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Re: Support for mirroring of EFI System Partition

On Wed, Sep 09, 2015 at 06:50:17PM -0500, D. Jared Dominguez wrote:
>>> a) what's the recommended size for an ESP? (I found inconsistent
>>>suggestions on the web, from 1 Mibyte to 200 Mibyte!)
>>The absolute minimum size that d-i will let you use for the ESP is
>>35MiB, based on parted filesystem options. The minimum size I'd use
>>personally is ~200MiB, but the Wikipedia UEFI article suggests 512MiB,
>>and that's what we offer by default when doing guided partitioning. As
>>Stefan says, it really depends on what you're likely to need to put in
>>the ESP.
>IIRC, 512MB is the minimum spec-compliant size for the ESP on a 4k Native
>drive. The minimum spec-compliant size for 512k sector drives is less, though
>I don't remember what it is exactly and am not up for spec-diving at the
>Honestly, if you're that strapped for space, the ESP isn't the first place
>I'd compromise on.

Exactly, yes. To be honest, there are already enough places where
buggy UEFI firmware implementations will do the wrong thing. Don't
give them any more excuses to bite you *correctly*! :-)

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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