[lkml]   [2012]   [Mar]   [14]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: Problem with efibootmgr on asus 1215b
    On Thu 15 Mar 2012 01:29:41 AM WET, Motiejus Jakštys wrote:
    >> Somewhat late to this I know, but:
    >> On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 11:48:26AM +0000, Matt Fleming wrote:
    >>> [ 441.370854] BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at 00000000ffe1fbc8
    >> So it's attempting a direct access to 00000000ffe1fbc8, which, if I had
    >> to guess, is probably where the flash is located. That makes sense from
    >> the perspective of it being used in efivars. The obvious sadness here is
    >> that it's doing this with a physical address rather than a virtual one.
    >> It's possible that the machine is too broken to live - does Windows
    >> succeed in performing a UEFI install? If it does then I think we need to
    >> just accept that life is ugly and map the UEFI runtime areas with a 1:1
    >> mapping as well as into virtual address space. That would also fix the
    >> problem we see right now where the reboot call often uses a physical
    >> address rather than a virtual one.
    > Just to let you know I apparently have exactly the same issue with the same
    > laptop. If it can help, I could try installing the M$ Student Edition during
    > the weekend and report the results.
    > Windows Server 2008 64-bit, fresh GPT partition table will be my lab
    > environment. Standard installation procedure.
    > I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with 3.2.0-18-generic.
    > Motiejus

    I have to say that before installing linux i tried installing windows
    right after
    converting the system to gpt and after selecting the partition to
    install it it
    would just BSOD.

    I downloaded windows from my msdna account, converted it to boot from
    the usb drive and manually selected the efi file from the drive to
    the windows setup.

    Sometimes it would reboot just after starting, other times it would BSOD
    after selecting the partition and clicking next and yet other times it
    start installing and then BSOD.

    After at least 20 different attemps there was just one time that before
    going into BSOD that it successfuly registered the microsoft boot
    program with the efi boot variables.

    All that assuming the files on the usb drive were not corrupted ;)
    (it would be fun if they were)
    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2012-03-15 03:39    [W:0.037 / U:8.088 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site