Bug 58158 - efibootmgr can't write label into NVRAM.
Summary: efibootmgr can't write label into NVRAM.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: elilo   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: ia64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Bill Nottingham
: 64534 (view as bug list)
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-01-10 12:33 UTC by Shinya Narahara
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:24 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-13 18:08:06 UTC
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Description Shinya Narahara 2002-01-10 12:33:50 UTC
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Description of problem:
When the installation finished, efibootmgr command outputs some error on the screen,
and the efi boot menu is never changed.
Also the command /usr/sbin/efibootmgr can't do so.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Red Hat 7.2 for IA-64.

Actual Results:  Error displayed below:
efibootmgr: write_variable(): can't open /proc/efi/var/Efi-47c7b226-c42a-11d2-8e57-00a0c969723b

Expected Results:  exit normally and add label "Red Hat Linux" into EFI NVRAM.

Additional info:

The file named "/proc/efi/var/Efi-47c7b226-c42a-11d2-8e57-00a0c969723b" is hard coded in
efibootmgr-0.3.x, however we don't have this file on our test machie. The new one,
eifbootmgr-0.4.0-test4, doesn't have this name in its sourcecode. And we've confirmed that the
0.4.0-test4 works fine. Refer http://domsch.com/linux/ia64/efibootmgr/.

Maybe this issue depends on EFI version. Our test machine is Intel BigSur(IA-64 800MHz x2),
which has EFI version 1.02, 1.01 sal and 1.01 pal. BigSur that has older EFI, has /proc/efi/var/
Efi-47c7b226-c42a-11d2-8e57-00a0c969723b file certainly.

So we recommend to updete efibootmgr(in elilo package) as soon as possible,
newer EFI really needs it.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-05-07 15:51:08 UTC
*** Bug 64534 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Matt Domsch 2003-02-13 18:08:06 UTC
AS2.1 IPF contains efibootmgr 0.4.0 fix.  Closing.
Newer efibootmgr RPMs available on domsch.com if needed apart from AS2.1 IPF.

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