Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474290
[Intel 5.4 FEAT] Support 64 bit UEFI on x86_64 platforms
Last modified: 2009-03-10 14:25:34 EDT
1. Feature Overview:
a. Name of feature:
Support 64 bit UEFI on x86_64 platforms
b. Feature Description
UEFI stands for "Unified Extensible Firmware Interface". It provides a standard environment for booting an operating system and running pre-boot applications.
We would like RHEL5.4 to support 64 bit UEFI on x86_64 platforms. Most of the work will be done in grub and the installer. Also kernel support is needed. Upstream kernel 2.6.24 and later version have support for UEFI.
2. Feature Details:
64 bit Intel EM64T and AMD64
b. Bugzilla Dependencies:
c. Drivers or hardware dependencies:
Supported by multiple hardware vendors: IBM, HP, Dell, and Intel.
d. Upstream acceptance information:
2.6.24 has UEFI support.
e. External links:
f. Severity (U,H,M,L):
g. Target Release Date:
3. Business Justification:
a. Why is this feature needed?
Hardware vendors are switching over to UEFI, estimate is that over 50% of hardware will be UEFI by 2010.
b. What hardware does this enable?
c. Forecast, impact on revenue?
d. Any configuration info?
No for now.
e. Are there other dependencies (drivers).
4. Primary contact at Red Hat, email, phone (chat)
5. Primary contact at Partner, email, phone (chat)
Gabbert, Keve A, +1 503 264 7597
Any status on UEFI for RHEL 5.4?
All the install path code is not yet upstream or in Fedora.
please be more explicite as to what is needed to get UEFI support in RHEL 5.4.
retracting this request.