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

u34 at net9.ga u34 at net9.ga
Tue Nov 3 09:23:23 UTC 2020

Damjan Georgievski via arch-general <arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:

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

Have you entered the firmware configuration, or the bios configuration,
whatever that is, to see its options?


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