Jóhann B. Guðmundsson <johan...@gmail.com> writes: > On 30.6.2020 17:49, John M. Harris Jr wrote: >> On Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:34:27 AM MST Jóhann B. Guðmundsson wrote: >>> Given Hans proposal  introduced systemd/grub2/Gnome upstream changes >>> it beg the question if now would not be the time to stop supporting >>> booting in legacy bios mode and move to uefi only supported boot which >>> has been available on any common intel based x86 platform since atleast >>> 2005. >> This is simply false. I'm currently writing this email on a ThinkPad X200 >> Tablet, which does not support UEFI. I can get dropping x86 support, but >> dropping BIOS boot support? >> > Such proposal would never be about stop supporting older hardware that's > just a misconception people are getting > > And it's quite evident by the response here that hw that is atleast 2010 > and older is still quite happily being used and that hw does not support > UEFI and no one is talking about taking that away anytime soon. > > The first step ( The actual change proposal ) would simply be about > replace grub2 with sd-boot for UEFI strictly on the x86 architecture > which has UEFI available and enabled ( is not using legacy bios ) and > see what issue are encountered, solve those then consider moving to > different architectures and further integration if relevant etc. ( > baby steps ) Next I would suggest looking at UEFI supported ARM > systems ( but I personally would have to obtain such hardware before > doing so ).
But... why? It's not like grub2 doesn't work for booting UEFI. Doesn't seem like there's a point in running through all the issues that grub2 already solved again. Thanks, --Robbie
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