Arch & UEFI [Was: Bug on missing staging modules rpm]

Chris Brannon chris at
Sat Jul 23 11:08:02 EDT 2016

Janina Sajka <janina at> writes:

> Just last night I finally got my system booting successfully. It turns
> out that swapping usb sticks on this particular board could cause the
> UEFI boot order settings to get shuffled.

Just out of curiosity, what kind of mobo do you have?
Mine is an Asus F1A55-M.
I had a similar problem a while back, and I posted to the list
about it.  At some point, my UEFI boot settings got shuffled, and the
board now always boots all of my rescue media in legacy mode.
efibootmgr won't work, and none of the EFI variables are available.
I didn't mention it earlier in this thread, because it looked like
efibootmgr and friends were working for you.
I suspect if I ever need to do anything with EFI while rescuing a
system, I'm going to have to get a sighted person over here with a
monitor to fix my settings.
EFI has been a bit of a source of pain and frustration for me.
It's really too bad that the computer makers went off and did their own
thing here, rather than adopting something open like Coreboot.  I
suspect that Coreboot could actually be made to talk, and we could
have had accessibility at the firmware level.  Oh well, whatever.
Another day, another disappointment.

-- Chris

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