Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 244494
Fedora only installation on an Intel based Macintosh fails to boot
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:37 EDT
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).
Get a macmini and try to install f7 (without os x or windows) on it.
After installation, it won't boot.
Steps to Reproduce:
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