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    Question Uefi vm

    Hello All,
    I understand this isn't a supported config, but I have a fairly beefy Freenas sever with dual Xeon E5-2630L CPUs and 32 gigs of ram. I have allocated a VM 4 GB of Ram and two processor cores. I get the installer to boot, but grub will not install and it states there is no EFI partition. I created a EFI partition using diskpart in windows 10 and then reinstalled, but received the same message. Does anyone have any suggestions? I really don't want to install ESXi in a VM just to get this to work.

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    Debian doesn't really support UEFI yet, and as a result, neither does Untangle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    Debian doesn't really support UEFI yet, and as a result, neither does Untangle.
    Incorrect. I can install debian 9.x and have a perfectly working UEFI
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    I would love to be able to use my system I built to run Untangle, but unfortunately there is no CSM module in the bios, so I can't. But I would be willing to test a UEFI capable build and wouldn't even request support if I ran into issues. (I am a paid Untangle at Home user)

    More and more motherboards are being shipped without the capability for CSM as Intel themselves has stated by 2020 no more legacy bios, and some motherboard manufacturers are already excluding that now.

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    Just because the installer boots, does not mean it is easy to install. The steps are quite lengthy. https://wiki.debian.org/UEFI#ARM64_p...astboot.2C_etc.

    Neither here or there, Untangle is not UEFI installable at this time.

    You could submit a feature request: https://untanglengfirewall.featureupvote.com/
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    You might look into "clover boot loader" or see what technology that uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donhwyo View Post
    You might look into "clover boot loader" or see what technology that uses.
    Thanks I will. On a side note I did get Untangle to boot on an UEFI only system using rEFInd. However it looks like there is some issues with the kernel used with the install. It did not recognize my Coffee Lake CPU and it's extensions so the VM would not start. My next step is to replace the kernel with a newer one if I can figure out how to do that.

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