As some forum members probably already noticed, i'm trying to get an industrial minipc to work with LE.
One of the things that keep intervening with good operation of the device, is the lack of support for 32bit efi systems.
Short explanation: EFI is the successor for the old bios based system. This is the first code being loaded once a computer is powered on. EFI (extensible firmware interface) comes in to flavours: 32 and 64bit. Keep in mind: this has nothing to do with the microarchitecture of the computers processor.
Now comes the weird part: there are computers being sold that have modern 64bit (multicore) cpu's, but are fitted with a 32bit efi. This means often that one can't boot 64bit operating systems, even when the cpu supports this. Sometimes this goes in hand with a max memory limitation of, for example, 2gb memory.
For this reason: Microsoft windows 10 comes in multiple bootable versions: both 32 and 64bit for legacy bios systems, and 32 and 64bit for efi systems. So this means that, for a windows system, a pc with 32bit efi can be used to run win10 (probably other versions too).
The problem is that lots of linux distributions, this includes LE, come with only an 64bit efi boot option. The 32bit efi files are not included This means that if you have a 32bit efi, and no option to boot in legacy (CSM/bios) mode, you can't boot LE and therefore arent able to install it.
For my particular case, i've tested a few distro's. None of them came with the necessary 32bit efi boot files.
I've found this article: 32-Bit UEFI Boot Support - Ask Ubuntu
I then copied the bootia32.efi file to the efi folder on the memstick which i had ubuntu on, and it immediately booted fine (64bit ubuntu with 32bit efi boot, nice )
I was hoping the same trick would work for LE, but unfortunately it didn't. So up to this date no 32bit efi booting for LE.
Maybe the developers can find a way to included 32bit efi booting capabilitys for LE?
I found other threads on the forum from people asking for this feature, even developers telling they didn't succeed in making it work. Maybe progress has been made on this matter?