On Mar 13, 2012, at 2:07 PM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
You pointed out that CSM installs don't work - the partition table is
entirely inappropriate for them. We're not planning on fixing that.
CSM boot from install media does work. CSM installations don't reboot successfully,
without manual creation of a hybrid MBR.
While I understand the reluctance to support hybrid MBR, that is how Apple supports
Windows CSM installations. I don't know which is more difficult, squashing the myriad
VBIOS bugs with Apple EFI booting, or tolerating hybrid MBRs.
Even with successful livecd-iso-to-disk USB stick boots in EFI, both of my test computers
have outstanding video bugs that translate into no GUI. By successful, I mean the kernel,
initrd, and services load - except for X and gnome/kde. I can ssh in and interact text