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

Mon Nov 25 16:17:44 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Wes James wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 5:59 PM, Philip Manuel <phil at zomojo.com> wrote:
>> From: "Wes James" <comptekki at gmail.com>
>> 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
>> 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.
>> 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?

a) Not unless or until upstream goes that way.
b) I dealt with grub2 while fighting an FC19 workstation (that I wound up
moving to CentOS).
      *G*R*U*B*2* MUST DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!