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From: Andrew Udvare <audvare@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo on Apple TV 1
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 21:11:02
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo on Apple TV 1 by Mick
1 On 8/31/18 2:41 PM, Mick wrote:
2 >
3 > What I have not fathomed yet is how to compile into the mach_kernel the
4 > vmlinuz and initrd the boot.efi uses to boot linux. :-/
5 >
7 (Note that I am making assumptions that the Apple TV 1st gen can be
8 treated kind of like a Mac.)
10 You probably should try rEFInd to help. You can get rid of it once you
11 are comfortable. rEFInd can be avoided:
15 This is what I used years back on a MacBook Pro but I was not successful
16 in getting an EFI stub to boot correctly. The issue was a bug with USB
17 2/3 initialisation or something at the time in the kernel, which you
18 probably won't run into. I had to use the BIOS emulation which you might
19 have the ability to do. So it was rEFInd -> BIOS emulation (calls it
20 Windows) -> LILO (GRUB didn't work) and then Linux.
22 Here is what it looked like (holding C at boot time):
23 (OS is macOS, "Windows" CD in the
24 picture was just Gentoo live CD).
26 Your problem can be made simpler if you have a) no desire to dual-boot
27 and b) no disk encryption. This would mean you only have your VFAT
28 partition for EFI and your main partition.
30 --
31 Andrew


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Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo on Apple TV 1 Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>