This is one of those old gigabyte hybrid EFI boards. If you look up it's known to not support UEFI but i always used it in UEFI mode without any issues. All i did was install windows MBR then convert to GPT using EaseUS partition master bootable. It's been running that way ever since.
Under system information it shows up UEFI. It is not BIOS/GPT it is UEFI/GPT.
The problem is, it just isn't possible to boot uefi removable media with this computer. When i install stuff on other pc and then plug the drive in i can boot uefi just fine but on this computer it's impossible to install anything UEFI. I want to dual boot manjaro but the windows installation is in UEFI mode and there is no way to install Manjaro alongside that because i can only boot legacy.
I do not want to go back to MBR either. Because i tried my laptop's dual booting win manjaro setup on it and it works just fine. Btw my laptop does not support legacy boot.
[n@n-desktop ~]$ efibootmgr
Timeout: 3 seconds
I installed this UEFI manjaro system on another pc and it boots fine here as well. If i didn't post this people would be telling me that maybe it's not running UEFI after all.
I tried burning installation iso to another hard drive and it boots fine but because the board does not have any UEFI related setting i cannot force it to boot in UEFI mode. I tried making my own manjaro iso, deleted the boot.img and the other hybrid boot img thing but then it complains that i'm trying to run uefi booting legacy.
What i want?
- A way to manually set up dual boot.
- A way to force manjaro iso to boot UEFI only. Seems more convenient ofc.
It's not really a great deal to me, i don't boot this pc often other than specific tasks but for the feeling of achievement i want to run UEFI dual boot on it if there is a way.
I can always install on my other UEFI board and switch back, that works for windows fine but for manjaro idk how it handles that switch. Though atm, it looks like it's working fine.
Any help is appreciated.