[CentOS] CentOS 5 Beta on a MacBook Pro

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Mon Mar 19 00:21:07 UTC 2007

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> Good question.  Here is what I have done so far:
> I ran the beta installer on a 1.83 GHz Core Duo model.  The system  
> booted and the installer ran.  I did an install with "linux  
> askmethod" from an NFS share with the CentOS 5 isos.  I did a 
> default  
> workstation install.  The installer ran flawlessly.  The graphics  
> displayed correctly and the trackpad worked perfectly.  The 
> installer  
> ran.  When I rebooted after the install, the system said "Missing  
> operating system" and stopped.  I was able to boot disc 1 in rescue  
> mode and mount the new installation in mnt.
> I suspect there is some problem with the boot partition.  I 
> am trying  
> to install 4.4 now, just for fun.  During the install, the installer  
> complained that the drive had a "gbt" partition and would have to be  
> reformatted for CentOS to be installed.  I take this as a 
> good sign.   
> If the 4.4 install works, I'll try the 5.0 beta again.
> I will report back.

Doesn't the latest version of boot-camp support linux installs?

If you want to totally wipe OS X, then I think you need a version that
supports booting via EFI.


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