On Sun, 2014-06-29 at 14:55 -0500, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
> UEFI, preexisting Windows:, boot entry either not created for
Windows or it doesn't work.
## Year old bug.
## This bug was rejected as an
F20 blocker on the basis that the release criteria for Windows only applies to BIOS.
This Windows one is most serious by far. I'd interpret this as a
violation of the guideline you quoted: "One aspect of storage
configuration that will be needed is support for dual-boot setups
(preserving preexisting Windows or OS X installations)."
Adam, I see in that bug your comment: "Discussed at 2013-11-13 blocker
review meeting -
. We agreed to amend the criterion to specify it covers the BIOS case only, and
consequently this bug is rejected as a blocker."
I think this should be reconsidered. I can't figure out how to get to
setup or a boot menu on my father's new laptop; if I were foolish enough
to install Fedora on it, we'd never get back to Windows again.
Given our experience of real-world UEFI deployments since that time, I
do agree; at that time we were still hopeful that the EFI boot manager
could be relied on as a viable multiboot mechanism, but it does seem to
be becoming apparent that that is not the case, and we should be making
sure grub can handle booting pre-existing UEFI Windows installs. We've
got rather a lot of Fedora.next stuff on ATM, but I guess what I'd
suggest at this point is to re-nominate that bug as a Beta or Final
blocker for F21, with a summary of this discussion.
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