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Development => Development (General) => Topic started by: Methanoid on October 18, 2020, 08:04:26 PM

Title: UEFI Boot AROS
Post by: Methanoid on October 18, 2020, 08:04:26 PM
Does anyone know if UEFI booting is on the roadmap sometime this decade? I have AROS compatible hardware but all my other OS's are UEFI.

Failing that can someone point me (please) at a noob friendly guide to install AROS hosted?
Title: Re: UEFI Boot AROS
Post by: salvo on October 19, 2020, 06:24:00 PM
aros can work in systems equipped with uefi for a long time, just disable the secure boot which is in the security menu of the bios
Title: Re: UEFI Boot AROS
Post by: Methanoid on October 20, 2020, 02:32:32 PM
Really? Last time I asked one of the core Devs said "NO" and "no plans"...  I've been spending hours and hours trying to get my Windows 10 on MBR/Legacy (without success for LTSC Win10) just so i could add AROS.

I don't suppose you know if it installs files to the EFI partition properly without screwing existing setups... I have 2 SSDs, one with Mac/Linux (and Clover EFI booting it all) and the other with Win10.  Just need to decide where its safest to add AROS! :-)
Title: Re: UEFI Boot AROS
Post by: salvo on October 20, 2020, 02:40:34 PM
I understood in this case the developers are right, I thought you only wanted to install aros in your system and by disabling the secure boot you can do it
Title: Re: UEFI Boot AROS
Post by: paolone on October 22, 2020, 10:25:12 AM
Just need to decide where its safest to add AROS! :-)


In a vmware player virtual machine. On nowadays hardware, with SSD drives and blazing fast RAM, processors and video cards, AROS would use just a fraction of all this power. So there is no need for a native installation on the bare metal, other than for a quick "oh, it's soooo fast" test.


You'd loose only the 3D hardware acceleration option this way, but recent video cards are unlikely supported by AROS anyway.
Title: Re: UEFI Boot AROS
Post by: ntromans on October 24, 2020, 04:30:35 PM
A simple alternative is just to boot from a USB memory stick or external USB hard disk/SSD. I'm just putting together a new machine and I'm trying out an mSATA SSD drive; really tiny, fast and looking to be working fine so far with AROS** (just started playing with it today). I'll be adding it internally via a SATA to mSATA interface but there's also plenty of choice for USB to mSATA interfaces (this is how I'm installing AROS to the drive). This way you can leave your other OSs intact and still run AROS natively - for me there's no such thing as too fast or too munch memory  ;)*.

Cheers,
Nigel.

* Having hit the limits of current AROS compatable portable hardware and still needing more I'm hoping the next genration of an Amigaoid x64 OS will allow the use of fast modern machines with more than 2 GB of OS accessible memory.

** Edit: AROS installed on the mSATA and booting nicely on the target machine :-).
Title: Re: UEFI Boot AROS
Post by: salvo on October 25, 2020, 04:10:06 AM
yes it is the solution i am adopting too i had not thought to report this :), however good to know that the msata interface works, currently i am in the process of getting a used laptop more powerful than my current one which is only a single core at 1.16 Ghz