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    Intel DQ77MK motherboard UEFI boot fails with Linux distros

    Pasi Karkkainen

      I have problems UEFI booting Linux distros with Intel DQ77MK motherboard. I've tried UEFI booting the following distros from a burned DVDR disc:

      - Redhat Enterprise Linux 6.3 Server x86_64 DVD.

      - Fedora 16 x86_64 DVD.

      - Fedora 17 x86_64 DVD.


      All of them present the EFI boot menu, I choose to boot Linux installer, I get the prompt about allocating memory pages for Linux-EFI and loading VMLINUZ, and then the screen changes to black/blank and there's only a cursor blinking - nothing else. The boot is now stuck and won't do anything. I need to reset the computer to continue.


      I should add that all of the listed Linux distros work OK in legacy BIOS mode - I'm only having problems in UEFI mode.

      Any ideas how to solve this problem? It looks like a UEFI firmware/BIOS problem to me.. UEFI boot is enabled in BIOS.


      System configuration:

      - Intel DQ77MK motherboard, BIOS version 0048.

      - Intel i7-3770 Ivy Bridge CPU.

      - 16GB Memory (4x4GB Kingston).

      - LITEON iHBS212 SATA Bluray/DVDRW drive.

      - Seagate 1.5 TB SATA disk.


      Thanks for any suggestions/ideas!

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