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Hiren's Boot - UEFI Support..?


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#1 HackerFun

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 11:33 PM

Hello, I've been interested in getting a Hiren's Boot USB with UEFI support. I've done some research and I've found out that Grub4Dos isn't support for GPT/UEFI BIOS... I would pick up a book on Grub2 and code everything over as Grub2 is a universally support lanuage but I just don't have the time to translate such an amount of code...

 

Yes, I am aware that inorder to successfully boot UEFI you'll need the proper EFI files--I've already tried acouple of things.

 

If you know anyway to boot Grub4Dos on a UEFI system WITHOUT ENABLING LEGACY SUPPORT, or any other method to get Hiren's Boot USB to boot it will be much appriciated.


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:46 AM

Not sure if you heard of Easy2Boot, but with this video they go into how to convert the iso files. http://www.easy2boot.com/add-payload-files/adding-uefi-images/



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 12:21 PM

Yes I've tried Easy2Boot before. It still tried to execute the code as Grub4Dos...

 

Emulating isos isn't really an issue with chainload commands and such but to get the full functionality of Hiren's, I'm forced to believe I need a Grub2 coded hiren's... That's a lot of work that frankly isn't worth it if I can just enable Legacy Support in the BIOS. :mellow:



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Posted 10 November 2016 - 09:57 AM

This is an old post, but if you want to run mini-XP or DOS utilities from Hirens, they will not work under UEFI. XP and DOS rely on BIOS calls and real mode and they just wont run on UEFI which does not even use the same CPU mode or use BIOS calls.

You can UEFI-boot many different payloads using Easy2Boot, but only if the payloads are compatible with UEFI (e.g. Windows 7+, many linux distros, etc.).



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:37 AM

I don't understand, actually, why you want to use GRUB2 in preference to Grub4DOS.

 

'Puppy' Linux (which I use) includes the Grub4DOS bootloader config tool as a standard part of each and every release. I know there are concerns about Grub4DOS being unmaintained, etc., but Puppy's version of this (which, to be fair, is heavily-modified to allow for Puppy's unique method of booting) is maintained by the community, and is kept fully-patched and up to date.

 

In my experience, GRUB2 is simply a massive PITA to work with. Grub4DOS is much simpler. And Pup's version of Grub4DOS has been modified in recent years to allow booting from UEFI via a 'shim'.

 

 

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 07:13 AM

Grub4dos is well maintained (currently by YaYa).

http://grub4dos.chenall.net/categories/downloads/






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