Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Updating UEFI boot record on Fedora

This is more of a personal note.

Basically grub-install is deemed unnecessary now. If you use it, you will break secure boot. To restore your boot record, you can do

sudo dnf reinstall shim-* grub2-*

then if you also need to update your grub config, which you should not need normally

Fedora 33 and older:

sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg

Fedora 34 and newer:

sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

In case you have upgraded to Fedora 34 from an earlier version, you better use sudo rpmconf -a to restore /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg to the new default version.

While on it, I also learned about the  efibootmgr utility, appears interesting although I don't know what use one can have of it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Source of the information above is bug 1917213, check it for more details.

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