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Bug #397

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illumos cannot boot from a device with an EFI label

Added by Samuel Younge over 10 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
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Start date:
2010-11-04
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Description

illumos cannot boot from a device with an EFI label.

Because of a ZFS ZPOOL limitation (cannot set bootfs property on devices with EFI labels),
illumos cannot boot from a device with an EFI label.
illumos should be able to boot from any normal disk device, including ones with EFI labels.
Currently, only SMI labels can be booted.
This is a carryover bug from Solaris 10.

The `installgrub` command may need to be enhanced to support installing to EFI labeled devices as well (not sure).


Related issues

Related to illumos gate - Bug #5125: update zpool/libzfs to manage bootable whole disk pools (EFI/GPT labeled disks)ClosedToomas Soome2014-08-29

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Related to illumos gate - Feature #5560: grub should support EFI/GPT partitioningClosedHans Rosenfeld2015-01-26

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Related to illumos gate - Feature #5561: support root pools on EFI/GPT partitioned disksClosedHans Rosenfeld2015-01-26

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