On my new NUC5CPYH I try boot via the new EFI bootloader. It takes me a good hour to figure it out.
What advantages does EFI have over a straightforward syslinux boot? I have no idea. All I see so far is complexity disadvantages. For example, I cannot not edit the boot as simple as pressing tab on syslinux (44th minute is what happens when there is no working systemd-boot config. No opportunity to define /vmlinuz!).
WARNING: I only begin to understand how to create the /boot FAT partition (aka the EFI System Partition aka ESP) 28 minutes in! Only about 31 minutes in I work out how bootctl install works.
Around 35 minutes, I work out that I need /boot around for pacstrap to drop the kernel in. Annoyingly `bootctl update` doesn’t seem to detect the install and create a config for you. Only in the 50th minute I pluck in the courage (and strength) to create a configuration for systemd-boot.
Huge PITA to specify root partition with PARTUUID.
Near the end of the video (59 mins)… after enabling fastboot, I cannot seem to get to the Visual Bios (v2.2.16) setup anymore. Furthermore VisualBios does not seem to recognise I have an awesome Internet connection! UPDATE: Fastboot can be disabled by holding down the power button, see: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-034965.htm
BIG QUESTION: Why does it take 12s for the FIRMWARE?!?!?!?! (After enabled fastboot in Visual Bios it drops to 10s….)