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

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Wed Sep 19 11:19:46 EDT 2012

On 09/15/2012 12:40 PM, 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
Is now on repos! (Thanks Tobias)

I will push this in ~ 8 hours. If you have a new version, please resend ;)


Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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