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|Summary:||BFO files don't appear to support (U)EFI hardware.|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Chris Murphy <bugzilla>|
|Component:||gpxe||Assignee:||Justin M. Forbes <jforbes>|
|Status:||NEW ---||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||15||CC:||berrange, jforbes, jhenner, matt_domsch, tburke, the.ridikulus.rat|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2012-03-19 18:21:54 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Chris Murphy 2011-03-28 16:26:02 EDT
Description of problem: http://boot.fedoraproject.org/ provides no useful information on whether the files support UEFI booting, and if not, references to how to make it work. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 14 and Fedora 15. How reproducible: 100% Steps to Reproduce: 1. Download bfo.usb from http://boot.fedoraproject.org/ 2. dd the image to a USB stick. 3. Attempt to boot. Actual results: (U)EFI machines don't show the USB stick as being bootable. BIOS machines do. Expected results: Expect either a separate BFO file to download for use with UEFI hardware, or for the existing ones to support booting UEFI hardware. Additional info: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_UEFI_pxeboot There appears to be no valid *.efi files at http://serverbeach1.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/bfo/. So it doesn't appear possible on the remote side, even if the local hardware is capable.
Comment 1 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2011-04-04 16:37:44 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 2 Daniel Berrange 2012-03-19 18:21:54 EDT
Unfortunately this is not the right place for this kind of request. You need to file a ticket with the Fedora Infrastructure team: https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/
Comment 3 Chris Murphy 2012-03-19 18:39:51 EDT
You mean this is a feature request and not a bug? I'm not quite understanding. If BFO is a good idea for BIOS machines, it seems it would also be a good idea for UEFI machines. And I understand the USB stick contents would be considerably different because the only local files BFO provides is the bootloader - and that's what's so radically different between BIOS and UEFI. So if it's a feature request, would I basically be asking for UEFI equivalent BFO files be produced?
Comment 4 Jaroslav Henner 2017-12-22 09:58:40 EST
I would really like to have something really small that I could simply cp or dd to usb stick and just select the distro I want to live-boot / install and all the data should be downloaded afterwards.