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Re: elilo and boot entry problems

On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 02:42:14PM +0100, 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?

any efi partition should do.

> 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). 

Once you get into the os, try using a newer version of efibootmgr:

Then try running /usr/sbin/elilo with the --format flag (which will wipe

> 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.

do this:
cd \efi\debian
elilo -C \efi\debian\elilo.conf

> Any idea what's wrong with elilo and why the boot entry isn't created?

I'm guessing an old version of efibootmgr that doesn't happen to work
w/ your config.

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