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#1 2019-02-02 19:01:07

rolfie
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Registered: 2017-11-25
Posts: 175  

Advice on VBox machine in UEFI mode

This is not related to Devuan itself, its about VBox 5.2.18 on ASCII and virtual machines in UEFI mode. Maybe somebody with experience has some hint.

The issue is that the machines do not start automatically, you have to manually enter fs0: cd /efi/distri grubx64 to get them up and running. VBox help wasn't enlightning, also found no hint in the net.

What can I do to make this work?

Thanks, Rolf

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#2 2019-02-02 20:25:19

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 1,155  

Re: Advice on VBox machine in UEFI mode

When I boot from a virtual hard drive in vbox, it brings me to UEFI Interactive Shell. At the prompt, I type 'exit' and it gives me a menu. I select 'Boot maintenance manager' and then in the next menu select 'Boot from file'. This gives me a directory tree showing the EFI directory. I can drill down until I see grubx64.efi and choose that file. Then it boots. There's no typing involved, but it's still annoying to go through all of that.

When I boot from a uefi-compatible live-iso, it boots correctly.

Sorry I don't have a better answer.

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