[arch-releng] Pretty EFI splash

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 27 22:32:46 UTC 2017

On 04/26/17 04:59, Sven-Hendrik Haase wrote:
> On 26 April 2017 at 02:02, Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi via arch-releng <
> arch-releng at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> On 04/24/17 01:51, Sven-Hendrik Haase wrote:
>>> I think it would be cool to have the EFI splash screen show the same
>>> graphical image that the syslinux boot loader has. I played around a
>> little
>>> to try to get it to work but failed. I used the systemd test as a basis
>> for
>>> that [1].
>>> Thoughts on pretty EFI boot loader?
>>> [1] https://github.com/systemd/systemd/blob/dd8352659c9428b19670
>> 6d04399eec
>>> 106a8917ed/test/test-efi-create-disk.sh
>> EFI boot is a bit problematic in some hardware and many of these issues
>> come from graphics management. I prefer to keep things in the safe place
>> of simple. Maybe adding a fancy logo makes the system unable to boot.
> Ok. One thing though: Can we use syslinux for EFI and bios boot? Then we
> might be able to have fewer separate parts in the system as currently we
> use a separate EFI boot loader. I know that some years back there were
> concerns about syslinux not being able to boot EFI properly in all cases
> but those issues might have been resolved in the mean time. In that case we
> will get the pretty splash for free.

I love Syslinux, but for EFI is not a good idea, sometimes become broken
on Linux changes and seems totally broken on EFI-PXE.

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