Systemd Adds Reboot To EFI Firmware Option

Written by Michael Larabel in systemd on 8 April 2015 at 10:13 AM EDT. 28 Comments
Systemd has picked up another feature for the upcoming systemd 220 release.

Systemd's logind and systemctl components have added support for rebooting to the EFI firmware setup. Running systemctl --firmware-setup (or accessing via systemd's logind interfaces) will cause the system's firmware UEFI setup utility to show at next boot as another alternative to just hitting DEL/F2 at boot time or newer distributions that add a boot menu entry to GRUB2 for EFI firmware configuration. Of course, this will only work for newer systems that were originally booted in the EFI mode.

Details via this Git commit.

Systemd 220 will also introduce its new EFI boot manager, more Btrfs functionality, and other new features.
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