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Re: Single boot EFI Mac install



On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 10:03 PM, Dan <ganchya@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 2:33 PM, Carsten Mattner
> <carstenmattner@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Has anyone successfully installed Debian as a single boot system
>> on an EFI Mac?
>
> What is the advantage of booting Linux directly with EFI instead of
> using rEfit? The performance is improved if the system is booted with
> EFI? Or it is just that it will boot up faster. I do not have a mac,
> but I might buy one and install Debian.

It can be faster because you would directly boot into grub2-efi
or with a newer kernel directly boot the kernel image.

I gave up with EFI for the moment and am using rEFIt.

> Is the Macbook pro 100% compatible with EFI 2.0?

I don't know what EFI 2.0 is. Macs usually have Mac EFI which is not
the same as UEFI. Newer Macs have 64bit EFI.

> I also heard that if you boot directly with EFI, the video card will
> not work properly.

That can happen. I don't know the details but it may be chipset
specific.


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