Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 499964
ppc install does not provide bootloader menu entry for existing OS X system
Last modified: 2013-07-02 23:22:06 EDT
Description of problem:
When installing onto a disk that contains an existing bootable OS X system, I think that the bootloader
should be configured to offer that system as one of the boot menu options. It currently fails to do so.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
100% I think (didn't try more than once)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. With Apple's Disk Utility, partition disk into one partition and an equal amount of free space.
2. Install OS X into the one partition.
3. Install Fedora using the "install into free space" option.
boot loader offers only Fedora, CD, and network boot options.
The OSX system is still there, but can only get into it via Open Firmware option-key method.
boot loader menu should offer the OSX system as one option
Tested on Powerbook G3 laptop, using the text-mode install due to unrelated X11 issue.
Confirmed here on a G5 Power Mac. Bootloader screen never appeared during the install.
This should be fixed in the next build of anaconda. Thanks for the bug report.
Confirmed fixed in .52. Thanks!