[arch-releng] Nicer boot menu entry on Macs

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Thu Feb 28 06:25:32 EST 2013

Am 28.02.2013 12:21, schrieb Tom Gundersen:
> Hi guys,
> This might be an edge case, so feel free to reject the idea.
> Currently when entering the boot menu on a Mac to install Arch, the
> correct entry to select has a generic usb harddrive logo and the label
> "Windows". I don't find this hugely helpful.
> If we install the attached icon as '.VolumeIcon.icns' on the EFI
> System Partition on the install media we get a nice Arch logo rather
> than the generic one.
> Changing the label from "Windows" to "Arch Linux Install" (or
> something like that), is left for future work. I'll look into that if
> unless there are objections to the icon.

Is this Apple specific or defined in the UEFI standard? If it is
specific to one hardware vendor I am -1 on this. 



Pierre Schmitz, https://pierre-schmitz.com

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