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Intel iMac booting FC5



Anybody else playing with a new Intel Mac trying to get Fedora Core working on 
it? I'm happy to report that I've got my wife's 20" iMac booting under its 
own power as of a few minutes ago.

Still looking into what it takes to get X working -- it works fine in the 
installer if you've got the latest firmware, since syslinux uses the bios 
emulation layer, which provides some basic vga support that allows you to use 
the vesa driver for install, but I'm trying to stick to pure efi.

At the moment, I'm using elilo to load my initrd and kernel, which are from a 
custom kernel build, because the stock i686 kernels have no efi goodies 
enabled. In theory, enabling the necessary bits and adding patches to the 
latest FC kernel should work, but going that route, the HD wasn't getting 
picked up, so I still need to figure out exactly why that is, comparing the 
kernel config from mactel-linux.org to the one I hacked together based on the 
2080 FC kernel (both had EFI stuff flipped on and the iMac patch added).

I'll bend a few ears in IRC tomorrow too...

-- 
Jarod Wilson
jarod wilsonet com

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