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You should copy the files for the filesystems you want to use to You may need to create this subdirectory. Driver availability could increase in the future. This is worst with the ext2fs drivers under VirtualBox; on my main computer, that combination takes 3 minutes to load a Linux kernel and initial RAM disk file! Thus, if you change the filesystem, that binary must be reconstructed, which is done by grub-install. The problem can be quite serious if you run into it, though, since you must bypass rEFInd to boot the computer. That means in MiB you can store six kernels including initramfs.

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Comparison of boot loaders

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But that was not the ordinary user scenario I was describing in my anser. Email Required, but never shown. Various rEFInd versions include fixes intended to address this problem, but I can’t be sure it’s been completely eliminated.

I rebooted the system and it booted up correctly with no problems.

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. Marco 3, 1 19 If you partition a USB flash drive and use dd to copy Linux.

With so many disk space on hard drives nowdays i recommend more than MB. I therefore recommend avoiding the NTFS driver unless it’s absolutely necessary. Specific versions can have their own quirks, though. I don’t recall offhand if JFS is supported at installation.

If you want to save space and don’t need much the initramfs has a few MiB. For instance, the Clover and I suspect VirtualBox drivers don’t return volume labels, which causes rEFInd to display loaders on dxt2 volumes as being on a disk called Unknown.

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This it debatable, it depends on the context.

Most real computers don’t suffer nearly so badly, but some can take an extra five seconds or so to boot a kernel. I finally got tired of messing around with this and deleted all my partitions using GParted and installed edi a Live DVD and allowed the installer to install Ubuntu for me.

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If you have problems with or comments about this Web page, please e-mail me at rodsmith rodsbooks. Nowdays on modern Linux distros ext2, ext3 and ext4 are equally supported so it means you can use one of them. Be careful to install drivers only for your own architecture.

Beginning with version 0. If you want to use the drivers with a Mac, be sure to use at least version 0. The problem can be quite serious if you run into it, though, since you must bypass rEFInd to boot the computer.

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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 awkward installation or bugs, such as the dinky ESP that Ubuntu creates by default or the bug efj prevents a Linux kernel with EFI stub loader support from booting from the ESP of at least some Macs.

Therefore, rEFInd can’t distinguish between the two prior to loading them, and if you place program files in a drivers directory, rEFInd will run the EFI program file when it does its driver scan. For this reason, and because of the possibility of drivers harboring bugs, I recommend installing efj those drivers that you need.

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Which means if you have 2 kernels or even one edt2 will fill out MB including the grub installation and initrd. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

Post Your Answer Discard By 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 eri subject to these policies. I don’t see any reason to keep more than one or at most two old kernels on the disk. I’ve received multiple eti of system hangs when using the NTFS driver; however, I’ve been unable to replicate the problem.

In debugging the problem, I found that a key funtion was being entered mid-function, which suggests either an EFI bug or a problem with the compiler or related tools. Nowdays on modern Linux distros ext2, ext3 and ext4 are equally supported so it means you ef use one of them.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t work in practice.

This is worst with the exf2 drivers under VirtualBox; on my main computer, that combination takes 3 minutes to load a Linux kernel and initial RAM disk file!

Chances are good that a few such drivers are available, unknown to me, and more may become available in the future. Such drivers are often embedded in the firmware of the devices themselves, and should be loaded automatically by the EFI.