Wednesday, December 21, 2011

uefi boot stuff

note to self

Came across this strange problem with SLES 11 SP1.

When installing on a UEFI enabled hardware, the system doesn't allow to create a LVM based partitioning scheme.

According to tech-support it is due to be a bug in SP1, only to be fixed in SP2 which is due first quarter next year.

Workaround is to create a separate /boot/efi , /boot in traditional partitions and rest inside the LVM as usual. Found this out from the good folk at #lvm. Looks more like a limitation of UEFI boot, rather than a OS bug to me.

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