Installing Debian on SSD

Peyvand

New Member
Hi all

First thanks for your time.

I have an Acer laptop (Aspire E1, x64, amd i7, ram 16, vga 2).

My base tasks are using virtual machines.

I use dual boot for Win10 & Debian 8.6 & the type of Bios boot is “Legacy”.

I gonna change my HDD to SSD & install just Debian 9.8 (so need at least two primary partitions).

My mainboard supports both legacy & uefi mode.

I know uefi mode just run on GPT not MBR.


Please consult,

Are you agree to install debian on uefi mode?

If yes,

Is it enough to change Bios type to “uefi” & then start installation?


Deeply thanks for your help.

Peyvand


{System specification is:

Aspire E1-572PG - x64

BIOS Version/Date: Insyde Corp. V2.17, 02-Sep-14

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz, 2401 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)

BIOS Mode now: Legacy}
 


TechnoJunky

Silver Member
Silver Supporter
You need 2 things to switch to UEFI, one is the setting in the bios and the other is a small partition on the drive reserved for EFI. My laptop came with that partition being 650 MB. However, I'm only using 43 of it. And just for the record, you can't switch back and forth. If you install with UEFI, you have to restall to switch back and vice versa.
 

wizardfromoz

Super Moderator
Staff member
Gold Supporter
I know uefi mode just run on GPT not MBR.
That is not so ... UEFI can support MBR ... but it works better with GPT, and GPT allows for more efficient use of partitions.

G'day @Peyvand and welcome to linux.org :)

It's night here in Australia and I have just come back from a 600km road trip, will be back with more tomorrow :D

Cheers

Chris Turner
wizardfromoz
 

Peyvand

New Member
That is not so ... UEFI can support MBR ... but it works better with GPT, and GPT allows for more efficient use of partitions.

G'day @Peyvand and welcome to linux.org :)

It's night here in Australia and I have just come back from a 600km road trip, will be back with more tomorrow :D

Cheers

Chris Turner
wizardfromoz

Hi Chris
really that's kind of you.
 

Peyvand

New Member
You need 2 things to switch to UEFI, one is the setting in the bios and the other is a small partition on the drive reserved for EFI. My laptop came with that partition being 650 MB. However, I'm only using 43 of it. And just for the record, you can't switch back and forth. If you install with UEFI, you have to restall to switch back and vice versa.
you're right. thanks
 


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