#2994 Change: BiggerESP
Closed: Accepted 21 days ago by zbyszek. Opened a month ago by bcotton.

The Fedora installer includes an EFI System Partition of between 200MB and 600MB by default, of which the lower size is much too small for firmware updates on modern hardware and also for future bootloader features like UKI. This change will increase the minimum size of the ESP to be 500MB, which is also the same value used by Microsoft for Windows 10 and newer.

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We should verify that ESPs that large work in various environments (especially if that means it's now a FAT32 filesystem, as not all UEFI implementations handle that well).

Otherwise, though... sure +1

Hmm, I somehow missed the discussion of this on fedora-devel. I'll reply there with some questions.

Procedural -1 to delay approval here.


This is a well-defined, narrow change that fixes very specific use cases (i.e. making sure fwupd and kernel / initrd updates continue working even as the files involved will get bigger). I'm sure there are other ways in which we can improve the boot setup, but those can (and should!) be handled separately.

Metadata Update from @amoloney:
- Issue tagged with: meeting

a month ago

Tagging for discussion at next meeting as per comment requesting.

This will be discussed at today's meeting at 17:00 UTC.

This was discussed in today's FESCo meeting:
* AGREED: APPROVED (+5, 2, 0)

Metadata Update from @zbyszek:
- Issue close_status updated to: Accepted
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

21 days ago

Metadata Update from @zbyszek:
- Issue untagged with: meeting

21 days ago

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