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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:55 am    Post subject: Gentoo Installation on Macbook Pro Reply with quote

Hi all,

This is my first try at installing gentoo. I've been able to boot the DVD with Gentoo live once, now it refuses to boot. The computer goes through grub on the DVD, goes through a couple of boot screens, then sits on a black screen with a bar flashing in the top right hand corner. Just wondering if there is something wrong with the disc, or if I've made a silly mistake.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, I have a macbook 9,2 and I have installed a single boot Gentoo on it. I am typing from this machine now.
I don't know if there is anything wrong with the actual DVD you have though and you aren't clear on what the problem is. Have you installed Gentoo and you can't boot to it? Or you just can't boot the DVD?

If i were you I would dl this image http://distfiles.gentoo.org/releases/amd64/autobuilds/20160721/install-amd64-minimal-20160721.iso.
and do a
Code:
dd if=install-amd64-minimal-20160707.iso of=/dev/YOURDEVICE bs=8192k && sync
from another linux box, or burn it to a usb with a way/OS you prefer.

Reboot your mac and hold down the option key so that the menu appears and follow the handbook for the rest.

I have a guide that I used to install Gentoo on my mac and I can share it if you need it. However, you should really follow the handbook regardless.

Oh and remember to verify the sum of the image you are downloading so that you are sure that it aint corrupted.
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