GRUB updates have been known to result in Linux computers booting into the BIOS or UEFI settings. The fix for this takes advantage of a useful system recovery trick you really ought to know about.
A Case Study: GRUB 2:2.06.r322
A system update for Arch and Arch-based Linux distributions in summer 2022 included a new version of GRUB. GRUB stands for grand unified bootloader.
A bootloader is an application that kicks off the boot-up process when your computer is turned on. Several software tools and utilities need to be launched—from the right partition and in the right order—to eventually result in an operational and accessible operating system. GRUB kicks off that cascade of events.
If you have more than one operating system installed on your computer, GRUB provides a menu so that you can select which operating system to use. One of the code changes to GRUB 2:2.06.r322 added support for a new GRUB option, –is-supported. The option is used to indicate whether a boot to firmware capability is present or not. If it is, GRUB adds an entry to the boot menu…
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