[CentOS] Finally.... CentOS on iMac core 2

Mon Nov 25 15:22:56 UTC 2013
Wes James <comptekki at gmail.com>

On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 5:59 PM, Philip Manuel <phil at zomojo.com> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Wes James" <comptekki at gmail.com>
> To: "CentOS mailing list" <centos at centos.org>
> Sent: Saturday, 23 November, 2013 12:03:15 PM
> Subject: [CentOS] Finally.... CentOS on iMac core 2
> I've been trying several combinations of OSX, CentOS to try and get CentOS
> installed on an old iMac. I finally first installed OS X, then installed
> CentOS in the open space after OS X. With refit installed and selecting
> CentOS, it starts booting but get a screen that a boot device can't e
> found. So I then install Xubuntu with the option to replace OS X.  After
> Xbuntu is installed and then do a reboot the grub screen comes up and I can
> now select CentOS and it will boot.
> Can someone explain why this is?  I can't just install CentOS on the whole
> disk, as I get the blinking mac disk with question mark.
> Thanks,
> -wes
> this is due I believe due to the partitioning scheme of the iMac, using
> GPT, and as grub does not support GPT partitions. you have to use grub2.
> Hence, why xubuntu works.
Oh.  OK.  I didn't realize CentOS wasn't using grub2.  Are there any plans
for CentOS to move to grub2?