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UEFI Memory V E820 Memory

I use the EFI STUB method to boot Fedora 17 directly from a UEFI shell without using GRUB. When I got a new Lenovo T430 laptop in July, I found that when I installed a UEFI shell and tried to boot Fedora 17, it simply hung and I had to power cycle the laptop. The problem turned out to be due to the way memory is reported to the Linux kernel by the laptop firmware. Some background information first before I provide the solution. One of the most vital pieces of information that an operating system (OS) needs in order