On 12/2/18 7:58 am, Stephen Morris wrote:
On 11/2/18 7:00 pm, Samuel Sieb wrote:
> On 02/10/2018 04:27 PM, Stephen Morris wrote:
>> On 10/2/18 5:46 pm, Samuel Sieb wrote:
>>> On 02/09/2018 09:40 AM, Rick Stevens wrote:
>>>> IIRC, /boot/efi/* is created by the initial anaconda install sequence
>>>> and is in place in case you use UEFI at some point in the future.
>>>> it's only about 15MB in size, it's pretty innocuous and I
>>>> worry about it. Ubuntu's install mechanism isn't the same and it
>>>> probably doesn't create that directory unless it notices you are
>>>> in UEFI
>>>> boot mode at the time of install.
>>> What's in yours? Are any of the files owned? Mine is just an
>>> empty directory tree to /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/. I just checked
>>> further and that directory is owned by grub-common, but not the
>>> parent directories.
>> I've just checked my efi directory, and /boot/efi is owned by
>> 'root', as are directories /boot/efi/EFI and /boot/efi/System and
>> file /boot/efi/mach_kernel. Drilling a little bit further
>> directories /boot/efi/EFI/BOOT and /boot/efi/EFI/fedora are also
>> owned by root, as is directory /boot/efi/System/Library, so I'm
>> assuming everything is.
> Sorry for not being more clear. I mean owned in the rpm way. If you
> do "rpm -qf /path/to/file" it will tell you which package put the
> file (or directory) there.
>> I'm not concerned so much by the space that structure is using, but
>> more just querying why it is there, and, if I happen to delete that
>> structure will that cause any problems, or, if I do delete it is
>> something going to put it back?
> If you don't have an EFI system, then deleting those files shouldn't
> make any difference. But I'm curious, since you actually have files
> in there, can you check what package owns them as described above?
I've issued the command rpm -qf /boot/efi and it tells me it was owned
I've also issue the command rpm -qf /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grubenv and
that is owned by grub2-efi-x64-2.02-19.fc27.x86_64.
The command rpm -qf /boot/efi/mach_kernel tells me it is owned by
rpm -qf /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grubx64.efi says it is owned by
rpm -qf /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/shim.efi says it is owned by
I haven't issued the command against the other .efi files in the
fedora sudirectory, but from their names I would assume they are owned
by multiple different packages. The thing that sticks out with these
.efi files in the fedora directory is that fwupia32.efi and
fwupx64.efi are executable by owner which is root, but grubx64.efi is
world executable, and, those 3 files are the only ones of the 8 .efi
files present that are executable.
Just further to this, I have checked my boot order in the bios and it is
set to SSD, CDROM, UEFI: Builtin efi shell.
If at boot time I display the boot menu it shows this as SSD, HARD DISK
1, HARD DISK 2, CDROM 1, CDROM 2, UEFI: Builtin efi shell, with SSD
being the default boot device.
Also in the bios Security section I have Secure Boot explicitly
disabled, and the bios also says that Secure Boot can only be used if
the system is in 'User Mode'.
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