#11624 NORM xs-0.7: Schoolserver: Need to verify/add 64-bit, EFI support

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#11624: Schoolserver: Need to verify/add 64-bit, EFI support
 Reporter:  greenfeld      |                 Owner:  martin.langhoff                  
     Type:  defect         |                Status:  new                              
 Priority:  normal         |             Milestone:  xs-0.7                           
Component:  school server  |               Version:  Development build as of this date
 Keywords:                 |           Next_action:  diagnose                         
 Verified:  0              |   Deployment_affected:                                   
Blockedby:                 |              Blocking:                                   
 I'm concerned that moving to Centos 6.2 is not enough to get us running on
 newer 64-bit hardware that uses EFI to boot instead of a legacy
 (AMD/AWARD/Phoenix/etc.) PC-style BIOS.

 The XS 0.7 beta 1 image also only is supplied in 32-bit form; we need to
 decide if we plan to support or discourage 64-bit CPU users using one or
 more of the following:
  1. A 32-bit pre-supplied image
  2. A 64-bit pre-supplied image
  3. Via installing RHEL/CentOS/etc. 32- and/or 64-bit and then manually
 adding the EPEL and XS repositories.

 CentOS 6.2 currently has a bug preventing it from installing on an EFI
 system while RHEL can: http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=5387&nbn=14

 We need to check this out on an EFI system -- legacy BIOS's are getting
 rarer.  The new Dell server we just got in for a deployment might be {U
 }EFI-based, and theoretically I could upgrade my home test setup to do an
 EFI check.

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Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/11624>
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