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[bug#55631] [PATCH] gnu: grub: add removable grub-efi bootloader option

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#55631] [PATCH] gnu: grub: add removable grub-efi bootloader option
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2022 23:27:17 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.1 (gnu/linux)


Karl Hallsby <> skribis:

> For single-disk installs (external USBs) and for amnesiac UEFIs, Guix is not
> found using its default Grub EFI bootloader location of
> /boot/efi/EFI/Guix/grubx64.efi means the Guix install will not be found.
> To handle this, we can place the bootloader file in the UEFI specification
> location, overwriting any other OS that may have placed a file there. This
> location is namely /boot/efi/EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.efi. Grub has explicit support
> for this location/situation with the `--removable` flag.

Interesting.  The patch LGTM; one last thing: could you add a couple of
lines in doc/guix.texi, under “Bootloader Configuration” (next to where
‘grub-efi-netboot-bootloader’ is described) describing

With that in place, we should be all set.

Thanks in advance,

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