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    Default Any views on Packman packagers packaged UEFI Tool ?

    I noticed today, for the first time, that the Packman packagers are now packaging an application called "UEFI tool".

    I have no current plans to use such (hence this is not a support request) but rather I am curious to learn, and hence I was wondering if anyone on our forum had the occasion to use such and have some insight / comments on its use to provide (so to help educate the rest of us).

    The packman packager site sends one here https://github.com/LongSoft/UEFITool .

    I note the readme states:

    UEFITool is a cross-platform C++/Qt program for parsing, extracting and modifying UEFI firmware images.
    It supports parsing of full BIOS images starting with the flash descriptor or any binary files containing UEFI volumes.
    Original development was started here at MDL forums as a cross-platform analog to PhoenixTool's structure mode with some additional features, but the program's engine was proven to be usefull for another projects like UEFIPatch, UBU and OZMTool.

    Again ... I'm just curious to learn.
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    Default Re: Any views on Packman packagers packaged UEFI Tool ?

    On Thu 19 Feb 2015 09:56:09 AM CST, oldcpu wrote:


    I noticed today, for the first time, that the Packman packagers are now
    packaging an application called "UEFI tool".

    I have no current plans to use such (hence this is not a support
    request) but rather I am curious to learn, and hence I was wondering if
    anyone on our forum had the occasion to use such and have some insight /
    comments on its use to provide (so to help educate the rest of us).

    The 'packman packager site'
    (http://packman.links2linux.org/package/UEFITool/586013) sends one here
    https://github.com/LongSoft/UEFITool .

    I note the 'readme'
    (https://github.com/LongSoft/UEFITool...ter/README.rst
    ) states:


    UEFITool is a cross-platform C++/Qt program for parsing,
    extracting and modifying UEFI firmware images.
    It supports parsing of full BIOS images starting with the flash
    descriptor or any binary files containing UEFI volumes.
    Original development was started 'here' (http://tinyurl.com/pxne3nx) at
    MDL forums as a cross-platform analog to 'PhoenixTool'
    (http://tinyurl.com/267bwps)'s structure mode with some additional
    features, but the program's engine was proven to be usefull for another
    projects like 'UEFIPatch' (http://tinyurl.com/ltyb8c4), 'UBU'
    (http://tinyurl.com/qev2nsq) and 'OZMTool'
    (http://tinyurl.com/q4lza25).

    Again ... I'm just curious to learn.
    ..


    Hi
    Seems like it's needed for DSDT issues more than anything else?

    Had a play with it and it loaded the bin file for this machine (HP), all
    gobble-de-gook to me

    I prefer to stick with the nvram with either the efi shell or efivars.

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