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    Question F27, new Motherboard with UEFI, Questions on Process

    Greetings

    I have F27 running on an older Phenom X4 based PC that has worked well for the last 8 or so years (with various updates to RAM, SSD etc). I could not resist the weekend prices on Ryzen 1700x and have a new motherboard and CPU and RAM arriving next week.

    I plan on keeping the current SSDs, case, etc. The existing system uses MBR partitioning. The new motherboard, ASUS x370 pro, has a UEFI bios. Based on what I have read online (thanks to Rod Smith @ rodsbooks.com), it appears that I will need to convert the partitioning from MSDOS to GPT.

    I am uncertain about what the best sequence of steps would be and would appreciate any advice. My current plan is to (1) burn and test an F27 rescue disk, (2) update the partitioning to GPT, (3) convert the /boot partition to an efi partition, (4) boot from the rescue disk and reinstall F27.

    Am I on the right track? If there is a good online description of the process to follow, I would also be grateful for a link.

    thanks

    Brad

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    Re: F27, new Motherboard with UEFI, Questions on Process

    Save yourself a pointless headache and disable uefi boot in the bios and use legacy instead.
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    Re: F27, new Motherboard with UEFI, Questions on Process

    The graphical way to convert a "second drive" to gpt is via gparted. Temporarily plug it into the second sata slot, power it up, and with gparted, create a new gpt device. Thereafter setup your partitions.
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    Re: F27, new Motherboard with UEFI, Questions on Process

    Quote Originally Posted by lsatenstein
    The graphical way to convert a "second drive" to gpt is via gparted. Temporarily plug it into the second sata slot, power it up, and with gparted, create a new gpt device. Thereafter setup your partitions.
    that's not converting, that will wipe the contents entirely

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    Re: F27, new Motherboard with UEFI, Questions on Process

    Quote Originally Posted by leigh123linux
    Save yourself a pointless headache and disable uefi boot in the bios and use legacy instead.
    Thanks Leigh. This is definitely the easiest option and available on the new motherboard.

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    Re: F27, new Motherboard with UEFI, Questions on Process

    Antikythera
    I was saying to format a second drive as gpt and then copy over. I did not mean to format gpt his input drive.

    I should have also stated, after setting up your partitions on the second drive, do the copy over.
    For copying over, I always use sudo cp -ra source target eg. cp -ra /* /mnt/newdrive/
    The cp -ra preserves date, time, ownership,
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    Re: F27, new Motherboard with UEFI, Questions on Process

    Quote Originally Posted by lsatenstein
    Antikythera
    For copying over, I always use sudo cp -ra source target eg. cp -ra /* /mnt/newdrive/
    The cp -ra preserves date, time, ownership,
    A real man would use rsync to copy as it better tool for the job
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    Re: F27, new Motherboard with UEFI, Questions on Process

    Hi Leigh,
    I am copying from a local disk to local disk, from one drive folder to an empty folder. I also do not want compression for the target backup drive. I could have used rsync, but what what I experienced, both methods take about the same elapsed time. I do have a rsync script that I wrote/use, when doing a merge and update.

    Re real-man, my wife says that as long as I take the garbage out for the pickup days, I am her hero, her real man.
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    Re: F27, new Motherboard with UEFI, Questions on Process

    Quote Originally Posted by lsatenstein
    Hi Leigh,
    I am copying from a local disk to local disk, from one drive folder to an empty folder. I also do not want compression for the target backup drive. I could have used rsync, but what what I experienced, both methods take about the same elapsed time. I do have a rsync script that I wrote/use, when doing a merge and update.

    Re real-man, my wife says that as long as I take the garbage out for the pickup days, I am her hero, her real man.
    You don't have to use compression with rsync.
    rsync does a better job than cp as it uses checksum to verify the files.
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