Managing EFI Boot Loaders for Linux
With the rising availability of Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) and Unified EFI (UEFI) computers, there's an increasing need to configure EFI boot loaders, particularly in multi-boot environments. The way EFI computers boot is very different from the way older computers based on the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) boot. This fact is both positive and negative. On the plus side, the EFI boot method is much more flexible and, in theory, easier to configure than is the BIOS boot method. On the minus side, existing documentation and personal skills are often built around BIOS, which can make setting up an EFI-based system tricky. There's also the fact that EFI support in Linux distributions is much newer than BIOS support, so there tend to be more EFI glitches.
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