Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. Thus, if you change the filesystem, that binary must be reconstructed, which is done by grub-install. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Symbolic links work; however, rEFInd 0. It depends of what you put on initrd and on the bzImage. But that was not the ordinary user scenario I was describing in my anser.

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You should copy the files for the filesystems you want to use to You may need to create this subdirectory. 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.

A valid case is if you use a boot manager that cannot boot from your root file system then a separate boot partition makes sense and ext2 is most likely to be supported. Sign up using Facebook.

[PATCH] ext4,ext3 and ext2 support for UEFI

I don’t see any reason to keep more than one or at most two old kernels on the disk. Chances are good that a few such drivers are available, unknown to me, and more may become available eif the future.

In any event, the solution is simple: 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. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.


Various rEFInd versions include fixes intended to address this problem, but I can’t be sure it’s been completely eliminated. Ok i think this is close to a myth specially that nowdays distros tend to update the kernels a lot efl the stable cycle and not remove the old ones.

A developer knows how much space is necessary and how to partition the hard drive.

For this reason, and because of the possibility of drivers harboring bugs, I recommend installing only those drivers that you need. Unfortunately, EFI uses the same. Be careful to install drivers only for your own architecture. Every time I remove an ext22 kernel in my VM at work Ubuntu If you install rEFInd via the refind-install script or by installing an RPM or Debian package in a Linux distribution, the script should install the driver that matches the filesystem on which your kernels are stored automatically, with a couple of important caveats:.

EFIBootLoaders – Ubuntu Wiki

To the best of my knowledge, the best reason to want EFI driver support in rEFInd is to provide access to filesystems. My kernels are all around 4.

The problem can be quite serious if you run into it, though, since you must bypass rEFInd to boot the computer. Post as a guest Name. If a Web search has brought you here, you may want to start at the main page. Use driver eefi built with TianoCore if you have a bit Mac. Note that most of these uses are theoretical, at least to me; I don’t know of any specific examples of EFI drivers available as separate files for disk controller hardware, network cards, or video cards.


Likewise if you know of a source for other EFI drivers—say, for a video card or edt2 controller card.

The rEFInd Boot Manager: Using EFI Drivers

Do not place EFI program files in your driver directories! I rebooted the system and it booted up correctly with no problems. I can’t promise this feature will work with all distributions, but it does work with some.

I’ve received multiple reports of system hangs when using the NTFS driver; however, I’ve been unable to replicate the problem. 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.

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If you know of additional EFI drivers, please tell me about them, so I can share the information here. Sign up using Facebook. Driver availability could increase in dfi future.

If you want to use the drivers with a Mac, be sure to use at least version 0.