Bug 28350 - hybrid boot doesn't work for me
: hybrid boot doesn't work for me
Status: CLOSED FIXED
: Sisyphus
(All bugs in Sisyphus/refind)
: unstable
: all Linux
: P3 normal
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Reported: 2013-01-14 21:20 by
Modified: 2018-11-21 19:22 (History)


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Description From 2013-01-14 21:20:36
When the ISO[1] to be booted with refind is made UEFI isohybrid there's a
problem with any configuration I came up with so far if the kernel is specified
as /syslinux/alt0/vmlinuz:

- if the image resides on a CD/DVD then it boots just fine, but
- if the image is booted off USB Flash drive then the kernel won't be found;

If it is specified as /EFI/BOOT/vmlinuz but isn't copied over to the El Torito
FAT image then at least one of the cases wouldn't work either.

The currently deployed workaround[2] is to copy the kernel and initrd but
that's as bloated as ELILO would require, which is unfortunate since rEFInd
boasts driver support and should be able to read the files directly.

Maybe it's a local misconfiguration though but *some* of the icons (which are
stored in the same directory) would be missing in a different manner with these
boot methods which might be related.

The effect is stable on two different hardware platforms and virtualbox.

Reported upstream against 0.6.4.

> [1] http://ftp.linux.kiev.ua/pub/Linux/ALT/people/mike/iso/mkimage-profiles/half-/20130112/regular-e17-20130112-alt0-x86_64.iso
> [2] http://ftp.linux.kiev.ua/pub/Linux/ALT/people/mike/iso/mkimage-profiles/half-/20130112/regular-e17-20130112-x86_64.iso
------- Comment #1 From 2013-01-20 18:07:56 -------
So far I was advised to copy the kernel and initrd; the icons issue looks like
implementation bugs (and didn't manifest with copy_kernel() being done in
mki-copy-efiboot upon further testing on hardware).
------- Comment #2 From 2018-11-21 19:22:04 -------
Давно уже всё работает.