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Re: [PATCH] New x86_64 EFI patch

From: Bean
Subject: Re: [PATCH] New x86_64 EFI patch
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 00:31:53 +0800

On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 12:16 AM, Isaac Dupree
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Bean wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 7:02 AM, Isaac Dupree
>> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Bean wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> 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.
>>> It confuses me!  I could boot it from refit as EFI.  Then it claimed to
>>> be
>>> GRUB 0.97.  The "help" looked slightly different that what I was familiar
>>> with (but I've never used grub1 so I don't know...); and `reboot` worked.
>>>  I
>>> didn't test more yet.. should I?
>> Hi,
>> That's the fedora efi loader, have you used the right file ?
>> BTW, you need to rename it as grub.efi, refit can't find files with .1
>> suffix.
> oh, oops :-/  Now, actually using that file :-)
> -- reboot and lspci work, unlike in my version (I wonder why they're
> different??)

Oh nice. What about hfs+, can you read files from the osx partition ?

> -- appleloader works equally badly as with my compile.

This command is firmware related, some model may not work.

> -- I tried passing video=intelfb to linux; it worked under grub2-pc but
> didn't improve anything under efi.

intelfb doesn't work. The only way to see console in efi is to use
video=vesafb or video=efifb. grub2 will detect these options and setup
frame buffer for you. You also need to use agp=off to disable agp.


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