efibootmgr not working as intended.

24 05 2013

I just had a problem where efibootmgr wouldn’t save new boot entries and fail silently.

Running strace efibootmgr, it was saying “no space left on device”

I wont go into details of what’s happening but there’s an easy solution with kernel 3.9 and up.

Launch into the efi shell and add the option “efi_no_storage_paranoia” to your boot options.

Once the system is up and running like normal, you shouldn’t have a problem with efibootmgr anymore.

PROTIP: Add “efi_no_storage_paranoia” to your startup.nsh



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