EFI3M, the EFI Multi-boot Menu Maker

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Sun Jun 17 22:29:00 UTC 2018

Hello folks,

EFI3M, the EFI Multi-boot Menu Maker, is available here:

This shell script builds a menu with entries for all accessible EFI OS
boot loaders at time of running it, that will be presented at next
startup, stored in an internal EFI System Partition and/or written on an
USB stick, making it a rescue multi-boot media.

How to use it?
1) Download the script EFI3M
2) Make it executable:
chmod 0755 EFI3M
3) Run it as root (use sudo for some distributions):
./EFI3M or "sh EFI3M" 

It should work on any Linux distribution with GRUB2 installed (used to
build the menu as an EFI application).

To help the visually impaired, the boot menu optionally plays a sound at
startup, a tune of n sounds when starting the boot entry numbered n from
the top of the menu, and specific tunes for reboot and halt, so you know
what you are doing.

To know more, you have the README on GitHub, and a page of information
accessible from the main menu of EFI3M when running it.

I have tested EFI3M on Slint64-, Slackware 14.2, Debian testing,
Fedora Workstation 28-1.1, Arch Linux 20180601, openSUSE 15.0 Leap,
Ubuntu Mate 18.04.

Feel free to send me an email for any question, issue or suggestion.
You can also use the Slint mailing list.

I plan to internationalize EFI3M, but as my native language is French
I need to first enhance the wording of the dialog in English. I will be
grateful for your proposed correction.

PS. EFI3M being just a shell script should be accessible with orca or
espeakup running. If one of these runs, the boot menu built will have
sound by default.


Didier Spaier
Slint distribution:

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