Talk:EFI System Partition

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ESP mount point /boot <-> /boot/efi

I think we should decide on a standard here. This article (and others) always use /boot/efi/, but:

  • the gummiboot setup tool expects it to be mounted to /boot by default (this is only available in the [testing] package atm). Considering that the setup tool is called in post_install/post_upgrade, this will simply not work for people using /boot/efi.
  • the next systemd version has a nice feature, as it will automatically create an automount unit to mount the ESP partition to /boot (it knows the ESP from the bootloader, see http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/BootLoaderInterface )
  • Does using /boot/efi actually provide any kind of benefit? The boot partition has always been mounted to /boot and I don't see any reason to change that.

Other opinions? If there are no objections, I would change the paths to /boot in the corresponding articles. 65kid (talk) 15:41, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

This sounds like a sensible approach. Would it be worth adding a section on migrating; just to ease the pain?
Jasonwryan (talk) 19:58, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
For reference, there is still a long discussion about this here: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1241590
65kid (talk) 19:02, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Just mentioning that this topic has been touched also in Talk:GRUB#EFI. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 12:19, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
I myself think ESP mount to /boot is better, but anyone know why /boot/efi is chosen in the first place?
ESP itself deserve a seperate page, and some EFISTUB section is actually belong to ESP too. --Fengchao (talk) 01:38, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
If no objective, I will create ESP page soon. --Fengchao (talk) 07:28, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
Just to answer the /boot/efi question above, that path is required for example in Dm-crypt/Encrypting an entire system#Encrypted boot partition (GRUB). — Kynikos (talk) 08:19, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
This discussion has a lot of overlap with Talk:EFISTUB#ESP mount points. The current suggestion there is to go with /boot or /boot/efi (if your bootloader can read other file systems) and to have alternative options discussed separately. Also the sections should be merged. Silverhammermba (talk) 16:13, 10 January 2017 (UTC)