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    Default Which is the status of UEFI on Linux?

    Which is the status of UEFI on Linux?

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    Matthew Garrett's blog at http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/ has some information on the status,

    EFI Implementation Bugs (Jan 13, 2011)
    http://mjg59.livejournal.com/132477.html

    Macs and Linux (May 18, 2011):
    http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/2929.html

    Trials and Tribulations with EFI (May 25, 2011):
    http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/3244.html

    A use for EFI (Jun 7, 2011) [although not about booting...]:
    http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/3611.html

    Booting with EFI (Jul 14, 2011):
    http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/4125.html

    Further Adventures in EFI Booting (Jul 26, 2011):
    http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/4957.html

    I don't have a uEFI platform myself, but I get the feeling that there may be a few stumbling blocks on some platforms.

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    The kernel can be booted directly from efi, otherwise this is a bootloader question really. With the runtime services (reboot etc) the situation is the same as bios; crappy firmware doesn't work until it's been worked around, compliant firmware works good.

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    My laptop has it and I've never had a problem.

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    Thanks at everyone.

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