This is a discussion on EFI Installs for i386 / AMD64 based EFI Platforms - Debian ; Problem: There is no EFI Version of the i386 or AMD64 releases produced. Background: The current "bootable" CD implementation uses a bootable image stored in the El Torito area. When EFI attempts to mount these CD's, it doesn't see a ...
There is no EFI Version of the i386 or AMD64 releases produced.
The current "bootable" CD implementation uses a bootable image stored in the
El Torito area.
When EFI attempts to mount these CD's, it doesn't see a file system (FAT or
EFI) so no File System number is assigned to it.
When a group of files is stored as a FAT file system in the El Torito area
of the CD, then EFI assigns a FS # to it.
For x86 or AMD64 EFI installs, the CD needs to have such a file system on it
with that following files stored there:
StartUp.nsh Script launched on booting to EFI Shell
elilo.efi EFI LiLo
elilo.conf Optional config file for elilo
initrd initrd from the install.386 directory (install.amd64
vmlinuz vmlinuz from the install.386 directory (install.amd64 ?)
The Startup.nsh file would have the following command line in it:
elilo -i initrd vmlinuz ro root=/dev/ram0
The ISO-9660 portion of the CD/DVD would match the normal releases.
Copy the above mentioned files onto a Storage device or partition which your
CD Burning software will accept as a File System for the Bootable portion of
the CD being burned.
Create a Bootable CD using this partition or device and the list of files
from the i386 or AMD64 install ISO-9660 area.
Burn the CD.
This would produce a CD with a FAT File System on it that EFI would assign a
FS to, and launch the Startup.nsh upon booting to EFI Shell.
Copy elilo.efi to a USB Drive.
Copy initrd and vmlinuz from the install.386 directory onto the USB Drive.
Boot to EFI Shell Note that EFI Shell assigns a FS # to the USB
Drive (typically fs0
Change to that File System by typing "fs0:"
Kick off the install with "elilo -i initrd vmlinuz ro root=/dev/ram0"
Since the Itanium version (IA64) requires this same type of approach,
perhaps it would be an easy matter to produce an EFI i386 and EFI AMD64