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Old 05-26-2009, 04:31 PM   #1
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openSuse 11.1 on MacBook Pro

I've been trying to install openSuse 11.1 on my MacBook Pro (old model Core Duo version) along side OS X.

I followed the instructions on the suse wiki,

but I cannot get refit to sync my GPT table with the MBR; gptsync returns "analysis inconlusive."

I originally started with two partitions on the system (one for EFI, one for OS X). I booted into suse using a live CD and used parted to create two additional partitions (one ext3, one swap). I then installed 11.1 on these partitions. However, if I try to boot into suse at the refit boot screen, the system just goes to a black screen.

Partition Inspector returns the following partition profiles:

*** Report for internal hard disk ***

Current GPT partition table:
# Start LBA End LBA Type
1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT)
2 409640 146484375 Mac OS X HFS+
3 146484376 191406250 EFI System (FAT)
4 191406251 195371534 Basic Data

Current MBR partition table:
# A Start LBA End LBA Type
1 1 409638 ee EFI Protective
2 409640 146484374 af Mac OS X HFS+
3 * 146484376 191406249 83 Linux
4 191406251 195371533 82 Linux swap / Solaris

MBR contents:
Boot Code: Unknown, but bootable

Partition at LBA 40:
Boot Code: None (Non-system disk message)
File System: FAT32
Listed in GPT as partition 1, type EFI System (FAT)

Partition at LBA 409640:
Boot Code: None
File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
Listed in GPT as partition 2, type Mac OS X HFS+
Listed in MBR as partition 2, type af Mac OS X HFS+

Partition at LBA 146484376:
Boot Code: GRUB
File System: ext3
Listed in GPT as partition 3, type EFI System (FAT)
Listed in MBR as partition 3, type 83 Linux, active

Partition at LBA 191406251:
Boot Code: None
File System: Unknown
Listed in GPT as partition 4, type Basic Data
Listed in MBR as partition 4, type 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Thanks in advance for the help.
Old 05-27-2009, 02:36 PM   #2
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I'm having the same problem you are. I was able to install Kubuntu and Fedora but I really wanted to use openSuSE. There's a bug/feature request opened at (can't post URLs since this is my first post); you might want to chime in there as well. Good luck, and if you figure out how to fix the issue, please let me know as well!


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