swapping disk with UEFI hardware - a dead end?

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Thu Jun 28 14:45:44 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 03:40:17PM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:

> Hmm, so if grub would also install itself into /efi/boot/bootx64.efi
> then this problem would just go away as that is the default file that
> the EFI bios will execute. This would enable disk images that just boot
> without any need to register them in the bios...
> Is there any reason why Fedora doesn't create that file? 

Yes - it's not intended to be a bootloader, it's intended to be 
something that handles setting up boot options again. We (a) haven't 
written it, and (b) need to find a way to co-exist with other operating 
systems that write the same file.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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