Anaconda forced to create a BIOS boot partition, but not boot on Lenovo S205
liangsuilong at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 05:42:25 UTC 2011
OK. Thank you, David.
My Desktop is used for productive environment. I do not want to reinstall OS
now. And I do not restore the logs before. So I want to do it after Fedora 6
Maybe we should look for another UEFI-only system to test it.
Fedora && Debian User, former Ubuntu User
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On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 12:17 PM, David Lehman <dlehman at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-09-27 at 10:30 +0800, Liang Suilong wrote:
> > I bought a new notebook for my jobs, Lenovo IdeaPad S205 (AMD E-450
> > APU), building in MeeGo modified by Linpus. There is no BIOS in it,
> > just using UEFI. And there is no BIOS compatibility mode. So I must
> > use EFI GRUB. As we knew, Fedora 15 LiveUSB can not be booted on S205.
> > There is a bug on Lenovo
> > S205. http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=262907
> > I try to install Fedora 16 Beta RC2. I know there is many bugs before
> > Final GA. Luckily, the installation process runs smothly. After
> > rebooting my machine, UEFI can not load boot loader on HDD, skipping
> > HDD to boot USB or PXE. And then, I found Anaconda must create a BIOS
> > boot partition that size is about 1MB and an FAT partition for EFI
> If anaconda says you need a BIOS boot partition then anaconda believes
> your system is a BIOS system -- not EFI. You should open a bug report
> and include the following log files from within the installer's runtime
> > system is following. Later, I try to install Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2.
> > Their grub2 can support UEFI and GPT partition table normally.
> > However, BIOS boot partition does not appear in Ubuntu installer. I
> > make sure that Fedora 16 choose GPT for me. I am just allowed to
> > create primary partition on my HDD.
> > I could not assure whether this is a bug on Anaconda or GRUB 2. Maybe
> > I should file a bug report on Bugzilla. But I do not understand why
> > Anaconda need to create a BIOS boot partition on UEFI-only system.
> > This is my most important question. I do do not really get accustomed
> > to using Ubuntu. I love Fedora very much.
> > I just hope I can get replies soon.
> > Liang Suilong
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