I clean installed Antergos 64bit (GNOME 3) on my iMac
, and now need to boot the OS X DVD that came with the computer to format and restore. The ultimate goal is to keep this machine for dual-booting (which I can take care of) since there are simply things I need from both operating systems. If only Antergos or GRUB would boot from the DVD to kick-off the process.
What have you done so far?
It made sense to install rEFInd
on this machine, since that was the program that helped OS X boot the Antergos image from my USB drive in the first place.
I followed the steps laid out in the Arch Wiki.
- First, by using the refind-install command
- Then used the refind-install --usedefault /dev/sda1 command to "also install rEFInd to the default/fallback boot path".
I shutdown, and booted the Mac up in hopes to catch rEFInd's splash screen, but to no avail. Only the Antergos/GRUB screen, and then into Antergos as usual.
(This began a hopeless cycle of re-installing, and rebooting which lasted quite some time.
Afterwards, I tried manually installing rEFInd using the following commands from the Arch Wiki:
cp /usr/share/refind/refind_x64.efi $esp/EFI/refind/
efibootmgr -c -d /dev/sda -p 1 -l /EFI/refind/refind_x64.efi -L "rEFInd Boot Manager"
Also, I installed the mactel-boot
utility from the AUR.
And according to the efibootmgr
utility, rEFInd was now first in the boot order:
Boot0001* rEFInd Boot Manager
Boot0003* rEFInd Boot Manager
Boot0004* rEFInd Boot Manager
Boot0080* Mac OS X
Boot0081* Recovery OS
After shutdown/power-on, the machine displayed alot of white-colored "clearing node" text, before tragically booting once again into Antergos/GRUB.
I've also read How-to Geek's guide on re-installing OS X on Mac
, yet the tutorial never mentions how to restore it from Linux.
What piece of this puzzle am I missing? Would creating a LiveUSB of OS X be an easier route than this DVD? Is there a GRUB command I'm not aware of that can change the boot order?
I'm almost certain rEFInd
the only way Linux would be able to boot this OS X DVD, it's just the only way I've known how so far.
I can clearly see the Mac OS X
boot option in efibootmgr
, so at least it's being recognized. When Antergos boots to the desktop, the OS X DVD is displayed as "WindowsSupport" if that helps.
I'm out of my element and am at an impasse, your help will be appreciated.
PLEASE & THANK YOU