• Antergos on a Mac Mini


    Hi,

    I just wondered, if anyone tried to install A. on a Mac Mini?
    Standalone or parallel doesn’t matter.

    With a parallel Manjaro I had the problem, that the fan control was not working correctly.

  • Hi,

    I just wondered, if anyone tried to install A. on a Mac Mini?
    Standalone or parallel doesn’t matter.

    With a parallel Manjaro I had the problem, that the fan control was not working correctly.

  • You can install the system as every else expect the last point. The standard bootloader doesn’t like the Mac Mini. So we must install a different version of Grub. First of all exit the installer at the “Install Bootloader” point.

    Try this guide: Installing Archlinux on Mac Mini > link: [url:1qcb6rv2]http://www.bewi.at/?p=473[/url:1qcb6rv2]

  • Good hint, thanks.
    I already tried to install Manjaro parallel to OSX and fucked up my complete boot partition. Installing osx with no bootoptions from a stick was a mess.
    Maybe Antergos will do better :)

  • Hi,

    Be careful, none of the Antergos developers work with a Mac, so we can’t test our distro against it. Please, backup everything you have before trying to install it, and post here your results.

    Thanks.

  • Of course I will backup my stuff, but thanks anyway. :)

    On my first testrun it was quite hard to find a “bs” with dd, that the Mini accepted. At least 4096 and 1M worked. Graphical Installation was quite easy, but there is the same issue as with manjaro. Even with the link in post #2 the bootloader will overwrite the osx bootpartition.
    But the automatic fan control seems to work out of the box. Lets try it with Steam. ;)

  • the bootloader will overwrite the osx bootpartition.

    Could you explain this in more detail? Which boot partition? I assume you’re using GUID partitions? Did this happen as a result of installing Grub?

    I’d like to fix this…

    EDIT: Oh, you used advanced installation, didn’t you?

  • Well, Boot-Partition is the wrong term.
    I just can not access at startup the Boot-Menue via “Alt / Opt-Key”.
    Maybe I just did a mistake while the install.

    My Setup: Latest Mac Mini. SSD with OSX. HDD with HFS+ (sda) partition for Mac storage. sdb for grub as boot partition with fat32. EXT4 sdc for root and EXT4 sdd for home.
    When I start the Mac I just can access GRUB and see the OSX but if I “enter” it, nothing happens.
    In GParted the OSX SSD is accessable.

  • Hi,

    Try booting with your OSX install CD and then use a terminal to run the bless command as described here:

    [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB_EFI_Examples#Generic_Macs][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GR][1] … neric_Macs

    Let us know how it goes!

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    [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GR

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