[manjaro-dev] Fwd: Kernel Options, and Grub

Philip Müller philm at manjaro.org
Tue Jun 27 09:10:23 CEST 2017

Ideas in regard for Baytrail/Cherrytrail Machines

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Betreff: Kernel Options, and Grub
Datum: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:19:00 +0200
Von: Jahn Kohlhas <jahn at kohlhas.info>
An: support at manjaro.org


i can't see if the feedback Email via Web was sent, so i'll sent it here


first thanks for this nice distribution.
Here are some things i'd really like to have changed:

The Manjaro Grub Package and x86_64 Image have both only 64 Bit MBR and
EFI compiled in and configured, wheras Grub does support 32Bit here to.
You can think, ok who's so stupid and want a 32 Bit EFI with a 64 Bit
System, and i'll tell you -> INTEL
All their Baytrail/Cherrytrail Machines can pnly load i386-efi, but are
64 bit systems and work really well with Manjaro 64 Bit.
So please take Archlinux as an example: They have all 32/64 Bit compiled
and configured in their GRUB Package.
What i did to get Manjaro working was loading Grub from 32 Bit Media,
going to grub comandline and load 64 Bit config on other USB Stick.
On Archlinux this worked out of the BOX.
After installation of Manjaro even CALAMARES failed to configure GRUB,
because i386-efi is missing. so i had to install the Archlinux Grub
package (or compile myself) to get this working... not good.
I think this coulkd be easyli fixed, and won't hurt anyone, instead will
help many.

To get to Kernel:
Please enable:
INT33FE Driver,
and rt5651 drivers.
Their all fully tested and needed for Cherrytrail/Baytrail Tablets to work!

When possible, please also enable (or provide as extra module)
r8723bs driver, because most of cherrytrail tablets use this Wireless
Card, this driver is in staging, so maybe an extramodule would be an
option here.

I hope! you can provide this with Kernel 412, it would help Cherrytrail
useres so much!
Thanks for your good work so far :)

PS: You can answer in German, too :D

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