Possible to install Fedora 14 on an mid-2010 13inch macbook pro?

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  1. greythorne macrumors regular

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    As the title suggest.

    Anyone has any information on how to do this?

    What i think is that maybe it is possible, but however some of the hardware features may not be supported by Fedora unless the Kernel can be patched such as back-light, iSight etc etc.

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  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    The only way I know how to do it is with the use of VM software like Parallels or VMWare Fusion. I had a version of Linux installed this way on my iMac once.
     
  3. greythorne thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok but i was thinking of running native rather than a in VM.
     
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    That I cannot help you with. Maybe someone else on the forum can assist.
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    What are you planning on doing with it that requires native access? The VM approach is an easy way around the hardware issues you mention.

    Otherwise, it should work reasonably well out of the box. Use Boot Camp Assistant or Disk Utility to make a partition to hold it. Burn the ISO to a disc and boot from that. You might also have to install rEFIt, but it should work fine apart from the missing drivers you mention.

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