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and gummiboot ?
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== Why so overly complicated? ==
[http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTEzODY]
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Why not just use the EFI system partition as /boot? This makes setting up direct boot via efistub as easy as <code>efibootmgr -c -l /vmlinuz-linux -u "$(cat /proc/cmdline)"</code> (assuming the ESP is on /dev/sda1). [[User:Creshal|Creshal]] ([[User talk:Creshal|talk]]) 16:44, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
--[[User:NTia89|nTia89]] ([[User talk:NTia89|talk]]) 17:14, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
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:Direct link to its page: http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/gummiboot -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] ([[User talk:Karol|talk]])
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== Issue with the Systemd Automation script ==
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Beta990 has some reason questioning the '''Systemd Automation''' script's line:
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  cp -r /usr/{share/refind/*,lib/refind/*$arch*} $refind_dir/  && ## update bin and dirs
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As it is on the wiki, it just prints this when launched:
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  /usr/lib/systemd/scripts/refind_name_patchv2: ligne31: « update-efi-dir » : identifiant non valable
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[in English: unvalid identifier].
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Unfortunately editing that single line as follow changes nothing:
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  cp -r /usr/{share/refind/*,lib/refind/refind_*$arch*.efi} $refind_dir/ && ## update bin and dirs
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Next in the wiki, there might be a typo at the end of the systemctl command (see the « ; »):
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  Tip: Enable the systemd path unit by running :
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  # systemctl enable refind_update.path;
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[[User:Kozaki|kozaki]] ([[User talk:Kozaki|talk]]) 23:31, 3 February 2013 (UTC)
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: There are at least 2 further issues with these instructions. First, the unit files should really not be installed in /usr. The systemd unit files, for example, should go in /etc/systemd/system/. Second, this won't work any more now rEFInd is entirely in /usr/share/refind rather than split with /usr/lib. Since I don't use any of this, I'm reluctant to change it, though. (I do use systemd units but not the ones here and not with any script.) Could somebody who uses it go through and update it and then test the result? --[[User:Margali|cfr]] ([[User talk:Margali|talk]]) 02:25, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
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== MKinitcpio update hook not working ==
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The mkinitcpio auto-update hook does not work. I get the following output: "Synced  to /boot/efi/EFI/arch", along with some cp errors. Obviously, the parameters are not passed.
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If i replace the script with the static cp commands from incron, i get the following output, indicating that the image is copied BEFORE the new one is written:
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      -> Running build hook: [efistub-update]
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    Synced new kernel and initrd to EFIStub.
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    ==> Generating module dependencies
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    ==> Creating gzip initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux.img
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    ==> Image generation successful
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As a result, my scripts now look as follows:
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    /usr/lib/initcpio/install/efistub-update   
 
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    #!/bin/sh
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    build() {
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        /usr/local/sbin/efistub-update &
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    }
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    help() {
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        cat <<HELPEOF
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    This hook simply waits for mkinitcpio to finish and copies the finished ramdisk and kernel to UEFI
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    HELPEOF
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    }
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and
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    /usr/local/sbin/efistub-update
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----
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    #!/bin/sh
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    while [ [ -d "/proc/$PPID" ]]; do
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        sleep 1
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    done
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    /bin/cp -f /boot/vmlinuz-linux /boot/efi/EFI/EFIStub/vmlinuz-arch.efi
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    /bin/cp -f /boot/initramfs-linux.img /boot/efi/EFI/EFIStub/initramfs-arch.img
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    /bin/cp -f /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img /boot/efi/EFI/EFIStub/initramfs-arch-fallback.img
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    echo "Synced new kernel and initrd to EFIStub."
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Also, the watch.sh does not get chmod +x'ed in the existing example.
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--[[User:Denoyse|Denoyse]] ([[User talk:Denoyse|talk]]) 16:08, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
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== Mkinitcpio update hook inefficiency ==
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I updated the scripts reflecting [[User:Denoyse|Denoyse's]] suggestions, but the scripts still copy all of the files twice: first after building the regular image and again after building the fallback image. Is there a way to make it only run once, or to have different hooks for each image?
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[[User:Silverhammermba|Silverhammermba]] ([[User talk:Silverhammermba|talk]]) 04:14, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
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== Sync EFISTUB Kernel scripts need to be updated because of the move to /usr/bin ==
  
Why was this added to the refind instructions?
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Hi everyone,
  
4. Rename /boot/efi/EFI/arch/refind/refind_x64.efi to /boot/efi/EFI/arch/refind/refindx64.efi
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I think the '''sync EFISTUB Kernel''' scripts should be updated. All of them point to /bin/cp, but since the move to /usr/bin they should be pointing to /usr/bin/cp.  
  
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=UEFI_Bootloaders&diff=201731&oldid=201727
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I can do it but I was just wondering if it would be agood idea to add a warning somewhere to tell people to update their scripts.
  
--[[User:Litemotiv|Litemotiv]] ([[User talk:Litemotiv|talk]]) 08:06, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
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Cheers
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[[User:Femtomatic|Femtomatic]] ([[User talk:Femtomatic|talk]]) 19:32, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
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: +1 for a note about the change. -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 03:02, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Revision as of 16:44, 17 August 2013

Why so overly complicated?

Why not just use the EFI system partition as /boot? This makes setting up direct boot via efistub as easy as efibootmgr -c -l /vmlinuz-linux -u "$(cat /proc/cmdline)" (assuming the ESP is on /dev/sda1). Creshal (talk) 16:44, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Issue with the Systemd Automation script

Beta990 has some reason questioning the Systemd Automation script's line:

 cp -r /usr/{share/refind/*,lib/refind/*$arch*} $refind_dir/  && ## update bin and dirs

As it is on the wiki, it just prints this when launched:

 /usr/lib/systemd/scripts/refind_name_patchv2: ligne31: « update-efi-dir » : identifiant non valable

[in English: unvalid identifier]. Unfortunately editing that single line as follow changes nothing:

 cp -r /usr/{share/refind/*,lib/refind/refind_*$arch*.efi} $refind_dir/ && ## update bin and dirs

Next in the wiki, there might be a typo at the end of the systemctl command (see the « ; »):

 Tip: Enable the systemd path unit by running :
 # systemctl enable refind_update.path;

kozaki (talk) 23:31, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

There are at least 2 further issues with these instructions. First, the unit files should really not be installed in /usr. The systemd unit files, for example, should go in /etc/systemd/system/. Second, this won't work any more now rEFInd is entirely in /usr/share/refind rather than split with /usr/lib. Since I don't use any of this, I'm reluctant to change it, though. (I do use systemd units but not the ones here and not with any script.) Could somebody who uses it go through and update it and then test the result? --cfr (talk) 02:25, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

MKinitcpio update hook not working

The mkinitcpio auto-update hook does not work. I get the following output: "Synced to /boot/efi/EFI/arch", along with some cp errors. Obviously, the parameters are not passed.

If i replace the script with the static cp commands from incron, i get the following output, indicating that the image is copied BEFORE the new one is written:

     -> Running build hook: [efistub-update]
   Synced new kernel and initrd to EFIStub.
   ==> Generating module dependencies
   ==> Creating gzip initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux.img
   ==> Image generation successful

As a result, my scripts now look as follows:

   /usr/lib/initcpio/install/efistub-update    

   #!/bin/sh
   
   build() {
       /usr/local/sbin/efistub-update &
   }
   
   help() {
       cat <<HELPEOF
   This hook simply waits for mkinitcpio to finish and copies the finished ramdisk and kernel to UEFI
   HELPEOF
   }

and

   /usr/local/sbin/efistub-update

   #!/bin/sh
   
   while [ [ -d "/proc/$PPID" ]]; do
       sleep 1
   done
   
   /bin/cp -f /boot/vmlinuz-linux /boot/efi/EFI/EFIStub/vmlinuz-arch.efi
   /bin/cp -f /boot/initramfs-linux.img /boot/efi/EFI/EFIStub/initramfs-arch.img
   /bin/cp -f /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img /boot/efi/EFI/EFIStub/initramfs-arch-fallback.img
   
   echo "Synced new kernel and initrd to EFIStub."


Also, the watch.sh does not get chmod +x'ed in the existing example.

--Denoyse (talk) 16:08, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Mkinitcpio update hook inefficiency

I updated the scripts reflecting Denoyse's suggestions, but the scripts still copy all of the files twice: first after building the regular image and again after building the fallback image. Is there a way to make it only run once, or to have different hooks for each image?

Silverhammermba (talk) 04:14, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Sync EFISTUB Kernel scripts need to be updated because of the move to /usr/bin

Hi everyone,

I think the sync EFISTUB Kernel scripts should be updated. All of them point to /bin/cp, but since the move to /usr/bin they should be pointing to /usr/bin/cp.

I can do it but I was just wondering if it would be agood idea to add a warning somewhere to tell people to update their scripts.

Cheers Femtomatic (talk) 19:32, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

+1 for a note about the change. -- Fengchao (talk) 03:02, 21 June 2013 (UTC)