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Re: Booting from a USB disk

On 28/04/2020 11:23, Ilia Zykov wrote:
I had such a case. The efi of my old server(it was Intel MB) only
supported a 16 bit vfat boot partition. And if during installation I
selected it over 128MiB, then the installer formatted it at 32 bit vfat
and I could not boot in EFI mode. See the default parameters
“mkfs.vfat –F”.

That could be a difference. I was migrating an existing install onto a new disk so all my EFI partitions were created manually so I might well have overridden default arguments if thats what the instructions I was following said to do. It could also be dependent on the age of the EFI BIOS. With newer ones being more flexible about VFAT format.


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