My computer is a Mac Mini (mid 2011). I have created a live CL USB and used it without issues. But when after installing it to the HD I try to boot from the HD I can not, the HD has “dissapeared”.
I have installed CL to the HD following the live CL GUI steps for a full clean install (no partition sharing with other OS, etc). All with zero issues during the install.
After installing, when I try to boot the from the HD all I get is a white screen with a directory folder icon flashing with a question mark. Seems like it finds nothing, no HD where to boot from.
When at startup I try to choose in the boot menu which source to boot from there is no source to choose, no HD.
I have rebooted with the live CL USB and seen with the Disks utility that the partitions on the HD have been made and CL has installed itself to the HD.
Therefore it is effectively installed on the HD, but for some reason the Mac does not see the HD when booting.
I am testing several live distros and I have installed them also to the HD, so I am sure the Mac is in perfect working conditions.
I am, what some would call a very, very advanced user, but by no means a computer/IT specialist.
My wild, non-expert guess, is that it may have something to do with the partition scheme. I see that the scheme used by CL to install itself on the HD is FAT, normally MACs are GUID and work better with it.
Of all the distros I have tested/reviewed up to now, by far I like CL the most, it is fast, zippy, slim, and its package management is oriented to my area of interest, ML/AI.
Simply I can not get it to work. I guess the solution is easy and at the tip of fingers.
I would very much appreciate some help/hints.