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#1 2021-03-04 01:49:13

Danielsan
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[RESOLVED] Weird issue with EFI updates [fix: firmware update]

Hi Folks,

yesterday I notice very weird output during the "grub-efi" updates of my system:

Setting up grub2-common (2.04-16) ...
Setting up grub-efi-amd64 (2.04-16) ...
Installing for x86_64-efi platform.
grub-install: warning: Cannot set EFI variable Boot0001.
grub-install: warning: efivarfs_set_variable: writing to fd 8 failed: No space l
eft on device.
grub-install: warning: _efi_set_variable_mode: ops->set_variable() failed: No sp
ace left on device.
grub-install: error: failed to register the EFI boot entry: No space left on dev
ice.
Failed: grub-install --target=x86_64-efi
WARNING: Bootloader is not properly installed, system may not be bootable
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.10.0-3-amd64
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.10.0-3-amd64
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.10.0-2-amd64
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.10.0-2-amd64
Adding boot menu entry for EFI firmware configuration
done

Do not understand there is plenty of space in /boot and the system boots properly:

df /boot
Filesystem     1K-blocks   Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb2         945144 100260    779656  12% /boot

What is actually the issue?

Thanks in advance,

Danielsan

Last edited by Danielsan (2021-03-06 14:58:52)

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#2 2021-03-04 02:01:23

Danielsan
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Re: [RESOLVED] Weird issue with EFI updates [fix: firmware update]

Weird results...

efibootmgr -v
BootCurrent: 0001
Timeout: 1 seconds
BootOrder: 0001,0002,0000
Boot0000* Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS	VenHw(99e275e7-75a0-4b37-a2e6-c5385e6c00cb)
Boot0001* debian	HD(1,GPT,75c7800a-4444-47a5-83eb-349b189e978b,0x800,0x1dc800)/File(\EFI\DEBIAN\SHIMX64.EFI)

I tortured myself for an year with POP_Os! but I wipeout my hard drives and more I have boot on another disk; however it is complaining for 0001 where there is Devuan, maybe I have to check in the bios...

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#3 2021-03-04 05:48:28

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Re: [RESOLVED] Weird issue with EFI updates [fix: firmware update]

You can delete the Pop!_OS boot entry:

# efibootmgr -b 0 -B

If you have any other unused boot entries for old operating systems delete those too.

Looks like you have a crappy, bug-ridden UEFI implementation. This is very common.


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#4 2021-03-04 11:48:57

Danielsan
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Re: [RESOLVED] Weird issue with EFI updates [fix: firmware update]

Thanks, I removed POP but the issues still continue... Do I have to update the firmware?

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#5 2021-03-04 14:31:24

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Re: [RESOLVED] Weird issue with EFI updates [fix: firmware update]

Read this thread: https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=3616

My suspicion: on a crash the kernel overwrites contents of the efi flash. Got an older socket AMD3+ board that had a similar issue (https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=2820).

Now all my installations have /sys/firmware/efi/efivars/ set to ro in fstab.

I had the ASUS Prime X470-Pro sent back to service. They flashed a new bios and fixed the efi memory, something I could not achieve with the means available to a normal user. Now the board works normal again.

rolfie

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#6 2021-03-04 15:32:35

fsmithred
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Re: [RESOLVED] Weird issue with EFI updates [fix: firmware update]

df /boot
Filesystem     1K-blocks   Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb2         945144 100260    779656  12% /boot

What about space on /boot/efi? Don't you have a separate efi partition mounted there?

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#7 2021-03-04 16:18:05

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Re: [RESOLVED] Weird issue with EFI updates [fix: firmware update]

^ I think the error message is referring to the NVRAM contents rather than the hard drive.

@OP: you can stop GRUB from attempting to update the NVRAM entries:

# debconf-set-selections <<<'grub-efi-amd64 grub2/update_nvram boolean false'

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#8 2021-03-04 22:07:19

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Re: [RESOLVED] Weird issue with EFI updates [fix: firmware update]

Thanks to everyone...

I hope tonight to dig further...

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#9 2021-03-05 06:11:57

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Re: [RESOLVED] Weird issue with EFI updates [fix: firmware update]

Just to add more info, I have two separated partition for BOOT and BOOT/EFI with plenty of space available:

lsblk
NAME             MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE  MOUNTPOINT
sda                8:0    0 232.9G  0 disk  
└─sda1             8:1    0 232.9G  0 part  /home
sdb                8:16   0 223.6G  0 disk  
├─sdb1             8:17   0   953M  0 part  /boot/efi
├─sdb2             8:18   0   954M  0 part  /boot
├─sdb3             8:19   0  93.1G  0 part  /mnt/snapshots
└─sdb4             8:20   0 128.6G  0 part  
  └─sdb4_crypt   254:0    0 128.6G  0 crypt 
    ├─vgcr0-swap 254:1    0  22.4G  0 lvm   [SWAP]
    └─vgcr0-enc  254:2    0 106.2G  0 lvm   /home/MyUSER/Documents
sdc                8:32   0 232.9G  0 disk  
sdd                8:48   1 119.5G  0 disk  
└─sdd1             8:49   1 119.5G  0 part

And this is the complete output of efibootmgr:

efibootmgr -v -v
Could not read variable 'BootNext': No such file or directory
error trace:
 efivarfs.c:258 efivarfs_get_variable(): open(/sys/firmware/efi/efivars/BootNext-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c): No such file or directory
 lib.c:139 efi_get_variable(): ops->get_variable failed: No such file or directory
BootCurrent: 0001
Timeout: 1 seconds
BootOrder: 0001,0002
Boot0001* debian	HD(1,GPT,75c7800a-4444-47a5-83eb-349b189e978b,0x800,0x1dc800)/File(\EFI\DEBIAN\SHIMX64.EFI)
Boot0002* debian	HD(1,GPT,75c7800a-4444-47a5-83eb-349b189e978b,0x800,0x1dc800)/File(\EFI\DEBIAN\GRUBX64.EFI)..BO
Could not read variable 'MirrorCurrent': No such file or directory
error trace:
 efivarfs.c:258 efivarfs_get_variable(): open(/sys/firmware/efi/efivars/MirrorCurrent-7b9be2e0-e28a-4197-ad3e-32f062f9462c): No such file or directory
 lib.c:139 efi_get_variable(): ops->get_variable failed: No such file or directory
Could not read variable 'MirrorRequest': No such file or directory
error trace:
 efivarfs.c:258 efivarfs_get_variable(): open(/sys/firmware/efi/efivars/MirrorRequest-7b9be2e0-e28a-4197-ad3e-32f062f9462c): No such file or directory
 lib.c:139 efi_get_variable(): ops->get_variable failed: No such file or directory

And that /sys/firmware/efi/efivars/ is pretty messy:

ls -l /sys/firmware/efi/efivars/
total 0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  122 Mar  4 19:43 Boot0001-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  126 Mar  4 19:43 Boot0002-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    6 Mar  4 19:43 BootCurrent-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    8 Mar  4 19:43 BootOptionSupport-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    8 Mar  4 19:43 BootOrder-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   66 Mar  4 19:43 ConIn-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   66 Mar  4 19:43 ConInDev-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   40 Mar  4 19:43 ConOut-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   40 Mar  4 19:43 ConOutDev-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3147 Mar  4 19:43 dbDefault-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  656 Mar  4 19:43 dbxDefault-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    8 Mar  4 19:43 DefaultBootOrder-45cf35f6-0d6e-4d04-856a-0370a5b16f53
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1284 Mar  4 19:43 DmiArray-4b3082a3-80c6-4d7e-9cd0-583917265df1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   19 Mar  4 19:43 DmiVar0100010400-4b3082a3-80c6-4d7e-9cd0-583917265df1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   14 Mar  4 19:43 DmiVar0100010500-4b3082a3-80c6-4d7e-9cd0-583917265df1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   37 Mar  4 19:43 DmiVar0100010700-4b3082a3-80c6-4d7e-9cd0-583917265df1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   19 Mar  4 19:43 DmiVar0200020400-4b3082a3-80c6-4d7e-9cd0-583917265df1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   14 Mar  4 19:43 DmiVar0200020500-4b3082a3-80c6-4d7e-9cd0-583917265df1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   37 Mar  4 19:43 DmiVar0200020700-4b3082a3-80c6-4d7e-9cd0-583917265df1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   19 Mar  4 19:43 DmiVar0300030400-4b3082a3-80c6-4d7e-9cd0-583917265df1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   37 Mar  4 19:43 DmiVar0300030700-4b3082a3-80c6-4d7e-9cd0-583917265df1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-10-1-1599322300-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-10-1-1600172088-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-10-1-1600907378-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-10-1-1601748732-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-10-1-1604762854-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-10-2-1600907379-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-10-2-1601748733-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-1-1-1599322299-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-1-1-1600172087-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-1-1-1600907377-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-1-1-1601748731-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-1-1-1604762853-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-1-1-1606412874-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-1-1-1612441816-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-1-2-1600172088-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-1-2-1600907378-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-1-2-1601748732-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-2-1-1599322299-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
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-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-2-1-1612441816-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
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-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-3-1-1612441816-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
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-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-6-1-1599322299-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-6-1-1600172087-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-6-1-1600907377-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-6-1-1601748731-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-6-1-1604762853-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
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-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-7-1-1600172087-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-7-1-1600907378-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-7-1-1601748731-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-7-1-1604762853-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-7-1-1612441816-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
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-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-8-1-1604762854-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
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-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-9-1-1601748732-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-9-1-1604762854-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
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-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1028 Mar  4 19:43 dump-type0-9-2-1601748733-D-cfc8fc79-be2e-4ddc-97f0-9f98bfe298a0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   36 Mar  4 19:43 Ep-73dad563-8f27-42af-918f-8651eb0a93ef
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   40 Mar  4 19:43 ErrOut-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   40 Mar  4 19:43 ErrOutDev-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
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-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  516 Mar  4 19:43 LoaderSystemToken-4a67b082-0a4c-41cf-b6c7-440b29bb8c4f
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    6 Mar  4 19:43 MaximumTableSize-4b3082a3-80c6-4d7e-9cd0-583917265df1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    5 Mar  4 19:43 MemoryOverwriteRequestControl-e20939be-32d4-41be-a150-897f85d49829
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    8 Mar  4 19:43 MonotonicCounter-01368881-c4ad-4b1d-b631-d57a8ec8db6b
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   28 Mar  4 19:43 OA3MSDMvariable-01368881-c4ad-4b1d-b631-d57a8ec8db6b
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  110 Mar  4 19:43 OcSetup-3524af07-4548-7374-c9cb-a392f225125d
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   16 Mar  4 19:43 OemSetup-ec87d643-eba4-4bb5-a1e5-3f3e36b20da9
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   19 Mar  4 19:43 OemVariable-dd07b396-b5f4-4a1d-baad-588a722d5522
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   12 Mar  4 19:43 OsIndications-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   12 Mar  4 19:43 OsIndicationsSupported-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   16 Mar  4 19:43 OSSelectVar-2a043c7e-1226-47cb-a4c6-ab7df9b4e72d
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-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   10 Mar  4 19:43 PlatformLangCodes-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   12 Mar  4 19:43 S3SS-4bafc2b4-02dc-4104-b236-d6f1b98d9e84
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    5 Mar  4 19:43 SATAModeVar-162732a7-18a8-47c1-8f87-0d080bdd9208
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    5 Mar  4 19:43 SecureBoot-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    8 Mar  4 19:43 SetUpdateCountVar-81c76078-bfde-4368-9790-570914c01a65
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    5 Mar  4 19:43 SetupMode-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  132 Mar  4 19:43 SignatureSupport-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   12 Mar  4 19:43 SmbiosEntryPointTable-4b3082a3-80c6-4d7e-9cd0-583917265df1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   12 Mar  4 19:43 SmbiosScratchBuffer-4b3082a3-80c6-4d7e-9cd0-583917265df1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   12 Mar  4 19:43 SmbiosV3EntryPointTable-4b3082a3-80c6-4d7e-9cd0-583917265df1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    6 Mar  4 19:43 TbtHRStatusVar-ba1d893b-803e-4b26-a3de-585703ff7bd6
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    6 Mar  4 19:43 Timeout-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   31 Mar  4 19:43 UIT_DATA-fe47349a-7f0d-4641-822b-34baa28ecdd0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   36 Mar  4 19:43 UIT_HEADER-fe47349a-7f0d-4641-822b-34baa28ecdd0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    5 Mar  4 19:43 VendorKeys-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   68 Mar  4 19:43 WriteOnceStatus-4b3082a3-80c6-4d7e-9cd0-583917265df1

Well now I am just more confused, but it looks like the issue is in the firmware itself I should try to update the firmware again...

Shouldn't EFI make the use of the computer easier? 🤔

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#10 2021-03-05 17:22:01

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Re: [RESOLVED] Weird issue with EFI updates [fix: firmware update]

Danielsan wrote:

I should try to update the firmware again...

That might help (if the manufacturer has bothered to fix the problem) but it might also brick your machine. Be careful!

Danielsan wrote:

Shouldn't EFI make the use of the computer easier?

Lol. It would if the implementations were of a reasonable quality but apparently that hits the profit margin too much roll


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#11 2021-03-05 18:20:55

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Re: [RESOLVED] Weird issue with EFI updates [fix: firmware update]

This is a S76 laptop it has its own CLI utility to update the bios, I should just create a dvd pendrive with pop-os and see if there are updates available.I could also try to install this utility on Devuan with their own PPA but they really rely heavily on systemd, for instance POP OS uses systemd-boot rather than grub2, once I used to have Debian I used that PPA and it almost messed-up with the system library.

Bottom-line mobbing is likely to happen with variations of the same species hence POP!_os plays much better with a Windows dual-boot than a with Linux one, it likes deleting your current Linux partitions if you have those... 🤫

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#12 2021-03-05 18:58:36

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Re: [RESOLVED] Weird issue with EFI updates [fix: firmware update]

You may give the latest BIOS a try, good luck with that, I hope it helps. In my case it did not do anything.

When I look at what you posted, the dump-type stuff does not belong there. That may be some data written by the linux kernel into EFI flash.

Good luck, rolfie

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#13 2021-03-06 08:54:48

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Re: [RESOLVED] Weird issue with EFI updates [fix: firmware update]

If the firmware update doesn't fix things then try deleting all of the dump- entries:

# rm /sys/firmware/efi/efivars/dump-*

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#14 2021-03-06 14:57:55

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Re: [RESOLVED] Weird issue with EFI updates [fix: firmware update]

Hi guys thank you very much to each and everyone of you!

The firmware update resolved the issue:

Setting up grub-efi-amd64 (2.04-16) ...
Installing for x86_64-efi platform.
Installation finished. No error reported.
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.10.0-3-amd64
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.10.0-3-amd64
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.10.0-2-amd64
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.10.0-2-amd64
Adding boot menu entry for EFI firmware configuration
done
Processing triggers for shim-signed:amd64 (1.33+15+1533136590.3beb971-7) ...

The only good point about this Linux hardware vendors is that things like firmware updating are specifically for the Linux kernel and not generic or Windows oriented...

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