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Re: [Xen-devel] 4.3 Planning: Taking stock

On Thu, 2013-01-24 at 08:32 +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>> On 23.01.13 at 18:10, George Dunlap <george.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On 23/01/13 17:00, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >> The one feature here that requires work in our tree is to be able
> >> to boot via grub.efi (irrespective of how little I personally like that);
> >> I'm not sure Daniel was also planning to look into that part.
> > 
> > Do you think not having this for 4.3 will be a potential problem for Xen?
> The feature was reportedly missed by two or three people so far,
> all of which simply were told to go the currently working route. But
> I recall IanC saying something about Debian (or was it Ubuntu) not
> being willing to support the boot loader free approach...

I think both of them would prefer to have a standard bootloader
"experience" for both Linux and Xen.

Looking back at the Debian conversation what Bastian actually asked when
I suggested packaging the EFI hypervisor image was if the same image
could be used for UEFI and BIOS, which I suppose isn't exactly the same
as above since having the same binary (if that were even possible)
doesn't necessitate booting via a bootloader.


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