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Re: Macbook, Efi, Display mode

From: Seth Goldberg
Subject: Re: Macbook, Efi, Display mode
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 12:12:13 -0700


I think we need better hinting for efi disks. Since efi supports finding a disk based on its pci information and port connection, why not pass that information as a hint to reduce the amount of time required or to eliminate it completely?


On Sep 26, 2009, at 6:13 AM, Bean <address@hidden> wrote:

On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 8:34 PM, Stefan Bienert
<address@hidden> wrote:
Hi again,

2 days of booting with grub2 in EFI mode and still happy...

Now I have several further questions:

- Depending on whether an USB disk is connected, or not, the hd numbers change. Is there a setup to avoid changing the numbers in the entries on


You can use search command to locate the root device. Something like this:

search --set /vmlinuz
linux /vmlinuz ...
initrd /initrd.img

- The menu is rather small, is it possible to expand the display to

- Since I own a Macbook, I want my boot manager nice and shiny. How do I set the looks? E.g. Background image? Couldn't find helpful info in the

If you use my repo, you can enable graphic mode for EFI, it even
allows you to set a background image. Add these lines in grub.cfg:

set gfxmode="0x0"
loadfont /unifont.pf2
background_image /splash.png

You need to include these modules when generating grub.efi: video
efi_fb gfxterm font png jpeg

unifont.pf2 is the font file, you can generate it using grub-mkfont,
or just download it here:


gitgrub home:
my fork page:

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