Fedora 20 Macbook pro 8,1 black screen when booting from live CD

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by spectre51, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. spectre51 macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2008
    So I want to get Fedora installed on a second partition on my Macbook Pro 8,1. I got rEFInd installed and boot to the CD but it boots to a blank screen. If I add the nomodeset xdriver=efifb option I past the black screen but it just sits on the screen where it lists the starting services.

    Has anyone been able to get Fedora 20 installed correctly?
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I do not know if you need the xdriver=efifb option. You DEFINITELY want nomodeset, though.
  3. spectre51 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2008
    With just nomodeset it gives me the black screen. Just using the normal start I get stuck at this screen: [​IMG]

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