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Re: [opensuse-factory] Tumbleweed 32-bit roadmap?
  • From: Andrei Borzenkov <arvidjaar@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 11:21:18 +0300
  • Message-id: <CAA91j0VLvS7NxRMcWOK0TYSw2wWXL_==-ahqahw+G+e0j7R3qQ@mail.gmail.com>
On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 9:58 AM, Michal Kubecek <mkubecek@xxxxxxx> wrote:

This may be because of 32-bit UEFI (as with the tablets I wrote about
yesterday). If they are shipped with 32-bit Windows by the vendor, it's
quite likely this problem.


To my best knowledge 32 Windows never supported (and still does not
support) EFI. I may be wrong though.
...

The support for EFI mixed mode is enabled in 42.3 kernel but I'm not
sure if its grub has all necessary patches. If not, you can find grub2
package with them e.g. in home:mkubecek:baytrail OBS project.


I see two problems

- grub2 i386_efi simply is not available on x86_64; it needs to be
either built explicitly or some magic that pulls in 32 bit builds must
be used. I wish openSUSE had either actual multiarch support or at
least allowed grub2 packages to be noarch; currently it results in
error because rpmlint assumes ELF binaries cannot be in noarch

- perl-Bootloader used to force x86_64_efi on 64 bit, not sure whether
it changed with new shell based implementation. If it still does,
keying platform selection on EFI arch does not require any explicit
grub support.
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