Benefits to UEFI installation?

    • OMV 4.x
    • Benefits to UEFI installation?

      Hello,

      I have a pretty stable install of OMV that I have been running for many months now. I noticed that the new ISO installer now supports UEFI. Is there any benefit to switching to a UEFI based installation?

      I have had some ACPI BIOS errors that show up during boot so I'm wondering if switching to a UEFI installation will maybe fix those. They don't seem to affect the performance of anything outside of just extending the boot time by 10-15 seconds.

      My setup:

      Gigabyte x99M Gaming 5
      i7-5820k @ 4.4 GHz
      16 GB RAM
      128 GB NVME boot drive
      many many hard drives for storage
    • Where OMV is concerned, I can't really think of a benefit to an end user, when booting from UEFI versus BIOS. UEFI has a much more powerful shell, if something goes wrong, versus initramfs (Linux on BIOS) which is a vehicle to mount a filesystem.
      UEFI provides benefits to the OS Developers and Software integrators at the big PC OEM's but, without spending a lot of time to learn the shell, there's doesn't seem to much to benefit an end user. (I could be wrong.)

      On the other hand UEFI opens up a whole new set of security issues where, with the extra memory space dedicated to UEIF, hacks can install sophisticated and very persistent malware, that will survive a hard drive wipe.

      Rodman101 wrote:

      I have had some ACPI BIOS errors that show up during boot so I'm wondering if switching to a UEFI installation will maybe fix those. They don't seem to affect the performance of anything outside of just extending the boot time by 10-15 seconds.
      Hard to say. But if it's about an extra 10-15 seconds of time during a reboot (once a week, once a month or more ? ), I wouldn't be inclined to rebuild for the difference. (IMHO)

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