bootctl man page

bootctl ā€” Control the firmware and boot manager settings

Synopsis

bootctl [Options...] {COMMAND}

Description

bootctl can check the EFI boot loader status, list available entries, and install, update, or remove the systemd-boot(7) boot loader on the current system.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Print a short help text and exit.

--version

Print a short version string and exit.

--path=

Path to the EFI System Partition (ESP). If not specified, /efi, /boot, and /boot/efi are checked in turn. It is recommended to mount the ESP to /boot, if possible.

-p, --print-path

This option modifies the behaviour of status. Just print the path to the EFI System Partition (ESP) to standard output and exit.

--no-variables

Do not touch the EFI boot variables.

Commands

status

Shows the currently installed versions of the boot loader binaries and all current EFI boot variables. If no command is specified, this is the implied default.

list

Shows all configured boot loader entries.

update

Updates all installed versions of systemd-boot(7), if the current version is newer than the version installed in the EFI system partition. This also includes the EFI default/fallback loader at ESP/EFI/BOOT/BOOT*.EFI. A systemd-boot entry in the EFI boot variables is created if there is no current entry. The created entry will be added to the end of the boot order list.

install

Installs systemd-boot into the EFI system partition. A copy of systemd-boot will be stored as the EFI default/fallback loader at ESP/EFI/BOOT/BOOT*.EFI. A systemd-boot entry in the EFI boot variables is created and added to the top of the boot order list.

remove

Removes all installed versions of systemd-boot from the EFI system partition, and removes systemd-boot from the EFI boot variables.

Exit Status

On success, 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

See Also

systemd-boot(7), Boot Loader Specification[1], Boot Loader Interface[2]

Notes

1.

Boot Loader Specification
https://github.com/systemd/systemd/blob/master/doc/BOOT_LOADER_SPECIFICATION.md

2.

Boot Loader Interface
https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/BootLoaderInterface

Referenced By

loader.conf(5), systemd-boot(7), systemd.directives(7), systemd.index(7).

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