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Install Fedora 19 in MacBook Pro8,1 with Wireless driver b43

14 de agosto de 2013 Deixe um comentário

Hi,

Last week, I tried to install Fedora 19 in my MacBook Pro 8,1, non-retina. My problem is: I need MacOS X, I have Fusion Drive with one SSD and one HDD, and I can not format my Mac. After told that, how I get my Fedora 19 in  my Mac? Mac uses EFI boot system, because this and one bug in Fedora 19 installation, you probably will not sucess on Fedora 19 installation. Here my step-by-step:

First I shrink my fusion drive to get some free space, you can find my question on MacRumors to know how I get this.

After that, I made one Fedora 18 USB installation disk, and install normally in my macbook, After reboot, press Option to get boot into Fedora partition. After you login in fedora, do this:

– Update your version:

yum update

I got almost 600MB of update! Yes, it`s BIG!!

– Install FedUP packaged

– Upgrade to Fedora 19 using FedUP:

sudo fedup --network 19

After long time downloading new files, and restart computer, you got new Fedora 19. But, wireless doesn’t work.. I look around in internet, and after few sites I get the correct drive for my Broadcom 4331, to install the correct driver do this:

# wget http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware/broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
# tar -xjf broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
# b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
# rmmod b43
# modprobe b43

After that, just restart NetworkManager:

service NetworkManager restart

Now your Fedora 19 Wireless driver works fine!

Questions? Leave your comments…

Cheers,

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