Bug 520626 - module efivars omitted from install media
Summary: module efivars omitted from install media
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-01 13:49 UTC by John Reiser
Modified: 2009-09-01 16:18 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-09-01 16:18:01 UTC

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Description John Reiser 2009-09-01 13:49:31 UTC
Description of problem: efibootmgr suggests loading kernel module 'efivars', but that module is not on install media.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot DVD on machine with EFI boot (such as Apple Macintosh)
2. install until finished; switch to shell on VT2
3. modprobe efivars

Actual results: module efivars not found

Expected results: module efivars loaded

Additional info:

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2009-09-01 14:33:17 UTC
What is this module needed for?

Comment 2 John Reiser 2009-09-01 14:41:52 UTC
efibootmgr says that efivars is needed for repair and enhancement operations at the conclusion of an install onto a machine with EFI boot.

I have not been able boot *any* Fedora 11 (release) or Fedora 12 (Alpha) installs to an external FireWire drive on my Apple Macintosh Mini i686 only.  Somehow the external drive is not fully connected to the boot logic and/or the EFI System Partition on the internal harddrive, and/or OpenFirmware in PROM.  I tried to invoke efibootmgr to investigate and fix the problem, but efibootmgr complained that it couldn't find the right information, and suggested "modprobe efivars".

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2009-09-01 16:18:01 UTC
There's no efivars.ko in any of the current kernel builds.

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