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#1 2019-03-26 00:00:48

olocin
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Registered: 2018-01-03
Posts: 136

Which of these folders in /boot is it safe to nuke during new install?

I'm planning to reinstall Arch on my system, and was looking at /boot to understand its structure.

/boot:
BOOT
EFI
initramfs-linux-fallback.img
initramfs-linux.img
intel-ucode.img
loader
vmlinuz-linux

/boot/BOOT:
BOOT.SDI

/boot/EFI:
arch
Boot
Microsoft
systemd

/boot/EFI/arch:
fw
fwupdx64.efi

/boot/EFI/arch/fw:

/boot/EFI/Boot:
bootx64.efi
LenovoBT.EFI
License.txt
ReadMe.txt

/boot/EFI/Microsoft:
Boot
Recovery

/boot/EFI/systemd:
systemd-bootx64.efi

/boot/loader:
entries
loader.conf

/boot/loader/entries:
arch.conf

I"m currently on dual boot with Windows on a UEFI system, and I plan to move to single boot, keeping the rest unchanged.

During the new installation, is it safe to mount the old /boot without formatting it, and let

 # bootctl --path=/boot install 

create new /boot/loader, /boot/intramfs*, /boot/intel-ucode and /boot/vmlinuz* ?

It seems wise not to touch /boot/EFI and /boot/BOOT/BOOT.SDI, but what is the latter? Should I bother to edit the former in the bios to remove Windows entry?

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#2 2019-03-26 00:35:49

Slithery
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From: Norfolk, UK
Registered: 2013-12-01
Posts: 3,333

Re: Which of these folders in /boot is it safe to nuke during new install?

If you want to install Arch as your only OS then just wipe the lot and start fresh, that's what I'd do.


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