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Smith, [email protected] written: 4/19/2012; last Web page update: 10/22/2017, referencing r EFInd 0.11.2 This Web page is provided free of charge and with no annoying outside ads; however, I did take time to prepare it, and Web hosting does cost money.If you find this Web page useful, please consider making a small donation to help keep this site up and running. Beginning with version 0.2.7, r EFInd has been able to load EFI drivers, and as of version 0.4.0, it has shipped with some EFI filesystem drivers.
Since version 0.4.0, r EFInd has shipped with a small collection of read-only EFI filesystem drivers.To the best of my knowledge, the best reason to want EFI driver support in r EFInd is to provide access to filesystems.Although EFI filesystem driver choices are currently somewhat limited, those that are available can help to improve your installation and configuration options, particularly if you've found yourself "boxed in" by awkward installation or bugs, such as the dinky ESP that Ubuntu creates by default or the bug that prevents a Linux kernel with EFI stub loader support from booting from the ESP of at least some Macs.Warning: I've received multiple reports of system hangs when using the NTFS driver; however, I've been unable to replicate the problem.(The problem is probably triggered either by interactions with specific EFIs or by unique features of the "problem" NTFS volumes.) I therefore recommend avoiding the NTFS driver unless it's absolutely necessary.It's possible to use EFI shell commands to give the ISO-9660 driver access to the shell device, but this causes the El Torito access to go away, which means that anything loaded from the El Torito image (such as r EFInd) is likely to malfunction.
Also, some EFI implementations include ISO-9660 drivers, so you might not need a separate ISO-9660 driver if you're building a disc for a particular computer.
If you install r EFInd via the script or by installing an RPM or Debian package in a Linux distribution, the script should install the driver that matches the filesystem on which your kernels are stored automatically, with a couple of important caveats: Note: If you want to use the drivers with a Mac, be sure to use at least version 0.4.3.
Earlier versions were incompatible with the Mac's EFI 1.x firmware.
Warning: Do not place EFI program files in your driver directories!
Unfortunately, EFI uses the same filename extension to identify both EFI program files and EFI drivers.
This page tells you why you might want to use drivers, how you can install and use r EFInd's own drivers, where you can go to find other drivers, and provides tips on a few specific drivers.