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Default Reinstalling DellEFI from 'not' within OSX? - 03-31-2009, 10:36 PM


So DellEFI1.1 killed my system. It got the multi-language grey press on/off button for long error at boot up. Can't figure it out, but it is what it is. It might have something to do with the fact that I am installing on an external USB that is not a 100% stable, occasionally hangs at boot. But 1.07 worked fine at second boot the latest, and usually at first.

Next I did a system restore from Time Machine using the Install Disk. Now that doesn't boot either. I am told it is because I need to reinstall the EFI (as TM does not back those files up.) Unfortunately I cannot boot the system even with the Type132.

Did a raw reinstall, update to 10.5.6, install DellEFI1.1. That gives me the same multilingual error.

Now I am doing the system restore again using the TM but I suspect it won't out of the box. But I suspect it won't work as is. Is there any way I could install DellEFI from not within OSX (like using the Install DVD.) Alternatively could I just use another OSX computer to install DellEFI on the drive I run OSX from? So far I found nothing on how but I'd appreciate the help. (On any of these issues.)

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Default Re: Reinstalling DellEFI from 'not' within OSX? - 03-31-2009, 11:09 PM

You can install the bootloader manually and the kexts if you patch them. I may look into making it so dellefi can install to a specific hdd / partition in the next version.

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Default Re: Reinstalling DellEFI from 'not' within OSX? - 04-01-2009, 05:31 AM

The latter would be great. Could someone help me with the former, maybe point me to a place where I can find info on this? Thanks. L
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