bootctl(1)



BOOTCTL(1)                          bootctl                         BOOTCTL(1)

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

       --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
           https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/BootLoaderSpec

        2. Systemd boot loader interface
           https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/BootLoaderInterface

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