#583 Issue closed: elilo Support on SLES11

Labels: bug, fixed / solved / done

ssievers opened issue at 2015-04-30 13:04:

On SLES11 with elilo bootloader and EFI a mkrescue stops with the following error:

2015-04-29 16:13:08 Including output/default/94_grub_rescue.sh
2015-04-29 16:13:08 $grub_conf is set to:
/boot/efi/efi/SuSE/grub.conf <=== this is my debug output
2015-04-29 16:13:08 ERROR: GRUB configuration cannot be modified.
=== Stack trace ===
Trace 0: /var/lib/rear/usr/sbin/rear:249 main
Trace 1: /var/lib/rear/usr/share/rear/lib/mkrescue-workflow.sh:41
Trace 2: /var/lib/rear/usr/share/rear/lib/framework-functions.sh:79
Trace 3: /var/lib/rear/usr/share/rear/lib/framework-functions.sh:40 Source
Trace 4:
Trace 5:
Message: GRUB configuration cannot be modified.

Rear correctly sets $UEFI_BOOTLOADER to /boot/efi/efi/SuSE/elilo.efi
but later rear dies on the error grub.conf doesnt exit.
There is no script to handle elilo yet.

gdha commented at 2015-04-30 14:53:

Where lives your elilo config file?

ssievers commented at 2015-04-30 14:58:

sles11:/boot/efi/efi/SuSE # ls -la
total 11636
drwxrwxr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 13 2013 .
drwxrwxr-x 3 root root 4096 Dec 13 2013 ..
-rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 1215 Dec 13 2013 elilo.conf
-rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 247267 Aug 22 2013 elilo.efi
-rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 76 Dec 13 2013 elilo.list
-rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 7703233 Dec 13 2013 initrd-3.0.101-0.8-default
-rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 3942720 Nov 7 2013 vmlinuz-3.0.101-0.8-default

gdha commented at 2015-05-13 16:38:

@ssievers If you could check with the updated lib/uefi-functions.sh script whether your problems goes away with it?

ssievers commented at 2015-05-19 15:01:


I am sorry, but noting changed here after editing the lib/uefi-functions.sh



gdha commented at 2015-05-31 16:07:

@ssievers ok, it might be fixed in output/default/94_grub_rescue.sh. Would be nice if you could test it out. Keep in mind that after the recovery elilo still needs to be run - a pull request would be wonderful!

gdha commented at 2015-06-30 10:26:

I'll move the milestone as elilo support is in rear-1.17.1, however, it was not yet fully tested

gdha commented at 2016-02-02 11:37:

We were able to successfully restore with elilo on an UEFI system (using ebiso to create a bootable uefi iso image)

[Export of Github issue for rear/rear.]