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takeawaydave

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  1. Hi gfkeo - the driver has been compiled for Intel processors not the PPC ones in your G4.
  2. Triple booting problem for linux

    I am now happily writing this from my Linux installation. So I would like to thank "My parents, my trainer, God and all those out there that supported me through my really tough times and many thanks duffs & fusion71au I would not be standing here with you" Not but seriously... the solution lay somewhere between duffs last post which enabled me to do a more tidy mint install and fusion71au's which sorted Clover out. I then finally also needed to change from using Clover-EFI 64 bits SATA to BiosBlockIO.
  3. Triple booting problem for linux

    Hi Fusion71au - decided to try and give Linux Mint a go since a lot of the guides have been written with this distro in mind. I formatted the new internal disk as gpt and then partitioned according to post#29: 4. Follow this procedure to install Mint 17. Note: a. Format with GParted / Ext4 10-20GB Home Ext4 18-36GB Swap swap 2-4GB b. make sure to install the GRUB bootloader into the EFI parti I pointed boot loader to install to /dev/sda1 however receive error : Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda1 Executing £grub-install /dev/sda1 failed. This is a fatal error. I then choose continue without bootloader but this seems to be deviating from what your guide ? t
  4. Triple booting problem for linux

    Any one able to give me some more help ? pulling hair out here... I copied grubx64.efi from /dev/sde1 to EFI on /dev/sda1 and I can see the Linux option on the Clover menu however nothing happens when running grubx64.efi - meaning blank screen... At this stage I am close the giving up on this .....
  5. Triple booting problem for linux

    I managed to build a custom Gui in Clover which works to boot my existing Windows partition but still fails to find the Linux partition. How do I make proper refererence to the Linux partition when disktutil doesn't provide a UUID ? MIRA:~ root# diskutil info /dev/disk2 Device Identifier: disk2 Device Node: /dev/disk2 Part of Whole: disk2 Device / Media Name: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB Media Volume Name: Not applicable (no file system) Mounted: Not applicable (no file system) File System: None Content (IOContent): FDisk_partition_scheme OS Can Be Installed: No Media Type: Generic Protocol: SATA SMART Status: Verified Total Size: 250.1 GB (250059350016 Bytes) (exactly 488397168 512-Byte-Units) Volume Free Space: Not applicable (no file system) Device Block Size: 512 Bytes Read-Only Media: No Read-Only Volume: Not applicable (no file system) Ejectable: No Whole: Yes Internal: Yes Solid State: Yes OS 9 Drivers: No Low Level Format: Not supported MIRA:~ root# diskutil info /dev/disk2s1 Device Identifier: disk2s1 Device Node: /dev/disk2s1 Part of Whole: disk2 Device / Media Name: Untitled 1 Volume Name: Not applicable (no file system) Mounted: Not applicable (no file system) File System: None Partition Type: Linux OS Can Be Installed: No Media Type: Generic Protocol: SATA SMART Status: Verified Total Size: 524.3 MB (524288000 Bytes) (exactly 1024000 512-Byte-Units) Volume Free Space: Not applicable (no file system) Device Block Size: 512 Bytes Read-Only Media: No Read-Only Volume: Not applicable (no file system) Ejectable: No Whole: No Internal: Yes Solid State: Yes
  6. Triple booting problem for linux

    Thanks - I guess that kind of got me forward... if I go to the Clover command line I can now see and mount the linux partition by running "fs7:" - I can then manually run the grubx64.efi and get to a nasty impossible to use grub menu.... so i guess there's the ability to configure clover's config.plist to directly run grubx64.efi ....
  7. Triple booting problem for linux

    So if I run the install as described above I can still boot to Yosemite but no Linux option is present. After reboot I checked /dev/sde1 and this had \EFI\fedora\grubx64.efi I then added this into the Clover config: No change in options though.
  8. Triple booting problem for linux

    When you say grubx64.efi is installed automatically do u mean once the Clover installer is run again after installing Fedora ? Or during the installation of Fedora ? My disks look like this: (parted) print devices /dev/sda (128GB) /dev/sdb (128GB) /dev/sdc (750GB) /dev/sdd (120GB) /dev/sde (250GB) <<< Target install disk for Fedora /dev/sdf (64.0GB) /dev/sdh (7961MB) Where /dev/sda is Yosemite: (parted) select /dev/sda Using /dev/sda (parted) print Model: ATA Samsung SSD 840 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 128GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: gpt Disk Flags: Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 20.5kB 210MB 210MB fat32 EFI System Partition boot, esp 2 210MB 127GB 127GB hfs+ Macintosh HD 3 127GB 128GB 650MB hfs+ Recovery HD During the Fedora installation setup I can select /dev/sde as target and skip boot loader installation but is this the right thing to do ? Do I then need to some how install Grub manually to /dev/sde1 - is this what you mean ?
  9. Triple booting problem for linux

    Yes its a very good guide wish I knew which bit applied to what I am trying to do. My system is EFI not UEFI. My real only take away from reading it is trying to put grubx64.efi in to the clover path to be something like: \EFI\Fedora\grubx64.efi As shown on post #10 How's this done though ? Where do I get grubx64.efi ?
  10. Hello I recently bought an additional SSD and installed Fedora on to it. I have also since updated Clover to v2.3k_r3241. Linux does appear on the Clover menu however when I start it all I get is a white rectangle on the screen and nothing loads. What needs to be done in order to be able to boot Linux from Clover ? The bios is EFI (old Supermicro board as shown in signiture)
  11. Hmmm no one in the mood ? Did a reinstall of 10.10.4 today using combo updater and got exactly the same behaviour where the install finishes ok but when its rebooted the graphics are glitchy due to there being no device id match in AMD7000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX4000.kext. When I add in 0x68111002 in to the Info.plists for both of these kexts, rebuild kext cache and then reboot the screen does not render.
  12. anyone able to provide any pointers, hints or help ?
  13. Updated to Yosemite 10.10.4 - machine won't start normally and will ony boot in safe mode. I use AMD R7 270 (no x) and this was working perfectly dual screen in 10.10.3 I suspect the problem is now due to the new 10.10.4 kexts. After I updated the machine did boot but resolution / display was not good as usual when AMDX4000Radeon and AMD7000Controller kexts are updated. So I did usual move of updating the device id's in the respective Info.plist files. I then cleared the kextcache using Kext Wizard and restarted. The machine boots but it looks like a framebuffer issue (perhaps?) and the screen goes white and then around 7/8 seconds later reboots. If I boot (clover) in safe mode the machine starts up.
  14. Pattern of MLB (Main Logic Board)

    Hi Jay - thanks for spelling it out again... I seem to need that sometimes.. Glad to report moved things forward now and just need to call Apple up tomorrow.... Cheers !
  15. BoardSerialNumber showing (null)

    Hmmm user error or something.... Reinstalled and definitely made required selections.... Working ok now....
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