[arch-general] EFI-Support (Arch on a MacBook Pro)

Keshav P R the.ridikulus.rat at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 14:49:15 EDT 2012

On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 23:50, Arvid Warnecke <arvid at nostalgix.org> wrote:
> Hi Scott,
> On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 02:54:28PM -0400, Scott Lawrence wrote:
>> >What I have been wondering about now is, if it will be possible to
>> >install Arch without rEFIt and the Mac OS X at all? I read a lot in the
>> >wiki pages, but all I found was that if I install Arch only with EFI
>> >support I will have to install GRUB2. And on the page about GRUB2 I
>> >read, that I will have to bless GRUB2 from OS X...
>> >
>> >If that is necessary I might keep rEFIt and OS X as it is and only
>> >replace the Mint installation with Arch.
>> >
>> It's my understanding that with linux 3.3, it's possible to get EFI
>> to boot straight to linux. I don't know the specifics - I mean to
>> give it a stab early this weekend. If I still have a working
>> computer afterwords, I'll let you know what happens (provided nobody
>> else interjects with something more useful).
> Thanks, looking forward to it.
> Best regards,
> Arvid

Just FYI


rEFInd Boot Manager - better than rEFIt -
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=57632 . Related info at
http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/linux.html .

Experimental "bless" utility for linux -
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=54847 (needs more testing)



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