[PC-BSD Testing] Install woes on MacBook2,1
A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Tue Feb 8 06:49:10 PST 2011
Would it be worth aggregating this info in one place?
> hi Miki, et. al.,
> i'm sure you've seen this walkthrough here (
> ), but if not some of the instructions may prove beneficial. while the
> PCBSD install is older, the use of rEFIt (links on the above URL) may
> be the ticket.
> i'm hoping to try the same steps on a 5,4 macbook pro - virtual
> machines aren't as exciting as the real thing.
> On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 9:07 AM, Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu
> <mailto:A-Koziol at neiu.edu>> wrote:
> On 02/08/2011 6:32 AM, Miki Janosi wrote:
> On Monday, January 31, 2011 01:28:03 pm Kris Moore wrote:
> That's possible. geom_label is already apart of the
> kernel, but I've
> gone ahead and added mbr/bsd to load for RC3. When that
> hits can you
> RC3 fails too, same error:
> Can only install directly to a MBR partition!
> Is it just my Macbook version or can no one install on a
> Macbook using bootcamp? FreeBSD RC3 installed with
> some difficulty. Isn't there a way to manually get PC-BSD
> installed? Like boot live mode and un-tar some stuff to the
> hard drive?
> I'm no expert on the matter but does that Macbook use EFI? There's
> a lot of Mac-specific hardware that I would not doubt is tripping
> up the install. I don't think FreeBSD is designed to install on a
> Macbook, boot camp or otherwise because of how Apple locks out
> fiddling with the hardware (read: proprietary). Have you tried
> booting a live DVD? You've already looked at:
> http://wiki.freebsd.org/AppleMacbook ?
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