Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fedora 10 Final on Macbook Pro

I've been using Fedora-10 Since its Beta on my Macbook Pro. As always the F-10 Is available to the rawhide users, before its available to the outside world.

[nareshv@nareshv ~]$ uname -r
[nareshv@nareshv ~]$ cat /etc/issue
Fedora release 10 (Cambridge)
Kernel \r on an \m (\l)
[nareshv@nareshv ~]$ date
Thu Nov 13 21:28:13 IST 2008

All other users need to wait for the Final ISOs to come out. So far experience with Fedora 10 is really fantastic compared with the previous releases.

AFAIK, all the devices are working out of the box. Even i can Hibernate My Notebook With Fedora 10, Atleast KDE4 is doing that when my battery runs out (which was not possible in earlier releases).

Here is the Link to the Installation on Macbook

Notes: NetworkManager now connects to the wireless networks flawlessly. Previously i had to try connecting few times to the wireless networks (atleast with the airtel wifi modem in india)


  1. Hi Naresh.

    I was hoping you can help me out.

    I've read your blog and instructions on installing fedora to my macbook pro.

    I'm installing it into an external esata OCZ 32gb throttle drive.

    On my internal drive I have tiger and vista 32 bit.

    -Boot linux dvd.

    -I used custom layot to create 3 partitions on the drive:

    -200mb for: /boot
    -2GB for swap
    -the rest for /dev/sda3

    -I applied, and installed Fedora 10 onto the free space /dev/sda3

    Then I rebooted and the rEFIt menu comes up.

    It gives 3 options:

    Mac OS / Windows / Linux

    If I chose Linux, it attempted to boot windows and gave me an error, with instructions to insert my Vista DVD and repair Windows.

    I did this, and rebooted.

    Back to the 3 Options in rEFIt.

    I chose Linux, and it proceeded to load VISTA from the internal HD.

    I chose Vista, and it loads VISTA.

    Mac OS loads osx...

    Linux loads vista.

    My /boot is installed into the 200mb I created at the start.

    Any thoughts?


  2. Mustafa,

    Make sure you create a "GPT" (GUID Partition Table) on your second harddisk, then you should be able to boot from it.

    AFAIK, gparted live CD can do the requested partitioning.

    If you are using DOS based partitioning, i guess it wont work