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I'd like to install Gentoo on my Macbook Pro, which I bought in early 2011. The model is 7.1. All I have done was follow the Gentoo Macbook Pro wiki. I used diskutils to partition my disk, then I installed rEFIt.

When I started the installation from the Live CD, I can't get into Gentoo standard shell. From the message printed out, it seems like the kernel can't find CD-ROM.

So I used a Live DVD. Unfortunately, it could not even boot. I did a lot of research on the Internet, some people suggested USB booting.

So I made a USB boot disk following the Gentoo official guide, however, I got a "boot error." I wonder if anybody has succeed in installing Gentoo on Macbook Pro? If possible, tell me the key procedure.

PS:All the images I used were the latest on the Gentoo mirror

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This question would be more appropriate for Super User, but it is lacking a huge amount of detail that they would require. Which gentoo live dvd? A recent version? One known to work with Apple's EFI boot process? Or are you using BootCamp? What errors specifically are you getting? – sarnold Dec 13 '11 at 1:09
try to boot with from CD or USB. it has some advantages over gentoo livecd – zed_0xff Dec 13 '11 at 15:00
sysresccd is OK – hero2008 Dec 16 '11 at 2:50
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Maybe you should try Gentoo Prefix first?

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yes, now i have installed gentoo prefix on my laptop computer, but lots of packages are masked ... – hero2008 Dec 13 '11 at 14:35

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