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Date:      Mon, 22 Mar 2021 03:08:04 +0000
From:      Ken Moffat <>
Subject:   Re: Partitioning 1T HDD
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On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 10:26:49AM -0600, Duke Normandin wrote:
> While on the subject of booting and partitioning etc, I've included below, 2 Dropbox links of images of my ASUS BIOS. Would you be in a position to explain to me what AHCI vs IDE is? As well, I see that I can enable/disable UEFI and PXE ROM. What is PXE ROM? Given that ASUS laptop will NEVER again have any microsoft products loaded/running on it, do I need UEFI enabled?

AHCI is the modern way of accessing SATA disks.  Not sure when it
came in, but certainly all my systems from the last 5 years have
used it.  And PXE ROM is for network booting.

No idea how old your laptop is, but for non-M$ the only reason for
enabling UEFI is probably to update the UEFI firmware - for *very*
recent ryzens the forthcoming AGESA fixes for usb issues on zen2 and
zen3 probably need UEFI to install it (and perhaps M$, depending on
the manufacturer).  For older systems, no obvious reason to use UEFI.

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