2 of 3 should be /sys

If you've booted using the UEFI firmware as opposed to using BIOS firmware then your system should make the EFI NVRAM variables available in:

/sys/firmware/efi/vars/

or

/sys/firmware/efi/efivars/

When booting using a BIOS (or the BIOS emulation mode of UEFI firmware) then these variables aren't available.