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Quote "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious" - Albert Einstein.

geezanansa [gee-iz-an-ansa] is intended to be shortening of "gee iz an answer" which would make sense if reader is aware of Scots dialect. The intended English meaning is "Give me an answer"! Googling "geez" may show results that are in no way intended or to be implied!

AKA: ɐsuɐuɐzǝǝƃ; ƃǝǝzɐuɐusɐ

Do not have money but do have time.
Spend too much time fragging and crashing cars.

Have played about with Ubuntu since about the Jaunty days and really am just starting to more than appreciate (think am in love) Ubuntu for what it stands for and what it means.

Have four rigs, three are recycled resuscitated zombies dug up from the deep abyss of other peoples rubbish. One of which is an Asetek Vapochill which was/is a brilliant project although noisy and power hungry it literally is cool as.
What is one mans rubbish is anothers gold.

Find it amazing that the little that i have learned regard getting Ubuntu to work is applicable/useful when working on any PC. The quest for better understanding of how computers work is becoming an obsession or even addiction- but a good one i think.
That feeling ya get when something just works out without all the headscratching is pukka...


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comment What is different about the Mac ISO image?
On the wild goose chase that i have been put on by the experts here at Ask Ubuntu and at Launchpad found your concise answer more than helpful in the process of elimination on getting to install Ubuntu using EFI mode on a 2011 EFI 2.1 machine (which is not a mac)
Oct
10
comment How to point grub to usable EFI vmlinuz files.?
Re reading the quoted answer by Colin Watson confirms installing Ubuntu EFI mode has existed for more than 2 and 1/2 years and the way it has been resolved is to allow BIOS installer to run. RFLOL Which to me indicates a grub /installer problem not my firmware as windows installs EFI mode just fine with a BIOS install of Ubuntu not needing to rename the existing windows NVRAM entry after installing grub-efi. The linked GB page in answer no where indicates how to boot Ubuntu installer EFI mode only implies it is possible. I guess it is expert knowledge that is to be paid for.
Oct
10
comment How to point grub to usable EFI vmlinuz files.?
Using the 12.04.3 desktop amd64+mac iso now allows the fallback BIOS installer to run without having to manually change firmware settings to NON-EFI which would mean a non booting installation if allowed to run. For which is the easy fix of installing grub-efi afterwards. 13.10 desktop amd64 did not do this as recent as end of august.
Oct
10
comment How to point grub to usable EFI vmlinuz files.?
Have not yet worked out "You might try to mount the USB flash drive version of the installer with various options for the shortname mount option," Have tried " move (don't copy) the kernel file (casper/vmlinuz.efi on the disk) off the disk, and then copy it back. " skipping first part = no difference. Have also tried using the amd64+mac iso after referring to Colin Watson's answer askubuntu.com/a/40480/102029 due to adsvice i overlooked over at launchpad.
Oct
10
comment “No Kernel Error” when doing a EFI install
@Jo-ErlendSchinstad Have a similar issue as OP here but you have provided a link only answer presented as a question. Could you explain to how you come to the understanding that using the +mac iso would be beneficial and recommendable on an amd64 platform? OP asked What might be wrong? And how can I solve this? Can you provide a more convincing answer rather than a suggested "might work" solution? Not all EFI machines are Mac's!
Oct
10
comment How to EFI install Ubuntu?
THIS IS NOT A SECURE BOOT CAPABLE SYSTEM USING LATEST FIRMWARE FROM VENDOR.
Oct
10
comment How to point grub to usable EFI vmlinuz files.?
Still does not explain why grub is seeing apple installer as does rEFInd ref picture above partition cd0
Oct
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comment How to point grub to usable EFI vmlinuz files.?
Thanks for taking time to answer.Have been using F8C firmware since Nov 2012(the beta of the next beta lol)Your gb page and other pages on your useful website indicates it is possible to boot Ubuntu and instal using EFI on very similar hardware.Have never been able to load kernel after launching Ubuntu installer (grub boot manager) EFI mode on this hardware. GB themselves refuse to acknowledge any problem booting non windows os EFI mode.Have been using EFI to boot installed os's for about a year with fair reliability and predictability.BOOT/EFI/BOOTx64 is prob as BOOT/EFI/bootx64 wrx fr rEFInd
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revised How to EFI install Ubuntu?
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revised How to EFI install Ubuntu?
Requesting unduping of this question
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comment “General error mounting file systems”
It may be bad sectors can not be re-written until i can boot Ubuntu!?