Building a Bootable USB drive with UEFI Shell (x64)

  1. Format your media as FAT32

  2. Create the following directory structure in the root of the new media

    • /efi/boot

  3. Download the UEFI Shell (Shell.efi) from the following link

  4. Rename the UEFI shell file to Bootx64.efi

  5. Copy the UEFI shell (now Bootx64.efi) to the /efi/boot directory

Installing CHIPSEC

  1. Extract the contents of __install__/UEFI/ to the USB drive, as appropriate.

    • This will create a /efi/Tools directory with Python.efi and /efi/StdLib with subdirectories for dependencies.

  2. Copy the contents of CHIPSEC to the USB drive.

    The contents of your drive should look like follows:

    -  fs0:
       -  efi
          -  boot
             -  bootx64.efi (optional)
          -  StdLib
             -  lib
                -  python36.8
                   -  [lots of python files and directories]
          -  Tools
             -  Python.efi
       -  chipsec
          -  chipsec
             -  …
          -  …
  3. Reboot to the USB drive (this will boot to UEFI shell).

    • You may need to enable booting from USB in BIOS setup.

    • You will need to disable UEFI Secure Boot to boot to the UEFI Shell.



cd chipsec

python.efi or python.efi

Next follow steps in section “Basic Usage” of Running CHIPSEC

Building UEFI Python 3.6.8 (optional)

  1. Start with Py368Readme.txt

  2. Make modifications as needed

  3. Build and directory creation steps are covered in the Py368Readme.txt

    • MSVS build tools are highly recommended