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Re: [PATCH] New x86_64 EFI patch

From: Bean
Subject: Re: [PATCH] New x86_64 EFI patch
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 13:05:19 +0800

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 7:55 AM, Isaac Dupree
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Bean wrote:
>> I wonder if there is bug in the hfsplus module. You can check it out
>> with grub-fstest command:
>> sudo ./grub-fstest /dev/sda3 ls /
>> This would list the content of root directory.
> outputs nothing, just a blank line, for /dev/sda2 which is my hfsplus (it
> works fine for fat16, ext3 partitions).
>> You can also create a small hfs+ image and test it with grub-fstest,
>> if it does have problem, you can upload the image for me to test.
> not sure how to create a hfs+ image... the one I have is many gigabytes and
> came with the laptop (I just shrunk it to 30GB to fit my linuxes, is all).
>  Does Linux or MacOSX provide a way to create a small HFSJ image?  (also I
> could try going to MacOSX and turning off journalling and see if it affects
> grub2's ability to read it at all, perhaps - although for just reading, not
> writing, I doubt it makes a significant difference)
>> cpuid would check if cpuid exists and set return code, there is no output.
> oh, okay, then it's just the command's help description that was confusing
> me
>> The result is lspci is a little strange. Is there any output before
>> hanging ?
> no, I hit enter and never get back a prompt or any output
>> When you use video=efifb or video=vesafb. It enum pci to get
>> the frame buffer address, if it doesn't hang there, it shouldn't hang
>> here as well.
> odd, because that definitely didn't hang (when loading linux-2.6.25 that
> is).
>> reboot could be a firmware related issue, I can check it out.
> okay, maybe it is
>> Oh btw, do you compile from source or use the binary version ?
> I compile grub2 from source


Perhaps you can also try the binary version at:

A friend of mine have tested in in 32-bit EFI firmware, there is no
problem for him.


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