FreeBSD on Intel Macs?
scottl at samsco.org
Thu Jan 12 07:54:25 PST 2006
David Leimbach wrote:
> On 1/12/06, Scott Long <scottl at samsco.org> wrote:
>>M. Warner Losh wrote:
>>>In message: <3e1162e60601111405x59e7e70dyf57c74b01e888e8a at mail.gmail.com>
>>> David Leimbach <leimy2k at gmail.com> writes:
>>>: On 1/11/06, Julian Elischer <julian at elischer.org> wrote:
>>>: > alan bryan wrote:
>>>: > >I read that the new Intel (x86) Macs use EFI rather
>>>: > >than the traditional PC Bios to boot up. I'm
>>>: > >interested in using one of these to multiboot OS X and
>>>: > >FreeBSD and am wondering if it is yet known to work or
>>>: > >not. Do any changes need to be made to FreeBSD or
>>>: > >should it work out of the box? Thanks for any insight
>>>: > >and I know that it may be impossible to fully answer
>>>: > >until people get their hands on the hardware but I
>>>: > >just wanted to start thinking about the possibilities.
>>>: > >
>>>: > >
>>>: > well if they can boot Darwin I'm sure they can be hacked to boot FreeBSD.
>>>: > It would probabty require a different bootloader binary.
>>>: I don't see what booting Darwin has to do with booting FreeBSD.
>>>: However, since FreeBSD boots on IA64 using the FreeBSD bootloader for IA64,
>>>: I *hope* it won't be much work to port whatever changes that requires to
>>>Assuming any DRM or copy protection that apple puts in place allows US
>>>to put a boot loader there in the first place.
>>Please stop the absolutely baseless conjecture.
> FYI, the entire first paragraph of the wikipedia article on EFI is
> pretty much a bunch of crap. At least they flagged it for not being
> neutral. There's so much misinformation on the www. Wikipedia's like
> a piece of flypaper for it sometimes.
All I can say to that article is.... wow.
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