Having issues with EFI(Linux)

BazookaBZ

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I tried installing Linux on just a single drive only... And after doing so, Linux(Zorin) Is overwiting my BIOS boot order. I want to be able to press F9 and boot straight off on the HDD instead of LINUX installing GRUB.Console and adding bootloader... Is there anyway to bypass this? I want to be able to swap HDD's to Windows and Linux..
 


Vrai

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I tried installing Linux on just a single drive only... And after doing so, Linux(Zorin) Is overwiting my BIOS boot order. I want to be able to press F9 and boot straight off on the HDD instead of LINUX installing GRUB.Console and adding bootloader... Is there anyway to bypass this? I want to be able to swap HDD's to Windows and Linux..
I think you will need a boot loader to start the process of getting your operating system up and running.
I have two hard drives in my desktop machine with Linux installed on one and Windows installed on the other.
When I install Linux I tell the OS installer to install Grub on the Linux drive and leave the Windows boot loader alone.
When I want to boot Windows I use the BIOS boot menu to select it. Otherwise the default is for the Linux disk to boot up.
Grub will also have a menu entry for the Windows installation.
You can edit the Grub menu to set the default boot device.

I do not believe Zorin would be overwriting your BIOS boot order. What probably happened is the Zorin installer installed Grub on the drive with the Windows MBR.
Pressing the 'F' key to access your BIOS boot selection should still work. The BIOS boot order is accessed through the BIOS settings.
 

Condobloke

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@Burdenluv ....please open your own topic. That will save this topic from being derailed.
 

Condobloke

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HERE

Click on 'post topic'....top right hand side
 

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