f16 installer message

Jurgen Kramer gtmkramer at xs4all.nl
Wed Aug 17 20:06:26 UTC 2011

On 17 aug. 2011, at 21:54, Tom Horsley <horsley1953 at gmail.com> wrote:

> So, when installing f16 alpha (the RC just released today) on
> a KVM virtual machine from the 64 bit DVD iso image, I did
> a normal custom partitioning with a swap and a ext4 /
> partition on a branch new qcow2 20G disk image.
> When it reached the partitioning stage, I got a popup
> with this message:
>  You are using a GPT bootdisk on a non-EFI system without a
>  BIOS boot partition. This may not work, depending on your
>  BIOS's support for booting from GPT disks.
> Absolutely no one here has a clue what any of this means :-).
> P.S. I continued the install to see what would happen and
> the KVM console says "Booting from hard disk..." and sits
> there like a lump at that point.
I've seen this before when booting the fedora DVD on my Mac using the legacy boot loader instead of the EFI one. Does your system support EFI?


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