lxnay wrote:Yes, the EFI boot partition is a FAT32 partition at the beginning of the disk that must be mounted (but NOT FORMATTED!) on /boot/efi.
New Sabayon user here so I really don't know the ins and outs of the distro yet, but this seems a bit confusing. So please correct me if I'm mistaken.
Technically it's called the EFI System
partition, type EF00, it is formatted
as VFAT and mounted at /boot/efi. However, outside of the times the data in it needs to be updated it does not, just like a separate /boot
partition, need to normally be mounted (noauto in fstab),
The BIOS boot
partition, type EF02, on the other hand is a raw partition, not formatted, and never mounted. It is extra space to facilitate non-UEFI (standard BIOS) booting on GPT disks.