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
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?