Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 521474
Fedora 12 Alpha doesn't boot on macbook pro 5,5 13"
Last modified: 2010-08-27 14:48:15 EDT
Description of problem:
After grub boot, probably when anaconda should start, only a blank black screen is diplayed. The same happens with basic video driver. ALT+F[1|2|..] doesn't work. I can only shut down with power button.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 12 alpha downloaded 05 sept. 2009
Fedora 11 boots properly.
Do you mean the installer doesn't start up, or that the installed system itself doesn't start up?
Sorry, i mean the installer. It's impossible to install the system
You tried xdriver=vesa? What about adding the nomodeset parameter?
I tried with the "basic video driver" option from the boot menu, this includes the nomodeset parameter. I'm not sure if it includes the vesa driver too, i'll try later
Yes, it includes both those parameters already. The fact that the machine is basically completely locked up and can only be interacted with via the power button makes this sound like a kernel issue to me.
There's nothing i can do to understand what happens?
Someone suggests me to try with both cd and dvd because on old macbooks only one of them booted properly. Do you think it could be possible?
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I've managed to install Fedora 12 Final on a macbook pro 5,5 13.3". Can the reporter try with F-12-Final to confirm they are also no longer experiencing this issue?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 528232 ***