[solved] UEFI clover boot option gone after BIOS update

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  1. chibabah

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    Jan 7, 2017 at 7:44 AM #1
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    Following fixing a different issue, where Clover was making a new UEFI boot drive every time I restarted (causing 20+ boot drives in bios), my issues have gone the other way.

    I updated BIOS to F20, and no longer see any UEFI drives to go to clover in the BIOS setup - only the two drives in the system. I have gone back and made the basic adjustments to the bios (UEFI enabled, etc), and I can still launch clover via a USB - it's just the onboard clover option that seems to have gone missing. Is there a way to restore it?
     
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    Jan 7, 2017 at 5:24 PM #2
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    Still researching - to be clear, I can boot to Sierra and Win if I start up through a USB. What I can't do is remove the USB and direct BIOS to use Clover's UEFI to start - the option simply isn't there.

    Only UEFI is enabled in BIOS.
    I have tried going to Clover Options from the USB and adding the options, but that does nothing.
    I can still mount the EFI drive in Sierra, so to the best of my knowledge, it is actually still there (and it's not the USB EFI).
    I've seen a few people say "use EasyUEFI in windows" but I don't want to spend $30 to fix this.
    BIOS doesn't let me manually add a drive - wish it did.
    Attaching disk list in case you're curious
     

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    Jan 7, 2017 at 6:52 PM #3
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    Tracked down a solution that didn't require new apps - and this worked for me.

    Pre - get your system booted up off the USB and mount the system EFI drive (not the USB EFI drive) - check your directories and copy down the path to the \CLOVER\CLOVERX64.EFI file (I noticed this differs some amongst varying install procedures on the net). Also, doesn't hurt to open Terminal and run "disk util" - note the /dev/disk# location of the drive that has the EFI installed in it. Now, restart and proceed.
    • Boot into clover off of the USB
    • Start up the Clover EFI shell
    • Pull the USB (saves confusion in the next step)
    • Type "map" (no quotes)
    • Look at the drives and apply some thinking about which one is the drive where your Clover EFI drive is - the drive# from disk util will help if you have several drives/partitions showing up. Once you've got it, note the drive - e.g. mine was "FS2"
    • Type "bcfg boot dump" (no quotes)
    • You'll see each boot entry proceeded with a number. For the love of Pete, don't use any of those - determine the next number up. My highest was 03, so I used 04 in the next step.
    • Type the following to create the boot entry:
      bcfg boot add 04 FS2:\EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.EFI CloverUEFI
    • In the above step, the path is helped out by having checked my mounted EFI drive on my system. The last part, "CloverUEFI" above is how the boot entry will appear in BIOS - name this as you will.
    • Type "bcfg boot dump" again to be sure your new entry made it.
    • Exit, shut down, pull the USB if you didn't already.
    • Hold down DEL to open BIOS settings - and in my case - CloverUEFI was in the Boot options. I set it as primary, and everything was back to normal with no more need to use the USB.
     
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    Jan 7, 2017 at 7:02 PM #4
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    There is a free version as well... ;)
     

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