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rocke robertson
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itanium EFI partition initialization

What is the difference between efi_fsinit and mkboot -e? Do they do the same thing?

According to the man page, you can't do anything to an EFI slice until you have run this command. But the docs on how to setup a mirror, create an EFI don't show this command.

http://h21007.www2.hp.com/portal/site/dspp/menuitem.863c3e4cbcdc3f3515b49c108973a801/?ciid=00089099cee021109099cee02110275d6e10RCRD


Thanks in advance.
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Robert-Jan Goossens_1
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Re: itanium EFI partition initialization

Hi,

The efi_fsinit is used to to initialize the FAT filesystem on the EFI partition

The mkboot command is used to set up the boot area. Specify the -e and -l options to copy EFI utilities to the EFI partition, and use the device special file for the entire disk

http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-1236/When_Good_Disks_Go_Bad_WP.pdf

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Mirroring the Root Volume on Integrity Servers

Regards,
Robert-Jan
rocke robertson
Frequent Advisor

Re: itanium EFI partition initialization

Thank you, makes sense.

(Buy why on earth have a FAT filesystem..?)
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: itanium EFI partition initialization

>Buy why on earth have a FAT filesystem?

Integrity servers run HP-UX, Linux, Windows, OpenVMS, NonStop. EFI probably also works for x86.
rocke robertson
Frequent Advisor

Re: itanium EFI partition initialization

I worked on vms on a Vax 4000, no FAT partition. Actually, its still running fine. I worked on HP-UX on C,D,L and N class, no FAT (as far as I know?). Lots of Linux, and as far as I know they didn't use a FAT partition. Used the ext$X filesystems. maybe they needed FAT to boot? Only Unix I can remember that used to use FAT was Xenix.

Darn computers.
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: itanium EFI partition initialization

>I worked on vms on a Vax 4000

You forgot Windows and Intel. They do what they know. :-)