[Sugar-devel] Getting Sugar to run on certain mac chipsets
caroline at solutiongrove.com
Thu Jun 18 18:59:02 EDT 2009
The current status is that SoaS + CD Boot Helper work on many macs.
On some macbooks we need to need "nomodeset"
Today at the Lilla Fredrick School it booted through all the dots appearing
then went to the shell and could not find boot. The exact same USB and boot
helper boots my iMac just fine.
Any thoughts on either of these issues?
On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 5:36 PM, Bobby Powers <bobbypowers at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Caryl Bigenho<cbigenho at hotmail.com>
> > Ah Ha!
> > You have just opened an interesting can of worms! When I try to use SoaS
> > with boot helper on my MacBook I also get Mac and Windows as my boot
> > options. However the Windows image is actually WindowsI since I have it
> > installed via Bootcamp. I need it for some internet sites that don't
> > with Macs (updating my gps and/or initializing an iPod for example) so I
> > don't want to take it off.
> > So, the question is, will it work with a MacBook that already has a dual
> > boot? I'm sure there is a way to do it in addition to the Virtual Box.
> > Interesting challenge! Pass it around...go for it!
> you should be able to use http://refit.sourceforge.net/ to switch
> between multiple installs and boot from various thumb drives/cds and
> such. I had linux, mac and windows at one point on 3 partitions. I
> think I used the mac boot camp assistant to resize the mac partition
> in 2, then used gparted to split the windows partition in half
> (gparted doesn't like touching mac hfs+ partitions with journaling
> enabled, which is the default). voila, triple booting.
> > Caryl
> > ________________________________
> > Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 09:23:38 -0400
> > Subject: Getting Sugar to run on certain mac chipsets
> > From: caroline at solutiongrove.com
> > To: sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org; sdaly.be at gmail.com;
> > cbigenho at hotmail.com; pauline at solutiongrove.com; deds at solutiongrove.com
> > We've been having an issue on some newer macs with the screen going
> > Deds and Pauline have been working on the issue and here is what they
> > discovered that works.
> > Note that this is using standard keyboard and not the apple one. If
> > apple keyboard you might need to change the keys you press. The
> > is what I did:
> > I plugged the latest SoaS (Soas2-200905241902.iso) and boot helper
> > (soas-boot-20090615.iso) in the mac mini and then booted up.
> > At the sound of the chime, I immediately pressed the ALT key until the
> > options appear. (options that appeared on the mac mini are Macintosh HD
> > Windows, with Windows pertaining to the SoaS)
> > Select Window.
> > As soon as you see the blue screen which says automatically logging in n
> > seconds... Press the TAB key. This should display the boot menu
> > At the boot menu press the TAB key to display the kernel boot parameters.
> > At the end of the displayed parameters, type "nomodeset" and press ENTER.
> > This should start up sugar
> > So what does nomodeset actually do?
> > It disables this
> > Introduced in FC10 but has been having problems with some graphic
> > (including Intel GMA 950 which is in the Mac Mini). AFAICT it can be
> > disabled with no adverse effects on stability.
> > Is there a way we can modify SoaS so that mac users don't have to do this
> > but it still works for everyone?
> > --
> > Caroline Meeks
> > Solution Grove
> > Caroline at SolutionGrove.com
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> > 505-213-3268 - Fax
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