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    Fedora 29 KDE on MacBook Air

    Not showin' off . . .
    but yeah, I jus' knew from prior Apple dual -and triple boots (Fedora and RedHat) that Apple is/can be among the the most user-friendly of platforms for linux machines.

    So gonna start a "test drive" of F29 on OS High Sierra . . . let's see how 'dis goes.

    [stay tuned].

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    Re: Fedora 29 KDE on MacBook Air

    First, was to resize the MacBook Air's High Sierra APFS Container in terminal -
    terminal currently preferred as Disk Utility may or may not support the resizeContainer command.

    Link: https://www.macobserver.com/tips/dee...pfs-container/

    It created my 31.1 GB disk0s3 Apple_HFS Extra.

    Then rebooted with the Fedora 29 Live USB, and wanted to just use the Anaconda Installer, but . . .
    I need to install Fedora outside the Container, don't I ?
    Last edited by jenaniston; 18th December 2018 at 02:28 AM.

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    Re: Fedora 29 KDE on MacBook Air

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    Don't use any of my solutions on working computers or near small children.

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    Re: Fedora 29 KDE on MacBook Air

    Luckily, I can now use Disk Utility to add outside the original partitioning - although I will want to learn command line.

    Live F29 KDE had little problem partitioning inside the container . . . but dual- or other multiple-boot Iīll need to be outside the APFS.

    Disk Utility will prompt you about how much easier it is to add volumes inside the original "container" (a UNIX slice ?) - that's the terminology apple uses now anyway.

    First I really recommend taking out all external drives and being plugged in.
    So both the F29 KDE Live USB and a file/data USB . . . those volumes are in the original container by Disk Utility, which kinda makes sense. It is the whole thing inside the container 1,
    and resizeContainer might resize from everywhere - in theory.
    Anyway no chances of that if they are unmounted and sitting on the desk, eh ?
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    Re: Fedora 29 KDE on MacBook Air

    Anaconda Installer for this Fedora 29 KDE Live iso worked as usual -
    custom partitioning but I just went with what it came up for mounting points and made the recommended swap partition.

    Funny the MacBook air will boot into Fedora 29 on power-up because it is listed ahead of McIntosh OS I guess.

    Holding down MacBook Airīs option key at boot gives the choice now between Fedora and MacOS.

    Another great job with KDE and Fedora distro reported here -
    F29 success "out of the box" on a MacBook Air with OS High Sierra.



    , key was definitely

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