rEFIt

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by cbrain, May 17, 2007.

  1. cbrain macrumors 65816

    cbrain

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    #1
    I have some questions about rEFIt:

    Is it modifying the firmware on the EFI chip, or is it doing something else?

    If it is modifying the firmware, can you go back to Apple's?

    Is it Warranty Voiding?

    Thanks.
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    #2
    I believe it works by creating a blessed folder (/efi) which is set to be accessed before the normal system files.

    As far as i know it doesn't void the warranty, i have been using it for ages now, no problems what so ever. Very easy to remove if you no longer want it.
     
  3. cbrain thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. sycho macrumors 6502a

    sycho

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    It shouldn't. The only trouble I had with rEFIt was that I couldn't restore the hard drive to just the OS X partition, even after going back to the normal Macintosh bootloader.:(
     
  5. cbrain thread starter macrumors 65816

    cbrain

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    Thanks, I might give it a try now. Is it just new EFI modules then?
     

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