grub hangs without error message on mac mini
jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Apr 28 19:21:06 PDT 2008
Jon Fullmer wrote:
> Does GRUB work with Open Firmware? The Mac Mini may be Intel-based,
> but it doesn't have a PC BIOS (which is what you would normally use
> with GRUB). It uses Open Firmware. I would think that you would need
> to use yaboot.
Careful what 'facts' you spread around here. With the switch to Intel
machines, Apple also changed their firmware and boot manager. If your
mac is intel it uses EFI, not Open Firmware. Yaboot is not the answer.
Also note that he already tested grub on the machine using ubuntu and
claims that it does work with their version.
Andreas, you may want to try to track down what differences there are
between Ubuntu's grub and what LFS installs. Or, you could consider
using Lilo instead. :) I use Lilo on my Intel macs (mostly because I
build a 64-bit system) and it works great. Also, if you ever feel like
dual (or triple booting) your mac with OS X check out
http://refit.sourceforge.net. It's a really useful tool.
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