[PC-BSD Testing] Install woes on MacBook2,1

Arthur Koziol 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 ( 
> http://www.dramashack.com/2009/10/01/installing-pc-bsd-on-a-macbook-pro/ 
> ), 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.
> Bridger
>
> 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
>             re-test?
>
>         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 ?
>
>     Arthur
>
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