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Re: [PATCH] New x86_64 EFI patch

From: Bean
Subject: Re: [PATCH] New x86_64 EFI patch
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 01:11:16 +0800

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 12:57 AM, Isaac Dupree
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Bean wrote:
>>> - 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.
> oh, maybe. It's an Ubuntu kernel.
>> uname -a
> Linux east 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Wed Jun 18 14:43:41 UTC 2008 i686
> GNU/Linux
>> Also, you can try adding video=efifb to the command line, does it show
>> kernel message ?
> I'll try that soon, does it need any special customization of the kernel?

You can try the kernel I extract from Fedora's efidisk:

It's 2.6.25. But there is a small problem with this kernel, the screen
would scramble after some kernel output. This is caused by the agp
driver, not grub's fault.

>>> - 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 ?
> only one year old :)))

Interesting, according to refit, this should be an early 2006 model.
Refit does work, doesn't it ?


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