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:


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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.

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.


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:

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?

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.

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.