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Author: Rainer Weikusat
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] legacy boot Chimaera?
Fred <fred@???> writes:
> Hello,
> I bought a "refurbished" HP EliteDesk 800 G2 mini-pc with the
> intention of running Chimaera on it. However, it will only legacy
> boot and the .iso install files for Chimaera on the USB stick are
> .efi. Is all hope lost or is there a work around?

Have you tried booting the live image? I've just written that to an USB
stick and it shows up as both a 'legacy boot' and a UEFI boot device in
the boot menu of my computer (I'm using 'legacy boot' because it can
boot the system and that's good enough for me). This is also consistent
with the fdisk output:

[rw@doppelsaurus]~#sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdc
Disk /dev/sdc: 14.46 GiB, 15525216256 bytes, 30322688 sectors
Disk model: v212w           
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x40337848

Device     Boot Start     End Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdc1  *       64 2361695 2361632  1.1G  0 Empty
/dev/sdc2         556    3435    2880  1.4M ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)

and the output of file (the command) when used with the downloaded image