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PC EFI 8 Installation - Proper?


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I installed Kalyway 10.5.1 following the guide found here

 

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=82928

 

Using the EFI installation instructions here from Section 2, as it was a fresh new install

 

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=73952

 

What seems to happen, is that it will only install if I set up only 1 partition on the system drive. It will not allow me to change the partition size in disk util, and errors out if I try.

 

The Terminal commands that I used to set up the drive are as follows:

 

cd /Volumes/123/pc_efi_v80

./startupfiletool /dev/rdiskXsY ./boot_v8

dd if=./guid/boot1h of=/dev/rdiskXsY bs=512 count=1

dd if=./guid/boot0 of=/dev/diskX bs=400 count=1

 

(where "123" was my thumb drive with the EFI files on it, and my disk was disk0s2, so those were inserted for x and y where specified)

 

I'm guessing that the EFI install was put on the main partition of the drive, and that's not allowing me to make the changes, but, I am really new to this process, and could really use some help on this one. I'd really like to be able to resize if necessary.

 

Thanks in advance for any info.

 

Knyte

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Ok, so after quite a few hours of messing about, I found a file called "bootefi.zip" that is a shell script, it installs edi_v8 to a partition that you specify. It seems to take care of the problem.

 

Format the drive GUID with 1 partition, install the OS, and run this script.

 

After boot to the drive you have done this to, you can change partition sizes at will.

 

 

Knyte

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