Want to install EOS on a Desktop-machine

hello dear Community

i want to install EOS on a Desktop-machine…After having installed EOS serveral times on Notebooks i now want to set up a desktop-computer with EOS.

well how to proceed _ how to do this? especially how to combine and set up the drives:

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see the following data

see the drives that i have here.
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look foward to hear from you

I don’t think there should be a problem do so. Just to let you know your Bios is way out of date and i would update that. There are quite a few newer versions.

Edit: Is D: 465 GB a separate drive? Or is it a partition of the drive that Windows is installed on?

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hello dear ricklinux

many thanks fpr the quick reply.

Great to hear from you. BTW - how to do a bios-update - how do achive that…!?

regarding the machine and the drives: i did not do the win-setup _ i have got the whole machine as is from a friend.

but i guess thatt he 465 gb machine is separate drive

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You can do a Bios update from Windows. If i have the correct info from what you posted the motherboard is an Asrock A320M-HDV R3.0

It looks like your motherboard is UEFI. Everyone still calls it Bios but it’s actually Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. Or UEFI Bios for short. If i have the correct information then there is a UEFI update utility built in. It’s in the UEFI set up screen. You download the updated UEFI Bios file and extract it to a usb drive. Then boot into the firmware settings screen and use the update utility (Instant Flash)

If you have never done this before i suggest that you familiarize your self with the process as you don’t want to make a mistake and brick your motherboard. It is not hard but you need to keep it powered on until it completes the flash. Some newer systems automatically reboot when finished.

I’m not saying you have to do this. You can just install EndeavourOS and if everything is okay you can do it some other time when you have the knowledge.

You could boot on the live ISO also and post the link to this command.

inxi -Faz | eos-sendlog

Here is the information for you to look at on the Asrock website. Make sure this is correct for the board you have. I’m just going by what i see in your post.

https://www.asrock.com/mb/amd/a320m-hdv%20r3.0/index.asp#BIOS

Edit: You can also boot on the live ISO and verfy that it is UEFI with this command and post the output.

efibootmgr

Edit: Also if the motherboard is UEFI in order to install you need to make sure secure boot is turned off and CSM is disabled or turned off in the UEFI settings.

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@otrott

I am assuming you want to keep Windows 10 and dual boot so you are going to install to the other drive which shouldn’t be an issue. We’ll just have to make sure when installed and it boots that os-prober finds Windows 10 and adds it to the grub boot menu.

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hello ricklinux

many thanks for the quick reply.

yes - it is a Asrock A320M-HDV R3.0

Well i do not want to keep Windows . i want to run EOS on the whole machine.

regarding the UEFI update: >

If you have never done this before i suggest that you familiarize your self with the process as you don’t want to make a mistake and brick your motherboard. It is not hard but you need to keep it powered on until it completes the flash. Some newer systems automatically reboot when finished.

i have done this once my live - but its years ago

btw - update found the manpage on the Asrock page:

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https://asrock.com/support/BIOSUI.asp?cat=DOS6

Okay so you can just install on the drive that has Windows and wipe it out leaving the other drive as extra? If the motherboard is UEFI and has the update utility built in to flash the UEFI Bios you can easily do that at any time even after EndeavourOS is installed. I do it all the time on my boards from UEFI. If you can post the link for your hardware and the other command i don’t see any issues that would cause you any problems.

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hi there - good day dear Ricklinux,

many thanks

that is great - iguess that i do this that way…:wink:

btw.- have to leave office and catch the train i am online again later the evening…
many thanks to you
:wink:

You can update it from Windows first if it’s easier for you.

Edit: I’d still like to confirm if it’s Bios or UEFI so if you can boot on a live ISO of EndeavourOS and run those commands and post the link and the ouput of efibbotmgr would be great.

If you are creating the live ISO on Windows i would suggest using etcher. Otherwise if creating it on another EndeavourOS install you can use popsicle which is in the AUR.

because i am german i was able to read the text ;
2022-11-25_22-27
looks like Windows is installed in legacy CSM mode and Firmware is set to boot in CSM legacy mode… also shown by the fact it says it does not support secure boot.

If you set Bios/firmware to EFI it will not boot windows anymore… you still could go to change the settings back each time you want to boot windows…
But looks inconvenient to me.