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Re: Fedora on Macbook Air?



>>>>> "Colin" == Colin Paul Adams <colin colina demon co uk> writes:

>>>>> "Tom" == Tom H <tomh0665 gmail com> writes:
    Colin> Does anyone know how to get F12 to boot from the macbook
    Colin> Air, without resorting to Boot Camp (I can't afford the
    Colin> disk space to have both Mac OSX and linux installed)?

    Tom> I did some googling about this a while ago because a friend
    Tom> wanted to single-boot Ubuntu on her Mac Mini. She got cold
    Tom> feet and stuck to her dual-boot with rEFIt so the following
    Tom> is theoretical and from memory.

    Tom> (1) You have to keep sda as a gpt disk.

    Tom> ***start*** # parted (parted) print [if "partition table" is
    Tom> not "gpt] (parted) mktable gpt ***end***

    Tom> (2) You have to move "/boot" to "/efi/boot" and it has to
    Tom> include a "boot.efi" (unsure of the exact name) grub
    Tom> binary/stage loader. Take a look at the structure of the
    Tom> Fedora 12 Live CD. (If you are booted from it, the "ro" not
    Tom> the "rw" mount.)

    Colin> Thanks Tom. That gives me something to dig into.

Hm.
According to:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/EFI

"x86_64 installation | 99 | Install working now for Intel boxes, UEFI
2.1. Not working on MACs, untested on any other hardware platforms and
likely to need further debug there."

That "Not working on MACs" bit suggests that I'm not going to be able
to do this.
-- 
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire


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