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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
launch
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
would
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)
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