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Re: x86_64 EFI support for grub2 ?

From: Bean
Subject: Re: x86_64 EFI support for grub2 ?
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 18:38:02 +0800

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 6:09 PM, Isaac Dupree
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Bean wrote:
>> BTW, you can check out the firmware info in "About rEFIt" icon in the
>> refit boot menu. Here is my info:
>> EFI Revision 1.10
>> Platform: x86_64 (64 bit)
>> Firmware: Apple 1.10
>> I guess your firmware is 32-bit, even though the cpu is 64-bit.
> Dunno.  All my rEFIt says about itself of substance in that "About rEFIt" is
> that it's version 0.9.  Is yours one of those newer ("Santa Rosa") MacBooks
> that require at least refit 0.10? (I think it's because those firmwares
> require 64-bit EFI image)

I use the latest version 0.11.

> [rEFIt] "Version 0.10 (June 14, 2007):
>    * Supports the new "Santa Rosa" generation of MacBook Pro models.
>    * All binaries built as "fat" 32-bit and 64-bit. (May not work on
> non-Apple EFI firmwares.)"

That must be it. I can't use refit < 0.10.

> But we (GRUB) aren't refit -- we just need to know that we can't use that
> kind of multi-arch image to support all x86 and x86-64 EFI platforms.

Yes, we can't create multi-arch image. We need to maintain them
seperately, i386-efi and x86_64-efi.


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