What Do These Commands Do (Part - I)?

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  1. EDLIU macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,

    Anyone knows what do these commands do?

    Thanks in advance.

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    EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.EFI
    EFI/BOOT/MokManager.efi
    EFI/BOOT/TRANS.TBL
    EFI/BOOT/fonts/TRANS.TBL
    EFI/BOOT/fonts/unicode.pf2
    EFI/BOOT/grub.cfg
    EFI/BOOT/grubx64.efi
    images/TRANS.TBL
    images/efiboot.img
    images/install.img
    images/macboot.img
    images/product.img
    images/pxeboot/TRANS.TBL
    images/pxeboot/initrd.img
    images/pxeboot/vmlinuz
    isolinux/TRANS.TBL
    isolinux/boot.cat
    isolinux/boot.msg
    isolinux/grub.conf
    isolinux/initrd.img
    isolinux/isolinux.bin
    isolinux/isolinux.cfg
    isolinux/ldlinux.c32
    isolinux/libcom32.c32
    isolinux/libutil.c32
    isolinux/memtest
    isolinux/splash.png
    isolinux/vesamenu.c32
    isolinux/vmlinuz
    "
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    Those aren't commands, they're just a list of files (which is normal to be listed if you're downloading via a command line, if that's what you're doing...).

    Are you trying to dual boot Linux on your Mac?
     
  3. EDLIU thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I found the files on my USB drive.

    Is there anyway to know more about the files?

    No. I didn't know they are Linux files.

    Thanks.

    Ed
     
  4. EDLIU thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi, Jes,

    Is it possible to know what kind of Linux files(like Ubuntu) it was?

    And, how can I know more about the files?

    Thanks.

    Ed
     
  5. MichaelDT macrumors member

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    They are the required boot files to load the Linux kernel and the Grub 2 boot loader. EFI stands for extensible firmware interface, essentially it's what every modern computer uses to translate between hardware tables of data and the OS. Normally it's in a hidden partition on all GUID partition maps but my guess is that the drive is formatted in FAT or HFS on a MBR partition map so the EFI partition has been placed in the root directory so it can be seen by the machine's EFI that way the drive can boot BIOS and EFI systems. Really nothing special, create any Linux live USB or install disk and it will make those files. Nothing nefarious or special.
     
  6. EDLIU thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks.

    BTW, what can I do to my Mac with the files?

    Ed
     

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