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Re: Using efi image on USB stick

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: Using efi image on USB stick
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 13:03:11 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 01:25:10PM +0200, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko 
> Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 11:48:12PM +0200, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' 
> > Serbinenko wrote:
> >> Thanks to Seth Goldberg's and Jordan Uggla's testing it was discovered
> >> how to make same iso bootable on EFI as both cdrom and usb stick. For
> >> this it's needed in addition to el-torito to add a partition table with
> >> a partition type 0xef pointing to the EFI image.
> >
> > I ran across the
> > other day, which says that a number of BIOSes fail to handle multiple El
> > Torito boot images correctly.  You seem to be taking a somewhat
> > different approach; does it avoid this problem?
> We still need 2 El Torito images. I was just discussing how to make it
> bootable when dd'ed to USB stick. We keep BIOS El-torito image first in
> catalog so buggy BIOSes should still handle it correctly.

The Fedora wiki page suggests that this is sadly not the case.  I guess
all we can do is test ...

Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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