Originally Posted by bstaletic
Arch user here. You don't make the .img file, it is a part of intel-microcode package. The package installs the image in /boot/ and you need to manually edit your bootloader configuration and append the path to the img file to the initrd line. Further information in the arch wiki.
Here is the link to the latest intel code https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...word=microcode
The latest file is called microcode-20140913.tgz which opens to a file called microcode.dat.
Do I edit the *.dat file into the bootlloader?
Or do I rename the *.dat file to *.img then add it to the bootloader?
Or is there a command or tool that's supposed to convert the *.dat file to a *.img file?
Or am I missing the boat all together?
Again, I found I can apply the *.dat file to the kernel using /usr/sbin/iucode_tool -k /microcode.dat but that doesn't survive a reboot. or does it???