[arch-general] UEFI madness

Mika Fischer mika.fischer at zoopnet.de
Sun Mar 3 06:54:28 EST 2013

On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 12:24 PM, Jan Steffens <jan.steffens at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The systemd guys are cooking up a kernel-install tool which installs
>>> the kernels into an installation-specific subdirectory in /boot (based
>>> on machine-id) and automatically writes loader entries for them. I
>>> hope we can make use of this in the future.
>> That sound very nice! Is this being discussed publicly anywhere? I'm
>> just curious.
>> I assume you mean the Arch systemd guys, not systemd upstream, right?
> No, upstream. So check the systemd mailing list.

OK, I found this:

But this does not really help by itself. Arch would still need to
change where the kernels are installed to prevent clobbering the root
of the ESP, for instance by installing somewhere in /usr and then
calling this tool in post_install() to install the kernel to the
proper location in /boot, which is system-specific.

Is anything in this direction planned? Such a change might also be
somewhat disruptive to users with BIOS and users with EFI who don't
use gummiboot...

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