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Mar
11
comment Do I need boot partition on UEFI & Luks?
Depends on what sits in your /boot/efi: if you've got kernel image (and probably initrd) there, chances are that you might not need an extra cleartext /boot; but if your EFI boot scheme only puts the bootloader (and maybe its config file) there, then you still need it. I'd rather make one just in case, maybe with a swap partition next to it so /boot could be merged into swap if proved unneeded by experiment (but ALT Linux EFI boot scheme means minimal /boot/efi use).
Mar
9
answered Do I need boot partition on UEFI & Luks?
Mar
4
comment After switching to Devuan, how do I remove systemd?
@einpoklum well there's ALT Linux out there just in case, we ship both systemd and sysvinit (but most of the docs and discussions are in Russian). Maybe my en.altlinux.org/rescue would be helpful back then either -- boot, mount, chroot, replace init, reboot.
Nov
29
comment What's the story behind Super Cow Powers?
@jlliagre but there was no Fedora back in 1999, I remember it pretty clearly; and here's a much later evidence of its early days: redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2004-May/msg00104.html
Nov
16
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Nov
16
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Oct
26
answered How can let grub boot Kali directly instead of giving me a command line on boot?
Oct
26
comment Is there any way to keep a command from being added to your history?
cross-linking to zsh answer: superuser.com/questions/352788/…
Oct
14
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Sep
28
comment EFI No loader found. Configuration files in \loader\entries\*.conf are needed
This is my favourite bookmark on the topic: rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/principles.html
Sep
5
comment EFI boot and RAID6
You might be better off adding a separate system drive, maybe an SSD or USB Flash in an internal USB slot, I haven't seen a sane way of doing UEFI with software RAID so far (please share if you find one). Note that vbox's implementation of this mode is, erm, somewhat specific. And last, there's a good EFI intro out there: rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/principles.html
Aug
25
comment How can I update the kernel and initrd images in EFI boot loader?
@adam yes, go and kick whoever suggested you do it this way in their butt for ignorance (I've spotted such a guy and told him to stop this "advice" as it's way more pain than required -- telling that as someone who actually implemented UEFI support in a distribution and who does use ELILO where it shines)...
Aug
16
answered How to make a UEFI bootable ISO image with grub-mkrescue?
Aug
11
answered Recovery EFI boot formatted partition
Aug
3
comment lost FreeBSD efi loader after upgrading windows 10
I'd like to second @mikeserv's pin but you're likely just lacking an NVRAM entry that would point to some sane bootloader/bootmanager (these rather don't include windows' one); check what efibootmgr would tell.
Jul
22
comment Images (e.g. with Clonezilla) of Windows and Linux on a UEFI computer
Several ESPs are fine in practice (but all of them should be backed up then unless one wants to know a little bit more at restore time which is usually undesirable) -- I'd rather worry about either NVRAM EFI variables or getting some fallback bootloader in place (that it /EFI/BOOT/bootx64.efi that probably contains a bootmanager like Refind or shim); Rod's books are generally recommended: rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/principles.html
Jul
12
comment How to construct a GPT-only partition table on Linux?
I'd only amend the rodsbooks link to be rodsbooks.com/gdisk/index.html as it's less specific and more updated to me; the answer is just great otherwise.
Jul
10
answered Not able to install mint with UEFI
Jun
29
comment Debian & Windows 8 UEFI dual booting on separate disks
Erm, yes, the partitioning scheme has to be GPT for firmware to boot off it (as far as I understood).
Jun
24
answered Debian & Windows 8 UEFI dual booting on separate disks