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Sun Server X3-2 (formerly Sun Fire X4170 M3) Product Notes Version 1.9

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Updated: October 2017
 
 

Network boot servers based on Oracle Linux 6.1 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 or 6.2 cause UEFI Linux clients to panic when booting over the network (15744732, formerly CR 7096052)

Network boot servers (PXE) based on Oracle Linux 6.1 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 or 6.2 cause UEFI Linux clients to panic when booting over the network. The grub.efi bootloader included with the software distribution does not work with Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) clients.

Affected software:

  • Oracle Linux 6.1

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.1 and 6.2

  • Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4.4, 1.5, 1.6, and 1.8


Note -  This issue does not apply to Oracle Linux 6.2.

Workaround:

To support UEFI network boot clients, update the Oracle 6.1 distribution grub.efi bootloader package on your PXE boot server. You can obtain updates from Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) at: http://linux.oracle.com