Michael Shigorin

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bio website altlinux.org
location Kiev, Ukraine
age 34
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Apr
1
answered Updating kernel versions when booting from rEFInd
Mar
28
awarded  Critic
Mar
28
comment Use some EFI loader to boot MBR
You can, there's CSM and refind as mentioned already.
Mar
28
comment Use some EFI loader to boot MBR
It's here: rodsbooks.com/refind -- you need the binary built with EDK2 toolchain, not GNU EFI (the latter lacks this ability).
Feb
17
answered How to reinstall grub to the EFI partition after initially installing it in Linux root. Do I have to start over?
Jan
31
comment How to create bootable flash for “efi-shell”
PS: I make weekly en.altlinux.org/rescue images which include EFI shell, memtest86 and refind, all of those signed with ALT cert stuffed into MS-signed shim in the image -- maybe you'll find those handy, and suggestions are welcome.
Jan
31
answered How to move EFI and boot partitions?
Jan
20
comment Boot SystemRescueCd using UEFI?
Just in case, there's en.altlinux.org/Rescue :) (sorry for the shameless plug, I'm making it and hope that it helps others too)
Dec
26
answered How do I dual-boot 2 (or more) Linux distributions with gummiboot and UEFI?
Dec
10
comment I messed up my EFI boot, what do I do?
You're advised to read the excellent Rod Smith's intro into EFI bootloaders and most probably remove the extra boot entry with efibootmgr; while at that, I maintain ALT Linux Rescue which would also work with SecureBoot left enabled. EFI stub way is either supported by distro or a major PITA to automate locally.
Sep
23
awarded  Editor
Sep
23
revised How can you configure a system to be bootable from most modern systems?
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Sep
23
comment How can you configure a system to be bootable from most modern systems?
Hybrid MBR is a hideous hack with quite some data loss potential... and BIOS-booted Linux can use GPT partitions just fine.
Sep
23
answered How can you configure a system to be bootable from most modern systems?
Sep
21
comment Arch Linux GRUB install: “EFI variables are not supported on this system”
See also rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/principles.html
Sep
4
comment How to recreate EFI boot partition?
grub-install has learned to grok EFI (you can force it to with --target=x86_64-efi but efivars.ko must be loaded by that time anyways).
Jul
20
awarded  Commentator
Jul
20
comment How to recreate EFI boot partition?
So go ahead and implement it in debian at least. BTW my answer is not a comment since it actually suggests refind (which tends to be an answer with crippled/missing boot menu in firmware or just broken/incomplete configuration). Unfortunately short boot chains is not what UEFI is about in practice, especially with RestrictedBoot :-/
Jul
20
comment How to recreate EFI boot partition?
Marco, advising stub use is irresponsible unless you're eager to guide each user through what's unsupported by his distribution and not pass it down like "do after each kernel upgrade". It's fine to have but not so fine to automate, I'm telling you this as a guy who's responsible for UEFI support in ALT Linux.
Jul
20
comment How to recreate EFI boot partition?
Does your UEFI implementation have any kind of boot selection menu like F8 or so? Please post efibootmgr output so it could be seen whether elementary's entry is there (seems it's not but to be sure). You might also like refind as your boot manager. Just in case you'd like a quick peek at E17 on that system there's an image that just works (490M ISO link) as well as weekly snapshots. It is probably inferior regarding E polis