Porteus Does Not Support EFI in VirtualBox?

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sonny
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Porteus Does Not Support EFI in VirtualBox?

Post#1 by sonny » 21 Feb 2021, 06:43

Hello,
Is there a way to "Enable EFI (special OSes only)" for Porteus in VirtualBox?
No flavor, both P4 & P5, will run with the option checked.
Very much appreciated.

burdi01
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Porteus Does Not Support EFI in VirtualBox?

Post#2 by burdi01 » 21 Feb 2021, 10:23

Obviously P{4,5} is not such a special OS. Actually many (most ?) Linuxes are not. The only Linux distribution I know to thus boot is PartedMagic.
:D

sonny
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Porteus Does Not Support EFI in VirtualBox?

Post#3 by sonny » 21 Feb 2021, 16:26

Thank you, burdi01.
I can confirm that at least distros below support EFI in VirtualBox. I have them set up in my computer:
- Kali
- Kodachi
- Parrot
- Septor
- TAILS
As for me, Porteus, along with Puppy, are probably the most special (specialized) Linux in live category. So far, these two are most versatile (PC compatibility) and the most efficient (size to feature & performance) oses out there. Nothing comes close. antiX is awesome too but the footprint is 1.2GB and will not boot one of my PCs (5-year-old computer).

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