On Mon, Nov 29, 2021 at 08:57:37AM +1100, deb...@voltagex.org wrote: >Hi >>>At least GRUB itself was installed in the EFI partition. >>> >>>> Shouldn't there normally be EFI/boot/bootx64.efi? >>> >>>Not by default. It happens only if you choose to install a copy of the boot >>>loader in the removable device path. The option is available only in expert >>>install or after changing priority for questions to low. >> >> Agreed. We deliberately do *not* install there by default as this can >> cause other OSes not to boot. We try to be more accommodating than >> Windows etc. :-/ >> >Unless I did something wrong in the partitioning setup, there were no other >operating systems. The only other EFI entry I had created in the firmware >setup manually was one for the USB drive. > >What do you mean by removable device in this case? /boot/EFI is on >the same NVMe drive as the Debian install itself.
The *normal* way for UEFI boot is via vendor paths and boot variables. The alternate path is primarily designed for removable media, where you won't have boot variables set to point to the right files. Hopefully the docs I've written in https://wiki.debian.org/UEFI#Booting_a_UEFI_machine_normally and https://wiki.debian.org/UEFI#Booting_from_removable_media might help explain some more. -- Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. st...@einval.com We don't need no education. We don't need no thought control.
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