[arch-general] systemd on bios computer

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at panix.com
Thu Jul 6 01:36:37 UTC 2017

That's not a package I specifically installed, but may have been pulled 
in by another package dependency.  I'll check for the package and remove 
it if found.
On Wed, 5 Jul 2017, Eli Schwartz via arch-general wrote:

> Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2017 15:21:31
> From: Eli Schwartz via arch-general <arch-general at archlinux.org>
> To: arch-general at archlinux.org
> Cc: Eli Schwartz <eschwartz93 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [arch-general] systemd on bios computer
> On 07/04/2017 02:52 PM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> When doing a systemd upgrade I get:
>> (3/7) Upgrading systemd-boot...
>> Couldn't find EFI system partition. It is recommended to mount it to
>> /boot. Alternatively, use --path= to specify path to mount point.
>> error: command failed to execute correctly
>> Are either of the above alternatives even viable for a real bios machine?
>> This one got built when efi was somewhere on the drawing board or maybe
>> before efi ever got to the drawing board.
> Sounds like you have the AUR package "systemd-boot-pacman-hook"
> installed, which automatically runs `/usr/bin/bootctl update` after
> every update of the systed package.
> *Why* do you have that installed on a BIOS machine? This command is only
> relevant for people who are using systemd-boot as their boot manager on
> a computer that uses UEFI, and the error message is quite right in
> saying that it cannot find an EFI System Partition for UEFI booting...
> on a machine that boots via BIOS rather than UEFI.


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