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Is there any special distro / requirement for installing Linux on machines with Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)? The new machines do not use ordinary PC BIOS. Example: new Apple computers ...
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- 01-13-2006 #1
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Installing Linux On Extensible Firmware Interface Machines
Is there any special distro / requirement for installing Linux on machines with Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)?
The new machines do not use ordinary PC BIOS.
Example: new Apple computers with Intel CPU.
- 01-13-2006 #2
a read of those links shows up that you need a distro with the latest 2.6 kernel and elilo.
but i am surprised that m$ are developing this with intel yet there is linux compatibility.
EDIT: here we go: (from the intel site for EFI)
# Linux* ELILO sources on SourceForge
Source for new ELILO requires gcc3.x and binutils 2.11.90 or higher binaries already compiled Linux* kernel with EFI support for IA32 is now up on http://www.kernel.org/ in any of the Kernels starting from 2.6.1 or higher."Time has more than one meaning, and is more than one dimension" - /.unknown
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