Bug 17611 - EFI partitions are type 0xEF
EFI partitions are type 0xEF
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Florence Beta-3
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Reported: 2000-09-18 13:02 EDT by Matt Domsch
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-01 18:11:37 EDT
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Description Matt Domsch 2000-09-18 13:02:55 EDT
Anaconda, fdisk, etc. need to know that EFI partitions are type 0xEF, and 
have FAT16 or FAT32 file systems.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-01-11 12:10:08 EST
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.
Comment 2 Matt Domsch 2001-01-11 12:28:14 EST
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.
Comment 3 Glen Foster 2001-01-11 16:16:20 EST
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Gold release
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2001-01-17 12:33:43 EST
Will defer this for now since it appears to work.
Comment 5 Matt Domsch 2001-04-30 17:05:04 EDT
I'm re-opening this for consideration again now that the IA-32 release is 
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2001-04-30 17:36:17 EDT
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.)
Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2001-05-01 18:11:32 EDT
OK, this is fixed in CVS. It should be in the next build.

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