Re: Single boot EFI Mac install
On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 10:03 PM, Dan <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 2:33 PM, Carsten Mattner
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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