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Re: [Long] UEFI support

On Fri, Jan 06, 2012 at 02:41:41PM +0000, Tanguy Ortolo wrote:
> Current status
> ==============

> This is what I think we have for Debian.

> Installer image
> - ---------------

> I do not think we have any UEFI-bootable installer images so far.

I don't know if we do or not, but this seems to be a topic for discussing
with the installer team (debian-boot).

> It would be possible to create hybrid BIOS/UEFI bootable images, but
> that will probably be incompatible with hybrid USB/optical images as we
> have them currently. Thanks to the /efi/boot/boot<arch>.efi convention,
> it would also be possible to have multiarch images.

> It is also worth noting that an amd64 PC will probably support x64 UEFI
> only, so given that there is probably no UEFI-base x86 PCs, there is no
> point in creating corresponding images.

Your terminology is a bit muddled here.  If you mean "there will be no
32-bit-only systems using UEFI", that's not a safe assumption to make. 
There are still 32-bit-only systems being produced, and the move from BIOS
to UEFI will affect them as well.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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