[arch-releng] [PATCH]{RFC]Change from UEFI Shell to gummiboot-efi-x86_64 for booting

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Sat Sep 15 11:51:16 EDT 2012

On Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 09:10:53PM +0530, Keshav P R wrote:
> Hi,
>      In some UEFI systems, startup.nsh does not start and the boot
> stops at Shell prompt without giving any indication of any error
> whatsoever. I think instead of relying on UEFI Shell, we should use a
> proper, simple UEFI boot manager to load EFISTUB kernel in archiso.
>          So here is a patch replacing UEFI Shell as the primary boot
> pathway to gummiboot. I have renamed the UEFI Shell binaries and
> archiso now includes both v1 and v2 shell binaries, accessible via
> gummiboot menu. Some options present in shell v2 is not present in v1,
> but v1 works in all firmwares while v2 works only in >=2.3 (spec.
> version) firmwares.
>          I have attached the patch. For this support,
> gummiboot-efi-x86_64 https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=62791
> should be moved to [extra] or [core] repo. Please give your comments.
> Regards.
> Keshav

It'd be nice if you could send your patches inline in the future, using

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