Talk:Unified Extensible Firmware Interface

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Latest comment: 13 March by Silverhammermba in topic efivars mount


I do not think that the command

# bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\path\to\app.efi

"tell the Windows boot loader to run a different UEFI application" as mentioned in the wiki (in the "Windows changes boot order" section) I think it add an entry in the UEFI firmware. But that can be as well accomplished under Linux with efibootmgr command. If the UEFI is weird (by refusing to boot something other than Windows for example); I do not think it will be of any help. I am not a Windows specialist and so I do not take the responsibility to edit this section, but someone more knowledgeable than me should double check it.

—This unsigned comment is by Olive (talk) 13:00, 20 September 2016‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

From my reading, it seems that this command should trick windows into running a different EFI application instead of its own boot manager (bootmgfw.efi). I don't have the means to test it right now, but given that there are plenty of other recommendations in the article, I don't think it hurts to keep this command around. We'll just have to wait until someone gives it a test. Silverhammermba (talk) 15:35, 20 September 2016 (UTC)Reply
The `bcdedit` command causes Windows to chainload the named .efi loader, no new NVRAM entries are made. Head on a Stick (talk) 15:49, 23 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

efivars mount

I cannot get efibootmgr to make any changes using a naive efivars mount because it defaults to mounting read-only: "Could not prepare Boot variable: Read-only file system". The only way I found to fix it was by adding a rw efivars mount to fstab and rebooting. If it gets mounted ro during boot you cannot simply remount it afterwards. You have to set it up in fstab. Or I'm doing something wrong?

Silverhammermba (talk) 01:06, 13 March 2024 (UTC)Reply