[arch-releng] Trouble with EFI booting

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at gmail.com
Sun May 15 23:21:15 UTC 2016

On 05/15/16 15:21, Christian Hesse wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I am having trouble with EFI booting the media, at least in virtualbox it
> fails for me. Instead of presenting the boot menu I am dropped to EFI shell.
> As I am not sure what caused the issue I open a new topic.
> We had some changes recently... New packages of efitools (replacing
> prebootloader) and dosfstools (which create the filesystem for emulated boot).
> I tried with various combinations of old package(s) and different
> configuration - but could not make it boot in virtualbox EFI virtual machine.
> Did anybody build an image recently and tested EFI functionality?


At time of working with Keshav to include EFI support in archiso, all
test I made using qemu with OVMF and later with ovmf secure boot
enabled. If my memory does not fail... with VirtualBox  I did not able
to boot, or if boot works really bad.

I tested now (vbox) and does not work neither with an older ISO image
with archiso.img (FAT) of size 32M, while qemu with ovmf (package / not
SecBoot built-in) works fine.

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