How to detect whether Linux runs in UEFI or BIOS mode inside the Linux?

How to detect whether Linux runs in UEFI or BIOS mode inside the Linux itself without needed to boot the the management console of the mother board? You can detect whether Linux runs in EFI mode by checking whether /sys/firmware/efi exist. In bash, you can test by [ -d /sys/firmware/efi/ ] This technique is used […]

How to turn a BIOS-based Linux Mint 17 installation to UEFI booting?

I installed Linux Mint 17 in the traditional BIOS mode. However, Windows 8.1 on my computer can only boot in the UEFI mode. I do not want to reinstall the Windows or erase it. How to turn a BIOS-based Linux Mint 17 installation to UEFI booting? You may refer https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting for some information. Answered by […]