Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 463713
[LTC 6.0 FEAT] 200829:UEFI support - gnu-efi
Last modified: 2010-11-10 15:34:54 EST
Emily J. Ratliff <email@example.com> - 2008-09-17 10:31 EDT
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: UEFI support - gnu-efi
b. Feature Description
Request full support for UEFI for i386 and x86_64 archs. Requires UEFI
extensions to lilo/grub boot loaders. Also expect support EFI Variables in
NVRAM exported to the OS, EFI runtime services. It appears most of the
development for i386 is complete, but needs to be verified. x86_64 support is
being developed by Intel and needs to be submitted upstream. ia64 has supported
EFI from the beginning.
2. Feature Details:
Arch Specificity: Both
Affects Installer: Yes
Affects Core Kernel: Yes
Delivery Mechanism: Direct from community
Request Type: Kernel - Enhancement from Upstream
d. Upstream Acceptance: Accepted
Sponsor Priority 1
f. Severity: High
IBM Confidential: no
Code Contribution: 3rd party code
g. Component Version Target: uEFI code submitted to gnu-efi
3. Business Case
All upcoming System x hardware will support UEFI-based BIOS. UEFI is projected
to be on system x hardware as soon as 1H 08, which means it would be in test 2H07
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Monte Knutson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 877-894-1495
Kevin Stansell, email@example.com
Chris McDermott, firstname.lastname@example.org
Julio Alvarez, email@example.com
This feature is in the current Fedora beta release.
The feature requested has already been accepted into the upstream code base
planned for the next major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
When the next milestone release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is available,
please verify that the feature requested is present and functioning as
in Red Hat CVS Tree Marking as Accepted
Switching Severity from Urgent to High. Urgent should be reserved for problems that need to be fixed asynch.
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-06-15 17:56 EDT-------
Using a x3850 M3 running RHEL6 Snap6 I installed the below gnu-efi
package, the below grub package, and the packages they depended on.
I then used rpmbuild(8) to build a new grub.efi that I used to replace the
existing /boot/efi/EFI/redhat/grub.efi. The new grub.efi worked fine when
the system was restarted.
Moving to Distro State to VERIFIED based on the above check.
Moving to VERIFIED as per comment #6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.