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Re: Making reqpart in kickstart to do BIOS+UEFI with GPT on x86?



On Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 01:58:21 PM EDT, Neal Gompa <ngompa13 gmail com> wrote:


> On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 1:47 PM Brian C. Lane <bcl redhat com> wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 01, 2021 at 04:08:30PM +0200, Dan Horák wrote:
> > > my idea would be adding a "--hybrid" option to "reqpart" that would
> > > create both "BIOS" + "EFI" partitions on x86 systems. For remaining
> > > systems I believe they use only a single boot partition kind, so
> > > nothing will change there. This way you could create a "works
> > > everywhere" image the easiest way.
> >
> > I'd like to see adding flags an option of last resort :) If it's
> > possible for anaconda to figure out what's needed automatically that's
> > would be best.
> >
>
> How would Anaconda be able to figure it out? The idea is that this
> works *regardless* of what the host says it does. Unless you're just
> going to make Anaconda always do hybrid for x86, there's no reasonable
> way for that to be "auto-detected".
>

When I kickstart, I check "/sys/firmware" for 'efi' which exists, which I later use to influence which command to use to rebuild grub.
My point is that anaconda should be able to check for /sys/firmware/efi, for forcing hybrid usage, or it is only a BIOS host.

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