Message info
 
To:Arch Linux Release Engineering From:Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi Subject:Re: [arch-releng] [RFC] [PATCH] [configs/releng] Add UEFI boot support via linux >= 3.3 EFI boot stub on x86_64 Date:Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:20:52 -0300
 

On 04/04/2012 12:21 PM, Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi wrote:
> On 04/04/2012 10:48 AM, Keshav P R wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 05:07, Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
>> <vmlinuz386@yahoo.com.ar> wrote:
>>> This only works via EFI shell because we need to pass boot params to
>>> kernel.
>>>
>>> An aditional EFI shell is provided with an startup script for
>>> automatic booting.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi<vmlinuz386@yahoo.com.ar>
>>> ---
>>> README | 3 +++
>>> configs/releng/build.sh | 24 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>> 2 files changed, 27 insertions(+)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/README b/README
>>> index 57c87e3..711e51d 100644
>>> --- a/README
>>> +++ b/README
>>> @@ -153,6 +153,9 @@ if nothing is specified on command line.
>>> + squashfs-tools for mksquashfs
>>> + libisoburn for xorriso
>>>
>>> +** For configs/releng build.sh needs theses packages (build host):
>>> + + dosfstools for mkfs.vfat
>>> +
>>> ** For these hooks needs these packages (on target root-image)
>>> * archiso
>>> + (none)
>>> diff --git a/configs/releng/build.sh b/configs/releng/build.sh
>>> index 2faf210..c041953 100755
>>> --- a/configs/releng/build.sh
>>> +++ b/configs/releng/build.sh
>>> @@ -58,6 +58,29 @@ make_boot() {
>>> fi
>>> }
>>>
>>> +# Prepare EFI "El Torito" boot image (using Linux>= 3.3 EFI boot stub)
>>> +make_boot_efi() {
>>> + if [[ ! -e ${work_dir}/build.${FUNCNAME} ]]; then
>>> + if [[ ${arch} == "x86_64" ]]; then
>>> + mkdir -p ${work_dir}/iso/EFI/archiso
>>> + dd of=${work_dir}/iso/EFI/archiso/efiboot.img bs=1
>>> seek=20M count=0
>>> + mkfs.vfat ${work_dir}/iso/EFI/archiso/efiboot.img
>>> + mkdir -p ${work_dir}/efiboot
>>> + mount ${work_dir}/iso/EFI/archiso/efiboot.img
>>> ${work_dir}/efiboot
>>> + mkdir -p ${work_dir}/efiboot/EFI/archiso
>>> + cp ${work_dir}/iso/${install_dir}/boot/x86_64/vmlinuz
>>> ${work_dir}/efiboot/EFI/archiso/vmlinuz.efi
>>> + cp
>>> ${work_dir}/iso/${install_dir}/boot/x86_64/archiso.img
>>> ${work_dir}/efiboot/EFI/archiso/archiso.img
>>> + # Always provide an EFI shell for systems without it
>>> (most real hardware for home-end-users?).
>>> + mkdir -p ${work_dir}/efiboot/EFI/boot
>>> + wget -O ${work_dir}/efiboot/EFI/boot/bootx64.efi
>>> https://edk2.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/edk2/trunk/edk2/ShellBinPkg/UefiShell/X64/Shell.efi
>>>
>> You need to use
>> https://edk2.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/edk2/trunk/edk2/EdkShellBinPkg/FullShell/X64/Shell_Full.efi
>>
>> as ShellBinPkg shell will work only in 2.2+ systems (most of the Arch
>> Lenovo UEFI users reported ShellBinPkg Shell.efi as not working. More
>> info at http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=28690732
>> .
> Technically needs 2.3+.
>
> I thinking to EdkShellBinPkg that is based on (pre)UEFI 2.0. Looks
> like there are lots of of poor/old UEFI implementation even in newer
> hardware so can be more safe to provide and old shell.
> This is temporary until EFI_STUB understand "linux.conf" (maybe in
> Linux-3.5, since 3.4 merge window is closed without it).
> Anyway I think that providing a shell with script, is much more
> flexible, since you can skip it then execute vmlinuz.efi with custom
> boot params if needed.
>
>>> + # Added an EFI shell script for automatic boot if
>>> ESC-key is not pressed.
>>> + echo "\EFI\archiso\vmlinuz.efi
>>> initrd=\EFI\archiso\archiso.img archisolabel=${iso_label}">
>>> ${work_dir}/efiboot/EFI/boot/startup.nsh
>> Are you sure this will work without cd'ing into fso: first? Did you
>> test this in real hardware like ENV (like DUET
>> http://www.rodsbooks.com/bios2uefi/index.html)
> Yes, indeed I use DUET even for qemu since with OVMF has video issues
> (there is no video output from Linux).
> Think that when boot/bootx64.efi is executed you are currently on fs0:
> ;) Maybe a poor UEFI implementation fails, who know?, anyway you are
> dropped to the shell, and if shell fails, this is very very bad, we
> can not support broken hardware addding exceptions.
>

When using older shell, is needed to change first to fs0:. I Added it to
startup.nsh
> Thanks for your work on UEFI things, and thanks for the feedback.


>
>>
>>> + umount ${work_dir}/efiboot
>>> + fi
>>> + :> ${work_dir}/build.${FUNCNAME}
>>> + fi
>>> +}
>>> +
>>> # Prepare /${install_dir}/boot/syslinux
>>> make_syslinux() {
>>> if [[ ! -e ${work_dir}/build.${FUNCNAME} ]]; then
>>> @@ -259,6 +282,7 @@ make_common_single() {
>>> make_packages
>>> make_setup_mkinitcpio
>>> make_boot
>>> + make_boot_efi
>>> make_syslinux
>>> make_isolinux
>>> make_customize_root_image
>>> --
>>> 1.7.9.5
>>>
>
>


--
Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
\cos^2\alpha + \sin^2\alpha = 1