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Sven Schumacher schumacher at
Tue Nov 26 22:19:16 CET 2019

Hi Merlin,

You have to start the PC using UEFI boot via PXE (instead of legacy) - than grub-install installs the efi-based grub when called by FAI.



> Am 26.11.2019 um 19:37 schrieb CSCI Technician <tech at>:
> Hi Bob,
> Thanks for the reply and tip. This was actually the first issue that I had... I had forgot to change disk_config. This is what I currently have in my disk_config:
> disk_config nvme0n1 disklabel:gpt bootable:1 fstabkey:uuid
> primary /boot/efi 512 vfat rw
> primary /boot  2048      ext4  rw
> primary -      4096-   -     -
> and then the rest is configuring LVM.
> In looking at the client system when the install is running I do see that both /boot and /boot/efi are mounted.
> As Thomas pointed out though, and I confirmed, /sys/firmware/efi is not present on the client or in /target on the client.  I believe this is my next hurdle.
> Cheers,
> Merlin.
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> I suspect you do not have a "vfat" partition as required for UEFI. Something like this in disk_config should do the trick:
> disk_config disk1 disklabel:gpt bootable:1 fstabkey:uuid
> primary /boot/efi     512M     vfat      rw
> primary /             8192-    ext4      rw,errors=remount-ro createopts="-L root"
> primary swap          RAM:100% swap      sw                   createopts="-L swap"
> I may be forgetting another step, but hopefully this will be a step in the right direction for you.
> -- 
> Merlin Hansen
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