[arch-releng] Nicer boot menu entry on Macs

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 07:59:27 EST 2013

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 5:41 AM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:37 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
>> Am 28.02.2013 12:30, schrieb Tom Gundersen:
>>> I still think having the Arch installer labelled "Windows" is highly
>>> suboptimal, even if it is only for one (pretty major) vendor. Any
>>> other suggestions how to improve the situation?
>> Are you sure this isn't just a firmware bug? Did you test other isos
>> like Fedora etc? I don't think we set the "Windows" label here.
> My guess has been that this is what Mac's display if they don't have a clue.
> Fedora has support for showing their own logo (in the same way as what
> I propose) as well as a proper label [0]. I don't know if they
> actually use that on their live media or not though. I could check.
> Anyway, the fix is a mac specific one.
> [0]: <http://www.codon.org.uk/~mjg59/mactel-boot/mactel-boot.spec>

I have no problem doing something like this to make our installer a
bit more user-friendly, so +1 from me.

Pierre- can you clarify your objection? We're not sacrificing
portability or losing a single thing on other systems by doing this
from the way Tom described it, so what is the drawback?


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