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Old 10th June 2009, 11:32 PM
adam0x54 Offline
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Fedora 11 on iMac 8,1


I got in my hands a 24" Intel Core 2 duo iMac with no OS from an employee who left the company and I tried installing Fedora 11 but it seems that grub cannot read anything from GPT. Its been 2 days I am reading in forums etc but I cant get it to work. I dont want to dual boot with os x, just fedora 11.
The x86_64 live cd starts fine, the installation goes fine but when it boots it shows the grey envelope with the question mark. I tried installing grub both in mbr and /dev/sda1 but no luck.
Then I tried with the dvd iso and the same thing happened. Installation went fine, but it cannot boot. I tried ubuntu 9.04 x64 just to see I could get it installed and it works out of the box. I am a fedora evangelist though, I cant deal with ubuntu

I was reading in some forums that they were installing Mint with ubuntu grub?

Does anyone know how to overcome this issue?


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Old 25th June 2009, 07:18 AM
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Hi Adam, that exactly what i have, but no solution at this time, ubuntu works, fedora 11 not - grub error 15 - **** happens and now ? please help us, thks Patrick
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Old 25th June 2009, 02:01 PM
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What did the trick was ext3

Use custom layout for the partition scheme and select ext3 for the root partition.

The I rebooted in rescue mode and reinstalled grub and it booted. It works fine for two qeeks now.

I think it has something to do with grub and GPT

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