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Old 03-01-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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Dual Booting a Mac Book Pro


Im thinking about dual booting my Mac Book Pro late 2010 Core2. I was thinking about using Fedora 18. What are there any tips any of the community members here can give me?
 
Old 03-02-2013, 12:24 AM   #2
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Hi:

Welcome to Linux Questions!

Yes, Shrink your Mac partitions and leave as much free space as you want for Fedora.
And check if your system is supported-
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ioreg -l -p IODeviceTree | grep firmware-abi

If this returns “Firmware-abi” = < “EFI64″> then your system is supported.
When you have some time it would help your to read the Fedora 18 documentation before you install Fedora.
It helped me to read the Fedora 17 documentation while I was in the middle of the install- -

Webpages to help:
http://blog.jasonantman.com/2013/01/...ok-pro-laptop/

Fedora 18 On A Mac Book Pro:
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/piper...ry/428658.html

And this is a good page but for Fedora 17
http://anee.me/installing-fedora-on-mac-book-pro/

Hope this helps
 
Old 03-02-2013, 12:33 PM   #3
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Thank youZtcoracat for the info. Have you installed an efi capable Linux on a Mac before? I'm not sure if I should do the the efi boot or boot camp.
 
Old 03-02-2013, 05:10 PM   #4
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No, I have not installed Linux on a Mac before.
It can be done but there are some things that have to been done and I don't know specifically what those important details are; sorry-

One of our members here did tho. Here is the thread.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ra-4175443371/

And 2 of our Senior Member had a discussion here in regard to putting Linux on his Mac.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ac-4175439387/
 
  


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