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Linux* UEFI Validation

This "Linux-readiness" distribution provides a new level of support to developers identifying firmware implementation issues.

As discussed here, there is no need to install LUV in your computer. LUV can live completely in a USB stick and all you need to do is download one our images (we recommend you to download the latest) and flash it in your USB stick. We have produced two videos to guide you in the process, for both Microsoft Windows and Linux.

Instructions for Linux users

The process involves mainly plugging your USB stick to your computer and correctly identifying which device represents it (watch the video for details). One detail to consider is that Linux will represent your USB stick and its partitions separately. Let's assume that your stick is represented by /dev/sdd. If your stick has one partition, you will also see /dev/sdd1. If your stick had two partitions, you would see /dev/sdd1 and /dev/sdd2. You will see as many /dev/sddN as partitions in your USB stick. Thus, when flashing LUV, you need to specify the USB stick device, not their partition. In our example, you will want to use:

dd if=/path/to/LUV.img of=/dev/sdd

and not 

dd if=/path/to/LUV.img of=/dev/sdd1

Lastly, please identify in your Linux box, beyond any doubt, the USB stick you intend to flash.

If you feel this is not clear enough, you can find further instuctions here.

Enjoy the video and have fun with LUV! You may want to go full screen to be able to read the details.


Instructions for Microsoft Windows users

Under Microsoft Windows, the process involves downloading a flash utility (watch the video for details) and identifying the letter of your USB stick; you can use the Windows Explorer for this. There are no special instructions pertaining the partitions in the USB stick. Enjoy the video and have fun with LUV! You may want to go full screen to be able to read the details.