[virt-tools-list] how to boot into uefishell

Paige Thompson paigeadele at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 10:58:53 UTC 2018

AKA why doesn't it work when I actually need it to:

you know if I could just get into this EFI shell that always pops up
whenever I dont want to see it and dont need it I could actually use it to
boot this non standard OS with the params I wish I could just use with
--boot-kernel / --extra-arguments but cant because vmware. But you know
like I hope you will reply to this e-mail instead to let me know that I
can't do this without nested kvm enabled and +vmx cpuflags which I already
know but whatever you do please don't e-mail me back to let me know how to
tell it to explicitly boot into uefi shell.

I could just use that Uefishell.iso but, oh guess what it doesn't exist:

➜  macOS git:(master) ✗ find /usr -name "*uefi*"

so there must be a uefishell.efi file somewhere right?

how do -boot uefishell or --boot uefishell=yeap

how can I do this I dont have anymore patience it needs to get done I feel
like there should be at least one answer somewhere on the internet as to
"how to boot uefishell" as opposed to every single answer being how to not
do it.

 virt-install \
-n VMWare_ESXi \
--description "VMWare ESXi 6.7.0" \
--os-type=Linux \
--os-variant=generic \
--ram=8192 \
--vcpus=10 \
--disk path=/mnt/export/VM/VMwareESXi,bus=scsi,size=100 \
--graphics none \
--cdrom VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0-8169922.x86_64.iso \
--network type=direct,source=LAN,model=virtio \
--controller type=scsi,model=virtio-scsi

I just want to drop straight into a uefishell thats it.
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