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Re: [PATCH] New x86_64 EFI patch

From: Bean
Subject: Re: [PATCH] New x86_64 EFI patch
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 21:12:50 +0800

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 8:52 PM, Isaac Dupree
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Bean wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 1:04 AM, Bean <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> This new patch add the following function to the original x86_64 EFI
>>> patch:
>>> 1, Fix menu drawing problem
>>> It maps the unicode char to EFI char so that the rectangle box is
>>> showed properly
>>> 2, Handle command line option for chainloader command
>>> 3, Add new command appleloader
>>> The command is used to enable bios boot in apple's bootcamp, for example
>>> boot from legacy mbr:
>>> appleloader HD
>>> boot
>>> boot from legacy cd:
>>> appleloader CD
>>> boot
>>> boot from usb:
>>> appleloader USB
>>> boot
>>> The usb booting may not work in some machine.
>> Hi,
>> I also fix a few problem in the linux loader, now it can load both 686
>> and x86_64 kernel from 64-bit EFI firmware.
>> Would someone test it in 32-bit EFI ?
> with just that patch against CVS, for me
> - linux then initrd doesn't run out of memory (that fix is still there).  On
> the other hand, 'linux' with wrong parameters so I repeated the command, did
> give me such an error.  In any case, trying again perfectly and booting,
> gave me the same (as my last test with your EFI patches) hanging on the GRUB
> terminal, not booting successfully.

What's the kernel version ? Perhaps you need the latest 2.6.25 series.

Also, you can try adding video=efifb to the command line, does it show
kernel message ?

> - appleloader always tells me "Model : Core Duo/Solo" and nothing else (no
> matter whether I give it a parameter or not).  If I say "boot" nothing
> happens, it just stays in GRUB prompt and I can enter more commands.
>  (admittedly, I think I didn't *have* anything to boot in my CD drive, USB
> or MBR)

The model is quite old, it's possible that it uses xom. Is there a
/System/Library/CoreServices/xom.efi in the OSX partition ?


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