FreeBSD on Intel Macs?
leimy2k at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 14:13:42 PST 2006
On 1/13/06, Jung-uk Kim <jkim at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 January 2006 04:26 pm, 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.
> If it has something called CSM, it should be able to boot FreeBSD:
> In fact, Intel has been using EFI on recent motherboards such as
> They didn't say it on the web page but it does have EFI.
> If the Apple hardware doesn't have CSM, then we have to make
> 'EFI-aware' boot loader chain and add EFI interface (instead of vm86
> bios calls) to i386 kernel. :-(
> Jung-uk Kim
> PS: Sorry to bring up Linux here but Linux won't have the problem
> because Intel has added EFI support for i386:
> and EFI LILO (for both i386 and ia64) is here:
> Just FYI...
The linux 2.6.x kernels have support for EFI as well. I'm not sure
how much help ELILO really needs to provide anymore as a result.
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