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  • Fedora 27 Looks To Add 32-bit UEFI Support

    Phoronix: Fedora 27 Looks To Add 32-bit UEFI Support

    While Fedora was among the first Linux distributions shipping with UEFI support, it's only been supported with 64-bit UEFI as is the vast majority of the systems out there capable of. But there remains a minority of systems with 64-bit CPUs that only support 32-bit UEFI and Fedora 27 is looking to finally support that combination...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...27-32-bit-UEFI

  • #2
    32bit nowadays is a completely waste of time and gives the feeling that the distribution stuck in the past.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Azrael5 View Post
      32bit nowadays is a completely waste of time and gives the feeling that the distribution stuck in the past.
      You clearly didn't read the article well enough. This is talking about supporting motherboards with stupid firmware where 64-bit OSes only work if you use a 32-bit bootloader and THEN hand off to a 64-bit kernel.

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      • #4
        Hopefull this days Atheros WiFi on Dell 5830 is not as bad as described here: http://www.studioteabag.com/science/...nue-pro-linux/

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        • #5
          Awesome ! I have a Dell Venue 8 and coincidentally I recently got 64 bit Fedora 25 to boot (via an external USB drive). I'm interested to install Fedora on the internal eMMC soon.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Azrael5 View Post
            32bit nowadays is a completely waste of time and gives the feeling that the distribution stuck in the past.
            This is to boot a 64-bit distro on tablets and other mobile devices x86 with 3GB of RAM or less, where the manufacturer decided to place a 32-bit UEFI firmware as they planned to run only 32-bit windows anyway.

            So the opposite of that you think. It is to be able to run 64bit everywhere the hardware actually supports it.

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            • #7
              what does this mean for Grub2 staying in Fedora ?

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              • #8
                Was it worth the hassle? Legacy booting still works fine. Legacy booting on legacy hardware is quite acceptable.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by eydee View Post
                  Was it worth the hassle? Legacy booting still works fine. Legacy booting on legacy hardware is quite acceptable.
                  Some systems like the Transformer T100TA mentioned in the article only supports UEFI and in 32-bit mode. It has no option for legacy booting. Since it's a tablet/convertible ASUS probably didn't feel like making the BIOS flexible enough to run anything besides 32-bit Windows.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by eydee View Post
                    Was it worth the hassle? Legacy booting still works fine. Legacy booting on legacy hardware is quite acceptable.
                    32bit uefi isn't used on legacy hardware. legacy hardware has BIOS

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