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

Arvid Warnecke arvid at nostalgix.org
Sun Apr 15 13:58:57 EDT 2012

On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 12:19:15AM +0530, Keshav P R 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.
> Just FYI
> https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=136833
> http://www.rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/efistub.html
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/3/16/194
> 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)
Thank you for the links. But what I did not understood so far: why do I
still need a EFI Boot Manager, when it's called EFI stub..?

At the moment I don't see there any difference to my rEFIt installation.


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