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Re: elilo and boot entry problems


   Old versions of elilo, like in woody, don't look for the config file
in the current directory.  If you go to fs1:\efi\debian and run 'elilo
-C \efi\debian\elilo.conf' does it work?  If you can get the system up,
it'll be much easier to understand why you don't have a boot entry. 
>From a linux prompt, run 'elilo -v --efiboot'  This should try to
recreate the boot menu entry.  A common problem is mounting your efi
partition at /boot.  This will cause the elilo script to fail.  You can
run efibootmgr before you reboot to get a listing of boot menu entries. 

On Tue, 2004-01-20 at 06:42, Emeric Maschino wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have a question regarding the boot process of Woody on an IA-64
> platform. Where should the kernel images and elilo.* files go?
> I have a hp workstation i2000 with 3 HDDs. On the first (/dev/sda) is
> Windows XP 64-Bit Edition installed. On the second (/dev/sdb) is Debian
> GNU/Linux Woody installed. On the third (/dev/sdc) is HP-UX 11i v1.5
> installed. Current BIOS is 1.17c due to my Itanium processors being C0
> stepping.
> When asking to make the system bootable during the Woody installation
> process, I choose to install elilo on /dev/sdb1. I can briefly see a
> efibootmgr error message just before the reboot process starts. At boot
> up, there's no Debian entry in the EFI menu (might be related to the
> efibootmgr error I think). So, using the EFI shell, I navigate through
> fs1:\EFI\debian and manually enter elilo with no luck. I'm given an
> error about a missing vmlinux file. This path however contains
> elilo.conf, elilo.efi, README and vmlinuz. Trying to rename vmlinuz to
> vmlinux doesn't solve the problem. Moving all these files in fs1:\EFI
> changes nothing but moving them to fs1:\ makes the system bootable.
> Really stange because in my elilo.conf file, all paths are related to
> EFI/debian.
> Any idea what's wrong with elilo and why the boot entry isn't created? I
> have no problem with other Linux distributions on the same system
> (Mandrake 8.1, SuSE 7.2, OpenLinux 3.1 or Red Hat 7.x).
> Thanks.
Alex Williamson                             HP Linux & Open Source Lab

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