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This test verifies that installing Fedora onto a machine with a pre-existing Mac OS X installation will result in a functioning dual-boot system.

OS X 10.5 (Leopard) is the primary target, since older releases don't have Boot Camp and we can't (yet) resize HFS+.

How to test

  1. Start with a system with a typical, functioning OS X installation
    • Partition layout: primary disk has one partition, HFS+ formatted.
    • If possible, just use a factory restore disk or similar
  2. Start Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility)
  3. Use Disk Utility to shrink the existing Mac OS partition
  4. Boot the Fedora installer from any media
    • Hold down 'C' key when booting to boot from CD/DVD, or 'Right Alt/Option' key to see a boot selection
  5. Advance to partitioning screen
  6. Use the free space to automatically create Fedora system layout
  7. Complete the installation with whatever package set you like
  8. Reboot system after installation and boot into OS X
  9. After OS X boots successfully, reboot and hold the Alt/Option key to bring up the OS chooser
  10. Choose "Windows" from the menu to boot Fedora (sigh)

Expected Results

  1. Fedora installer should boot normally.
  2. Partition details should show a typical Fedora partition layout and an HFS+ partition both on the drive
  3. Bootloader configuration screen should have entries for both Fedora and "Other" (maybe? check this)
  4. Fedora installation should complete normally
  5. OS X should boot normally and not notice the presence of the Fedora system at all
  6. When rebooting back into Fedora, the system should boot normally.