[arch-general] UEFI madness

Mike Cloaked mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Sun Mar 3 05:31:52 EST 2013

On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 2:25 PM, Maxime Gauduin <alucryd at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have been succesfully using a GRUB2 based UEFI system for the past
> year, but it died on me a week ago. Didn't want to load any kernel
> anymore...
> I switched to refind and it works beautiffuly, just follow the wiki
> here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/UEFI_Bootloaders#Using_rEFInd
> and set your ESP partition like Mike suggested.
> The tricky part is to boot the iso into efi mode, it complains about it
> having no loader config (at least for me). You can work around that if
> you already have refind on the ESP partition, if you don't, install it
> in EFI/Boot/ and name the efi file bootx64.efi (be sure that it scans
> externals, or optical if you're using a CD). You can then load refind by
> going into your EFI bios and choosing "Load EFI Shell" (note that not
> all EFI bioses have that option).

I followed the following to make a uefi bootable iso on a usbkey:


mike c

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