Package Details: refind-efi-git-patched 0.11.2.r604.fb5631a-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/refind-efi-git-patched.git (read-only)
Package Base: refind-efi-git-patched
Description: rEFInd Boot Manager - patched git version - Built with GNU-EFI libs
Upstream URL: http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/
Keywords: bootloader bootmanager rEFInd rEFIt UEFI
Licenses: custom, GPL3
Conflicts: refind-efi, refind-efi-git
Provides: refind-efi=0.11.2.r604.fb5631a
Submitter: kogli
Maintainer: kogli
Last Packager: kogli
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.124182
First Submitted: 2018-06-16 16:06
Last Updated: 2018-06-16 16:06

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Pinned Comments

kogli commented on 2018-06-16 16:18

The patches provided are written by me and they are useful for you if:

1) rEFInd sometimes wrongly selects the -fallback initramfs as default

(just install this patched version and no further actions are required from you)

2) You want to use Intel's microcode .img AND rEFInd's automatic boot stanzas at the same time (without having to explicitly specify the Linux initramfs file name in refind_linux.conf)

With my patch you can do this in your refind_linux.conf:

"Boot with standard options" "rw root=/dev/nvme0n1p6 quiet initrd=\boot\intel-ucode.img initrd=%s.img"
"Boot fallback initramfs"    "rw root=/dev/nvme0n1p6 initrd=\boot\intel-ucode.img initrd=%s-fallback.img"

See the %s at the end of each line? It is a variable which gets replaced by the automatically found initramfs file on runtime (with the .img extension stripped off - this is to allow adding suffixes such as -fallback).

This patch is useful if you have multiple kernel versions installed (so you have e.g., initramfs-linux-4.17.img, initramfs-linux-4.16.img, etc.).

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rEFInd just didn't do what I wanted it to, so I wrote my own patches. I made a merge request and hope that they get merged upstream.

Latest Comments

kogli commented on 2018-06-16 16:18

The patches provided are written by me and they are useful for you if:

1) rEFInd sometimes wrongly selects the -fallback initramfs as default

(just install this patched version and no further actions are required from you)

2) You want to use Intel's microcode .img AND rEFInd's automatic boot stanzas at the same time (without having to explicitly specify the Linux initramfs file name in refind_linux.conf)

With my patch you can do this in your refind_linux.conf:

"Boot with standard options" "rw root=/dev/nvme0n1p6 quiet initrd=\boot\intel-ucode.img initrd=%s.img"
"Boot fallback initramfs"    "rw root=/dev/nvme0n1p6 initrd=\boot\intel-ucode.img initrd=%s-fallback.img"

See the %s at the end of each line? It is a variable which gets replaced by the automatically found initramfs file on runtime (with the .img extension stripped off - this is to allow adding suffixes such as -fallback).

This patch is useful if you have multiple kernel versions installed (so you have e.g., initramfs-linux-4.17.img, initramfs-linux-4.16.img, etc.).

---------------

rEFInd just didn't do what I wanted it to, so I wrote my own patches. I made a merge request and hope that they get merged upstream.