Reinstalling the bootloader

Andrew Lutomirski luto at mit.edu
Tue Apr 15 17:12:18 UTC 2014


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 4:22 PM, Chris Murphy <lists at colorremedies.com> wrote:
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> No. Boot entries in NVRAM come first. See UEFI spec 2.4.0, section 3.4.1.2, and 12.3.1.3 "This directory contains EFI images that aide in recovery if the boot selections for the software installed on the EFI system partition are ever lost."

That's a little unfortunate if you have a used motherboard.  Oh, well.

Anyway, as far as I can tell, the newly updated wiki page should be helpful now.

>
>> Removing other entries is hard, given the aforementioned OOPS. :(
>
> Sure. OOPS isn't good. But chances are it's naughty firmware.
>
>

I'm sure it is. :)

>> Of course, that'll change once anaconda becomes sensible enough to set
>> up each ESP once and keep it unmounted from then on, since that'll
>> involve changing the RPMs so they don't install to /boot/efi.
>
> Has there been buy off on this?

No clue.

I suspect it would be easy to implement by anyone who understands GRUB
2 syntax.  That's not me, alas.

--Andy


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