User:Pjones/MacCDsForEFI

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Bootable EFI CDs on Intel Macs

Bootable EFI CDs on an Intel Mac are a bit different than a normal EFI CD. As such, they need special support.

What's needed

  • HFS+ support for blessing a file
  • make dumpet correctly interpet and display hybrid iso/apm CDs and HFS+ blessing
  • Ability to create image files for the icon and label to be used on the boot option screen
  • Ability to create CD that has el torito images as well as an Apple Partition Map which specifies the HFS+ image as a partition.
  • icon/label images included in *-logos
  • modification of mk-images to create the appropriate HFS+ image and add it to CD images.

Current Status

Sub-task Percent Complete Notes
HFS+ bless 100 Apparently we can do this now. Two bytes in the HFS+ superblock need to be set to point to the inode of the appropriate file, which can be determined with ls -i. Code written and can be merged into the CD creation.
icons 0 We know how to create them. generic-artwork has a sample implementation and builds the Mac icon. It then just has to be placed in an appropriate location in the HFS+ filesystem.
create hybrid APM CDs 0 pjones working on this
*-logos 0
mk-images 0 blocking on stuff above