ELILO: the IA-32,IA-64 and x86_64 Linux Loader
Stephane Eranian <email@example.com>
Copyright (C) 2000-2003 Hewlett-Packard Co.
Copyright (C) 2006-2010 Intel Co.
This package contains version 3.7 of elilo, the EFI boot loader
for IA-64(IPF),IA-32(x86) and x86_64 EFI-based platforms.
Take a look at the Changelog for a detailed list of changes
- The major new feature of this release pertains to netbooting.
With elilo-3.4, the bootloader will look for files ONLY in the
directory if was downloaded from on the TFTP server. Of course,
if you specific absolute path, files can be placed anywhere in
the TFTP directory structure. This may break some setup but
an explicit error message is printed warning the user.
- There were a bunch of important bug fixes, including handling
of paths when booting from the local disk.
- Downloading of large files work with EFI versions prior to 14.60
where there was a bug but also with the fixed version of EFI
starting at 14.60.
- There were also some updates for elilo on IA-32. The loader
can load unmodified Linux kernel/initrd image from either the
local disk or via netbooting. Thanks to Matt Tolentino at Intel
for the IA-32 updates.
- The ext2fs support code is still present but is not compiled in
anymore. This code does not understand ext3fs and might lead to
errors because it does not understand the journal.
This package is known to compile and produce working binaries
when used in conjunction with gnu-efi-3.0a. This package is
available from the HP Labs FTP site:
For IA-64, a toolchain know to produce working binaries is:
Your may have problems with newer toolchains due to some
dependencies in the gnu-efi package. Those dependencies
will be fixed eventually.
For IA-32, the Redhat 8.0 toolchain is known to produce
working binaries when used with gnu-efi-3.0a + loader
script patch which is included in the gnu-efi-3.0a-ia32.patch
in this package. The toolchain includes:
gcc: gcc version 3.2 20020903 (Red Hat Linux 8.0 3.2-7)
as : GNU assembler version 22.214.171.124.2 (i386-redhat-linux)
using BFD version 126.96.36.199.2 20020802
ld : GNU ld version 188.8.131.52.2 20020802
The Redhat 9.0 toolchain does not work at the moment.
For x86_64, a toolchain known to produce working binaries is:
gcc-4.1.1 or above
binutils-184.108.40.206.14 with Intel64 EFI support
For x86_64, the following libraries are required for the elilo build
gnu-efi library with x86_64
PLEASE READ THE docs/elilo.txt file for some documentation on how
to use this program. For netbooting refer to docs/netbooting.txt.
Make sure you read the README.gnu-efi file for required packages.