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

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Fri Dec 2 22:12:54 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-12-02 at 21:39 +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> 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.

Okay, so if you have one of the Macs we can't do EFI boot on, the
situation is indeed 'you must install via BIOS emulation and use 'nogpt'
parameter', it seems.
Adam Williamson
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