Bug 244494 - Fedora only installation on an Intel based Macintosh fails to boot
Summary: Fedora only installation on an Intel based Macintosh fails to boot
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Peter Jones
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Reported: 2007-06-16 04:45 UTC by Jussi Eloranta
Modified: 2008-08-02 23:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 01:37:04 UTC
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Description Jussi Eloranta 2007-06-16 04:45:33 UTC
Description of problem:

If Fedora 7 is installed alone on an Intel based Macintosh (EFI based),
the system won't boot after installation. I suppose the installer is
expecting that the machine has OS X & rEFIt but this may not always
be the case. I got it to install by creating msdos type partitions
by hand (which eventually led the mac bios to try to boot in some sort
of compatibility mode after flashing a question mark on the screen for a while).

I am not sure if the installer even tried to put grub anywhere or
if grub is supposed to be able to deal with EFI. Anyhow, the macs
know about msdog partition tables and there should probably be an option
to tell anaconda to do this.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

The standard f7 installer image (dvd).

How reproducible:

Get a macmini and try to install f7 (without os x or windows) on it.
After installation, it won't boot.

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Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 13:07:57 UTC
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Comment 2 Andy Lindeberg 2008-06-03 21:11:52 UTC
Have you encountered the same problem in Fedora 9?

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 01:37:02 UTC
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we 
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