Is Fedora 38 compatible with 2019 macbook pro?

l was using Fedora USB to boot on my macbook pro 2019,but i already reinstalled macOS and erased the usb,it still displays the massage ‘the version of macOS on the selected disk needs to be reinstalled ,use recovery to reinstall macOS or select another startup disk’

how should i deal with this probelm

There is another thread recently on the same topic.
Do not recall the title but it was within the last 3 or 4 days and ISTR a fix was found.

Hi,i am searching for a while,but i didn’t see familiar topic

i change medium security to no security from the 'startup security utility,it can run the fedora,but when the fedora showed, i can’t move the Magic Trackpad on Mac

i think it maybe is the hardware compatible problem,or apple T2

how should i deal with it

It seems you made progress. The system now boots fedora, but the trackpad does not work.
Did you actually do the install or is it stuck at the live iso system before the install.?

In either case it appears the next step is to identify the trackpad and have a driver available for it.
From a command line lspci -nn should give you the info needed to identify the chipset id used for that trackpad, and with the chipset id then it becomes possible to search for the proper driver.

If you can post that relevant output here we may be able to assist.

the fedora desktop showed,but i can’t do anything,the keyboard and magic trackpad doesn’t work

i can’t go to the terminal

is there more information should i show?

i can shut down the computer only press down the power keys

With that screen it seems that for some reason the keyboard and mouse are not properly recognized. Is it possible to attach an external usb keyboard and mouse, and do they work at this point?

Well,i will need to buy the type-c keyboard and mouse,or buy the Adapter to try

but, i am trying to run fedora on my desktop computer(window11),x86 architecture as same as my mac, it can move mouse and keyboard ,but,when the fedora desktop showed,and i click install fedora,when i on steps of installation destination,it didn’t display the usb disk,it only showed my computer disk,the disk have the wrong free space

i used Fedora Media Writer ,and For Intel and AMD x86_64 systems .iso,why my usb disk space change and full

hi ,everyone,my question is why the usb disk didn’t show on installation destination
does anyone know how to solve it

If one intends to install to a usb device it cannot be the same one used to do the installation. The install usb becomes the same as an iso CD/DVD and is iso9660 formatted and non-writable.

If one wishes to install to a usb device they must use an additional usb device, and the system must be capable of booting from usb before the installation will work properly.

do you mean i need to have two usb,the one stores iso,the other stores fedora

my problem is i can’t chose the usb disk which is fedora usb .iso to be the destination to complete the fedora installation

after use Fedora Media Writer ,my usb have 3 partition,disk4s1-s3,is the partition caused the problem(which is i can’t chose my usb disk)?

should i create a new thread and topic to get more helper?

and also,the free space showed on installation destination doesn’t correct,it much more lower than my real free space in ssd(first disk)

Whatever system you have on the 2 drives you need to make room for Fedora to install.You can choose custom and use the installer or boot into whatever system is installed and shrink or format one of the drives to make room for Fedora.

That image shows 2 500GB drives. It appears one is nvme and one is sata.
Both have the space fully used.

It is quite possible, as long as the drive is not full of data, to shrink the file system on the device and leave adequate space for use in installing fedora on one of those devices. The post just above mentions the same.

If both are formatted with the file system used on the MBP you must use an appropriate tool to do so, but still not super difficult.

i am a Beginner,i still don’t get it
Now,i know i should use another USB disk to install the fedora,but why the free space isn’t correct
the usb is new and clean,already erased,what tool should i use

i am not using Mac

could someone please tell me how to deal with it in detail

Your images clearly show the usb device is not clean. It is already partitioned.

The detail is quite reasonable.
The installer must have adequate space to perform the install

  1. If unallocated space is available the installer may create the filesystem into that space.
  2. If the device already has partitions then:
    a. The user may erase the device completely and do a clean install onto that device.
    b. The user may resize the existing partitions to free adequate space.
    c. The user may select existing partitions to reuse for the installation.

In your case that usb device already has 2 partitions, and it cannot install into existing partitions unless one is using the custom install method and tells the installer how to set things up or one selects the check box below the automatic button shown in your first image above. (option 2.a. )

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