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    Default Is this hardware capable to install an UEFI SuSE appliance?


    Hello, my friend has a legacy hardware whose motherboard and hard
    drives were OEM by HP and before 2009, and i have no time to check out
    its BIOS device if shown with UEFI OS compatibility (UEFI has been since
    2005), before it can be installed with my NelsonOS. (see:
    https://susestudio.com/u/hdscania)


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    Default Re: Is this hardware capable to install an UEFI SuSE appliance?

    You can probably tell from going into BIOS settings.

    My laptop, purchased in 2010, does not have UEFI support. My wife's desktop, purchased in 2011 does have UEFI support, though that support is disabled in the BIOS.

    If your system has UEFI support, then you will probably find something in the BIOS settings to enable UEFI. If you cannot find such a setting, then it probably does not have UEFI support.
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    Default Re: Is this hardware capable to install an UEFI SuSE appliance?

    You don't have to personally power up a board to know.

    Every motherboard has a unique ID silkscreened on the board. Your friend can read all the numbers he can find (likely largest) to you.
    Google it, and you'll get every technical spec you want about it.

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    Default Re: Is this hardware capable to install an UEFI SuSE appliance?

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    You don't have to personally power up a board to know.

    Every motherboard has a unique ID silkscreened on the board. Your friend can read all the numbers he can find (likely largest) to you.
    Google it, and you'll get every technical spec you want about it.

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    However, my one is a laptop and his one is a prebuilt desktop, and i just ISNT a hw pro to reallocate the hw devices after removal during checking the metadata you have told to me.
    But of course my laptop is supported for UEFI which i have no struggles to my own
    The metadata from HIS hardware are below:
    Code:
    HP s5608hk BW489aa mATX
    Pentium x64 dual E5700 3GHz
    BIOS 6.05 withOUT UEFI EXPLICITLY mentioned
    1.86G PC3-6400 DDR3
    Does it mean: his hardware is NOT YET supported for UEFI?
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    Default Re: Is this hardware capable to install an UEFI SuSE appliance?

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    You can probably tell from going into BIOS settings.

    My laptop, purchased in 2010, does not have UEFI support. My wife's desktop, purchased in 2011 does have UEFI support, though that support is disabled in the BIOS.

    If your system has UEFI support, then you will probably find something in the BIOS settings to enable UEFI. If you cannot find such a setting, then it probably does not have UEFI support.
    If a hardware is made between 2005 and 2010 withOUT UEFI mentioned under BIOS. but the owner is able to boot his GnomeOS (see my signature below) live installer with successfully upgrading GPT over MBR at gdisk for his drive, finally does this hardware function?
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    Default Re: Is this hardware capable to install an UEFI SuSE appliance?

    Quote Originally Posted by hd_scania View Post
    If a hardware is made between 2005 and 2010 withOUT UEFI mentioned under BIOS. but the owner is able to boot his GnomeOS (see my signature below) live installer with successfully upgrading GPT over MBR at gdisk for his drive, finally does this hardware function?
    I'm no longer sure of the question.

    Yes, older computers can use GPT partitioning, even if they don't do UEFI. If the needs of your software are for GPT, you should be fine to go. The only question is whether you can boot it. Grub (i.e. grub2) is fine with GPT partitioning, but some of the older linux installers don't seem to handle GPT well unless it is UEFI. Opensuse does fine with legacy booting and GPT partitioning.
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    Default Re: Is this hardware capable to install an UEFI SuSE appliance?

    Took a brief look at the Gnome appliance description,
    It's built on 42.1 but configured with the TW repository (?!)

    Apparently the author of these appliances has his own unique ideas about mix and match.

    And, he doesn't have a section describing prerequisites, or the purpose of his creations.

    So, you can investigate all you want and still it's YMMV.

    IMO,
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