dennis.groves at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 06:11:07 PDT 2010
Near as I can tell, no EFI - no way to even get close to messing with the
On my mac, when the EFI folder is missing on the CD/DVD even refit can not
The disk is not even seen as bootable by the hardware - (qemu will boot it
On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 3:22 PM, Peter Garrett <inx-one at optusnet.com.au>wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Jun 2010 11:48:10 +0100
> Dennis Groves <dennis.groves at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The EFI stuff is missing from the image and it will not boot on my
> macbook -
> > previously it did with INX 1.1; also Ubuntu live CD's will boot and run?
> I don't know if the EFI stuff is missing... Perhaps that's not the
> problem? What kind of video/graphics does your macbook use?
> It's possible that the video drivers I have 'blacklisted' stop your mac
> from producing any usable console. I have an old (2005) Mac iBook G4
> that seems only to produce a usable set of virtual terminals
> (Ctrl-Alt-[F1-F6] while gdm is running, for example. By then the video
> drivers (radeon in my case) are loaded, of course.
> What happens if you change the boot line from vga=791 to vga=ask?
> I'm assuming that you at least get the isolinux boot screen - you did
> not mention whether you see anything at all on boot, but if the initial
> boot screen appears, you should be able to access the boot line from F6
> on that screen and edit it as above, in the same way suggested in my
> reply to 'Yorvyk'.
> Actually he might also want to try 'vga=ask'. Don't select a 32 bit
> option if vga=ask shows one though, since mplayer and directfb can't
> seem to handle that colour depth.
> It appears that vga=791 is 'card specific' (thank you Google!).
> The above is worth a try. To be frank, I know nothing about EFI so I
> might need some help if that does turn out to be the problem...
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