Ditch GRUB for an EFI Boot loader

Registered by Daniel Fore

It's officially the future. We can stub load the kernel directly from EFI these days. We should consider ditching GRUB for something like Gummiboot or rEFInd

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Daniel Fore
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i am not very good with bootloaders but wouldnt this move completetly cripple older machines which is not equipped with UEFI capable motherboards. As far as i know gummiboot and rEFI doesnt support BIOS bootloading and GRUB supports both BIOS and UEFI .

I agree BIOS should still be supported.

Burg also supports BIOS and UEFI. It works with themes
so you could change the look. Burg is not a 2 color terminal loader
it is a very graphical one.

When GRUB supports EFI, why ditching it? Although, I agree: EFI first and falling back to BIOS if necessary. ~Sven

gummiboot has been renamed to systemd-boot.
I think that grub is slower that systemd-boot.
There is also a young project, clr-boot-manager which is a fork of systemd-boot, that provides atomic kernel upgrades and a grub fallback, maybe a similar fall-back mechanize could be used in systemd-boot? ~Zach

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