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Ubuntu 18.04 UEFI Network Installer

For whatever reason, Canonical thinks this decade-old standard is still optional. Well guess what, it’s not. Many modern systems don’t even have CSM. At all. The workaround is extremely elegant, as always with Ubuntu: grab the mini.iso files, then add the EFI folder from the server ISO to the mix, and that’s it. Lovely, right? […]

Creating UEFI USB media for RHEL

For UEFI all you need is the installer files and the boot loader stuff under the /efi folder, right? Well, RHEL doesn’t seem to like it that way. [ 204.910407] localhost dracut-initqueue[1127]: Warning: dracut-initqueue timeout – starting timeout scripts [ 205.429544] localhost dracut-initqueue[1127]: Warning: dracut-initqueue timeout – starting timeout scripts [ 205.948248] localhost dracut-initqueue[1127]: Warning: […]

Fixing the EFI bootloader on CentOS 7

I’m told that Grub has been rebuilt and Shim has been re-signed with 7.4 so that might be the cause, but to me this is what a new VM looks like after being copied from the template disk: For the googlers: Failed to open \EFI\BOOT\grubx64.efi – Not Found Failed to load image \EFI\BOOT\grubx64.efi: Not Found […]