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Re: Macbook, Efi, Display mode

From: Bean
Subject: Re: Macbook, Efi, Display mode
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 18:38:43 +0800

On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 6:30 PM, Stefan Bienert
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Bean wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 6:09 PM, Stefan Bienert
>> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Hi again,
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I have compiled a binary version and uploaded at ubuntu forum:
>>> So, I've tried that binary: Now the menu, while it is still text based,
>>> takes the whole screen, which is an improvement.
>> Hi,
>> Is graphic mode working ok in grub ?
> Sorry for this probably dull question: How do I know?


The easier way is to use my new menu test demo, download resource file at:

Unzip to the boot partition, you should see many files under /menu/ directory.

Then you just need to add this line at the end of grub.cfg:

source /menu/menu_efi.cfg

It'd boot into graphic mode by default, you can use F8 to switch
between text and graphic mode.

>>> But I still have no output while booting. As far as I understand, this
>>> would be the kernel side of the whole process. Hence, could it be that I
>>> did not configure it in the right way?
>> What's the command line option to boot kernel ?
> linux /boot/kernel-2.6.27-gentoo-r8-n root=/dev/sda4 video=efifb noefi
> acpi=force
>> In theory, if graphic
>> mode is working in grub, it should be ok in linux.
> Oh, I saw on some web page, that I need soemthing like 'EFI based
> framebuffer support' in the kernel.

Yep, you need that, debian will enable it by default, I don't know
about gentoo thought.


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