On 02/20/2018 01:27 PM, Stephen Morris wrote:
On 20/2/18 7:39 pm, Samuel Sieb wrote:
> On 02/12/2018 01:32 PM, Stephen Morris wrote:
>> Wouldn't grub2-install be used to install the boot sectors to the
>> /boot partition? This question is coming from the days when I
>> formatted an entire hard disk as GPT and tried to install an older
>> Fedora system on it and had the install fail with the message that
>> Fedora could not be booted from a GPT environment.
> There are no boot sectors with EFI. The necessary files that go in
> the EFI partition at /boot/efi are in the grub2-efi-x64 and shim-x64
This question was not so much aimed at efi, but rather is it still the
case that /boot cannot be placed in a GPT partition?
I don't understand the question. There are no boot sectors in the /boot
partition. The boot sector is the MBR on a non-GPT drive. Linux
understands GPT partitions just as well as the old style, so if you
really want to, you can put /boot on its own GPT partition. On an EFI
system, the kernel and initramfs are still in /boot which is not part of
the EFI boot partition.