Please include efibootmgr in Mageia live images

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Please include efibootmgr in Mageia live images

Postby gujm » Feb 9th, '19, 05:50

I found in many cases I need live thumb disk to modify the boot order of UEFI, say, changing back to grub after each macOS update which always puts itself as the first booting. However, efibootmgr is not default included in the live images, even for the current beta1. I have to connect the live system to network, update the repositories and install it with one dependent package before using. But in a situation without network available, it would be a bit inconvenient or having to turn to CentOS CD. So, please consider include it since it is of very small size.
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Re: Please include efibootmgr in Mageia live images

Postby doktor5000 » Feb 9th, '19, 08:41

If you would like to have it included, best report a bug for that, see https://wiki.mageia.org/en/How_to_report_a_bug_properly for that.
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Re: Please include efibootmgr in Mageia live images

Postby Bequimao » Feb 9th, '19, 21:18

I second that. I frequently have the same problem.
btw. the classical iso Mga7 has efibootmgr included.

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Re: Please include efibootmgr in Mageia live images

Postby martinw » Feb 10th, '19, 20:49

It's already on the Live images, just not installed by default. Either use MCC to install it, or as root in a terminal:
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urpmi efibootmgr
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Re: Please include efibootmgr in Mageia live images

Postby doktor5000 » Feb 11th, '19, 08:47

martinw wrote:It's already on the Live images, just not installed by default.

Meaning the actual binary is present, but the package is not installed?
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Re: Please include efibootmgr in Mageia live images

Postby martinw » Feb 11th, '19, 10:55

doktor5000 wrote:Meaning the actual binary is present, but the package is not installed?

There is a small local repository included in the live images (and urpmi is configured to use it). This contains the packages used to build the proprietary drivers and the packages needed to install the bootloader when running the live installer. efibootmgr is required by grub2-efi, so is included there.
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Re: Please include efibootmgr in Mageia live images

Postby doktor5000 » Feb 12th, '19, 08:08

Thanks for the explanation, didn't know that.
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