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Old 02-03-2009, 06:43 AM
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I've been running munky's EFI partition mod since the voodoo kernel came online so I've been around the block a bit with it.
Would you mind alerting me to what kexts should go in the EFI partition so that I may move the there and never worry about an Apple update again? Stuff like AppleSMBIOS perhaps? System.kext? Etc?

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Old 02-03-2009, 07:08 AM
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Would you mind alerting me to what kexts should go in the EFI partition so that I may move the there and never worry about an Apple update again? Stuff like AppleSMBIOS perhaps? System.kext? Etc?
first of all, I'm not saying I'm a know-it-all when it comes to this stuff... Just that I've been using it for a while and on a bunch of different (test) systems and (except for the first time doing it) haven't botched it. I've also been helping people install via this method via PM and have had a lot of positive results. All credit, of course, goes to munky (and those that helped him) though. I'm just the messenger who explains it a little more in depth and helps provide a few files.

chipset kexts are the biggest one (of course)... just make sure that any of the kexts you place in this partition don't have kexts within a sub-directory of itself as this tends to through it for a loop. Also, modified AppleHDA kexts don't want to work due to dependancies that aren't able to be linked properly from a separate partition.

the files I use with my system are: AppleDecrypt (or dsmos), AppleSMBIOSEFI, and Disabler (although I know the latest voodoo has support to blacklist IntelCPUPowerManagement)... as well as my AppleNForceATA chipset kext (which I use the Test variant for as it provides the best DVD support on my system). I also modify the com.apple.boot.plist file with an EFI string for my video card enabling it to work with the native NVDANV40Hal.kext file (post-Leopard_Graphics_Update).

I haven't had to include the System.kext file as I don't have an hiccups when I don't use corresponding kernel/kext versions except for seatbelt.kext. This is the only file I have to revert back to (native Apple file, just earlier version obtained from a downloaded update and saved).

does this help in any way? (or are you just messin' with me )

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Old 02-04-2009, 08:35 PM
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Will this tool be able to replace Disk Utility or this tool can only CREATE partitions?

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Old 02-04-2009, 08:56 PM
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Will this tool be able to replace Disk Utility or this tool can only CREATE partitions?

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Neither. It takes the GUID 200MB EFI partition that already exists, modifies it so you can boot from it, load kexts, a kernel and boot plist in it, and use that to load most of your kexts so you can have an on disk boot-132 type setup, protecting you from most Apple Updates.

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Old 02-05-2009, 10:50 PM
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Can you tell me if this is compatible with soft raid that uses the "boot osx" partition

(Is this the automatic method of "[HowTo] EFI Partition Booting - Zero Modification installs on Intel SSE2 or better" thread?)
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:27 PM
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first of all, I'm not saying I'm a know-it-all when it comes to this stuff... Just that I've been using it for a while and on a bunch of different (test) systems and (except for the first time doing it) haven't botched it. I've also been helping people install via this method via PM and have had a lot of positive results. All credit, of course, goes to munky (and those that helped him) though. I'm just the messenger who explains it a little more in depth and helps provide a few files.

chipset kexts are the biggest one (of course)... just make sure that any of the kexts you place in this partition don't have kexts within a sub-directory of itself as this tends to through it for a loop. Also, modified AppleHDA kexts don't want to work due to dependancies that aren't able to be linked properly from a separate partition.

the files I use with my system are: AppleDecrypt (or dsmos), AppleSMBIOSEFI, and Disabler (although I know the latest voodoo has support to blacklist IntelCPUPowerManagement)... as well as my AppleNForceATA chipset kext (which I use the Test variant for as it provides the best DVD support on my system). I also modify the com.apple.boot.plist file with an EFI string for my video card enabling it to work with the native NVDANV40Hal.kext file (post-Leopard_Graphics_Update).

I haven't had to include the System.kext file as I don't have an hiccups when I don't use corresponding kernel/kext versions except for seatbelt.kext. This is the only file I have to revert back to (native Apple file, just earlier version obtained from a downloaded update and saved).

does this help in any way? (or are you just messin' with me )
Thanks so much. I run the iPC 10.5.6 and have wanted to figure out what exact Kext I need for my system. I can figure out the ones that I explicitly installed (i.e. checked off during the customize install) but not the ones that are part of the "core system files" other than the voodoo kernel.

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Old 02-16-2009, 08:56 AM
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Willing tester

If you still need a tester I can help out hopefully. I've been experimenting with several efi booting processes lately and tinkering with my 3 different installs (5.4 via Kaly, 5.5 & 5.6 Retail via DFE's) but I've got a extra HD I can put in a USB case and try this as well. Looks nice, clean and simple and a great step forward to painless maintenance and updates.
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:33 PM
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Sure... I have three systems that can go EFI Partition Boot

... two desktops and a laptop... Just let me know.

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Old 02-25-2009, 01:08 AM
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I would like to be a tester..

Hi i would definately like to be tester, this seems like a very promising project.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:34 AM
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I'm interested in testing. I've been doing this the manual way for quite some time, but I would love to test this out.



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