Package Details: geteltorito 0.6-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: geteltorito
Description: A El Torito boot image extractor
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: max_meyer
Maintainer: david_goliath
Last Packager: david_goliath
Votes: 70
Popularity: 0.022508
First Submitted: 2012-11-26 15:34 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2019-01-21 18:37 (UTC)

Latest Comments

david_goliath commented on 2020-12-10 08:33 (UTC)

it installs fine for me. Probably the server was temporarily undergoing maintainance or something.

matthias.lisin commented on 2020-12-10 03:18 (UTC)

sha256 match

cdown commented on 2020-12-10 02:34 (UTC)

Looks like the source is timing out. Any chance of using a more reliable mirror, instead?

david_goliath commented on 2020-05-25 08:34 (UTC)

As far as I know it is not dead. However, the script has not been updated in a while, so the more up to date you Lenovo model is, the more likely it gets, that the script at one point won't extract your El Torito bootimage from the iso. On the other hand, the original script is from 2001, so it doesn't seem like the format of storing these images does change that often. The extraction seems to work for the iso file provided on the Lenovo website on T490. But since I don't have the hardware, I can not confirm, that boothing the tool and flashing works. It has worked in the past for me for my x230 and T450s.

Use at your own risk. If it works on a new model, do add that to the Wiki to let users know that it has worked.

Iverol commented on 2020-05-25 02:52 (UTC)

interesting, is it dead?

david_goliath commented on 2019-06-07 07:09 (UTC)

the site seems up again. Maybe Uni Koblenz had server maintainance

dpeukert commented on 2019-06-06 14:50 (UTC)

Looks like the site is down again.

david_goliath commented on 2019-01-21 18:38 (UTC)

updated the url to reflect https. The PKGBUILD should work now. Cheers.

LazyGamble commented on 2019-01-19 12:07 (UTC)

Source site seems to be down (the user page) Possible alternative sources:

mrfaber commented on 2018-07-12 20:06 (UTC)

URL changed to (so one nesting level further). Would it be against some rule to just re-host the perl source file into the aur git thing? The author seems to move the file a lot and hosting from seems somehow unreliable.

therojam commented on 2018-06-18 20:09 (UTC)

To check just the groups that your present user is in group "optical" just use >groups<.

chr0mag commented on 2018-04-28 22:29 (UTC)

Looks like this is available again. I must have just been unlucky in my timing...

chr0mag commented on 2018-04-28 18:30 (UTC)

It seems like this webserver is down. I can ping, but any attempt to access the web server to download the perl script times out. A brief search for alternative download locations proved unsucessful, as they all ultimately point back to this site...

david_goliath commented on 2016-10-11 16:48 (UTC)

updated according to Florian.

Florian commented on 2016-10-09 11:26 (UTC)


david_goliath commented on 2015-05-21 12:09 (UTC)

I have taken over the package maintenance and changed the checksum acording to earlier comments.

max_meyer commented on 2015-05-08 11:24 (UTC)

If some likes, he/she can takeover the package. I do not use it anymore. Will disown it now.

david_goliath commented on 2015-05-05 11:59 (UTC)

the script is still maintained and has been updated 2015-02-25 by the developer Reiner Krienke. Only the AUR Package is outdated. Please download manually at If I find the time, I will try to package an updated version, though I have nerver done that and will have to do some reading first. =)

jugs commented on 2015-03-14 23:15 (UTC)

As per @mrdomino please switch to sha256sum vs md5sum, also package is out of date. md5sums=('eac3d02c3cddedde109e48a84d05dcba')

mrdomino commented on 2014-09-23 02:59 (UTC)

Could we please have a SHA-256 sum for this? MD5 is known to be broken for code signing [0]. Kind of important given that many sites recommend using geteltorito for BIOS updates [1] [2]. [0] [1] [2]