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From: Peter Humphrey <peter@××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] UEFI booting
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:32:37
Message-Id: 3868007.s5P3xWRPjJ@peak
Hello list,

In my search for a suitable boot method, I'm trying Mike G's systemd-boot 
ebuild. I've installed it with no problem, and now I reach the heart-in-
mouth stage of actually replacing gummiboot with it. But first, the backup, 
including dd of what used to be called the MBR (what is it now?).

# parted -l
Model: Unknown (unknown)
Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 256GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    File system     Name       Flags
 1      1049kB  3146kB  2097kB                  uefi       bios_grub
 2      3146kB  144MB   141MB   fat32           boot       boot, esp
 3      144MB   4504MB  4360MB  linux-swap(v1)  swap
 4      4504MB  15.0GB  10.5GB  ext4            rescuesys
 5      15.0GB  32.2GB  17.2GB  ext4            gentoo
 6      32.2GB  36.5GB  4295MB  ext4            var
 7      36.5GB  45.1GB  8590MB  ext4            home
[...]

That start block of the uefi partition looks odd to me. I'm pretty sure I 
didn't specify a start position to parted when I was constructing the 
partition layout six months ago, preferring to let the program choose a 
value itself. I do remember, though, that parted had a strange idea of what 
2MB meant: it's turned out to be 2097kB.

My question for the panel is whether I need to do anything about that 
partition layout. What do you think?

-- 
Rgds
Peter

Replies

Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] UEFI booting Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] UEFI booting Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>