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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject: Install on MacPro won't boot Reply with quote

Greetings,

Last night I completed a successful install of Gentoo on a MacPro1,1 with 2 x Dual-Core Intel Xeon and 10G of memory. I used the instructions on UEFI install but apparently there is either something I missed or it is a Mac specific issue. I was also using these instructions https://vitobotta.com/2016/10/10/install-gentoo-on-macbook-pro/ I found for installing specifically on a MacBook Pro, but I didn't figure there would be any difference at that level. Thank you in advance for any help given.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you get any sort of errors when you boot? What exactly happens when you turn your laptop on?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out rEFInd website, even if you do not use rEFInd there is lots of useful info about UEFI and Mac.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

element432 wrote:
Do you get any sort of errors when you boot? What exactly happens when you turn your laptop on?


All I get is flashing black screens and eventually a white screen with a blinking folder.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
Check out rEFInd website, even if you do not use rEFInd there is lots of useful info about UEFI and Mac.


I have vaguely heard of that, I'll have to take a look.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I believe I know what the issue is, but I am not quite sure how to resolve it. Mac's like mine use a 32-bit UEFI, but I believe the install process installs a 64-bit UEFI...so, how do I go about installing a 32-bit UEFI?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if there is an ebuild for it, but there is a binary package of rEFInd for download.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
Not sure if there is an ebuild for it, but there is a binary package of rEFInd for download.


There is an ebuild for refind, however it is 64-bit only...I even set it to x86 under package.accept_keywords. Since the hardware only supports a 32-bit UEFI, refind will not be my solution to this.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if you are not willing to use the binary then yes, Gentoo rEFInd won't work for you.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
Well, if you are not willing to use the binary then yes, Gentoo rEFInd won't work for you.


I am willing to use binary, but for some reason I did not see it...I just found it and will take another look.
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