Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2006 19:00 UTC, submitted by MacWereld
Apple "I figured out a way to get into the EFI menu on the new Intel iMac. I was attempting to install Vista, which did not work. As I discovered from poking around in the EFI there is no support for UDF or El Torito volumes. It seems only GPT and APM is supported. Writing a driver for EFI to support UDF should be easy enough for someone who knows how, one might even exist already. I'm going to give step-by-step instructions for getting in to the EFI so that some enterprising people will get to work on installing Windows."
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Why not hack a bootloader?
by siki_miki on Fri 20th Jan 2006 18:08 UTC
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There must be some piece of code which (probably running in 16-bit real x86 mode) starts the OS kernel. This code is located either in EFI or on hard disk. Modifying it to start windows NT loader,lilo, grub or whatever booltloader shouldn't be much of a problem.
There are bootloaders which can start booting from an optical drive.

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