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Re: Fedora on Macbook Air?



>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Danenberg <pcd roxygen org> writes:

    Peter> Quoth Colin Paul Adams on Sweetmorn, the 54th of The
    Peter> Aftermath:
    >> Can you sketch the details of this reformatting exercise
    >> please?

    Peter> I'm not sure if the formatting is, strictly speaking,
    Peter> necessary; but here's how I got Fedora 12 installed on the
    Peter> second-gen Air:

    Peter>   1. Used the Disk Utility on the OS X Install DVD to erase
    Peter> all the partitions; see, e.g.:

    Peter>        http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/partitioning_tiger.html
  
    Peter>      for details.

    Peter>   2. Installed Fedora 12 with the following boot
    Peter> parameters:

    Peter>        intel_iommu=off vga=771
  
    Peter>      I find it interesting that it worked for you out of
    Peter> the box; with a first-gen Air, I was forced to use:

    Peter>        xdriver=vesa acpi=off

    Peter>   3. At this point, you should have a successful
    Peter> installation which fails to boot; if so, boot from a
    Peter> rEFIt[1] CD and run gptsync from the Partitioning Tool.

    Peter> It's possible that only step 3 is applicable to you, if
    Peter> indeed you have a successful installation.

I tried step 3 alone and it works!
Thank you for your time.

    Peter> Footnotes: [1] http://refit.sourceforge.net/


-- 
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire


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