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#1 2013-01-28 04:59:39

Saba9
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Clarification required as to installing Arch Linux onto Macbook Pro

I own a 13 inch Mid 2010 Macbook Pro with the base configuration. When partitioning my hard drive what hexadecimal flag should the 100 MiB boot partition be given and what format should it be formatted to? Also upon running iwconfig wlan0 does not appear how can I get wifi to work? Thanks in advance.

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#2 2013-01-28 06:42:19

the sad clown
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Re: Clarification required as to installing Arch Linux onto Macbook Pro

I can solve your wireless problem.  Read this thread:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=156283

wlan0 is no longer your wireless interface.  Try

ip link

to find out what the name is now.

Last edited by the sad clown (2013-01-28 06:43:16)


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#3 2013-01-29 23:29:25

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Re: Clarification required as to installing Arch Linux onto Macbook Pro

Which boot partition? If this is for EFI, that doesn't seem enough. (Should be at least 512 for fat 32.)

Have you read https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide?


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#4 2013-01-31 02:02:26

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Re: Clarification required as to installing Arch Linux onto Macbook Pro

Unless you're installing a new hard drive, I would recommend reusing the factory formatted ESP. (You'll definitely want to do this if you're dual booting with OS X.)

In regards to wifi (and other installation and configuration issues), I would recommend (re)reading the MacBook Wiki. Most of the MacBook specific installation issues have been worked out and documented there.

Good luck.


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