Bug 1200235 - "efi" as a mountpoint is not correct for partition kickstart command
Summary: "efi" as a mountpoint is not correct for partition kickstart command
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: doc-Installation_Guide
Version: 7.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Petr Bokoc
QA Contact: ecs-bugs
Depends On:
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Reported: 2015-03-10 05:33 UTC by Masahiro Matsuya
Modified: 2019-06-13 08:17 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-04-29 12:40:41 UTC
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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.

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