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craig_russo 04-04-2011 07:31 PM

redhat 5.3 with macbook pro 2011
I'm trying to install RED HAT 5.3 on a MBP 2011 and it doesn't recognize the HDD, Is there not a driver for the new Intel 6 series chipset yet? I've looked everywhere. Or am I doing something wrong?
I created a bootcamp partition I have rEFIx installed I have an actual REDHAT boot DVD.

It boots from the disk just fine I hit <enter> for the graphical intall and then it says no drivers found, I'm assuming for the HDD. I have an apple SSD.

Any help would be appreciated.

thank you


snowpine 04-04-2011 07:40 PM

Hi Craig, welcome to the forums! Are you aware the current Red Hat release is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0? You can download a 30 day free trial from

RHEL 5.3 was released in 2009 and definitely will not have the latest drivers for your MBP 2011.

You might also consider Fedora, a free community distro sponsored by Red Hat. Fedora is a cutting-edge distro with great support for recent hardware.

Sorry but I do not have personal experience with the MBP 2011, I suggest using the forum Search feature for answers.

craig_russo 04-05-2011 12:14 AM

Hi Snowpine,

I'm aware of the 6.0 release. Unfortunately the software I want to run requires the 5.3 release of redhat. But I'll give the 6.0 a shot just to see if I can get it to install at all.

Thank you.

hf2046 04-05-2011 02:20 AM

Maybe you should try doing a text install (if possible - have not worked with RHEL 5.3)... could be that it can't find an appropriate video driver.

snowpine 04-05-2011 08:30 AM

If you only need RHEL for one particular application, I recommend running it inside a virtual machine. That way you don't even need to reboot; you can run it like an application inside of Mac OS.

Alternately, you could let us know what the application is, maybe we can help with that.

I would not personally use the obsolete RHEL5.3 as my everyday operating system.

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