bootctl man page

bootctl — Control the firmware and boot manager settings

Synopsis

bootctl [Options...]status

bootctl [Options...]update

bootctl [Options...]install

bootctl [Options...]remove

Description

bootctl checks, updates, installs or removes the boot loader from the current system.

bootctl status checks and prints the currently installed versions of the boot loader binaries and all current EFI boot variables.

bootctl update updates all installed versions of systemd-boot, if the current version is newer than the version installed in the EFI system partition. This also includes the EFI default/fallback loader at /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.

bootctl install installs systemd-boot into the EFI system partition. A copy of systemd-boot will be stored as the EFI default/fallback loader at /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.

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

If no command is passed, status is implied.

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. The default is /boot.
--no-variables
Do not touch the EFI boot variables.

Exit Status

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

See Also

Boot loader specification[1]Systemd boot loader interface[2]

Notes

1.

Boot loader specification

2.

Systemd boot loader interface

Referenced By

systemd.directives(7), systemd.index(7).

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