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Mount /boot and efivarfs

Now systemd automatic detect ESP and mount it as /boot. Also systemd mount efivarfs. You no longer mount /boot manually or add entry in the /etc/fstab. If you try mount /boot manually or from /etc/fstab gummiboot install command will fail.


# findmnt /boot
/boot  systemd-1 autofs rw,relatime,fd=36,pgrp=1,timeout=300,minproto=5,maxproto=5,direct

# findmnt efivarfs
TARGET                    SOURCE   FSTYPE   OPTIONS
/sys/firmware/efi/efivars efivarfs efivarfs rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime

Please add this notes to the Article.

Unikum (talk) 05:44, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

". If you try mount /boot manually or from /etc/fstab gummiboot install command will fail." That's just not true, gummiboot install should work fine either way. What kind of error message is this supposed to cause?
Either way, I don't really like adding a note about the ESP automount yet for several reasons:
* the fsck is missing in the generated mount unit (this is on systemd's TODO list)
* it mounts /boot with 0700 permissions. Not sure if this is intended by upstream, but it is annoying and causes warnings from pacman.
* this feature isn't even documented in systemd yet
* This is a systemd feature, gummiboot just happens to be the only bootloader to export the EFI variables needed for this (for now). So it's probably debatable whether to put this on the systemd wiki or the gummiboot wiki.
65kid (talk) 07:51, 20 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation.
Unikum (talk) 11:54, 20 April 2013 (UTC)