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tosehee
11th April 2011, 06:09 PM
Hello there.

I am trying to install the Fedora 15 (alpha from the webpage link) in 2011 MBP, and it hangs at the bootup.

I don't even see the boot up menu. It just shows the black blank screen at the boot..

Is there anything I can do to bypass this or troubleshoot this?

I amusing 2011 15" w/ 2.3Ghz, 8GB, 2 SSDs, and booted with external USB powered DVD-ROM.

Cheers

angelclare
11th April 2011, 07:37 PM
Are you using the live cd or the DVD? I haven't managed to boot into Fedora 15 alpha after installing, but installation worked (MBP 2011 13 inch)

tosehee
11th April 2011, 07:47 PM
I am using Alpha Live CD.

angelclare
11th April 2011, 10:37 PM
I am using Alpha Live CD.

Does the crash occur when booting into the live CD, or booting when you installed using the live cd?

You could try 2 (3) things:

- Install Refit on OS X, a custom bootloader. Refit will give you all boot options available, including the CD/DVD if it is inserted.

- Try booting with the Beta RC2 DVD

or the third option: wait for the beta (April 19th)

tosehee
12th April 2011, 04:25 AM
It crashes at when booting into the live CD.

I can also try the beta RC2 I suppose..

I didn't install the refit. Did you install it when you install on your machine?

---------- Post added at 11:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:57 PM ----------

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1125135

Seems like I have to re-install the optical bay to boot anything other than osx..

What a pain..

angelclare
13th April 2011, 10:07 AM
Is it an option to install from USB? See here how to create one that boots on a Mac : http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1460956#post1460956

tosehee
13th April 2011, 05:21 PM
Is it an option to install from USB? See here how to create one that boots on a Mac : http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1460956#post1460956

AFAIK, this issue of not being able to install other than the optical bay applies to USB also.

But I could give it a try when I get a chance.

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