Post by Matthew dyer via arch-general
Last night I was reading in the arch wiki about creating an efi partition
for arch Linux and I had a question. Is this esp partition the same as say
a boot partition that is used in bios? Meening do I need to have an extra
partition for a boot partition or is this efi partition used as the boot
partition. I did not see anything regarding this in the wiki so thought I
would ask here.
It depends. Some bootloader require to use the same partition for boot
and efi, some donât or even require the opposite for some setup (like
full-disk encryption including /boot using grub).
That being said, I donât think there are interesting setups (at least
none came to mind) which would /require/ both a boot and efi partitions
as well as the boot partition to be independent from the / one. So only
one extra partition for both or only for EFI should be enough.
You can have more information about this by reading bootloaders wiki pages.