Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 596380
The Live CD of Fedora 13 x64 does not boot in UEFI
Last modified: 2013-01-10 00:58:34 EST
Description of problem:
Although the document mentions the CD includes boot catalog entries for both BIOS and UEFI firmware interfaces, my motherboard's internal boot manager does not find the UEFI boot catalog entry in the CD. However, the installation DVD of Windows 7 Professional x64 is fine.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Burn Fedora-13-x86_64-Live.iso into a CD
2. Try to boot a computer supporting UEFI with that CD
The UEFI boot catalog entry in the CD is not found/recognized
Boot into Fedora 13 x64 with that CD via UEFI
Motherboard: Intel Desktop Board DP55WG, BIOS Version 4905
reassigning to "distribution" as it can't be efibootmgr's problem (that code isn't even run by that point). Could also be anaconda or livecd-creator I suppose...
I don't think the intent is to have the livecd be EFI bootable - the tools in question seem to be designed to make a usb stick EFI bootable, but there's really no code there to make the CD bootable this way.
(I'm reassigning to livecd-tools for them to weigh in, though.)
According to Section 7.4 of the Installation Guide,
"The CD and DVD media include boot catalog entries for both BIOS and UEFI firmware interfaces. This allows you to boot systems based on either firmware interface from the same CD or DVD. However, some systems with very old BIOS implementations cannot handle media with more than one boot catalog entry. These systems will not boot from the CD or DVD and you must instead boot them from USB or PXE."
So, if the Live CD isn't UEFI bootable at the moment, maybe the Guide has to updated.
I believe that is referring to the traditional install CD or DVD, not the Live media.
Also, I think that section is just plain wrong anyway, at least for Fedora - it looks correct for RHEL. In Fedora up through 13 (inclusive), we make boot.iso UEFI bootable but not Fedora-13-x86_64-DVD.iso or Fedora-13-x86_64-disc1.iso . We also provide efidisk.img, which is a disk image suitable for using on a USB key. The reasoning in that text is right, but the details are backwards.
Corrections to the Installation Guide belong in a separate bug, I think.
I see. How about Fedora-13-x86_64-DVD.iso?
(In reply to comment #5)
Oops... I didn't read the comment careful enough and mixed up Fedora-13-x86_64-Live.iso and Fedora-13-x86_64-DVD.iso. Please disregard my previous comment. Thanks!
Created Bug 596856 for the documation bug.
Created Bug 596859 for the system failure when booting with boot.iso
Leaving this bug active for no UEFI support in Live CD and Installation DVD
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.