What a user needs to know before installing OpenMandriva?

Everything is in the title.

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That OpenMandriva uses clang by default

What means GPT & /boot/efi required with flag boot & ESP

first check update UEFI motherboard
then check also all theses options

  • Secure boot off
  • CSM off
  • all disks to AHCI
  • no RST

and what means GPT & /boot/efi required with flag boot & ESP

also how to create a GOOD USB iso

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For UEFI boot a /boot/efi partiton does have to be present and mount point set and it does require ESP and boot flags enabled. This is explained in Release Notes, the explanation may need a rewrite.