[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #891: Installer fails to boot on Macbook Pro

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Sat Dec 28 02:50:27 PST 2013

#891: Installer fails to boot on Macbook Pro
 Reporter:  nealie         |      Owner:  kris
     Type:  System Defect  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  critical       |  Milestone:
Component:  Installer      |    Version:  10.0-RELEASE
 Keywords:                 |
 The installer from PCBSD10.0-RELEASE-p1-12-23-2013-x64-DVD-USB.iso fails
 to boot on a Macbook Pro (2007). This system already runs 9.2 happily, so
 this appears to be a regression.

 Two bootable partitions are found on the boot disc:
 * Windows (Which is what the Mac calls anything not Mac)
 * EFI Boot

 Booting the EFI Boot partition results in Grub executing, which then
 `error: no suitable video mode found.`

 A text menu is then displayed, but regardless of what option is selected
 (Graphical Install, Graphical Install (VESA mode) or Text Install),

 Selecting any option results in a reboot after a short delay.

 Selecting the "Windows" partition to boot results in the following


 Select CD-ROM Boot Type :
 The system then appears to be frozen.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/891>
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