Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17611
EFI partitions are type 0xEF
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:58 EDT
Anaconda, fdisk, etc. need to know that EFI partitions are type 0xEF, and
have FAT16 or FAT32 file systems.
Is this referring to the /boot/efi partition? This would require substantial
changes to how we allocate partitions, and seems to work as it is currently setup.
Yes, /boot/efi is the EFI System Partition. Per the EFI spec, it carries a DOS
type of 0xef to distinguish it from type 0x6. May not be critical, as 0x6 does
indeed work today.
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Gold release
Will defer this for now since it appears to work.
I'm re-opening this for consideration again now that the IA-32 release is
FWIW, one of the partition types (6, I believe) doesn't work at all on
the Compaq box here. EFI never sees it... (this could be a bug in their
smartarray EFI driver, though.)
OK, this is fixed in CVS. It should be in the next build.