Bug 802150 - grub2-mkrescue does not create EFI image
grub2-mkrescue does not create EFI image
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub2 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-11 13:58 EDT by Mansour Behabadi
Modified: 2015-02-17 09:10 EST (History)
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Description Mansour Behabadi 2012-03-11 13:58:34 EDT
Description of problem:

grub2-mkrescue does not create EFI image in the final ISO/USB image even though grub2-efi package is installed.

The reason is either misplacement of EFI modules under /usr/lib (hence spec file issue), or less likely, upstream bug in grub2-mkrescue script. Following (hackish) fix of grub2-mkrescue shows where the problem is (around line 50):

--- a/usr/bin/grub2-mkrescue	2012-03-12 04:53:39.475213898 +1100
+++ b/usr/bin/grub2-mkrescue	2012-03-12 04:13:36.407331435 +1100
@@ -38,8 +38,8 @@
 coreboot_dir=${libdir}/$(echo ${PACKAGE_TARNAME} | sed ${transform})/i386-coreboot
 qemu_dir=${libdir}/$(echo ${PACKAGE_TARNAME} | sed ${transform})/i386-qemu
 pc_dir=${libdir}/$(echo ${PACKAGE_TARNAME} | sed ${transform})/i386-pc
-efi32_dir=${libdir}/$(echo ${PACKAGE_TARNAME} | sed ${transform})/i386-efi
-efi64_dir=${libdir}/$(echo ${PACKAGE_TARNAME} | sed ${transform})/x86_64-efi
+efi32_dir=${libdir}/$(echo ${PACKAGE_TARNAME}-efi | sed ${transform})/i386-efi
+efi64_dir=${libdir}/$(echo ${PACKAGE_TARNAME}-efi | sed ${transform})/x86_64-efi
 grub_mkimage=${bindir}/`echo grub-mkimage | sed ${transform}`

How reproducible:

Can be reproduced every time.

1. Create a new empty rescue ISO image:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new empty rescue ISO image

$ mkdir iso-source
$ grub2-mkrescue --output rescue.iso source-dir

2. Mount rescue.iso and look for /efi.img and /boot/grub/x86_64-efi
Actual results:

EFI images are missing.

Expected results:

EFI images should be in the ISO produced by grub2-mkrescue
Comment 1 Mads Kiilerich 2012-04-17 18:50:00 EDT
What version are you using?

Have you tried using grub2-efi-mkrescue instead?
Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 13:03:33 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.)

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Comment 3 Mansour Behabadi 2013-10-09 09:36:57 EDT
Tested this in grub2-tools-2.00-23.fc19.x86_64 and it looks fine. Feel free to close.
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