[arch-general] systemd on bios computer

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Thu Jul 6 02:07:58 UTC 2017

On 07/05/2017 08:36 PM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> 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.
since systemd-boot is included with systemd maybe it just complains
whether you're using it or not but doesn't stop the systemd upgrade? i
haven't noticed it in the terminal, but that doesn't mean it didn't happen.

> 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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