Fedora 16 on MacPro

Don Quixote de la Mancha quixote at dulcineatech.com
Wed Nov 9 12:33:07 UTC 2011


Does Fedora 16 boot on UEFI computers that do not have the legacy 16-bit BIOS?

If not, you will need to install Bootcamp under Mac OS X with the Boot
Camp Assistant.  It is in /Applications/Utilities under Mac OS X.

Bootcamp installs a 16-bit BIOS emulation as a 32-bit UEFI
application.  rEFIt, among other things, creates a Master Boot Record
with a partition table that can be synched with the UEFI GUID
Partition Table.

Linux knows all about GUID Partition Tables.  I do not know whether or
not GRUB does.  I think your problem is that GRUB wants the 16-bit
BIOS.

There is a 32-bit UEFI boot loader that may work for you, that would
not require either Bootcamp or rEFIt.  I looked into it a couple years
ago, but it was not then considered mature enough for production use.
Possibly it is now.  I don't recall what it is called, though.

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