there after all. If that's the case, I'll be sure to post my results and impressions here.

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    Default Re: ASRock UEFI boards, does Ubuntu work?

    Win7 + 11.04 + UEFI --> [SOLVED] Win 7, Natty dual boot on UEFI sort of working - Ubuntu Forums

    Ooh, good luck with that one.
    Have the cyanide pills handy in case it all gets too much.

    Thanks for the reply though!

    Actually, you can do something for me without having to touch anything on your HDD.

    Slot in the Ubuntu 11.04 disk and boot the machine, does it get to the stage where it asks you if you want to "Try" or "Install" Ubuntu?

    I'd be a lot more confident if I new you can actually boot the install CD.

    J.

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    Default Re: ASRock UEFI boards, does Ubuntu work?

    Yeah, I don't know if I dare try a dual boot, especially since I've already got 7 installed (I generally find it works out better if I run through the linux install first). And that thread you linked to is not exactly comforting. I had imagined that I would just image W7 install and wipe the drive, and I could always go back to 7 if it didn't work out.

    But I will burn up the Narwhal disc and throw it in there and see what happens.

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    Default Re: ASRock UEFI boards, does Ubuntu work?

    It did.

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    Default Re: ASRock UEFI boards, does Ubuntu work?

    Let me be more clear. When I start up, I can let it boot from the disc on its own and I get a graphical menu that gives me the options to try or install. If I press F11 before post, I can select the UEFI boot option, and I get grub in text mode asking me the exact same thing.
    Last edited by disord3r; 05-11-2011 at 12:05 PM. Reason: clarity

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    Default Re: ASRock UEFI boards, does Ubuntu work?

    Fantastic, thankyou very much.

    I'm much more confident about recomending one for purchase now.
    Might even upgrade my TV machine, BIOS POST now takes longer than the OS boot!

    Also, for disk imaging, I've tried Clonezilla and it's pretty impressive.
    Very simple to clone your entire disk (all partitions) to a compressed image on a USB HDD.

    Thanks again,

    J.

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