fedup 18->19 and GRUB upgrade several seconds

Dave Mitchell davem at iabyn.com
Sun Dec 8 10:56:13 UTC 2013

On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 04:35:28PM +0000, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> I'm currently preparing to fedup an F18 system to F19, looking at these
> instructions:
> http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Installation_Guide/ch18s02.html
> The bit about updating the GRUB bootloader has got gotten me confused.
> My system is a newish x86_64 laptop, with F18 as the only thing on it,
> installed from scratch (no upgrades etc).
> The instructions say to look in  /var/log/anaconda/anaconda.program.log
> where you'll find a command similar to
>     efibootmgr -c -w -L Fedora -d /dev/sdX -p Y -l \EFI\redhat\grub.efi
> then later on, run
>     efibootmgr -c -w -L Fedora -d /dev/sdX -p Y -l '\EFI\fedora\grubx64.efi' -b bootnumber
> Now, the command I see in the anaconda log is in fact:
>     efibootmgr -c -w -L Fedora -d /dev/sda -p 1 -l \EFI\fedora\shim.efi
> This differs from the example in the docs by '-p 1' verses '-p Y' and 
> 'shim.efi' verses 'grub.efi'.
> So, what values should I give for the -p and -l options?
> Also, its not entirely clear what 'bootnumber' value for the -b arg should
> be; should this the same number as used to delete the old boot entry in
> the previous step?

No feedback so far. Anyone?

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