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Oct
15
comment Easy way initrd to chain loading another kernel with kexec
Heh, and I didn't even get as far as you have (since another hardware sample with 64-bit firmware available optionally has arrived). What I can't understand is that there seems to be no UEFI-specific mailing list, e.g. shim development communications are reportedly carried out over personal email.
Oct
13
comment Easy way initrd to chain loading another kernel with kexec
Erm, I'm actually more interested in the real result than official acceptance but thank you either :-) So please notify if you remember to.
Oct
12
awarded  Yearling
Oct
12
comment Easy way initrd to chain loading another kernel with kexec
Did it work? I haven't tested this yet although it looked like an answer to one of my own problems when this code has been added to the kernel (the problem was low-prio and is still unsolved, so I'm still interested).
Oct
12
answered External hard drive permissions - ext4
Oct
12
comment Is it possible to disable file permissions on a ext3 or ext4 file-system?
A bit more fortunate question: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/126213/…
Sep
29
comment Easy way initrd to chain loading another kernel with kexec
I didn't use this myself so far (albeit could run into this shortly); the original announce (lkml.org/lkml/2014/3/4/242) does mention "Syslinux, efilinux, Grub" though.
Sep
28
answered Easy way initrd to chain loading another kernel with kexec
Sep
8
comment Read Apple nvram
There's /sys/firmware/efi/vars/ holding those on my UEFI compatible systems upon efivars.ko module load but it was known a year or two ago that loading it might corrupt Apple's firmware, it was advised that one backs it up and has the backout plan/tools handy (see also rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/installation.html).
Sep
4
comment What are the ways of making your own linux distro?
that's why I mentioned mkcdrec in the first place :-) IIRC rear's homepage was rear.sf.net, it's redirect by now -- didn't try what's available from yet newer location.
Jul
2
answered Debian Jessie GRUB2 on a multi-boot EFI laptop cannot start a Gentoo kernel-initramfs
May
29
comment What are the ways of making your own linux distro?
mkcdrec was pretty good and lightweight (we used both it and systemimager), IIRC it's called rear now, probably easier to google up...
May
29
answered UEFI bootable iso of own Linux distribution
Apr
21
awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
21
answered How can I chainload GRUB on another drive?
Apr
1
answered Updating kernel versions when booting from rEFInd
Mar
28
awarded  Critic
Mar
28
comment Use some EFI loader to boot MBR
It's here: rodsbooks.com/refind -- you need the binary built with EDK2 toolchain, not GNU EFI (the latter lacks this ability).
Feb
17
answered How to reinstall grub to the EFI partition after initially installing it in Linux root. Do I have to start over?
Jan
31
comment How to create bootable flash for “efi-shell”
PS: I make weekly en.altlinux.org/rescue images which include EFI shell, memtest86 and refind, all of those signed with ALT cert stuffed into MS-signed shim in the image -- maybe you'll find those handy, and suggestions are welcome.