Bug#783990: efivarfs is a separate fs and needs moutning

Ian Jackson ijackson at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Fri Jul 16 15:23:35 BST 2021

Control: tags -1 patch

Thorsten Glaser writes ("Re: Bug#783990: efivarfs is a separate fs and needs moutning"):
> This is not as easy as it sounds:
> tglase at tglase-nb:~ $ sudo mount -t efivarfs efivarfs /sys/firmware/efi/efivars
> mount: /sys/firmware/efi/efivars: mount point does not exist.
> 32|tglase at tglase-nb:~ $ sudo mkdir -p /sys/firmware/efi/efivars
> mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/sys/firmware/efi’: Operation not permitted
> This is on amd64 without EFI (classical BIOS, no CSM).


I guess this should be done if /sys/firmware/efi/efivars exists, then.

Can you confirm that that directory doesn't exist for you ?


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