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Re: [PATCH] grub.d: Use linuxefi and initrdefi commands if platform is e

From: Javier Martinez Canillas
Subject: Re: [PATCH] grub.d: Use linuxefi and initrdefi commands if platform is efi
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 19:50:11 +0100
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On 3/23/20 7:31 PM, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 07:26:59PM +0100, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
>> On 3/23/20 12:53 PM, Tianjia Zhang wrote:
>>> When the platform is EFI platform, use 'linuxefi' and 'initrdefi'
>>> commands instead of 'linux' and 'initrd'.
>> These two commands are added by most distros as a part of their Secure Boot
>> patch-set, but aren't present in upstream GRUB so this patch doesn't apply.
> I was about to say that at least in Ubuntu, linux automatically loads
> via EFI and then falls back to native grub kernel loading if that
> does not work (and it's not on secure boot). Which IMO is the right
> thing to do.

In Fedora also always 'linux' and 'initrd' is used nowadays. There's no need to
have separate linux16, linuxefi and linux commands although these are supported
for backward compatibility.

Best regards,
Javier Martinez Canillas
Software Engineer - Desktop Hardware Enablement
Red Hat

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