Running IFL changed boot option in BIOS

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Running IFL changed boot option in BIOS

Postby rustleg » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:10 pm

I have BIBM1.56 running on a PC in legacy MBR mode. The PC is capable of UEFI but the motherboard is a few years old and I don't need UEFI. I boot into one of 3 systems: Windows 10, Linux Mint 19.3, IFL 3.39 on a SSD. Each time I run IFL and reboot, the system changes to booting from the SSD in a UEFI mode and just re-runs IFL bypassing BIBM, so I have to reboot to BIOS and change the boot option back to non-UEFI on the same drive which then boots properly in to BIBM. Has this been seen before? Would a later version of either BIBM or IFL fix it?
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Re: Running IFL changed boot option in BIOS

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:02 pm

That could be due to the BIOS picking UEFI over Legacy because it sees the files. You could try renaming the EFI folder on your IFL partition so the BIOS can't see it. Otherwise, if you're not wanting (or needing) to boot any UEFI devices, you could disable UEFI booting in the BIOS.
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Re: Running IFL changed boot option in BIOS

Postby Bob Coleman » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:39 pm

Deleting the EFI folder on the IFL partition solved this problem for me.
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Re: Running IFL changed boot option in BIOS

Postby rustleg » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:16 am

Many thanks Bob - it worked for me too.
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Re: Running IFL changed boot option in BIOS

Postby Bob Coleman » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:58 pm

Bob Coleman wrote:
> Deleting the EFI folder on the IFL partition solved this problem for me.

This is, of course, not that much different than Paul's advice to rename the folder. All the credit goes to him who previously suggested deleting folder to me. I just wanted to offer confirmation that his approaches work. It belatedly occurred to me that it might look like I was somehow disagreeing which was certainly not my intent.
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Re: Running IFL changed boot option in BIOS

Postby rustleg » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:43 pm

My thanks to you both.
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