Performing a scripted operating system installation in uEFI mode

Linux Scripting Toolkit provides sample jobs to deploy supported operating systems in uEFI mode. This topic describes the process for performing these deployments.

Before you begin

Before you can install an operating system, the operating system installation files must be available to the source server. See Adding operating system installation files for more information.

About this task

Use the following procedure to install a supported operating system in uEFI mode using these sample jobs:


  1. Start the Altiris Deployment Solution console.
  2. Navigate to the IBM Scripting Toolkit, Linux Edition 9.6 > Modular Deployment Tools > Step 2 - Operating System Installation > Scripted Operating System Installation folder.
  3. Select the job that corresponds to the operating system you want to install and run it against the target server.
    Note: Only SLES 11 x64 and RHEL x64 are supported for native uEFI installation. The TK_DISTRO_CFG job variable determines whether the installation is a native uEFI installation or a legacy installation. The Linux Scripting Toolkit provides two sample answer files for native uEFI installations:
    • sles11x64_efi.xml for native uEFI installation of SLES 11 x64.
    • rhel6x64_efi.xml for native uEFI installation of RHEL 6 x64.
    If you want to customize other answer files for native uEFI installation, ensure that the file contains an entry for /boot/efi. This entry can be commented out, but must remain visible in the file.