GNU+Linux Installation Instructions

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This section pertains to GNU+Linux installation on systems that use the GNU GRUB bare metal coreboot payload.

If you’re using SeaBIOS or Tianocore, refer to their documentation. SeaBIOS works like any standard BIOS system and Tianocore is literally in most commercial vendor firmware (but Tianocore is non-copyleft Free Software, so their version is non-free while the one Retroboot distributes is Free Software with source code provided). We currently do not document Tianocore and SeaBIOS.

Fedora won’t boot (GNU GRUB payload)?

If you’re using SeaBIOS or Tianocore, ignore this section.

This may also apply to CentOS or Redhat. Chroot guide can be found on fedora website

linux16 issue

When you use Retroboot’s default GRUB config, and retroboot’s grub uses Fedora’s default grub.cfg (in /boot/grub2/grub.cfg), fedora by default makes use of the linux16 command, whereas it should be saying linux

Do this in fedora:

Open /etc/grub.d/10_linux

Set the sixteenbit variable to an empty string, then run:

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

BLS issue

With newer versions of fedora, scripts from grub package default to generating BLS instead of grub.cfg. To change that behaviour add following line to /etc/default/grub (or modify existing one if it already exists):

GRUB_ENABLE_BLSCFG=false

Then generate grub.cfg with:

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

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