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Bug #12463

installboot(1M) lists wrong binary for 64-bit EFI boot

Added by Jason King 8 months ago. Updated 8 months ago.

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Description

Currently, installboot(1M) says:

     The x86 UEFI systems load and start boot loader program from /EFI/Boot
     directory of the EFI System Partition (ESP).  The boot loader program in
     ESP is named bootx86.efi for AMD64 system and bootia32.efi for i386
     system.  Note, only a 64-bit kernel is supported, even on i386 systems.
     The bootia32.efi boot program is only provided to support systems with
     32-bit UEFI firmware, but which can support 64-bit mode.

     The bootx86.efi is copied from /boot/loader64.efi and bootia32.efi is
     copied from /boot/loader32.efi.

The 64-bit loader is actually bootx64.efi

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Updated by Yuri Pankov 8 months ago

That whole paragraph doesn't make much sense:

- "The boot loader program in ESP is named bootx86.efi for AMD64 system and bootia32.efi for i386 system" - this likely should say "bootx64.efi for 64-bit UEFI firmware and bootia32.efi for 32-bit one"?
- "Note, only a 64-bit kernel is supported, even on i386 systems." - doesn't make sense after 32-bit kernel removal.
- "The bootia32.efi boot program is only provided to support systems with 32-bit UEFI firmware, but which can support 64-bit mode." - given the previous sentences, this can be removed completely?

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