F16 on iMac 27 inch: insufficient partitions: NO PROBS!

Nick Urbanik nicku at nicku.org
Sat Nov 12 02:53:31 UTC 2011

Dear Folks,

My silly!  It turns out that anaconda automatically creates GPT
partitions as required, allowing many partitions to be made.  So I
could simply create the additional BIOS boot partition, and the
installation is now proceeding.

On 12/11/11 11:28 +1100, Nick Urbanik wrote:
>Dear Folks,
>Am installing Fedora 16 on my son's iMac 27 inch.  The installer wants
>an additional 2 MB 'BIOS boot' partition.  The only trouble is that I
>can only make four primary partitions, and this increases the
>required count to five, as far as I can tell.  Current partitioning
>sda1    200 MB  EFI System Partition
>sda2  20467 MB  hfs+ [contains MacOS]
>sda3    250 MB  ext4 /boot
>sda4 748746 MB  LVM physical volume
>The LVM is partitioned into:
>   5024 MB swap
>  50016 MB /
>693696 MB /home
>The installation will not proceed; the error message box says,
>Partitioning Errors
>The partitioning scheme you requested caused the following critical
>you have not created a bootloader stage 1 target device
>You must correct these errors before you continue your installation
>of Fedora.
>I am using rEFIt.  I was not able to create any logical partitions.
>Any suggestions here, so that MacOS can still be booted, as well as
>Fedora be installed?
>I take it this is required for Grub2.  I have had Fedora 15 and
>earlier running fine on this machine with a similar partitioning
>arrangement.  Does anyone have any suggestions?
>Can I tell anaconda to go ahead and install anyway so I can come back
>with a rescue disk and install grub 1?
Nick Urbanik             http://nicku.org           nicku at nicku.org
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