The problem is not the legacy BIOS per se, it's the combination of the legacy BIOS with the 3.8TB hard disk. If you do not boot from this then you will be fine. Perhaps some more details about... [by TrevorH]
on 04/14/2013 – Made popular on 04/14/2013
Also a 6TB disk will require a GPT label instead of the more usual DOS MBR type. To boot from a volume with a GPT label you need a system with UEFI rather than a legacy BIOS. Two possibilities: one... [by TrevorH]
That is one area i really wish apple would ahve adhered to the standard instead of making thier own funky setup with the half a$$ed legacy bios mode.As far as UEFI vs legacy, I set it up simply because my system supported it and I wanted to learn more about it. After getting things going, I realized a couple things that were prett cool. First, if you set up UEFI, it has no bearing on t
I think now i must install grub efi and not normal grubNo! You said your windows is installed in bios-legacy, so you should boot Chakra in bios-legacy.Note bios-legacy (and grub2) can work in gpt-partition (which is what your hd is).First, create an additional small (200-300Mb) partition which will be your /boot partition (gpt needs this to work).
Double whammy question comin' at ya: Firstly, my UEFI bios on my Acer laptop absolutely refuses to boot from CD/DVD unless I revert to legacy mode. Disabling secure boot and leaving UEFI enabled yields the same result.
This leads in smoothly to my second question which is how to install Win 7 Home X64 on my GPT partitioned hard drive.
I have Lenovo Essential G505s laptop with 1TB HDD and 8 GB ram. I t has AMD A8 64 bit processor. BIOS is set to boot UEFI first. HDD is set to legacy boot and I have Windows 8.1 installed in legacy mode. I have successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 after creating manual partitions.
After reboot it directly booted to Windows. Then I ran boot repair. Here is the URL i got after running boot repair.