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#* Partition layout: primary disk has one partition, HFS+ formatted.
 
#* Partition layout: primary disk has one partition, HFS+ formatted.
 
#* If possible, just use a factory restore disk or similar
 
#* If possible, just use a factory restore disk or similar
# Start Boot Camp (/Applications/Utilities/Boot Camp Assistant)
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# Start Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility)
# STUB: use Boot Camp to create a partition for Fedora (recommend at least 10GB)
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# Use Disk Utility to shrink the existing Mac OS partition
# STUB: more details about Boot Camp go here
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# Boot the Fedora installer from any media
# Boot the Fedora installer by whatever means are convenient (Install DVD is nice and easy)
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#* Hold down 'C' key when booting to boot from CD/DVD, or 'Right Alt/Option' key to see a boot selection
#* Hold down 'C' key when booting to boot from CD/DVD
 
 
# Advance to partitioning screen
 
# Advance to partitioning screen
# Choose "Use free space on selected drives and create default layout"
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# Use the free space to automatically create Fedora system layout
# Enable "Review and modify partition layout" checkbox
 
# Click "Next" and review partition details
 
# Advance to bootloader configuration screen and rename "Other" to "OS X" ''(FIXME does this happen with OSX / EFI?)''
 
 
# Complete the installation with whatever package set you like
 
# Complete the installation with whatever package set you like
 
# Reboot system after installation and boot into OS X
 
# Reboot system after installation and boot into OS X

Revision as of 12:19, 27 October 2015

Description

This test verifies that installing Fedora onto a machine with a pre-existing Mac OS X installation will result in a functioning dual-boot system.

OS X 10.5 (Leopard) is the primary target, since older releases don't have Boot Camp and we can't (yet) resize HFS+.


How to test

  1. Start with a system with a typical, functioning OS X installation
    • Partition layout: primary disk has one partition, HFS+ formatted.
    • If possible, just use a factory restore disk or similar
  2. Start Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility)
  3. Use Disk Utility to shrink the existing Mac OS partition
  4. Boot the Fedora installer from any media
    • Hold down 'C' key when booting to boot from CD/DVD, or 'Right Alt/Option' key to see a boot selection
  5. Advance to partitioning screen
  6. Use the free space to automatically create Fedora system layout
  7. Complete the installation with whatever package set you like
  8. Reboot system after installation and boot into OS X
  9. After OS X boots successfully, reboot and hold the Alt/Option key to bring up the OS chooser
  10. Choose "Windows" from the menu to boot Fedora (sigh)

Expected Results

  1. Fedora installer should boot normally.
  2. Partition details should show a typical Fedora partition layout and an HFS+ partition both on the drive
  3. Bootloader configuration screen should have entries for both Fedora and "Other" (maybe? check this)
  4. Fedora installation should complete normally
  5. OS X should boot normally and not notice the presence of the Fedora system at all
  6. When rebooting back into Fedora, the system should boot normally.