Description of problem:
After installing Fedora 11, I tried to boot off the local disk using the Fedora 11 network boot CD. To do this, I selected the local boot option from the initial network install CD menu. I found that the system failed to boot when I selected this option.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 11 Network Install CD
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 11 on an Apple MacBook Aluminium
2. Restart the system and boot using the Fedora 11 Network Install CD
3. Try to boot using the local boot option
The system fails to boot.
The system should boot off the local hard disk.
I was able to get this to work by pressing tab and changing the local boot options from ".localboot 0xffffffff" to ".localboot 0x80." I'm not sure why "0xffffffff" is the default.
0xffff says to attempt a boot from the next device in the boot order, which we hope is a hard drive. Of course, 0x80 only works when the first disk is the one we want to boot from. What if there are multiple hard drives installed in the system?
(In reply to comment #1)
> 0xffff says to attempt a boot from the next device in the boot order, which we
> hope is a hard drive. Of course, 0x80 only works when the first disk is the
> one we want to boot from. What if there are multiple hard drives installed in
> the system?
I did not know the significance of 0xffff. However, my MacBook would not boot when using this value. So, to answer your question, in the case where there are multiple hard drives the MacBook would not boot, as long as 0xffff were used. I do not have a firm grasp on my MacBook's firmware yet (this may be due to a difference in how the MacBook boots).
Can we reopen this bug and consider it a low priority request for enhancement?
*** Bug 523589 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***