#7 Shell + Linux = refit blocked

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2006-09-03
2006-08-11
Anonymous
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On having been in the shell, you write exit to return to the system
selection and on having pressed Linux, he remains blocked

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  • Christoph Pfisterer

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  • Christoph Pfisterer

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    I'll need a lot more information than that to track this down. For starters, what
    kind of machine is this on, what's the partition layout, what method is used to
    boot Linux? What is the last thing that is visible on the screen? What happens
    when the Linux icon is selected without first going to the shell?

     
  • Christoph Pfisterer

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  • Christoph Pfisterer

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    I may have found the root cause for this problem. It seems the shell invalidates
    open file handles held by rEFIt, so strange things can happen in rEFIt after
    returning from the shell. Fixing this may require some changes to rEFIt's internal
    infrastructure.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    In my MacBook black.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Hi,

    I have just received a MacBookPro, last version (June 2007), 120GB HD. I install refit in MacOS X and execute it (no other program installed, no linux yet). I restart computer. I choose EFI shell in refit menu. It prints:
    "Starting shell.efi
    EFI Shell version 1.10 [1.10]
    Currrent running mode 1.1.2
    Device mapping table
    ...
    Press ESC in 1 sec ...
    Shell> "

    I press help.
    I press exit, the refit menu appears.

    The fans start loud in a few seconds.

    I choose again EFI shell. It prints:
    "Starting shell.efi
    EFI Shell...
    Current running mode 1.1.2
    _"

    [_ means the cursor]

    And the keyboard freezes (the computer too :o)).

    Thank you,
    Eugen Dedu
    Eugen.Dedu@pu-pm.univ-fcomte.fr

     

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