[lfs-support] Help with Installing to UEFI Motherboard

Dan McGhee beesnees at grm.net
Sat Nov 16 18:17:23 PST 2013


On 11/16/2013 07:56 PM, Geoff Swan wrote:
>
>> Just so I understand.  You got your kernel--3.10.10 (?)--to boot from 
>> the EFI partition?  And without initrd or initramfs?  The answer to 
>> this question is important to me.
>
> Yes. 3.10.10. Selectable in the BIOS efi boot manager and boots 
> directly, fast.
> No initrd or initramfs is needed, I built all the drivers required for 
> the server hardware into the kernel. If you build modules required for 
> boot then you have to make them available in the EFI partition too. I 
> found it easier to build everything into the kernel.
Available in a directory on the EFI partition?  This might be why many, 
many people use initramfs.

Thanks for the info, Geoff.

Dan
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