[arch-general] Difficulty installing UEFI

Paul Marwick paul.marwick at gmail.com
Mon Dec 20 06:08:44 UTC 2021

On 16/11/2021 04:42, Paul M. Foster via arch-general wrote:
> On 11/15/21 6:34 PM, Yash Karandikar wrote:
>> Hi,
>> What's the output of "ls /sys/firmware/efi/efivars"?
>> Thanks,
>> Yash
>> Yash Karandikar
>> d5c4 1cbc 071b 41b3 f235 da13 f01e 92cd 2390 f369
> There's nothing there. No files exist there.
> Paul
A lot of Lenovo machines seem to be set to boot in legacy mode first. I 
would check the firmware (startup section) and set UEFI first in the 
boot order. If necessary, disable legacy mode to make sure it only boots 
in UEFI.

Then use F12 when booting and make sure to select the UEFI entry for the 
USB you are attempting to install from. I have a Lenovo T420 which is a 
2013 machine running UEFI, can't imagine that a 2017 Lenovo machine 
would not support UEFI.


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