[arch-general] USB flash installation medium in BIOS machines

Damjan Georgievski gdamjan at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 16:20:45 UTC 2020

> There are only my 2 installed hard drives plus a "USB HDD: ..." option.
> I am very positive that this laptop is legacy BIOS only and that it is
> somehow wrongly identified as UEFI?

It can't be "wrongly identified as UEFI". If the laptop didn't support
UEFI, then you wouldn't even see the systemd-boot menu,
because there wouldn't be anything to *load* systemd-boot, or support
it running. systemd-boot is designed to exclusively
run in the UEFI environment, and it just can not work at all in a BIOS

>>> I see the boot menu (which looks like systemd-boot menu) with only options for UEFI boot and EFI shell option.


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