Likewise if you know of a source for other EFI drivers—say, for a video card or disk controller card. Email Required, but never shown. Sign up using Email and Password. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Be careful to install drivers only for your own architecture. But that was not the ordinary user scenario I was describing in my anser. You can then load these drivers manually with the EFI shell’s load command if the need arises in the future.

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Comparison of boot loaders

Unfortunately, this doesn’t work in practice. With so many disk space on hard drives nowdays i recommend more than MB. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. To install a driver, you must copy it from the package. I’m not as familiar with what UEFI is and how it would affect the installation of my system.

I’ve fixed the worst of the speed problems in rEFInd’s drivers as of version 0. I can’t promise this feature will work with all distributions, but it does work with some. There’s likely to be an extra delay, typically from one to five seconds, as rEFInd loads the drivers and tells the EFI to detect the filesystems they handle. You can then load etx2 drivers manually with the EFI shell’s load command if the need arises in the future.


If you find this Web page useful, please consider making a small donation to help keep this site up and running. Sign up using Facebook. At the moment, EFI drivers are few and far between; but you can or might want to use them for various reasons:. Therefore, rEFInd can’t distinguish between the two prior to loading them, and if you place program files in a drivers directory, rEFInd will run the EFI program file when it does its driver scan.

Specific versions can have their own quirks, though. This Web page is provided free of charge and with no annoying outside ads; however, I did take time to prepare it, and Web hosting does cost money. Use driver binaries built with TianoCore if you have a bit Mac. You should copy the files for the filesystems you want to use to You may need to create this subdirectory. Beginning with version 0.

grub2 – What filesystem should /boot be? – Ask Ubuntu

When the ISO driver is loaded from the El Torito image, the driver discovers that the optical disc is in use and refuses to access it. This page is part of the ex2t for the rEFInd boot manager. Upon completing installation of Ubuntu Earlier versions were incompatible with the Mac’s EFI 1. Email Required, xet2 never shown. You should be able to use hard links if you want to use a single kernel file in multiple ways say for two distributions.


It was easier to use just one system partition. It depends of what you put on initrd and on the bzImage.

Which means if you have 2 kernels or even one it will fill out MB including the grub installation and initrd. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

A valid case is if you use a boot manager that cannot boot from your root file system then a separate boot partition makes sense and ext2 is most likely to be supported. Thus, the problem is very limited in scope.

[PATCH] ext4,ext3 and ext2 support for UEFI

Driver availability could increase in the future. In any event, the solution is simple: Most of these drivers also suffer from speed problems on some computers.

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