Bug 1200235

Summary: "efi" as a mountpoint is not correct for partition kickstart command
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Reporter: Masahiro Matsuya <mmatsuya>
Component: doc-Installation_GuideAssignee: Petr Bokoc <pbokoc>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: ecs-bugs
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Version: 7.0CC: rbiba
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Description Masahiro Matsuya 2015-03-10 05:33:09 UTC
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  Search with "part or partition".

Describe the issue: 

mntpoint - Where the partition is mounted. The value must be of one of the following forms: 

  .. snip ..

 * efi
An EFI System Partition. A 50 MB EFI partition is necessary on UEFI-based AMD64 and Intel 64 systems; the recommended size is 200 MB. It is not necessary on BIOS systems. See also the bootloader command. 


But, "efi" is not available. Correctly, it should be /boot/efi.

Suggestions for improvement: 

It should be "/boot/efi", not "efi"

Additional information: 

We tested it. "efi" didn't work, and "/boot/efi" works. 

In pyanaconda/kickstart.py, the mount point like "efi" is not detected as EFI System Partition.

class PartitionData(commands.partition.F18_PartData):
    def execute(self, storage, ksdata, instClass):
        elif self.mountpoint == "/boot/efi":
            if blivet.arch.isMactel():
                type = "hfs+"
                type = "EFI System Partition"
                self.fsopts = "defaults,uid=0,gid=0,umask=0077,shortname=winnt"

upstream also doesn't have the code to deal with the mountpoint "efi". I think this is a documentation bug.

Comment 1 Petr Bokoc 2015-03-10 12:44:21 UTC
That does indeed look like a docs bug. I'll fix it asap.

Comment 2 Petr Bokoc 2015-03-13 15:05:47 UTC
Fixed. Preview is available here (scroll down to "part or partition (required)":


I also checked a few other places in the book that deal with the EFI System Partition and made sure it's explained clearly everywhere.