On Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 06:43:38PM -0500, Lamar Owen wrote:
> On Monday, December 06, 2010 03:54:15 pm Jason T. Slack-Moehrle wrote:
> > I am attempting to install CentOS 5.5 64 bit on my new Mac Mini. I boot to the CD and when I get to selecting where I am installing from (local cd, hard disk, ftp, etc) I select Local CD and it cannot find a driver and wants me to manually specify or use a driver disk.
> Boot from the USB CD into rescue mode; once you have a command line, what does the output of 'lspci -v' show?
> The kernel in C5.5 may just simply not have the driver for the chipset; you may need to either install a Fedora with the right driver in-kernel, or wait on C6.
I apologize for jumping in mid-thread, but I deleted the other messages
before reading them.
I am wondering if this is related to the disk controller issue that's
been reported for recent MBP models? I think it's the mcp89 driver in
the kernel. If that's the case, then you may not even be saved by
CentOS 6; I booted the latest RHEL6 beta (just before the release
version was put out) and it, too, did not recognize the MBP7,1's
controller. Fedora 14 did recognize it, so it should be just a matter
of getting a recent kernel that has the patch.
As a test, you might consider getting a Fedora 14 live CD and see if it
can find the drives. If so, it may be the same issue. It's possible
that the release version of RHEL 6 supports it, if you can get hold of
it to test it, or you may just want to put Fedora 14 on it if the
difference doesn't bother you too much. (If you're skilled in this area
you can attempt to build your own install CD/DVD with your own custom
kernel that has the patch, but that may be more time than you're willing
Ah, it looks like the Mini does have the mcp89 controller:
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