Bless Error With Anaconda On MacOS For Fedora

asked 2019-02-23 06:25:20 -0500

murpha gravatar image

updated 2019-02-23 20:18:34 -0500

I have tried installing Fedora with the Fedora Live Boot Media by using the Application on a MacBook Pro 2018. I have tried using the USB that the Application burned the ISO into and another USB I have burned the downloaded ISO into with Balena Etcher. Both of these result in the same problem. The problem is that when I select the Fedora Live Boot Medium from the Startup Disk selection screen you get when pressing Alt on startup, which is equivalent to selecting it as the Boot Device in any other BIOS, and after about a minute of startup, it brings me to this Boot Device selection screen which appears when there is an error in booting. The error shown was the software was not updated, and had selections for updating software and selecting another boot disk. It fails to update immediately after I select update, and when I select the ANACONDA Disk for startup, it fails to "bless" the disk and ends up failing too. When I try to manually bless the disk, it gives me this result:

bogon:~ murpha$ sudo bless -mount Volumes/ANACONDA --setBoot
No mount point for Volumes/ANACONDA
Can't determine mount point of 'Volumes/ANACONDA'
Could not statfs() Volumes/ANACONDA
Could not determine filesystem of Volumes/ANACONDA

This is perplexing and ironic as the mount point of ANACONDA was given as a parameter to bless, and I wonder how to solve this problem. Thank you.

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When you option-key boot the USB stick, do you see more than one disk icon? At least with my ancient Macbook Pro, I see more than one, usually three, but they all have the same name. Try a different one. They don't all work for whatever reason. If that doesn't work, I'll ask that you file a bug and also report the bug on devel@ list if you're prepared to help.

cmurf gravatar imagecmurf ( 2019-02-24 23:11:28 -0500 )edit