Talk:Unified kernel image

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All mkinitcpio info was ruthlessly copied from [1] Not sure how to reference this.

-- Cvlc (talk) 16:46, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

I added my blog in the See Also section. That is good enough for me.
Foxboron (talk) 14:52, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

Mkinitcpio still also creates regular initramfs

The linux.preset file leaves both the regular initramfs files and the .efi binary. Might need adapting so that only the .efi file is left in the end, but not sure about that.

-- Cvlc (talk) 17:23, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

Now you can use kernel-install (with layout=uki mode) instead of mkinitpcio and that will only generate .efi files. I have added a section about this. 05storm26 (talk) 10:09, 12 December 2022 (UTC)
I saw your edit, however kernel-install is not yet mentioned anywhere else in the wiki, guess there should be guidance elsewhere on how to use it properly (hooks, command-line etc...) because just mentioning it here only does not seem sufficient.
-- Cvlc (talk) 13:09, 13 December 2022 (UTC)

Keep sbctl pacman hook with kernel install?

The kernel-install section stubs out the sbctl pacman hook. Is this a good idea? The kernel-install plugins only sign the kernel after all, so presumably folks would still use sbctl to keep their boot loader signed, at least. Disabling the hook could perhaps silently render systems unbootable under secure boot, because an unsigned bootloader copy ends up on /efi.

--swsnr (talk) 19:11, 19 December 2022 (UTC)

oops, yes I think you are correct. 05storm26 (talk) 19:26, 11 January 2023 (UTC)