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cuocou
01-May-2012, 05:47
Hi,

I had downloaded the media and tried to install SuSE 11 SP2 on a new EUFI system with a GPT disk.
The installer always fall back to BIOS mode; I decided to move on but there was no luck.

The BIOS mode installation on this new system had the problems that being unable to mount a vfat
EFI partition to "boot/efi", and hence elilo failed to install because the "boot/efi' is not mounted.
Not sure if the installed kernel would be different under BIOS or EUFI mode; there is a warning
though saying elilo and x86_64 are not supported.

Per the link: http://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7003263
There should be a file "/efi/boot/bootx64.efi" or "/efi/boot/elilo.efi" in the media disc to enable
the installer boot into EUFI mode. But neither could be found in the downloaded media.

Could it be solved?

-- Pat

malcolmlewis
01-May-2012, 14:49
Hi,

I had downloaded the media and tried to install SuSE 11 SP2 on a new
EUFI system with a GPT disk.
The installer always fall back to BIOS mode; I decided to move on but
there was no luck.

The BIOS mode installation on this new system had the problems that
being unable to mount a vfat
EFI partition to "boot/efi", and hence elilo failed to install because
the "boot/efi' is not mounted.
Not sure if the installed kernel would be different under BIOS or EUFI
mode; there is a warning
though saying elilo and x86_64 are not supported.

Per the link: http://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7003263
There should be a file "/efi/boot/bootx64.efi" or "/efi/boot/elilo.efi"
in the media disc to enable
the installer boot into EUFI mode. But neither could be found in the
downloaded media.

Could it be solved?

-- Pat



Hi
Is the system installed and just not booting? If so have a read here;
http://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7006718



Per the link: http://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7003263

There should be a file "/efi/boot/bootx64.efi" or "/efi/boot/elilo.efi"
in the media disc to enable the installer boot into EUFI mode. But
neither could be found in the downloaded media.

Where in the document quoted is this?

--
Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64) Kernel 3.1.10-1.9-desktop
up 2 days 9:00, 3 users, load average: 0.02, 0.02, 0.05
CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU

cuocou
19-May-2012, 17:17
Thanks for the replay.


Hi
Is the system installed and just not booting? If so have a read here;
http://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7006718

Where in the document quoted is this?


The system had not been installed, though.

It is said In the article "UEFI SLES/SLED 11 partitioning recommendations",


2. Select UEFI boot from BIOS boot manager or boot to shell and execute /efi/boot/elilo.efi from removable media.


Without that file, I could only install the system onto a LBA disk.

malcolmlewis
24-May-2012, 04:29
Thanks for the replay.

malcolmlewis;4312 Wrote:
> Hi
> Is the system installed and just not booting? If so have a read here;
> http://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7006718
>
> Where in the document quoted is this?
>

The system had not been installed, though.

It is said In the article "UEFI SLES/SLED 11 partitioning
recommendations",
>
> 2. Select UEFI boot from BIOS boot manager or boot to shell and
> execute /efi/boot/elilo.efi from removable media.
>

Without that file, I could only install the system onto a LBA disk.



Hi
So this is x86_64 hardware? I see in the release notes;


Since SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1 we support
installation and boot using uEFI on the x86_64 architecture and
certified hardware.

I also note the file in question "elilo.efi" exists in the elilo
package and lives in /usr/lib64/efi

Did you create a separate boot partition? How big is the disk your
installing on?

Lastly, what is the hardware?

--
Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64) Kernel 3.1.10-1.9-desktop
up 4:16, 4 users, load average: 0.00, 0.03, 0.05
CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU

malcolmlewis
08-Jun-2012, 17:33
Hi
As a followup, I have installed SLED 11 SP2 and now booting with UEFI and GPT disk. This is on a DELL E5510 notebook. I had to set the BIOS mode to UEFI, then boot the system via the BIOS Boot menu which had automatically identified a UEFI bootable install disk present.

Competed the install along with partition creation etc.

Now on a reboot it would not boot, I needed to select the BIOS boot menu and select the disk efi partition, now another BIOS setting allowed for 'simple boot flag' booting once this was set the system booted ELILO and the system started up fine.