[kernel-xen] UEFI hardware wanted

Steven Haigh netwiz at crc.id.au
Fri Feb 6 14:45:21 AEDT 2015

Hi all,

If we like it or not, UEFI BIOS is the way things are heading. As Paulo
recently posted to this list (and I believe Colin also), UEFI and my Xen
packaging / kernel doesn't work with UEFI at all.

Some systems can boot in legacy mode - which then will work - however
this option won't be around for ever.

I'm wondering if there would be anyone on this list that would consider
sponsoring some UEFI hardware (even desktop hardware would be
sufficient) to allow me to create a test environment for getting UEFI
support into the Xen packages.

Right now, my testing environment is a single Dell Poweredge 1950 that I
just bought some RAM for - however none of my other hardware has a UEFI
BIOS to test with.

I'd also be after some recommendations for the collective wisdom of this
list as to which UEFI mainboard brand / model to go for.

I believe I'd need:
1 x UEFI mainboard
1 x CPU to suit above mainboard - Use an i5 CPU? i7? Xeon?
RAM - 8Gb DDR3?
1 x Case - Desktop case is fine.

Any other suggestions? Thoughts?

Steven Haigh

Email: netwiz at crc.id.au
Web: http://www.crc.id.au
Phone: (03) 9001 6090 - 0412 935 897

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