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bug #31979: Possibility to load UEFI x64 Windows Boot Manager

Submitted by:  Rajko Stojadinovic <rajkosto>
Submitted on:  Sat Dec 25 22:51:31 2010  
Votes:  70  
Category: BootingSeverity: Major
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Feature Request
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: Rajko Stojadinovic
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: 
Release: Bazaar - trunkReproducibility: Every Time
Planned Release: 2.02

Wed Mar 2 14:40:43 2016, comment #1:

Check current status before release.

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Sat Dec 25 22:51:31 2010, original submission:

I have installed uefi GRUB from latest bzr trunk compiled from source and it's working good to boot linux and the EFI shell. However, it will not boot the Windows Boot Manager (bootmgfw.efi) by using the chainloader directive. All i get then is 2 hdd accesses, and then a black screen. I can press ctrl-alt-del at this point to restart the computer. The bootmgfw.efi runs fine when i boot it directly from the firmware boot manager, or if i boot the efi shell from the firmware boot manager, and then run bootmgfw.fw. However, if GRUB has been loaded in any step between those (like GRUB->Shell->Bootmgfw.efi), it will only display a black screen. phcoder suspects this is because GRUB is holding on to allocated memory, in order to support EFI return on exit feature. Is it possible to implement a command like chainloader for .efi files, but one that frees as much memory as possible before transferring execution to the .efi file ? This should make booting Windows Boot Manager work properly.

Rajko Stojadinovic <rajkosto>


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