Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#9365 assigned bug

Unable to boot on Thunderbolt-equipped Macs

Reported by: bobrost Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: System/Boot Loader Version: R1/alpha4.1
Keywords: mac, thunderbolt, boot Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: x86


Apple Macintoshes with Thunderbolt ports (2011 and later models) are unable to boot Haiku.

Using ReFit as the boot manager, selecting the Haiku partition results in either a hung "other os" boot icon, or a black screen with white text "Unable to find boot device" (or similar). This applies to both my MacBook laptop and my Mac Mini desktop, whether attempting to boot from USB stick, CD, or internal disk partition.

This has been true for all alpha versions of Haiku I have tried, and is not new with alpha 4.

For reference, this was an issue with all Linux distros as well when these machines were first released, but a quick internet search shows that Linux now has either a workaround or a full solution. I expect the issue stems from changes in the OpenFirmware disk controller.

Change History (5)

comment:1 by korli, 8 years ago

Is this still an issue?

comment:2 by michel, 7 years ago

rEFIt hasn't been updated since 2010. Try rEFInd instead.

comment:3 by luroh, 7 years ago

Platform: x86-64x86

comment:4 by axeld, 4 years ago

Owner: changed from axeld to nobody
Status: newassigned

comment:5 by pulkomandy, 18 months ago

I guess EFI booting should be used on these machines anyway?

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