[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 19:50:33 EDT 2012

On 09/19/2012 12:19 PM, Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi wrote:
> 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 ;)
> Thanks.
I will wait until  (FS#31609 - [gummiboot-efi-x86_64] Package is ugly) 
closed, maybe some rework is needed.

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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