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efibootmgr

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Post by jj1j1 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:31 pm

I have an old ubuntu entry in bios boot menu, and have been reading how to remove it. Many solutions involve booting ubuntu from thunbdrive, and using "efibootmgr". I'd rather not mess with ubuntu. Can I do it from MX thumbdrive?
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Post by JayM » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:33 pm

Searching the stable repo with MXPI shows that efibootmgr is installed by default so I assume it also is on the live USB, if that helps.
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Re: efibootmgr

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Post by Head_on_a_Stick » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:22 am

The efibootmgr command can be used from the live environment or from another system installed on the same machine.

The syntax for removing entries is a bit weird though:

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efibootmgr -b xxxx -B
Replace xxxx with the boot number of the unwanted entry (which can be found by running efibootmgr without any arguments).
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