grub hangs without error message on mac mini

Jon Fullmer jon at jonfullmer.com
Mon Apr 28 20:07:24 PDT 2008


Jeremy, thanks for the correction. I use LFS on a lot of Macs, but  
none that new. ;-)

  - Jon

On Apr 28, 2008, at 8:21 PM, Jeremy Huntwork wrote:

> 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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> JH
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