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Network boot from UEFI Windows boot manager menu?
2018-03-17, 09:34
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RE: Network boot from UEFI Windows boot manager menu?
(2018-03-16 22:25)NiKiZe Wrote:  Hi, sorry you have not gotten any response on this.
Windows bootmgr does not support booting any efi applications (.efi binarys) other then the ones provided by Microsoft, at least not that have been found so far. (if anyone finds a way to add 3rd party .efis to the windows bootmenu, please tell us Wink )

Correct, but that wasn't the original question Wink (Also, "adding" the entries for linux or whatever you put on the disk's EFI partition is easy, what doesn't work is actually booting them Big Grin )

Firmware application != efi application, at least in the parlance that bcdedit uses.
bcdedit /enum FIRMWARE
Firmware Application (101fffff)
identifier              {e6194908-0b91-11e8-9b87-915c88ec41e1}
description             EFI VMware Virtual SCSI Hard Drive (0.0)

Firmware Application (101fffff)
identifier              {e619490a-0b91-11e8-9b87-915c88ec41e1}
description             EFI VMware Virtual SATA CDROM Drive (1.0)

Firmware Application (101fffff)
identifier              {e619490b-0b91-11e8-9b87-915c88ec41e1}
description             EFI Network

Firmware Application (101fffff)
identifier              {e619490c-0b91-11e8-9b87-915c88ec41e1}
description             EFI Internal Shell (Unsupported option)

I did the obvious - bcdedit /displayorder {e619490b-0b91-11e8-9b87-915c88ec41e1} /addlast and while bcdedit does show the change in the WBM's data -
Windows Boot Manager
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
path                    \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {current}
resumeobject            {e619490d-0b91-11e8-9b87-915c88ec41e1}
displayorder            {current}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 5
displaybootmenu         Yes
...the actual boot menu doesn't display the option. And that's what I was trying to solve.
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RE: Network boot from UEFI Windows boot manager menu? - myxal - 2018-03-17 09:34

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