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Old 5th November 2010, 09:34 PM
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Fedora 14 on Macbook Pro 13'' 7,1

I have recently submitted a bug about the text of the anaconda installation not showing up, this can be found here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=648993

It was recommended to be to continue installation with the basic video driver, which has the anaconda installer show up properly. I did this, but fedora refuses to boot.

Here's how things are:

I use rEFIt so that I can choose to boot up between Mac and Linux (in case the linux distro I use does not recognize the Mac OS). When I used Ubuntu, there were only two options in rEFIt, one for mac, and one for linux. After I installed Fedora 14 with basic video driver there were now 3 options, one for mac, and TWO for linux. After updating the partition manager of rEFIt (a necessary step for it to recognize new partitions), each of the two linux options gives me the message: "error: unknown filesystem". And then on the line below it there's a prompt that says: "grub rescue>"

Any ideas about that anyone?
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Old 6th November 2010, 01:07 AM
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Re: Fedora 14 on Macbook Pro 13'' 7,1

sounds odd, Will Woods reported success on his MPB 7,1:

http://lists.fedoraproject.org/piper...er/095381.html

i'm afraid I have no experience with the rEFIt thing so I can't say how it worked for him but not for you...but it seems like it is possible at least :/
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Old 6th November 2010, 05:41 PM
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Re: Fedora 14 on Macbook Pro 13'' 7,1

Thanks for the info, AdamW. I'll keep trying, see if something finally works.
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Old 7th November 2010, 05:59 PM
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Re: Fedora 14 on Macbook Pro 13'' 7,1

Well, I've tried the Fedora 14 64-bit DVD, the 64-bit CD, the 32-bit CD and all of their normal video driver installers all gave me the same graphical problems (The DVD anaconda installer had no text shown, and the live CDs had no desktop icons and the GNOME bars were blank. I assumed these were the same problem).

The basic video driver installers showed up properly and installed properly. However, when trying to boot up, they all said the same thing:
"error: unknown filesystem
grub rescue> "

I don't know anything else to try.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and I even took the time to write out each keystroke needed to install the 64-bit DVD I had using the basic video driver installer, and then I used those keystrokes to maneuver through the regular video driver installer on the DVD. While I made it through the installer no problem, it still didn't work.

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Old 8th November 2010, 05:40 PM
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Re: Fedora 14 on Macbook Pro 13'' 7,1

The Ubuntu 10.10 has a perfect installation on my macbook pro 5,3. However, I have tried to install Fedora 14 for around 7 times and intended to boot it via rEFI 0.14 and All I have got finally is that
files cannot be found
Grub rescue>>

Does the grub2 Fedora 14 uses cause this problem? Ubuntu is quite good even I just used bootcamp and original EFI to startup.
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Old 8th November 2010, 06:04 PM
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Re: Fedora 14 on Macbook Pro 13'' 7,1

I can confirm that Ubuntu 10.10 also works on macbook pro 7,1.
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Old 8th November 2010, 08:37 PM
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Re: Fedora 14 on Macbook Pro 13'' 7,1

good how to do this
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Old 17th November 2010, 06:24 PM
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Re: Fedora 14 on Macbook Pro 13'' 7,1

Okay, I got it to work finally. I cannot say for certain, but it seems like the problem was that I was installing fedora OVER my prior Ubuntu installation. There must have been some bit of Ubuntu still lingering and rEFIt was not able to handle it.

After installing Mac OS X over the entire drive again (thereby getting rid of whatever lingering Ubuntu stuff was still there), and then partitioning free space for Fedora, it worked like a charm. I did nothing different in the installation, it was just that Ubuntu hadn't been installed previously.

For the full story follow along in the comments of the bug I filed about the anaconda graphical bug here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=648993

Thanks everyone
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