How can we make F17 be able to boot on Macs (with or without reFit)

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Fri Dec 2 21:39:34 UTC 2011

On Fri, Dec 02, 2011 at 12:21:49PM -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> We explicitly don't support native EFI installs on Macs, at the request
> of the anaconda team, as Apple's EFI implementation is hideous. Having
> said that, I'm pretty sure at least a few people reported success on
> Macs with the changes to grub2 between Beta and Final, but I'm having
> trouble digging up the references.
> Macs are always a puzzle and a mess, don't get me wrong. But I didn't
> think the situation was as black and white as 'you cannot install F16 on
> a Mac'.

Macs won't do legacy boots off gpt partitions.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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