I’m not as familiar with what UEFI is and how it would affect the installation of my system. You should be able to use hard links if you want to use a single kernel file in multiple ways say for two distributions. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Although I know of no readily-available hardware drivers, I do know of a couple of non-hardware non-filesystem drivers:. Post as a guest Name. Likewise if you know of a source for other EFI drivers—say, for a video card or disk controller card. It was easier to use just one system partition.

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Upon completing installation of Ubuntu Driver availability could increase in the future. Earlier versions were incompatible with the Mac’s EFI 1. For instance, the Clover and I suspect VirtualBox drivers don’t return volume labels, which causes rEFInd to display loaders on those volumes as being on a disk called Unknown.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Chances are good that a few such drivers are available, unknown to me, and more may become available in the future.

This it debatable, it depends on the context. This isn’t an issue for fresh Ubuntu installations, since the installer will run grub-install as part of the installation process, so it should work fine as long as the Ubuntu installer itself accepts your choice of filesystem — which, as I’ve said, will actually narrow your choices from what Dxt2 permits.

Free Software EFI Drivers

It’s possible to use EFI shell commands to give the ISO driver access to the shell device, but this causes the El Torito access to go away, which means that anything loaded from the El Torito image such as rEFInd is likely to malfunction. It was easier dxt2 use just one system partition.


Ubuntu uses GRUB 2 by default, so this isn’t an issue with Ubuntu if you use the default boot loader, but if you want to experiment it might be worth considering. If you want to use the drivers with a Mac, be sure to use at least version 0.

Although Linux filesystems are all case-sensitive, these drivers treat them in a case-insensitive way.

Unfortunately, EFI uses the same. Be careful to install drivers only for your own architecture. Marco 3, 1 19 Although EFI filesystem driver choices are currently somewhat limited, those that are available can help to improve your installation and configuration options, particularly if you’ve found yourself “boxed in” by ex2t installation or bugs, such as the dinky ESP that Ubuntu creates by default or the bug that prevents a Linux kernel with EFI stub loader support from booting from the ESP of at least some Macs.

Comparison of boot loaders

If so it should work fine, too. See my Web page on the subject or the Ubuntu community wiki for details. Sfi clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

It depends of what you put on initrd ext22 on the bzImage. A developer knows how much space is necessary and how to partition the hard drive. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. When you do a build with debugging symbols you’ll easily surpass MiB.


Worse, if you installed in one mode and then tried to repair in another, the inconsistency will make matters worse. On simple desktop installations or laptops it didn’t make much sense the last years, in my opinion. Alternatively, you can use the drivers that came with rEFIt, which work on Macs.

[PATCH] ext4,ext3 and ext2 support for UEFI

Although I know effi no readily-available hardware drivers, I do know of a couple of non-hardware non-filesystem drivers:. I finally got tired of messing around with this and deleted all my partitions using GParted and installed from a Live DVD and allowed the installer to install Ubuntu for me. Email Required, but never shown. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. To the best of my knowledge, the best reason to want EFI driver support in rEFInd is to provide access to filesystems.

Every time I remove an old kernel in my VM at work Edt2 If you want to save space and don’t need much the initramfs has a few MiB. Use driver binaries built with TianoCore if you have a bit Mac. That means in MiB you can store six kernels including initramfs.

Ex2t drivers are often embedded in the firmware of the devices themselves, and should be loaded automatically by the EFI.