----- "Jeremy Katz" <katzj(a)redhat.com> wrote:
PowerMacs (PPC) are an entirely different beast and there's not
really been any work done on getting them booting off of USB.
Indeed - not too bothered about them.
For the x86 based Macs, it can work, but it's definitely far
just working everywhere right now. The first question is if your machine
is 32bit or 64bit EFI as we require matching x86 vs x86_64,
respectively, based on that. Most of the original Core Duo stuff is 32bit EFI, the
newer is 64bit. If you're using a 64bit EFI machine, right now,
you're out of luck -- the kernel even in Fedora 10 was broken with 64bit EFI
Yes I saw that. Like I said I'd just be happy to even get one of my Macs to recognise
the USB drive as a boot device at this point! I suppose I should test on a new MacBook too
for completeness. I would have thought the Mac Mini should work though as that is x86_64
and has the Core Duo 2.
I never managed to get rEFIt to boot off of an MBR-based USB device.
Some people said they did, but I have no clue what they did to do so
I found the same kind of confusion too - some say it can be done others say it can't.
To be honest booting a MBR USB stick on Mac is still probably the best way to go because
the 3D gfx for ATI/Nvidia doesn't work under EFI atm. I think I'm going to have to
try booting of a CD just for the GRUB/SysLinux boot and then mount the USB stick after the
kernel boots up and the initrd scripts begin.
Thanks for the reply.