#255 Issue closed: How to handle noefi kernel parameter ?

Labels: enhancement

dagwieers opened issue at 2013-06-22 08:23:

For an insight into the problem, see #253

The question is, what does a configured noefi really means ? What is the intention if it was used, and how should we handle it ?

gdha commented at 2013-07-04 10:48:

@dagwieers The Arch Linux wiki explains it quite well https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface

UEFI Runtime Variables will not be exposed to the OS if you have used "noefi" kernel parameter in the boot-loader menu. This parameter instructs the kernel to completely ignore UEFI Runtime Services.

Therefore, we could assume "noefi" really means do not use UEFI at all and rear should respect this.

dagwieers commented at 2013-07-04 23:46:

@gdha Exactly my interpretation. So can we implement this https://github.com/rear/rear/pull/253#issuecomment-19809154 ?

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