[manjaro-dev] mac support?

kendell clark coffeekingms at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 06:01:56 CET 2015

I'm not convinced this is true. Linux's hardware support is as good as
it is on anyo ther computer. But we can't simply go, well it sucks, so
we'll just sit back. This is going to get even more important as more
and more computers have secure boot turned on. I hate the spec
personally, but ms is going to do everythingv it can to make sure people
use it, and so from the factory they're going to ship with it turned on.
And unless linux can handle it with little issues that's yet one more
thing we have to put up with when users complain, and I for one have
little enough tolerance for that as it is. There has got to be something
we can do to make this usable, without making lives hell for the
developers who have to keep all this stuff working.
Kendell clark

On 11/04/2015 04:48 AM, kendell clark wrote:
> hi all
> I've been having lots of prospective sonar and manjaro users wanting to
> switch over, or at least to try linux, only to run into a problem. Their
> mac refuses to boot sonar. The problem seems to be that the mac is
> checking for something in our images and, not finding it, reports an
> error of "checksum mismatch" and won't boot They've verified that the
> sha512 sums do indeed match, so that's not it.  I've been looking all
> around the web and haven't really found much relevant. I thought we
> could do something similar to what fedora images do. That is, they
> create an hfsplus partition at the end of the iso with a fake mock
> kernel that points to grub, making the mac think it's booting OSX. I
> don't know the exact details of how this works yet I've contacted the
> fedora mailing list. Would anyone be interested in building this into
> the build scripts at some point? I do not own a mac, so know little
> about them. I do know that I've rarely had a more difficult machine than
> some of these people's mac. The more and more things I come up for them
> to try, the more and more frustrated they get until that inevitable,
> linux sucks, moment. Any thoughts?
> Thanks
> Kendell clark

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