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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 21:54:24 +0800

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 8:50 PM, Isaac Dupree
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Bean wrote:
>> I take a look at 0.9 source, the handling is the same. Are you sure
>> you type the command exactly as it is ?
>> appleloader HD
>> boot
> what should I expect the result to be, given that refit is the only thing
> that's ever touched my MBR since Apple's manufacturing? (so there's a fake
> partition table created by refit's gptsync, and maybe there's whatever you
> were saying about refit using hacks with the mbr to boot grub-pc from my
> third partition, but I've never specifically installed any bootloaders to
> this mbr)

Perhaps command line is not passed to loader correctly, you can verify
it with the OSX loader:

set root=(hd0,2)
chainloader /System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi -- -v

Please try this out, if parameter -v is passed to the loader, you will
see console screen before switching to GUI.

>every time I've tried Ubuntu with a different kernel... it has problems.  
>Ubuntu has a fancy initrd, modules, lots of patches, Upstart as init, >and who 
>knows what assumptions about the boot process... but maybe.  I could use the 
>kernel from the Ubuntu development branch, if I >had any idea how to use APT 
>to upgrade just a few specific things from an unstable package-source and not 
>my whole system (the kernel >binary obviously doesn't depend on system 
>libraries, so it should be uniquely easy to do this...).  Do you know about 
>debians -- if that's >possible?

In debian, all I have to do is to add the sid line to
/etc/apt/source.list, apt-get update, then apt-get install
linux-image-xxx. Ubuntu is based on debian, the process should be


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